Student Handbook

The LTS Student Handbook is the official document that contains all policies and procedures that apply to students at Lexington Theological Seminary. “Student” means any person who is enrolled at LTS and who has not completed a program of study in which they are enrolled. Student status includes those auditing one or more courses as well as those taking courses for credit or non-credit, either full-time or part-time.

The policies and procedures contained in this handbook have direct bearing on all students and each student is responsible for familiarity with its content. These policies and procedures may change at any time. We encourage each student to take seriously the information contained in the Student Handbook and to review all policies and procedures on a regular basis.

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1.0     Mission and Vision Statements »

1.1     Mission

1.2     Purpose

2.0     Organizational Information »

2.1     Board of Trustees

2.2     Administrative Officers

2.3     Faculty

2.4     Standing Committees

2.5     Organizational Relationships

3.0     Community Life »

3.1     Student Conduct

3.2     Equal Employment Opportunity

3.3     Discrimination and Harassment Policy

3.4     Language Issues

3.5     Illicit Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Policy

3.6     Non-Academic Disciplinary and Grievance Policy

3.7     Students with Disabilities

3.8     Campus Facilities and Services

3.9     Use of Seminary Resources

4.0    Admission Policies and Procedures »

4.1     Admissions Policies

4.2     Admissions Procedures

4.3     Criminal Background Checks

4.4     Admissions Requirements

5.0     Academic Policies and Procedures »

5.1     Online Courses

5.2     Advisors and Program Responsibilities

5.3     Registration Procedures

5.4     Withdrawal from Seminary

5.5     Grading Policy

5.6     Incomplete Work

5.7     Academic Probation and Academic Dismissal

5.8     Academic Appeals

5.9     Courses

5.10     Clinical Pastoral Education

5.11     Transfer Credit

5.12     Academic Conduct and Policies

5.13     Seminary Writing Support Policy

6.0 Relationships with Other Institutions »

6.1     Hispanic Summer Program

6.2     Appalachian Ministries Educational Resource (AMERC)

7.0     Degree Programs »

7.1     Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

7.2     Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)

7.3     Master in Pastoral Studies (M.P.S.)

7.4     Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

7.5     Non-Degree Students

8.0     Certificate Programs »

8.1     Certificate in Pastoral Ministry

8.2     Certificate in Congregational Renewal and Leadership

9.0     Preparing for Graduation »

9.1     Application for Conferring of Degree

9.2     Caps and Gowns

9.3     Graduation Costs and Fees

9.4     Students Seeking Ordination

10.0     Financial Policies and Procedures »

10.1     Payment and Refund Policy

10.2     Tuition and Fees

10.3     Financial Aid

10.4     Billing Errors and Inquiries

10.5     Returned Check Policy

11.0     Miscellaneous Information and Policies »

11.1     Call to Active Military Service

11.2     Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

11.3     Changes in Personal Information

11.4     Recording Policy

11.5     Cell Phones and Other Devices

11.6     Text Books

11.7     Minimum Technological Requirements for Participation in LTS Degree Programs

Appendices »

Appendix A:     Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) »

Appendix B:     Student Complaint Advisory Committee Policy and Procedure »

Appendix C:     Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures: Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct »

Appendix D:     Policy Statement on Racial Discrimination/Harassment »

Appendix E:     Illicit Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Policy »

Appendix F:     Policy Statement on AIDS/HIV »

Appendix G:     Whistleblower and Anti-Retaliation Policy »

Appendix H:     Language Issues »

Appendix I:     Honor Code »

Appendix J:     Policy Regarding Plagiarism »

Appendix K:     Accountable Ministry Site »

Appendix L:     LTS Constitution/Articles/By-Laws »

Appendix M:     Campus Safety & Security Policies »

Appendix O:     Library Policies »

Appendix P:     Information Technology Policies »

Appendix Q:     Organizational Chart »

Appendix R:     Intellectual Property Policy »

Appendix U:     Copyright Policy

Appendix W:     LTS Statement on Spiritualities

Appendix X:     Front Matter Template for D.Min. Projects

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