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Religious Groups, Organizations, and Activities at Luther College

Luther College is an educational institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), independently incorporated under the state laws of Iowa. The regular meeting of the corporation is held at the time of the biennial churchwide assembly of the ELCA and acts to approve amendments to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, and ratify election of members to the Board of Regents. The following policies of the college in respect to religious groups, organizations, and activities on its campus as well as the ministry are consistent with its denominational identity.

A. Luther College affirms the ecumenical concerns and interdenominational relationships of the ELCA and seeks to promote knowledge of and respect for all religious beliefs. Its practices of interfaith religious services and activities will be consistent with the policies of the ELCA.

B. The college desires to cooperate with local congregations of all denominations in ministering to students of each such denomination enrolled at Luther College. The college will also assist those congregations in their ministry to students by publicizing congregational worship services and programs designed to serve those students.

C. The college reserves the right as a church institution to determine which religious organizations, groups, and activities are consistent with its ecumenical goals and to promote their growth and function while at the same time reserving the right to limit access to the campus to groups and organizations which it deems inconsistent with these goals.

D. Christian ministry and teaching on the Luther campus shall be conducted only by those clergy or lay church leaders who are employed by the college or are formally invited by the proper authorities of the college for that purpose. No advocate of any religious faith or persuasion may have access to the campus for the purpose of propagating that belief without formal permission from a campus pastor.

E. Weddings.  Facilities at Luther College are not available for wedding ceremonies.  However, wedding receptions may be scheduled.  Contact the Catering department for information on venues, costs, and
available dates.