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Scholarship Tips from SGA

  • Step 1: Go to financial aid, set up a meeting and talk to your advisor.
  • Step 2: Search “Biola Undergraduate Scholarships” and apply.
  • Step 3: Search “External Opportunities Biola” and explore other scholarships outside of Biola.
  • Step 4: Use other websites to help, including Fastweb, ScholarshipOwl, Cappex and Niche.
  • Step 5: Have a trusted friend or family member review your application before submission since you never know what you might’ve missed.

Tip: Be sure to use the Writing Center as a resource for those scholarship essays. During COVID-19, they have gone fully remote and are available to help!


How to Get Involved

How to Get Involved

Even if you are not interested in joining SGA, we would love to have you involved in our work. We need a relationship with you to do our job! Here are five ways you can get involved:

  • Attend a Senate Meeting. We meet in the SGA Conference Room (Upper SUB) on Thursdays 3–6 p.m. Even if you cannot make the whole meeting, please stop in, say hi, and stay for a bit! Check the most up-to-date Senate Agenda. During COVID-19 remote work, please email sga.senior.vp@biola.edu to sit in on our virtual meetings.
  • Follow Us on Social Media. Our social media is your go-to for all updates, information on upcoming votes and fun opportunities to engage with the SGA Team.
  • Attend a Serve Day. Check the SGA Serve Days for upcoming dates!
  • Read About Our Projects. View recent Senate Updates to read about recent votes, budget discussions and any recent surveys.
  • Meet your Senator. Your senator (who you can find in “Meet Us”) would always love to keep you informed over email or in-person at an SGA Hour. SGA Hour is Sunday Night at 9 p.m. in the dorms, and by the Flour Fountain at Tuesdays from 3–4 p.m. and Thursdays from 1:30–2:30 p.m. for Commuter Senators (Commuter SGA Hour subject to change).

Go-Cards

Go-Cards

The Go Card offers deals and discounts at local businesses. Pick up your free Go Card in the SGA Office. Check back here as businesses continue to be added.

Deals & Discounts
(Check back often as businesses continue to be added)

  • Pieology La Mirada
    12259 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638
    Discount: 10% off daily, 20% on Mondays
  • Menchie's La Mirada
    12261 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638
    Discount: 15% off daily
  • Yogurtland La Habra
    1350 S Beach Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631
    Discount: 10% off daily
  • Tom’s Tailgate
    15831 Imperial Hwy, La Mirada, CA 90638
    Discount: Free 16 oz drink with purchase of entree meal
  • Van Dykes Coffee
    8542 Commonwealth Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621
    Discount: 10% off daily

For Businesses - Interested in having your business be part of the Biola Go Card program? Participation is free and discount offerings can be customized! For more information contact sga.vp.community.relations@biola.edu or download our Biola Go Card Business Info Sheet.


SGA Partnerships

SGA Partnerships

Contact your Senator if you have a concern or idea related to one of these areas. You will be put in contact with the appropriate staff member who oversees these partnerships.

  • Administrative Partnerships (AP's)
  • Academics
  • Alumni Relations
  • Athletics
  • Campus Safety
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Library
  • SEID
  • Student Development
  • Student Media Board
  • Student Success
  • University Advancement
  • University Services
  • The Cafeteria/Bon Appetit
  • Academic Advising
  • Career Center
  • Committees
  • Club Funding
  • Constitution Committee
  • Elections Committee
  • SGA Cares
  • SGA Outreach Committee
  • SGA Scholarship Committee
  • Writing Competency Committee
  • Task Forces
  • Resource Fair
  • SGA Chapel
  • Open Hours 

Administrative Services

Administrative Services

  • Hammocks
    Check out a hammock for free in the SGA office and hang out with your friends outside of the Student Union Building! More hammock spots will be installed during the 18-19 school year.

  • SGA Room Sponsorship
    SGA reserves tabling spots or rooms for students to conduct meetings or simple events. Intended activities must meet Biola's Community Standards in order to be approved. SGA sponsorship does not imply endorsement or financial support of the activity or event. Complete the Sponsorship Request Form to get started.

Biola Student FAQs

How come there isn't a men’s volleyball team at Biola?

Due to the rules established by Title IX, the amount of sports teams for both men and women have to be equal. If Biola were to add a men’s volleyball team, there would need to be another new women’s team as well, which Biola does not yet have funding for.

Why aren’t skateboards allowed on Biola’s campus?

Biola's administration has determined that skateboarding is not conducive to their responsibility to keep the campus safe and secure for students, staff, faculty and guests. Within the past few years, there was one incident where a student on a skateboard ran into another student who was just walking and injured her. This student was going at relatively high speeds and could have been struck by a vehicle.

Why are all on-campus students required to have a meal plan?

All residential students are required to purchase a meal plan due to the limited facilities on campus. Currently, Biola dorms are not equipped with the kitchen space and resources for every student to be able to cook for themselves. Commuter students are not required to purchase a meal plan.

How come there aren't more ice machines on campus?

Due to extensive plumbing requirements, draining issues and building codes, putting an ice machine in every building is significantly expensive and arduous for Biola's maintenance team. Currently, both lower and upper campus students have access to an ice machine. There is one in Hope for south campus residents, and another in Alpha for north campus residents.