Drug and Alcohol Policy

Trinity Lutheran Seminary students, staff, and faculty have formed an on-going Addiction Awareness Group. They sponsor many events during each academic year. There have been panel discussions with professionals dealing with addiction, trips to AA  and Alanon meetings, visits to Talbot Hall for lectures on addiction and co-dependency, the showing of the film about Bill W. (founder of AA), brown bag lunches with discussion topics, and a workshop with Annette Franks, an addiction counselor. There is a real effort on the part of the group to educate future church leaders about addiction, so that when they encounter those suffering with the disease, they can intervene in helpful, non-co-dependent ways.

pdf Drug and Alcohol Policy

Health and Safety Information

Federal law requires universities to annually inform students and employees about its safety programs, fire safety policies, fire statistics, fire log and crime statistics. You may request a paper copy of the fire log and or crime report by contacting the Office of Facilities Management. A copy of the crime report is also available on campus at the Office of Financial Aid.

pdfEmergency Response Manual

pdfMissing Student Procedure

Campus Security & Fire Safety Report

The Trinity Lutheran Seminary 2017-2018 Campus Safety Brochure is also available upon request from the Director of Facilities Management.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act was enacted by Congress in 1990. This law requires that schools are required to publish a summary of reported crimes on and near campus for the three most recent calendar years.


Trinity Lutheran Seminary expects students to be proactive in their health care. This includes making sure that all immunizations are up to date.

Crime Log

Dear Trinity Lutheran Seminary and Bexley Hall Seminary community member,

You are receiving this notice because an incident has occurred that is of concern to the campus community. The purpose of this message is to heighten your safety awareness and to aid in the prevention of potential crimes.

Date: July 16, 2012
The following incident is reported:
A male student reports being sexually assaulted by a known suspect. The incident occurred in the Trinity Lutheran Seminary apartments at 2:20 p.m., on July 14, 2012. The assault was reported to Bexley Police and remains under investigation. A report was made to the president of Trinity Lutheran Seminary on July 16, and every effort is being made to ensure the safety of all in the Trinity and Bexley Hall community.

Institutional Code of Conduct for Educational Loans

This policy establishes a code of conduct that reflects our commitment to conduct financial aid practices with integrity, free from conflicts or perceived conflicts of interest, in the interest of students and in compliance with applicable law.

Staff in dealing with lenders providing financial aid to students must comply with the following Code of Conduct provisions:
  • Staff may not accept gifts worth more than $10 from lenders or servicers.  However staff members may participate in meals or refreshments in conjunction with meetings or training sessions as long as the events are open to all attendees or included with the registration.  Staff may also accept items of value from a lender or guarantor that are also offered to the general public.
  • Staff may not accept any compensation from any lender or affiliate to any lender for any reason.
  • Staff may not establish any revenue sharing arrangement with any lender.
  • Staff may not request or accept private education loan funds in exchange for a guarantee of volume or number of loans.
  • Staff may not accept anything of value, except for reasonable expense reimbursement for service on an advisory board, commission, or committee established by any lender or guarantor.

As a Direct Lending school Trinity will process all federal loans through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.

Trinity will not assign a private lender for any student or refuse to certify a private loan based on lender choice.

Trinity may request and accept free assistance for financial literacy, debt management, default prevention, loan counseling, etc. from a lender or guarantor. The materials all disclose the identity of the organization that assisted materials and will not be used to promote that organization’s loan or other products.

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

When you leave Trinity by graduating or ceasing to enroll at least half-time, you are required to complete exit counseling for your federal student loans (Direct subsidized or unsubsidized or Graduate PLUS). Exit counseling will explain your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower.

You may access your loan history online from the National Student loan Data System (NSLDS). You will need your FAFSA PIN to access your records.

You must complete an exit session for each loan type that you borrowed while attending Trinity since each program has its own rules and regulations.

Go on-line to www.studentloans.gov to complete exit counseling requirements.

 500 Years of the Reformation

2017 marks five hundred years since Martin Luther posted the Ninety-five Theses in Wittenberg, Germany. As we await this celebration in the church, we prepare for the milestone that 500 years is. In the coming months, we will feature different resources and publications here. We hope to engage you, in conjunction with Hamma Library, in celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation! For now, these two websites offer additional information about preparing for the anniversary and about the Reformation's history. 

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