Hide Member list from buddypress - re-addressed

Hi I saw an old thread from '09 on the issue of hiding the member profiles from the entire world on the front page of the "Scolar" theme. Do people really put their whole profile out there for the world to see? There's got to be a way. Groups can be hidden in that menu bar, but not the most important: members. Mine are students. I went through many themes and scholar is the only one that works well except for that issue. Is there another way besides removing some php code? Thanks.