Student Services/Activities

Student Services

Academic Advising

Academic Advisor -

Your Academic Advisor will assist in course selection and registration, academic and career planning, selecting major/minor, degree planning and connecting you with on-campus resources to ensure academic success.  New students are assigned an academic advisor based on indicated interests or intended academic majors. Peer Advisors provide additional assistance to first-year students and incoming transfer students. For more information about academic advising, contact the Director of Advising at (651) 603-6271

Faculty Advisor -

Your Faculty Advisor assist students in understanding their major/minor, career outcomes and internships or experiential learning.  The faculty advisor provide a mentor relationship with students to help them discover their strengths and how to best put them into practical experiences. 

Academic Advising Center  -

The Academic Advising Center, located in Meyer Hall, room 114, offers walk-in advising to all students.  Information on adding and dropping courses, academic policies and procedures, General Education requirements, declaring a major, degree planning and academic appeals

Career Services

Career Services at Concordia University is committed to preparing individuals to make thoughtful and informed choices about their vocation, integrating career planning with academic and life experience, and teaching skills that contribute to successful career management. For those students unsure of a career direction, career advising is available to help in career planning and decision-making. Numerous resources are available to assist all students in preparing for the job, internship, or graduate school search. Part- and full-time job and internship listings are available on our online job board. A career development course is also available: Career Strategies (SSS 225). For more information about Career Services, contact the Director of Career Services at (651) 603-6241.

Student Accessibility Services

Concordia University is committed to providing an accessible education to qualified, currently enrolled students who have either temporary or longer-term disabilities. A student with a disability is one who has a condition (physical, emotional, cognitive, or acute medical) that significantly impacts their ability to perform daily functional activities. Student Accessibility Services can:

  • help determine if you may have a disabling condition that impacts educational programs or services
  • maintain confidential records pertaining to disability verification separate from an academic file
  • determine reasonable accommodations for courses in cooperation with faculty/students 
  • provide referral for additional testing or supportive services (e.g., counseling, tutoring services)
  • orientation for physical access needs on campus 
  • set up academic supports that may help in classes (e.g., test taking, note taking, alternative text)
  • provide individual, one-one consultation on a wide variety of disability related issues

For more information about Student Accessibility Services visit www.csp.edu/student-life/student-services/student-accessibility-services/.
Telephone (non–texting): (651) 641–8272, or (651) 641–8207. TTY users: Minnesota Relay (711).

Insurance

The Affordable Health Care Act requires that everyone has health insurance and provides access to coverage. Concordia University expects that all students carry health insurance. It is the student’s responsibility to provide payment or insurance for any physical or mental health medical needs. 

Concordia University assumes no liability for student illness or injury and no responsibility for medical bills and/or services contracted for by students (including athletes). It is the responsibility of the student to carry the insurance card at all times to have available in case of illness or injury.

Students and families are strongly encouraged to ensure that both insurance coverage and local medical care options are in place prior to commencing classes. There are many options available to students, including, being covered on their parent’s policy until age 26 or purchasing coverage through an insurance exchange. The insurance exchange is an online resource where you can find information about different health plans and coverage. Healthcare.gov is the federal insurance exchange. Residents of Minnesota can look under MNsure.org where you can access the cost for each plan and enroll or find out whether you qualify for financial assistance based on annual income.

Learning Services

Learning Services staff assists students in learning skills and strategies that help them achieve academic and personal success. Learning assistance is provided through individual counseling and through several credit-bearing courses. For more information and learning resources, visit the Learning Services website at www.csp.edu.

Student Support Services Courses (SSS)

CSP Student Support Services courses

Tutoring Services

Tutoring for courses and subjects other than writing and composition (which the Writing Center provides) is available free of charge to Concordia University undergraduate students to help them achieve academic success and improve their study skills. Students who would like to improve their grades from B’s to A’s as well as students who might be struggling in classes may request services.

Students who excel in subjects may apply to become Peer Tutors. This position provides students with the opportunity to explore their interests, connect with others, practice workplace skills, and enjoy the additional benefits of increasing their understanding of a subject. Contact the Tutoring Coordinator at (651) 603-6216 for more information.

