Advising provides scheduling and registration assistance for traditional and graduate students, working in cooperation with faculty advisors. Academic Advisors are available to meet with each student to develop the appropriate schedules and to review the student's degree/course plan. We encourage students to make appointments to discuss degree requirements, scheduling, and pre-graduation checks.
Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center (ASC) at California Baptist University aids in scholastic success through a student-oriented PROCESS of personal and group engagement. The ASC is perceptive and responsive to student needs, open to student ideas, cares about the advancement of each student, encourages student development, seeks to promote student growth, and shares in the accomplishments of each student.
- P-perceptive to the needs, learning styles, and challenges of each student
- R-responsive to the uniqueness of every student interaction
- O-open to the ideas of students that may improve the services offered by the ASC
- C-cares for and interacts with every student in the Spirit of love and patience
- E-encourages scholarly student development across the curriculum
- S-seeks to promote academic and intercultural growth
- S-shares and celebrates the accomplishments of every student
CBU's Admissions departments are ready to assist you on your path to becoming a Lancer!
Alumni & Parent Relations Office
Housed under Institutional Advancement, Alumni & Parent relations serve CBU's alumni and parent communities.
Associated Students of CBU (ASCBU)
ASCBU strives to provide quality service to each student we represent. We are here to listen to your concerns, get answers to your questions, and offer ways to enhance your college experience. It is our duty to serve each of you while upholding the highest standards of leadership and student representation at California Baptist University.
CBU Campus Recreation includes: the Recreation Center, Recreational Sports, and Outdoor Adventures.
The Career Center at California Baptist University assists students in their personal journey of career exploration and development, as well as their immediate employment needs while attending CBU.
In addition to coordinating on-campus jobs for work-study and non-work-study positions, the Center assists students with securing off-campus employment, both part-time and full-time positions, as well as internships in all academic disciplines.
The Mission Statement of the Community Life department defines what we do and directs our efforts, our intentions and attitude and our practices and goals.
Enhancing the CBU experience through purposeful co-curricular programming.
When you catch a ride with CBU Community Life, you can expect quite a journey. Our main ambition is to create programs that hit on all aspects of your college experience.
Conferences and Events
The CBU campus is available for public use by individuals, groups and organizations. Our classic and state-of-the-art facilities are ideal for banquets, conferences, summer camps, and meetings.
CBU's Office of Conferences and Events has been recognized since October of 2006 for outstanding service by the Association of Collegiate Conference & Event Director's One-Stop Shop Certification Center. This is the industry's premier resource for defining and identifying outstanding campus venues.
The mission of CBU's Office of Conferences and Events is to provide effective service as a qualified planning partner for internal and external clients. This mission allows us to produce purposeful meetings and events that contribute to the fulfillment of our client's personal goals and objectives.
Please feel free to look around our website and contact us if you have any further questions about booking your event here at CBU.
The mission of the California Baptist University Counseling Center is to provide professionally competent and personally compassionate care for the individuals, couples, and families who come to us for counseling services. It is our intent to provide these services in accord with sound Biblical principles and Christian values.
Further, we are dedicated to facilitating the healing of emotional distress in promoting personal growth and development of individuals, marriages, and families.
We are also committed to being an education and training resource, first to the California Baptist University Marriage and Family Therapy (M.F.T.) Graduate Program and to the community by providing interested churches, schools, and groups with speakers, seminars, and training programs.
Housing Services and Dining Services work closely together to create a sense of community and offer social hubs where residents can gather. We are focused on food & fellowship in a comfortable welcoming environment. We offer residents a variety of restaurant choices with high quality, authentic and healthy cuisine. We pride ourselves in providing a wide variety of food options, which change daily, in a cook-to-order (fresh) and just-in-time (speedy) format. All of our Dining Staff are very family-oriented, and provide a friendly, interactive experience for our students. Dining services for CBU are proudly managed by Provider Food Services.
As tuition has steadily increased at many colleges and universities around the country, California Baptist University has chosen to hold the line as much as possible. By keeping tuition costs affordable while enabling students to secure financial aid, we've remained within reach of many students who thought larger, taxpayer-subsidized public schools were their only option. As a result, more and more students are able to enjoy the personal and purposeful education CBU delivers.
The Human Resources Department at California Baptist University seeks to serve all of the University community, promote the mission of the University, project a willingness to serve, and encourage development in professional excellence.
Information & Technology Services
The Information and Technology Services Department at CBU is here to provide service to Students, Staff and Faculty with technology needs. Our mission is to facilitate the use of technology at CBU in order to:
- Enhance teaching and learning
- Improve ALL students' experience with the university
- Support the goals of the university
- Enhance communication and access to information
Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment
The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (OIRPA) functions as the official source for all CBU academic and administrative information, facilitates strategic planning, plus oversees outcomes assessment and program review. Our mission includes defining, collecting, organizing, and analyzing institutional and other data to support CBU management, operations, decision-making, and planning functions. The OIRPA also oversees and facilitates the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
A service unit within the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, OIRPA meets information needs required by the President, Vice Presidents, Deans, and faculty. OIRPA also serves other CBU administrative offices and committees as time and resources permit. Additionally, OIRPA fulfills data requests from external organizations and completes various compliance reporting required by the U.S. Department of Education, the State of California, and accrediting agencies.
Office of Leadership & Transitions
The Office of Leadership and Transitions oversees New Student Programs (FOCUS and Welcome Weekend), Student Leadership selection, training, and development, the Graduate Assistant Program, Assessment Initiatives for the Student Services Division, and a variety of other campus-based programs and initiatives.
