■ Student Services
● Student Life
● Financial Aid
● Career Center
STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES
All new students are required to attend the new student orientation workshop offered before the beginning of each semester. On the Orientation Day, orientation packages are distributed to the new students; all administrative staff members and representatives from the faculty and the student body welcome the new students; both presentations and hands-on workshops are conducted to inform and to connect. The new students are informed of the staff’s duties in order to receive proper administrative services, the facility and learning resources information to prepare them for classes, and important policies to stay focused on their academic objectives. Hands-on workshops may also be conducted to teach the new students how to use the university computer networks system, how to properly set up their accounts for printing services, how to access the CSBU Online Service Center to obtain online learning resources as well as make online requests for services, and how to access the university library online system to find library collection information. New students who have not registered in classes also receive academic advising and register for classes on the same day. International students are also provided a health insurance plan and information on particular regulations they must observe in compliance with the Federal regulations for international students. Those required to take an English placement test but could not take it on an earlier scheduled dates may take it on the orientation day before they can register in classes.
All CSBU students are welcome to attend the orientation to welcome the new students and receive current university information.
Each student is assigned an academic advisor, who will on a regular basis give academic advice regarding the student's progress.
Student Health, Safety, and Housing
All full-time students are required to have their own medical insurance coverage. CSBU will assist them in contacting appropriate insurance companies. The University does not provide on-campus housing for students. However, students should not have difficulty finding accommodations near campus. Average monthly rent of a single room ranges from $500-$800.
The CSBU Student Association offers students the opportunity to participate in the governing of the insitution. Elected officers interact regularly with assigned faculty advisors to coordinate student functions, organize extra-curricular activities, and offer student input concerning university policy.
Student Organizations and Alumni Association
Students at CSBU are free to organize and to join associations whose stated purpose is consistent with the University's mission. All student organizations seeking CSBU support must be registered. The CSBU Alumni Association is operated under the Student Service Office of the University, keeping a current list of all alumni, and conducting alumni activities on a regular basis such as class reunions and career counseling.
Academic Achievement Recognition
Faculty and student awards are given annually during commencement ceremonies to recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty, staff, and students.
A tutorial program will provide international students with assistance in English studies in addition to CSBU's regular tutorial classes for academic courses conducted by our teaching faculty and teaching assistants.
Student Tuition Recovery Fund
The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) was established by the Legislature to protect any California Resident who attends a private postsecondary institution from losing money if the student prepaid tuition and suffered a financial loss as a result of the school: closing; failing to live up to its enrollment agreement; or, refusing to pay a court judgment.
To be eligible, the student must be a "California resident" and reside in California at the time the enrollment is signed or when the student receives lessons at a California mailing address from an approved institution offering correspondence instruction. A student temporarily residing in California for the sole purpose of pursuing an education, specifically one holding a student visa, is not considered a "California resident."
To qualify for STRF reimbursement you must file a STRF application within one year of receiving notice from the council that the school is closed. If you do not receive notice from the council you have four years from the date of closure to file a STRF application. If a judgment is obtained you must file a STRF application within 2 years of the final judgment.
It is important that you keep copies of the enrollment agreement, financial aid papers, receipts or any other information that documents the monies paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to: Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education, 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834
An allegation of sexual assault must promptly be reported to the Director of Student Services who will, in turn, report the allegation to the Police Department. The University will not attempt to adjudicate allegations of felonious acts.
Career Placement Services
As a key component of Student Services, career placement services help the students in the following areas: (1) Prepare resumes and sharpen interview skills, (2) Conduct career seminars and job fairs, (3) Identify the students’ strengths and interests and provide career advice, (4) Provide internship opportunities to the students (5) Provide library materials and an online tool (via the CSBU online Service Center) for the students to gain access to various sources of job information. The Career Center in the library provides the students with access to a collection of books, articles, magazines, brochures, and videotapes about employment opportunities. The students may also use the computer facility in the Career Center for job search. Employment information can be found on the online job posting board through the e-Career Center in the CSBU Online Service Center.
The service provides career planning and job search assistance prior to and after students' graduation.
All students are encouraged to begin working with a Student Services counselor on their resumes and career development plans in the early stages of their academic study.