As a student at the University of La Verne, there are several resources that are available to use and take advantage of for free that many students may not necessarily be aware of. For me, as a junior at La Verne, I only mainly began to become aware of all these different offices and what they have to offer for students as I became more involved and I started working in the Office of Undergraduate Admission- so it literally became my job to know about as much as I could about the campus. So, I’m here now to share with you all some of the benefits you will receive upon attending the University of La Verne!
- Academic Success Center (ASC)
Location: 2nd floor of the Campus Center (CC)
Services: The ASC provides free tutoring for all of our La Verne students within courses such as the maths, languages, and sciences. The tutoring lessons can be chosen between individual one-on-one sessions with a tutor, with a group of peers, or online via videochat. Students can receive anywhere up to 12 hours worth of tutoring in the ASC per week, since it’s about 3 hours per subject per week, just make sure to book your appointment online and you’ll be ready to go!
Employment: Becoming a student worker as a tutor is also an option at the ASC!
For more information, visit their site: https://laverne.edu/asc/
- Couseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Location: 2215 E St. La Verne, CA 91750
Services: This office provides free therapy sessions for all of our University of La Verne’s undergraduate students. Students receive up to 10 free sessions per academic school year. There are options to attend sessions individually, they also offer psychatric evaluations, crisis support, and referrals to professionals.
For more information, visit their site: https://laverne.edu/counseling/
- Health Center
Location: 2147 E St. La Verne, CA 91750
Services: The health center offers a variety of services and tests for the students at the university/ This is especially because each undergraduate student at La Verne is provided and covered by free student health insurance. At this office, you can receive vaccinations, health examinations, wound care, and many more.
For more information, visit their site: https://laverne.edu/health/
- Career Center
Location: 2nd floor of the Campus Center (CC)
Services: The career center is a great place to find connections with employers, internships, and even graduate programs. Through the help of this office, you can do all of this by using their “Handshake” program. The career center will also help to prepare you for these next steps by reviewing and revising your resume, teach you how to properly write cover letters, and perfect all your interview skills.
For more information, visit their site: https://laverne.edu/careers/
- The Ludwick Center for Spirituality, Cultural Understanding, and Community Engagement (Ludwick Center)
Location: On the corner of B street & Bonita
Services: This building is not necessarily finished and running yet, but it will be completely open and lively for the fall of 2019! The reason I include it within this article is because a lot of extremely useful and admired resources/other offices that students often rely on will be relocated into this building. That includes the Center for Multcultural Services, Office for Religious and Spiritual Life, Office for Civic and Community Engagement, Office for International Services and Engagement, and our new Office for Neurodiversity!
For more information, visit their site: https://laverne.edu/advancement/ludwick-center/
- The Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research (Lewis Center)
Location: Will be located on Third St.
Services: Similar to the Ludwick Center, the Lewis Center is not yet open, but it will feature some other departments and their services as well and will open up for the fall of 2019! Some resources that will relocate into this building include our fitness facilities (i.e. cardio room) and recovery centers that will become extremely beneficial for our Kinesiology and Athletic Training students.
For more information, visit their site: https://laverne.edu/advancement/lewis-center/
All-in-all, there’s always something new to learn at La Verne and the culture is constantly changing. For this reason, students are able to share their voices and hopefully often receive the benefits and resources that they need. La Verne does include other great resources, such as a free Foothill Transit pass, but the offices and resources mentioned within this article are the biggest ones that are often forgotten. Again, remember to take advantage of all the services that are provided for you -no cost necessary- as a student at the University of La Verne. Make your college experience worth it!