2020-2021 University Catalog (Fall) 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2020-2021 University Catalog (Fall) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services

Academic Support Office

The goals of the Academic Support Office (ASO) include helping students maximize their academic abilities, and assisting them with accomplishing their goals by providing the appropriate tools and resources. ASO provides students access to the tutoring program, academic and personal counseling and support, and disability services. ASO is responsible for monitoring grades, academic policies, and dismissals, including the Mentoring Program which involves mandatory participation from students placed on academic probation. Learning Specialists are available to discuss program expectations, academic policies, and study skills techniques to all students.

The ASO is located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC). Regular business hours are:

Monday-Friday: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday: by appointment only

Athletic Facilities

The SCU campus has various athletic facilities including: a gymnasium, weight room, Human Performance Center, and a sand volleyball court.

Gymnasium Information

The gymnasium is a classic basketball center, with two courts. It is located next to the Chesney Center and is often rented out to community groups for youth sporting events.

Typical operating hours for the gymnasium are:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

*There are scheduled exceptions, such as for intramural sports.

Sand Volleyball Court Information

The volleyball courts are open for students to use anytime during normal operating hours. The courts are located behind the Chesney Student Center and are often rented out to community groups on weekends for youth sporting events.

Typical operating hours for the volleyball courts are:

Monday-Friday: 6:30am to 6:30pm

Saturday: 6:30am to 6:30pm

Sunday: 6:30am to 6:30pm

*There are scheduled exceptions, such as for intramural sports.

Weight Room Information

The schedule for the weight room varies per term depending on the level of interest and the availability of student workers who serve as monitors for the room. The weight training room is available for use only by currently enrolled SCU students and employees. Guidelines governing the opening hours, conduct within, and supervision of the facility have been developed and are administered by the Office of Student Affairs. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs for additional information.

Campus Safety

Contracted guards provide campus security at SCU. Campus Safety officers carry mobile radio/telephones so they can respond immediately to calls from any field location. The department provides a variety of services, including campus patrol, safety escort assistance, and parking enforcement.

Campus Safety can be reached by calling (562) 902-3333 or dialing extension 333 from any campus phone. Additionally, there are several yellow phone boxes and blue poles marked “Security” placed at various points on campus and in the parking lots. Remember to use “911” for any genuine emergency, thereby accessing police, fire, or paramedic response. Be sure to also call Campus Safety in such situations.

Emergency Notification

SCU uses Everbridge, a “cloud-based” emergency notification system that allows for communication of important messages to our constituents in an efficient and rapid manner. These messages are sent out via multiple mediums to each member of the campus community, including text and email, in order to inform them of the situation. Additionally, the notification will provide instructions to the receiving individual on how to respond to the notification. This response allows Campus Safety to determine which members of the campus community, if any, need assistance during any given emergency situation.

Should you have any questions or concerns please call or come by the office, located at the east side of Building F.

Parking Services

Parking permits are available online via the MySCU Parking Services page. Permits are available at no cost and must be printed and placed inside the vehicle. Vehicles parked in campus parking lots must display the parking permit. Further, given the University’s unique location amidst a residential neighborhood, University policy mandates that all campus community members (including students, faculty, staff, etc.) park on campus. All bicycles must also be parked in racks provided by the University.

Campus Technology Services

The Information Technology (IT) Department provides technical support by phone 1-877-796-2350 or through walk-ins to the IT Help Window in Building C during regular business hours.

Regular Business Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7am to 6pm

Saturday: 7am to 5pm

Sunday: 7:30am to 4:30pm

There are many technology resources available on the SCU campus, including computer labs and kiosks, Wi-Fi, charging stations, and more. To gain access to campus technology used in classrooms, computer labs, and other areas of campus requires an Information Technology consent form, as well as compliance with applicable University policies. See the IT department in Building C for more information.

