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 Community Life Fellows in 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.
To be counted as an official student group for this academic year, please complete the following form.
The Concord (student newspaper)
The Concord is Luther Seminary’s student-run newspaper, and has been reporting the campus news for fifty+ years. All articles are written by Luther Seminary students, graduates, and professors to provide a seminarian perspective on global and local happenings, and a profession of where they see Jesus on the campus or the wider world!
Beginning in 2021, The Concord switched to an online-focused format to better reflect how our campus is a hybrid of residential and online learning, teaching, and community. They publish new articles every Wednesday morning, with an occasional Friday morning article.
The Eco-Faith 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.
Emmaus is a student group offering support to those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ (an alphabet-soup acronym that includes those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, allies, Two Spirit). 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.
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.