2021-2022 University Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life

Campus Facilities

The campus has facilities appropriate to each program’s education needs including classrooms, laboratories, and clinical facilities. The University also has clinical affiliations. 


The University has commons space, study space, and athletic facilities including a gymnasium with two basketball courts, weight room, the SCU Human Performance Optimization Center (HPO), and a volleyball court. Hours of operation vary.

Campus Events

The University sponsors a variety of campus-based, community-based, and virtual events throughout the year through the Associated Student Body, campus clubs, and departments and programs. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these events to enrich their educational experience. Students who are interested in hosting an event should contact the Associate Dean of Student Services.

Chesney Student Center

The Chesney Student Center provides study and socializing space and is home to the SCU Café. Hours of operation vary.

Clubs and Activities

The University offers several clubs, many of which sponsor activities open to all students. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these clubs and activities to enrich their educational experience.


Students who are interested in sponsoring a club should contact the Associate Dean of Student Services to request an application. In order to be recognized as an official club, student(s) must submit a completed new club application that includes a mission statement, a membership roster of at least eight students, and one faculty advisor.


Activator Club

Activator Club is a small campus community focused on the education and practical application of the Activator Method. It allows students and DCs of all levels to be introduced to, fine tune their skills in, and learn Basic and Advanced protocols of the Activator Method. Attending Activator club will help prepare students to pass the Activator Method examinations that can be taken at Activator Seminars. 

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (ACMA) 

ACMA provides intellectual, philosophical, and cultural exchange among students and alumni on acupuncture and Chinese medicine, including its purpose to enhance health, mind, and body. Students participate in professional activities and events incorporating the above ideas. 


Associated Student Body (ASB)

ASB members are leaders who work to inspire other students to participate as student advocates and support University administration while following University policies and procedures. ASB shall create a unified forum to engage students in opportunities that promote commitment to service, honor culture and diversity, increase enthusiasm, contribute to humanitarian aid, and develop camaraderie and belonging. 


Ayurveda Club

The Ayurveda club is dedicated to propagating the knowledge of Ayurveda by educating members on the Ayurvedic lifestyle, diet, herbs, yoga, and various bodywork therapies for health promotion and wellness care.  We are committed to promoting the healthy balance of mind, body, and spirt.


Cal Chiro Club

The Cal Chiro Club keeps students informed about legislation at the state level, assists in making changes that benefit the chiropractic profession, and encourages student involvement. It aims to provide students with ample opportunities to learn from established professionals at both on- and off-campus events. 


Chiro Games Club  

The Chiro Games Club helps coordinate, secure, and improve the annual involvement of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic at Chiro Games while enhancing student life and providing cultural experiences through fun, engaging, challenging, and athletic fundraisers and events. 


Delta Tau Alpha (DTA) 

The DTA club is a holistic honors society that connects students to other health professionals through networking opportunities called “dinner with docs”. The club prides itself on performing community service. Members must maintain a 3.0 GPA, have 10 hours of service per term and come to one meeting per term. 


Forward-Thinking Chiropractic Alliance  

The Forward-Thinking Chiropractic Alliance emphasizes an evidence-based approach to patient-centered care and develops leadership skills of innovation, critical thinking, and effective communication through networking events, mentorships, and a supportive community nationwide.


Healing Hands for Humanity (H3)

H3 is a humanitarian organization that includes both students and faculty. The organization provides free healthcare to under-served populations, specializing in chiropractic care and acupuncture. Students provide physical exams, nutritional advice, injury rehabilitation, pain management, chiropractic manipulation and acupuncture treatments to those in need. Pre-clinical students observe, assist clinical students, take histories and vitals, or perform other tasks as needed. 


Integrative Medicine Club (SAIM & AIHM)  

The Integrative Medicine Club incorporates both the Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine (SAIM) and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), two organizations that promote patient-centered medicine in an integrated/collaborative setting. We hold grand rounds for clinical cases weekly and invite practitioners on campus who work alongside other professions in the best interest of their patients.


International Chiropractic Pediatrics Club

The International Chiropractic Pediatrics Club provides chiropractic students the opportunity to learn how the chiropractic profession can affect children.


Motion Palpation Institute

The Motion Palpation Institute seeks to improve chiropractic students’ abilities to detect true joint motion deficits and learn how to use a movement assessment, through regular practice and discussion of evidence-guided technique. 


Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) 

PASS is a student run organization associated with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA). It provides an avenue for PA students to get involved with their peers, the PA profession, and the community. Members participate both on campus in other clubs’ events as well as in community service projects. PASS connects and serves as a liaison between the PA faculty and PA students. 


Rehab to Performance Club (R2P)

R2P is a national non-profit organization that has clubs for chiropractic programs across the nation. Members strive to bridge the gap between rehab and performance by integrating principles that span different disciplines in the way students learn, practice, and share information to allow for more patient- and client-centered interventions. Meetings are a mixture of both student-led hands-on practice and guest speakers. 


Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) 

SACA encourages and empowers individuals to create community and provide a hub of leadership and professionalism throughout their entire chiropractic journey. Its mission is to be a resource for national professional networking and to promote evidence-based, accountable, and consistent patient-centered care.  


Spanish Medical Terminology Club (SMTC) 

SMTC provides a place for people from different backgrounds and ethnicities to unite to try to help provide care to Spanish speaking patients so that language is not a barrier to care. 


Sports Injury Council (SIC) 

SIC furthers education through the shared knowledge of skilled clinicians within the realm of evidence-based sports medicine. Club meetings often consist of demonstrations of various techniques, treatment philosophy, and clinical cases. 


World Congress of Chiropractic Students  

The purpose of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students is to advance and unite the global chiropractic profession through inspiration, integrity, and leadership. The World Congress achieves global consciousness through addressing education, legislation, healthcare reform and the understanding of chiropractic and its contribution to the optimal expression of human health and potential. 


Veterans Club

The Veterans Club is dedicated to supporting veterans of the Armed Forces and their families by providing resources, mentorship, and camaraderie. It connects the veteran and civilian communities in an effort to streamline the transition process for veterans and enhance the academic experience. Additionally, it provides resources for students who are interested in VA residency or employment. 


Commencement and White Coat

The University hosts an annual commencement ceremony for graduating students and their families and friends. In addition, some departments host white coat ceremonies for students entering the clinical portion of their program.


On-Campus Employment

The University has part-time positions available for certificate- and degree-seeking students searching for on-campus employment (students-at-large/non-degree- or non-certificate-seeking students generally do not qualify for on-campus employment). Students may be employed as peer tutors, receptionists, marketing interns, student coaches, and more. These positions can vary from 10 to 20 hours per week. Positions are designated as either federal work-study or institutional work-study. 


Federal Work Study provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. This program encourages community service work or work related to the student’s course of study. For additional information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.


Please note: Only eligible students may apply to federal work-study positions.

Student Leadership

The University’s representative student government is the Associated Student Body (ASB). ASB endeavors to create a unified forum to engage students in opportunities that promote commitment to service, honor culture, and diversity, increase enthusiasm, contribute to humanitarian aid, and develop camaraderie and belonging. ASB leaders include a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, community liaison, a clubs and activities chair, and senators representing each of the academic programs. Together, ASB leaders work to inspire other students to participate as student advocates and support university administration while following University policies and procedures. 


Every student is considered a member of the Associated Student Body. All registered students in good standing shall be entitled to attend all meetings, programs, and events of the Associated Student Body. In addition, all registered students in good standing are eligible to vote, exercise rights of membership, and hold office if qualifications for candidacy are met.