Writing Center

Students are encouraged to use the Writing Center, located on the top floor of the Winget Student Center, at any stage during the writing process. Writing Center tutors, who include students, staff, and faculty, are trained to assist writers with focus, content, clarity, grammar, and mechanics in their works-in-progress. Students not only receive help on their writing projects, but also learn how to improve their writing skills. Some of these skills may include prewriting, planning, drafting, using sources, revising, and editing. Students may sign up for a 30-minute appointment by stopping by the Center, calling (651) 603-6233, or visiting their website: info.csp.edu/writingcenter.

Service Learning

Service-learning at Concordia University is defined as an experiential approach to teaching and learning that intentionally combines meaningful community or public service with an academic application, development of civic responsibility and personal growth. Service-learning opportunities are ones that are mutually beneficial. Service-learning opportunities can be either curricular – that is, tied to a class – or co-curricular, and these opportunities may involve direct service, indirect service, advocacy, or research. In addition to several course offerings, the Community Action, Leadership and Learning (CALL) Center also offers a variety of other opportunities for students to engage, including (but not limited to) student club involvement, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, service trips over winter and spring breaks, and tutoring/ mentoring at after-school programs. For more information, contact the Service Learning Director at (651) 641-8236 or check out the website at the CALL Center website.

University Ministry

University Ministry at Concordia University, Saint Paul, also known as CSP Ministry, is to provide a Christ-centered, team-based, approach to ministry that supports the spiritual formation of a diverse student population within the context of the Christian Gospel found in the Scriptures. We commit to being a relational presence across the university, walking with students of all kinds during their Concordia experience. CSP Ministry serves the spiritual needs of the Concordia community with prayer support, discipleship, encouragement, and devotional and relational opportunities. 

Whether you describe yourself to be a life-long Lutheran, a new Christian, someone just asking questions about faith, or at any other place in your spiritual life, you are welcome to participate in chapel services, Bible studies, or conversations. CSP Ministry is here to meet you where you are on your spiritual journey and invites you to experience God’s love for you expressed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ministry Opportunities

  • Morning Chapel
    Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 10:30am
    Tuesday & Thursday at 11:20am
  • Evening Chapel
    Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday at 10:00pm
    Wednesday at 9:08pm
  • Lectors
  • Musicians
  • Sound Technicians
  • Scripture Studies
  • Peer Ministry
  • Cornerstone Men’s Ministry
  • Theology and Ministry Club (including Prisms)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • 908 (Wednesday evening student-led, contemporary chapel service)
  • Evening Chapel Coordinators and Musicians

Chapel Services and Devotional Life

The university’s sense of community is rooted in its commitment to a Christian perspective within the Lutheran tradition. Times of devotion around scripture and song are at the center of campus life and relate to all campus activities, whether academic, social, cultural, or co-curricular. All members of the campus community are welcomed as participants in the devotional assembly. Chapel is held each weekday morning as well as Monday-Thursday evenings in addition to festival celebrations and devotional activities in spaces across campus. Devotions and videos of chapel are available online as well at ministry.csp.edu .

Spiritual Care

CSP Ministry seeks to be a support and walk along side of students through their journey at Concordia University. Spiritual care, including conversation, prayer, hospital visits, and other resources are available from the CSP Ministry staff. CSP Ministry staff are confidential personnel.

Additionally, personal and academic counseling services are available with Student Accessibility Services and Learning Services. 

Prayer requests can be submitted at ministry.csp.edu and can be kept confidential or prayed for in chapel. To request spiritual care or connected with CSP Ministry staff, email cspministry@csp.edu .

NCAA Division II Athletics

Intercollegiate athletics are considered an integral part of Concordia University’s educational experience. Concordia University is a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and a member of the NCAA Division II.

The university is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and agrees to abide by the rules and policies governing the association. Eligibility rules and regulations governing students’ participation in intercollegiate athletics are available through the office of the Athletic Director.

The Director of Athletics supervises and directs the intercollegiate program of athletics and the intramural program for men and women. The Director of Athletics recommends the appointment of coaches for the various teams.

  • Men's Baseball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Men's Cross Country
  • Women's Cross Country
  • Men's Football
  • Women's Golf
  • Men's Golf
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Women's Soccer
  • Women's Softball
  • Men's Indoor & Outdoor Track
  • Women's Indoor & Outdoor Track
  • Women's Volleyball

Other Activities & Organizations