The mission of the Annie Gabriel Library is to help meet the research and information needs of the California Baptist University community, both on and off campus, by offering the highest level of Christ-centered servicein providing access to current and historical information sources and developing and organizing collections that support the many and varied programs offered by CBU, by helping its diverse users understand and effectively use both new and traditional forms of information and its delivery, and by ensuring thepreservation of library and archival materials for future use.
Office of the Provost
California Baptist University takes its commitment to strong academics and spiritual values very seriously. Academically, we seek to provide students with the knowledge and hands-on skills that they will need to excel in today's workforce. Our faculty is made up of knowledgeable and compassionate Christian scholars that come from all walks of life.
Our faith-based perspective means that you will gain an understanding of values and ethics that will be important to you in your career. Having a command of facts and figures will only take you so far in the changing times we live in. But understanding how to put knowledge to work in the service of God will take you anyplace you want to go.
Office of the University Registrar
The Office of the University Registrar maintains CBU students' official academic records, assists students with transcripts, degree and enrollment verifications, veterans benefits and other requests related to student enrollment.
The Registrar also assists students with official evaluations of previous college work, reviews requests for concurrent enrollment and transfer work, reviews academic variances, processes all applications for graduation and posts final degrees.
CBU is committed to fulfilling Jesus' mandate of the Great Commission "to go and make disciples of all nations." To this end, CBU believes that God bestows upon every student gifts and passions to accomplish their purpose. Thus, the Office of Mobilization (MOB) strives to create opportunities that match these gifts and passions to serve God both domestically and abroad through International Service Projects (ISP), United States Projects (USP), and Summer of Service (SOS).
Practically speaking, matching ministry opportunities with gifts and passions means that graphic design faculty lead design teams to New York City; nursing faculty lead nursing students to operate clinics in the rural villages of South Asia; music faculty lead music students to perform in various public venues in Japan; and behavioral science students do ethnography in a village in the Middle East.
The Office of Mobilization refers to this as the hybrid model, "academics on missions." CBU is a leader in utilizing this approach with more students on short-term service-learning projects than any other university in the country.
Research shows that community and responsibility are the top two concerns that our students have. In this regard, several facets of CBU's service projects set it apart from other universities. CBU provides extensive ministry and cross-cultural training for students serving in the US and overseas. Our faculty and staff leaders seek to connect with and invest in students to challenge them to take their next step in engaging the world. We are not just a "sending" program; we are a discipleship program with a goal of investing in lives to develop followers of Jesus.
More information about each specific program can be found below or you can check our Frequently Asked Questions page for details about how you can be a part of the Office of Mobilization's pursuit of fulfilling the Great Commission.
Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program at California Baptist University where developing leadership is our primary object. While obtaining a college education, cadets take ROTC classes from regular Army faculty, supplemented with activities such as rappelling, land navigation, sports programs and social activities. Taken together, the academic and military instruction equips cadets with the qualities that will give them a "competitive edge" in life and enhance their personal success.
Research shows that students who live on campus are more likely to graduate and report a more meaningful learning experience. But what makes living at CBU unique is the feeling that you're at home. From our wide selection of housing options, it's hard not to notice that we appreciate your decision to live on campus. Most of CBU's undergraduate students (and an increasing number of graduate students) chose to live in our many living areas, and they've found that living at CBU has many rewards. If you're still considering your housing options for the coming year, we encourage you to pack your toothbrush and most comfortable pair of jeans because you'll feel at home once you get here.
California Baptist University maintains Safety Services for the purpose of enhancing the safety and security of the University community. The department assists with the protection of students, employees, and property. Safety Services assumes an educational role in teaching members of the University community to look out for one another.
California Baptist University certifies that it has established a campus security policy, is carrying out that policy, and meets the disclosure requirements of Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 regarding campus security policies and crime statistics.
Our desire is to see college students transformed by the gospel for the glory of God, and we are intentional about creating an environment where spiritual transformation can occur. We want you to take the next step you need to take to grow in your relationship with God because everything we do centers on the Great Commission mandate to "make disciples."
The word of God is essential for transformation because it works in the lives of believers to conform them to the image of Christ through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Chapel speakers will help you understand what the Bible says, what it means, and how it applies to your life. Discipleship opportunities through small groups focus on discussion and application of scripture. We believe that the more you fill your mind and life with the word of God, the more you will position yourself for God to conform you to the image of Christ.
At CBU, you will find many opportunities to put your faith into practice by serving other people in urban settings who need a little extra help and a word of encouragement. Office of Spiritual Life Mobilization will take you cross-cultural by serving those in major metropolitan areas in the United States and around the world. We want you to experience the service that results from transformation of the gospel.
Take the time to explore the many opportunities for growth available at CBU through Chapel, Compassion Ministries, Campus Ministries and the Office of Mobilization. Discover how these ministries can contribute to living your purpose!
California Baptist University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. CBU considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all forms to be a serious offense. Sexual misconduct includes but not limited to: sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, and stalking by employees, Students, or third parties.
At California Baptist University, we believe every student was created for a purpose. Our graduates are challenged to become individuals whose skills, integrity and sense of purpose glorify God and distinguish them in the workplace and in the world.
We are thankful for the generous private support of our alumni, parents, and friends, whose gifts provide students with an educational experience that will equip them to become effective local and global Christian leaders. Whether you choose to give to scholarships or academic programs, your support is critical to continuing the CBU tradition of providing a Christ-centered education.
University Card Services
The University Card Services Office Issues CBU Cards and manages ID Card-related access to campus-based services, resources, and other privileges granted to members of the Campus Community. The University Card Services Office manages the meal plan program, LancerBucks, the student health insurance program and general card access privileges. The University Card Services also coordinates the Zipcar and Riverside Transit Authority (RTA) U-Pass programs.