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Office Hours

  • Regular Hours
    8:00am - 5:00pm (Monday - Friday)

    Summer Hours
    8:00am - 5:00pm (Monday - Thursday)
    8:00am - 12:00pm (Friday)

    After Hours:
    Call 562-903-6000, ask for the RD On-Call.

    Emergency Situations:
    Contact Campus Safety at 562-777-4000
    (emergency line) or use a campus phone to dial extension 5111.

Student Care

Biola University values truth, transformation and testimony. But for many students, transformation is often hindered by serious emotional and psychological issues that affect not only growth but even daily functioning.

Sometimes we as Christians are afraid to admit we have "issues." Or we believe that admitting the problem is enough. But "truth" does not automatically lead to "transformation." There are more steps involved, but it is not a journey you need to walk alone.

Biola has a Student Care Team, a team of student development professionals who, in collaboration with the Health Center, the Biola Counseling Center (BCC) and other Biola departments, provides a holistic approach in response to these significant student issues.

We will work with you on various issues including: depression, suicidal ideation, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, mental health concerns, eating disorders, sexual addictions, same-sex attraction, sexual activity and more.

The Student Care Team is under the Office of Student Wellness

Department Members

DeAnn Decker
Assistant Dean of Student Care & Wellness Programs
Director of Student Care & Wellness Programs
Hilary Hickok
Administrative Coordinator, Community Life & Student Care
Tiffany Swafford
Director of Student Conduct

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