Chesney Student Center

The Chesney Student Center is an activity and study facility that houses computer stations with printing and photocopying capabilities, a vending area, recreation area, music, ping pong tables, lockers, and showers. Additionally, the Chesney Student Center is home to the SCU Café, proud brewers of Starbucks coffee/tea and providers of breakfast, snacks, and sandwiches. Hours of operation vary.

OneStop Enrollment Services

OneStop Enrollment Services is the central location for student services. It is committed to providing a supportive community for all students. At OneStop, students can enroll in classes, arrange financial aid and billing, get an SCU identification card, and get assistance with academic records.

OneStop includes the following services:

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Accounts
  • Registrar

OneStop is located in Building B. Regular business hours are:

Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm

Saturday: 7:30 am to 4:00pm

Sunday: closed

SCU Student Health Services

Healthcare for all SCU students is available on campus in the University Health Center and Sports Medicine, Fitness, and Human Performance Department. Available services include: acupuncture/traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, chiropractic (general, sports, spine, and pediatric), diagnostic imaging (x-ray and ultrasound), fitness training/strength and conditioning, massage therapy, and medical services. SCU accepts most insurance types, and for students without insurance, or with insurance that does not cover desired services, discounts are available. Students must present their student identification card to office staff for access to discounted health services.

SCU also offers discounted services to graduate degree program student household members who do not have insurance or who have insurance that does not cover desired services.

Personal injury cases, workers’ compensation cases, and Medicare eligible individuals are excluded from participation in discount programs for both students and household members.

For more information about SCU student healthcare services, please contact the University Health Center and/or the Director of Health Services Operations.

Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs provides quality programs, services, and events that promote learning, leadership development, and enhance student life. It advocates for student concerns, enriches student learning, promotes professional development, and prepares students to be contributing members of a diverse society.

The Office of Student Affairs supports student involvement in a variety of social, technique, political, religious, and humanitarian clubs and organizations. It also enforces community standards and campus codes of conduct, mediates academic and student behavioral concerns, and advises student organizations and student government.

Additionally, the Office of Student Affairs manages the Chesney Student Center, gymnasium, and weight room.

The Office of Student Affairs is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located in the Learning Resource Center.

Library/Learning Resource Center

The Seabury-McCoy Learning Resource Center (LRC) is comprised of our physical library space and mostly electronic resources (90% of collection) with a focused print book and journal collection. The LRC building has a large Main Room, Computer Lab, Tutoring Center, General Collection Room (reserved for quiet study), multiple group and individual study rooms, and plenty of comfortable student learning space.

The LRC collection is focused on biomedicine and health, chiropractic, acupuncture, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, alternative medicine. The collection includes both electronic and print books and journals, as well as anatomical models, herbs, and video collections. The LRC also has a unique rare book collection dating back to the 1800s.

The LRC subscribes to over 10,000 scientific periodicals and journals (most electronically). The LRC collection is comprised of 4,000+ print books and 165,000+ e-books. All electronic resources are available on-campus as well as remotely. Electronic databases are accessible through MySCU and associated apps. They include:

  • EbscoHost DISCOVERY Service
    • MEDLINE Full Text
    • Academic Search Premier
    • Alt Health Watch
    • AMED
    • Business Source Complete
    • CINAHL
    • Cochrane Databases
    • DynaMed Plus (clinical point of care)
    • ERIC
    • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    • Ebsco e-books
  • Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination (video database)
  • Credo Ebooks
  • ICL/Index to Chiropractic Literature
  • LOCUSMap
  • Micromedex (Point of Care)
  • Natural Medicines Comprehensive
  • Netter Images Presenter
  • OCLC WorldCat
  • OVID
  • ProQuest Academic Library (e-books)
  • R2 Digital Library (e-books)
  • ScienceDirect
  • WanFang (English and Chinese)

Services to alumni, faculty and outside healthcare providers may include research services, borrowing privileges, interlibrary loan, and document retrieval. Non-SCU affiliated individuals may join the LRC Friends for access to services and resources. Please contact the Executive Director of the LRC for more information.

Regular business hours are:

Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm