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SCU Experience

The SCU family: a community of individuals dedicated to health

Much like the programs we offer, the SCU student experience is unique among CAM institutions. More than a collection of classrooms on a beautifully serene campus, SCU is a close-knit community of learners, educators and healers. While reflecting a rich diversity of cultures and backgrounds, SCU students and faculty share a common commitment to improving the health and lives of others.

With a wealth of opportunities for exploring your interests, developing personally and professionally, and making lifelong connections, SCU invites you to become an active participant in your education, your school, and your community.

Love the place where you learn

Southern California offers abundant opportunities for a healthy, active lifestyle — and SCU puts you within easy reach of them all. Centrally located in the quiet residential community of Whittier, just outside of Los Angeles, the SCU campus is the perfect base camp for enjoying the multitude of nearby attractions and Southern California's near-perfect year-round weather.

Just a short trip from campus, you'll find beautiful beaches popular with surfers, divers, swimmers, beach volleyball players, and sun-worshipers alike. Hike, bike, rock-climb, or snowboard in the local mountains that provide a stunning backdrop for the SCU campus. Whether you enjoy theater, dance, art, music, sports, dining, shopping, celebrity spotting, theme parks or nature preserves, neighboring Los Angeles and Orange County offers an endless list of things to do, see and experience. More than a celebrated destination, Southern California will become your home.

There's more to SCU life than studies

There's plenty going on around campus as well. An array of recreational activities invite students to engage and interact outside the classroom, relax and recharge between classes, and experience SCU's uniquely welcoming sense of community.

Students shaping their experience

SCU students take an active role in shaping our school and its curriculum, through a number of student-run government organizations. SCU's Associated Student Body (ASB) works with the administration to maintain the highest professional standards of our colleges, and promote a spirit of cooperation within the professions. Along with the ASB, the Student American Chiropractic Association and the Educational Advancement Committee provide participating students the opportunity to expand professionally while making value connections and life-long friendships.

Beach volleyball, anyone?

SCU students are an active bunch. Join them. You're invited to participate in a variety of intramural competitions, including basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, and volleyball leagues. Popular among SCU students, the annual Chiro Games bring together students from all chiropractic colleges to compete in athletic events throughout the country. Campus fitness facilities — including basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, a weight room, and a jogging track — provide additional recreational outlets.

Serving the community

SCU students participate in a range of community service events held throughout the year. These events allow our students the opportunity to educate the community about health wellness, help raise funds and awareness for important causes and charitable organizations, while gaining valuable hands-on experience treating a diverse population that includes event participants, athletes, cyclists, firefighters, and tae kwon do competitors.

Ongoing community service events include our annual on-campus health fair, with proceeds going toward local foundations. Other events include the annual AIDS Ride event, held every summer, the AVON Walk for breast cancer, and events supporting the Corona Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and many other foundations. Students also have the opportunity to volunteer at the Center for Brain Injured Children and at local sporting events.

Getting involved

SCU students represent a diversity of personal interests and professional pursuits, as demonstrated by the array of student clubs and associations available on campus. Getting involved is a great way to expand your learning beyond the classroom, develop business skills and connections, enhance your physical and spiritual growth, join in events throughout Southern California, and build lasting relationships that support you throughout your career and your life.