Students come to Luther Seminary with an array of interests that stretch beyond the classroom. From working on justice-related issues to writing for Luther’s student publication to getting your hands dirty in the soil, we have a group for you. And if we don’t? Then start one yourself! Luther Seminary strives to provide a supportive atmosphere for student’s interests and passions.
Officially recognized student groups have rights to reserve rooms for meetings, arrange for display tables on campus, obtain some clerical support from the Student Affairs office and have their group listed on this page.
Below is an overview of some of the student groups active on campus. Meetings will be announced via Inside Luther; many of the groups also have a Facebook page.
Community Food Shelf
Luther’s Community Food Shelf (Bockman Hall 114) is open at regularly posted times for our seminary community. If these times do not work for you, please email the Community Life Fellows to make an appointment. Donations can be dropped off during business hours in the Student Affairs office (NW 120) or at the Olson Campus Center information desk. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Concord (student newspaper)
The Concord is a student publication with the mission of giving space to be heard to a variety of voices on campus, students, families, staff and faculty alike. Each month issues are centered around particular topics and designed by the volunteer staff of the Concord. We each have our particular jobs, but the publication is run communally and with equal contributions from all members.
Dismantling Racism: Beloved Community (DRBC)
Dismantling Racism: Living into Beloved Community (DRBC) invites the community of Luther Seminary into conversation regarding the ongoing legacy and reality of racism both in this country and globally. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of “beloved community” we seek to provide a safe space in which we can live with one another, listen to one another, and love one another across cultural, religious, racial and socioeconomic barriers. Drawing on Genesis 1:27 we seek to affirm the radical equality of all humanity on the grounds that all of humanity was created in the image of God.
Emmaus is a student group offering support to those who identify as LGBTQQIAA (an alphabet-soup acronym that includes those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual AND allies). Additionally, Emmaus presents educational opportunities for the entire Luther Seminary community regarding LGBT people and issues. Like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, we seek to walk and talk together on a journey towards a greater understanding of God and of ourselves.
The Green Team at Luther Seminary is a group of students, staff, and faculty who are committed to caring for creation. We take on several projects a year to help make the buildings and grounds of the seminary more “green,” to raise awareness and educate the Luther community about environmental issues, and to celebrate God’s good creation in our worship and educational life together.
Heretics Softball team
The Luther Seminary Heretics Softball Team is a group that promotes fun and fellowship through the sport of softball. All skill levels, from beginner to pro, are welcome.
A safe place where the minortized can go to Reward, Refocus & Recharge. A safe place to be open and real in a healthy manner without penalty. A place where students can discuss our differences in theological views and culture.
Student Council is a student organization that advocates through a number of programs for better community and student life at the seminary. We meet monthly to discuss and take action on matters of importance to the community.
Student Council is a student-elected body of representatives who advocate for high-quality community, academic and student life at the seminary. Student Council meets monthly as a full council and typically one other time a month in smaller action teams.
Meetings are open to all who care to join, and each officially recognized student organization is allowed to have one member as a representative to the council to join in voting on important decisions. Main council duties include empowering students by giving them a voice and offering support to student groups.
Meetings are open to the student body.