• Phone
    562-903-4874
  • Location
    Student Services Bldg #28

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.

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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.


Department Members

Director, Student Care
Deann Decker
Student Conduct Coordinator
Associate Dean of Students
Sandy Hough
Associate Dean, Residence Life/Student Care
Dawn White
Title IX Coordinator
Garrett Suhr
Director of Residence Life

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