Student Services and Resources
The students of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary are the sole constituency served by the school’s programs. With the faculty, they constitute a community of faith and learning, focused on preparation for the priestly ministry and the future of the Church. All full-time students at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary must be sponsored by a diocese or religious community. Admissions policies and procedures are outlined in the description of each credential program. A fuller treatment of these is available in the Admissions Handbook. Kenrick regularly reviews the quality of applicants admitted to its programs, and seeks to develop strategies for enhancing the overall quality of its student population. Policies regarding students’ rights and responsibilities, as well as the code of discipline or rule of life, are clearly identified and published in the Student Handbook. Kenrick assesses annually the appropriateness, adequacy, and use of student services, for the purpose of overall improvement. Kenrick maintains adequate student records regarding admission materials, course work attempted and completed, student evaluations, and other areas as needed. Kenrick ensures the security of its files, and maintains appropriate backups of electronic data as required by Federal Law.
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary administers a student financial aid program, in accordance with accreditation guidelines and federal regulations.
All full-time students of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary are required to live on campus, unless they are participating in a parochial internship experience. Each student is assigned his own room, equipped with a desk, chair, bookcase, bed, and closet. At his own expense, the student is permitted additional furnishings, such as a reading lamp, sound or video equipment, computer hardware, a small refrigerator, an easy chair, or, as applicable, an area rug. Each student is expected to furnish his own towels and linens.
Since the city of Saint Louis experiences four distinct seasons, students should afford themselves a variety of winter and summer clothing, both dress and casual. Kenrick students wear clerical garb for liturgies and classes on campus.
Dining Room: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the seminary dining room from Monday through Saturday. Brunch and dinner are served on Sundays. The evening meal is a significant time in the seminary schedule. The conversation and interaction which occurs at table encourages community building among the seminarians. For this reason presence at the evening meal is highly emphasized.
Laundry: Kenrick provides a self-service laundry facility for the use of residents.
Computer Lab/Internet Connection: Kenrick provides a state-of-the-art computer facility for the use of students. This facility, located adjacent to the library on the first floor, features eight personal computers, scanning and printing equipment, and a high-speed fiber optic link to the Internet. Computers for student use are also available in the Library.
Each student room is equipped with 100 mbs link to the Seminary Network and the Internet. Student email accounts are established at no charge upon admission to the Seminary. For students with laptop computers, a wireless network card will be provided if needed. A telephone line with voice mail capability is also provided in each student room. Students provide their own telephones.
Parking: Kenrick provides parking space for student cars, but accepts neither legal nor financial responsibility for cars parked on its premises, nor for the contents of these cars. Students who park in areas other than those assigned are subject to fines.
Bookstore: The Kenrick-Glennon Student Store is a service operated by the students of the seminary on a voluntary basis, primarily for the sale of textbooks. On an occasional basis, the store also handles the sale of other items, particularly those bearing the seminary logo.
Student Life Association
The Student Life Association of Kenrick School of Theology serves the students of the school by facilitating open communication between the students and the administration, and among the students themselves. The Association operates through a number of standing committees, and participates in the planning and execution of monthly house meetings in which both students and administrators participate. It is a principal means for the coordination of student contributed services to the seminary.
Instructional Technology Resources
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary has a highly committed information technology staff who are on hand to provide students with all of the technical resources they need. This team is supported by a well-motivated group of experienced and trained professionals that is dedicated to providing the best technology support available. Students are provided with a state of the art computer lab and wireless access to the internet throughout the campus. A homiletics lab, specially designed to teach the art of preaching, features taping from multiple views, remote accessibility, and mobility to use throughout the campus.
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary values and seeks to enhance the quality of the human lives it touches. It invests serious effort and energy in the processes by which persons are recruited, enabled to participate in the institution, nurtured in their development, and prepared for their various tasks. It maintains a commitment to procedural fairness and due process, and its policies proscribe invidious discrimination or harassment of any kind.
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary engages the numbers and qualities of persons needed to implement the programs of the school. The faculty and administration have already been briefly described. The seminary also maintains a staff of qualified support-staff personnel, maintenance personnel, housekeeping personnel, and kitchen personnel.
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary is governed by the principles of good stewardship in the planning, development, and use of its financial resources. These are deployed to support the purpose of the seminary effectively and to enable it to achieve its mission and goals.
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary maintains the purchasing power of its financial assets and the integrity and utility of its physical facilities. It maintains stable and predictable sources of revenue, sufficient to maintain the educational quality of the institution.
It projects prospective increases in revenue conservatively. It normally balances budgeted revenues and expenditures, while employing a prudent endowment spending rate. Kenrick-Glennon Seminary follows the principles and procedures for institutional accounting published by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The Archdiocese of Saint Louis is audited annually by an external, independent auditor, Deloitte and Touche LLP, in accordance with the generally recognized auditing standards for colleges and universities (not-for-profit organizations) as published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. An annual financial report is available on request.
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary ensures that revenues, expenditures, and capital projects are budgeted and submitted for review and approval by the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors, clearly reflecting the directions of the strategic plan for the school. Such budgets are developed at the administrative level of the school in consultation with the administrators, staff, and faculty who bear responsibility for managing programs.
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary maintains an institutional advancement program, planned, organized, and implemented in ways congruent with the principles of the seminary. It includes annual giving, capital giving, and planned giving. This program is currently the direct responsibility of the President-Rector of the seminary, who works with an assisting full-time member of staff. The program also involves the Board of Trustees, the alumni, the faculty, the staff, and a number of volunteers. Advancement efforts are evaluated on an annual basis.
In all advancement work, Kenrick respects the intention of donors with regard to the use of their gifts. It also recognizes donors and volunteers in appropriate ways.
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary maintains for its programs a complex of three buildings totaling 230,000 square feet constructed in 1931 which has undergone a major renovation completing in 2012. Kenrick-Glennon Seminary is located on 44 acres of landscaped ground in the City of Shrewsbury, Missouri, adjacent to the southwest limits of the City of Saint Louis. The building contains administrative and faculty offices, 8 classrooms, a homiletics studio, a computer lab, 2 music rooms, 5 large meeting rooms, a 14,000 square foot three level library, 3 chapels, 2 large student recreation lounges, 4 small student lounges, 2 student kitchen/dining facilities, a multi-purpose auditorium, a gymnasium containing a basketball court and two racquetball courts, an exercise facility, 134 student rooms, 10 modest suites for resident faculty/administrators, and 11 guest suites, a convent and an office of vocations. Kenrick-Glennon Seminary’s grounds include an outdoor tennis/basketball court, patio, soccer field, baseball field, outdoor swimming pool and walking/running trails. All facilities are attractive and safe. The building is fully accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act including several accessible dorm rooms and suites.
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary creates and maintains various kinds of institutional data, including assessment data, to determine the extent to which the institution is attaining its goals. It utilizes the most effective current technologies for creating, storing, and shipping this information, and shares appropriate information, within allowable limits, with other institutions and organizations.