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Below is an alphabetical listing of resources to assist you in solving the problem, concern or conflict you are facing. If you are not sure where to begin and would like to speak to someone during regular business hours, contact the Student Development Office at 562-903-4874. For urgent questions after business hours, please contact the RD-on-Call at 563-903-6000 (or ext. 0 "zero," University Operator).
The Advising Center. The Advising Center can assist undecided students in making decisions regarding their academic path. If you or an undecided undergrad student you know is experiencing academic difficulties or has questions about any aspect of Biola academic life, contact the Advising Center for assistance. (562) 903-4782 [ext. 4782].
Biola Counseling Center (BCC). BCC is an integral part of the Student Care process, aimed at enhancing and supporting Biola students as they develop in their personal and academic lives. BCC offers students a variety of mental health services, outreach presentations, and crisis response when acute challenges impact the Biola community. (562) 903-4800 [ext. 4800].
Career Center. The Career Center provides a wide range of services attending to all aspects of students’ career development and life planning. Learn about internships, choosing a major, career fairs, life after graduation, job search, and career counseling. (562) 903-4875 [ext. 4875].
Commuter Life. Dedicated to integrating undergrad commuter students [there are nearly 1000] into the vibrant Biola community and connecting them to vital relationships and resources, by assessing needs, developing "commuter friendly" programs, managing the Collegium, and supporting and collaborating with AS Commuter Senators. (562) 777-4070.
Health Center. The Health is the primary clinic for all Biola students. Available services range from MD, nurse-practitioner, and nurse appointments, immunizations, free self-care products, health education, and travel-related services. All enrolled students, regardless of insurance status, are eligible for Health Center services.
International Student Services. Assists international students and their families with problem solving, orientation and general questions. ISS provides information and services in adjustment, academics, banking and tax issues, church connections, transportation, housing, insurance, and immigration issues for Biola students. (562) 903-4008 [ext. 4008].
The Learning Center. The Learning Center assists students with time-management, peer tutoring, study skills, and provides special services for students with learning or other disabilities. The Learning Center is available to assist all students. (562) 903-4542 [ext. 4542].
Parent Relations. Parents can play a vital role in their student's success during their time at Biola. The Office of Parent Relation is here to help you stay connected to your student and to Biola both while your student is considering Biola and while they are enrolled. (800) 99-BIOLA (800-992-4652).
Residence Life & Housing Services. Residence Life and Housing Services work together to provide an educational and healthy on-campus housing experience for undergraduate students. There are 17 housing communities in four distinct areas; The Bluff, Upper Campus, Lower Campus, and The Block. Each community is overseen by professional and paraprofessional staff. Custodial services, maintenance and repairs are handled by our colleagues in Residential Facilities. Res Life (562) 903-6000 ext. 5842 [ext. 5842].
Spiritual Development. Spiritual Development is central to the mission of Biola University. Daily chapel services provide opportunities to worship and learn, as well as pray, reflect, confess, praise, and meditate on scripture. Small growth groups, evangelistic outreaches, mission trips, urban ministries and local church involvement are spearheaded by the Office of Spiritual Life. (562) 903-4853.
Student Development. The Division of Student Development provides institutional leadership by creating community both on and off campus, strengthening character and spiritual development, offering career and academic-assistance services, developing student leadership, exploring service and ministry opportunities, supporting student transitions (including incoming and international students), coordinating campus activities, and enforcing community standards. (562) 903-4874 [ext. 4874].
Student Orientation Services (SOS). Designed to assist and serve new students and families with their transition process by providing tangible resources that help them connect to the community and establish an understanding of Biola's social, spiritual and academic opportunities. (562) 903-6000 ext. 5846.