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This official notice regarding Directory Information refers to detailed information held by and released by the Office of the Registrar when there is valid need.  Most of the time, when you hear the word Directory on campus, it refers to the Luther Seminary Directory which is published and distributed by the Office of the Dean of Students annually in a small book and which also appears on the Intranet.  It contains photos, mailing address, phone number, email address and degree program for students and similar information plus office location for faculty and staff and is made available to all students, faculty and staff each fall semester.

Student information contained in an education record that generally would not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed is identified as directory information. 

Directory information contained in seminary records is released upon request at the discretion of Luther Seminary and only for official business related to the educational process.

Luther Seminary hereby designates the following categories of student information as directory information to be released upon request without student consent, unless we are notified otherwise from the individual student.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Advisor
  • Student Status
  • Phone
  • Email address
  • Birth Date
  • Academic Standing
  • Degree Program/Area of Study
  • Dates of Enrollment
  • Enrollment Status
  • Prior Schools attended & Degrees Conferred
  • Citizenship
  • Photographs

Students may refuse disclosure of directory information by informing the Office of the Registrar in writing. A hold on releasing specific information will remain in effect until the student files a specific request to remove it. If a student does not specifically request the withholding of directory information, Luther Seminary assumes that the student approves of the disclosure of such information.

Luther Seminary cooperates with students and judicatories of all denominations in providing appropriate information for their candidacy process.

For students participating in the ELCA candidacy process, information and recommendations pertaining to academic standing and progress through the degree program and candidacy process are shared with synodical staff and candidacy committees as called for by candidacy partnerships.