Student Services

Welcome to Student Services

The mission of Student Services is to provide high quality support services and resources to students so they can realize their academic, personal and professional goals. To accomplish this mission, Student Services aim to care for our students as whole people, support them in times of need, and engage them in ways that inspire and mentor them.

Following are departments and support services within Student Services and their main goals and functions:

  • Career Services: The goal of Career Services is to guide students in their career development process and to help them leave SUA with the best opportunity for career success. Whether you need help exploring possible careers, discovering your talents and skills, help with your resume, or perfecting your interview skills, Career Services is here to help you.

  • Community Services & Internships: The goal of Community Services and Internships is to identify and facilitate internship/volunteer opportunities where students can explore their career interests, gain real life experiences in the work place, and help bring great focus to potential options for the future. Whether you're wondering how to begin exploring, thinking about how to fine tune your skills for graduate school, seeking advice on community services, or volunteering programs, or you're undecided about what might be a good fit for you as you prepare for your future, we are here for you! 

  • Counseling: The goal of Counseling is to enhance the quality of student life by supporting the emotional and psychological well-being of students. Our counselor offers assistance to help students "sort out" many issues such as establishing and maintaining relationships; coping with anxiety and depression; adjusting to changing roles as young adults; family of origin issues; dealing with losses; meeting new academic demands' adjusting to life in the U.S. and much more.

  • Health Services: The goal of Health Services is to provide high quality health care services including preventative services, treatment of health issues, appropriate referrals and promotion of educated decisions regarding students' physical health. The clinic is staffed by a California licensed medical practitioner from South Coast Medical Group (SCMG). We use SCMG Urgent Care for after-hour/weekend services. 

  • Dining Services: Partnering with Bon Appétit, the goal of Dining Services is to provide a unique style of restaurant quality food service, offering a variety of menus including international cuisine while aiming to strengthen our regional food systems so that everyone in our communities can eat well not just today, but for the future. 

  • Disability Services: The goal of Disability Services is to ensure all students receive equal educational opportunity including those students with learning, physical/medical, and psychological/psychiatric disabilities. SUA seeks to promote meaningful access to educational opportunities for all students.  For information about SUA's disability policy and disability-related services, please contact Brian Durick, Director of Student Services and Disability Services, at (949) 480-4018.

  • SUA Bookstore: The goal of SUA Bookstore is to support academic programs via timely and accurate ordering and receipt of textbooks as well as offer University's insignia merchandise and residence hall accessories and supplies through excellent customer service. The SUA bookstore can be reached by calling (949) 480-4360.

  • Shuttle Services: A free off-campus shuttle service is available for students who do not have their own transportation. The shuttle route regularly stops at local shopping centers, restaurants, and movie theaters. For any questions, please email


Student Services student learning outcomes are:

  • To enhance their personal health and wellness
  • To take career steps through self-assessment, training, and/or experiential learning