Career Development Services
Career Services helps students determine and fulfill their career goals. Through fostering confidence, reflective self-assessment, research, skill development, and exposure to opportunities students can feel confident applying for jobs, internships, and graduate school. Students are able to meet with a member of the Career Services team to evaluate major exploration, job searches and to craft a resume that they feel confident in. Career Services is available for one-on-one coaching, classroom presentations, workshops, and recruitment events.
Cleary Act/Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Concordia University Irvine (CUI) is committed to assisting all members of its community in providing for their own safety and security. As per the Clery Act, you are entitled to CUI’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
If you would like to receive a hard copy of this report, stop by the Campus Safety Office in the Administration building room 103 at 1530 Concordia West, Irvine CA 92612, or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 949-214-3007.
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus and/or in the area, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to the security and safety of the campus.
This information is required by law and is provided by CUI.
Department of Campus Safety
The Department of Campus Safety is available to respond to all safety concerns and emergencies 24/7 365 days a year by contacting dispatch at 949-214-3000. For immediate or life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1 first. Campus Safety Officers also provide assistance with safety escorts, vehicle jumpstarts, and room lock-outs. The Campus Safety office is located in suite 103 of the Administration Building and is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm M-F. Please refer to the Campus Safety website for crime prevention information and additional programs: https://www.cui.edu/campus-safety
Disability Access Services
Disability Access Services (DAS) is committed to advancing accessibility for students with disabilities. The mission of DAS is to partner with the campus community in creating equitable access to eligible students while promoting disability-inclusive diversity. We address barriers in the learning, social, and physical environments of Concordia University Irvine through accommodations, education, consultation, and advocacy. Students requesting accommodations should reach out to DAS so that equitable access can be provided: firstname.lastname@example.org, 949-214-3039.
International Student Services
The Moon International Center team collaborates with campus departments to assist international students in their transition and continual success at the university.
The Library’s holdings exceed 400,000 volumes including access to over 70,000 physical books, 250,000 eBooks, and 40,000 bibliographic and full-text electronic journals.
During the academic year, the Library is open over 80 hours a week and provides access to research computers, group study rooms, as well as printing and copying services. The library catalog, eBook collection, research databases, and research guides/tutorials are available 24-hours a day at www.cui.edu/library. The Library offers in-person and online services such as classroom instruction, library workshops/events, and individualized research assistance sessions.
Office of the Registrar
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining the academic records of the institution. We serve all students, current and former. The office can assist you with address changes, articulation and transfer credit, course schedules, degree posting and commencement, enrollment verifications, NCAA academic eligibility, registration of classes, transcript orders, and other record questions. The office is located on the main floor of Grimm Hall North or can be reached at email@example.com.
At the heart of the Great Commission University is the desire to raise up the next generation of disciples. In order to facilitate the discipleship process the university established a campus ministry called abbey west. The goal of abbey west is to engage students in a discipleship process that is rooted in and centered on the gospel.
Gospel-centered discipleship is accomplished through events, activities, and experiences such as: chapel, Sunday evening worship, on-campus Bible studies, as well as through local and global mission, service, and witnessing opportunities.
While abbey west functions under the auspices and with the support of area Lutheran Church– Missouri Synod congregations it is not a ministry just for Lutheran students. Rather, abbey west seeks to engage all students with the gospel and invite them to participate in the discipleship journey together.
Also if you are in need of some spiritual counseling the pastoral staff in abbey west is happy to serve you.
For more information or to set up a pastoral appointment please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 214-3113.
Student Identification Cards
Concordia University Irvine (CUI) student identification (ID) cards are available at the Office of Campus Safety in the Administration Building, room 103. Students will need to provide a driver license or government issued ID. Students are required to carry CUI ID cards on their persons while on campus and need their ID cards for meals, library access, printing services, and other services that require verification of identification. The Office of Campus Safety will not conduct key assists or provide parking permits to students who are unable to show a valid CUI ID. The first ID card is free. Replacements for lost or damaged cards cost $25.
Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Concordia University takes allegations of sexual violence, assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and other sexually inappropriate conduct seriously. As a Christian institution, we believe that sexual intimacy is part of God’s perfect and good design for our lives and should be experienced within a loving and committed union of marriage. As a University, we are working to create a safe and supportive campus community free from sex discrimination. We want to make sure that anyone who reports experiences related to such discrimination feels safe, knows her or his rights, and is aware of all available resources and options to continue to have the opportunity to be successful. We will support all students Title IX-related journeys with privacy, equity, due process, and, most importantly, with Christian care and concern. For questions or reporting concerns please contact the Chief Title IX Coordinator, Megan Bouslaugh, at email@example.com or at 949-214-3057.
Vehicles and Parking Permits
Veterans Resource Center
Concordia University Irvine (CUI) has been approved to train veterans receiving benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs in accordance with U.S. Code Title 38. Eligible veterans and their dependents seeking educational training may qualify to use Title 38, GI Bill® chapters 1606/1607, 30, 31 VR&E, 33 Post 9/11, 35 (to include Fry Scholarship). Refer to the Department of Veteran Affairs for eligibility criteria. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
CUI was designated as a Military Friendly® School, Silver Tier, for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. The Silver Tier designation notes that CUI is within the top 20% of the 10th-ranked Military Friendly® organization.
The Veterans Resource Center
The Staff Sergeant Matthew Thompson Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is located in the Administration building room 100 and can be reached at (949) 214-3129 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All eligibility for VA benefits remains under the jurisdiction of the VA and not the School Certifying Official (SCO). The SCO abides by School Certifying Official Handbook for all policies and procedures of students using the GI Bill®.
Only programs approved by the VA and listed on WEAMS are accepted by the GI Bill®. Go to https://inquiry.vba.va.gov/weamspub/, click on "California" and search for Concordia University Irvine. Click on “Programs” and all degree programs will be listed under Institutions of Higher Learning, while all certificates will be listed under Non College Degree. Concordia requests approval of all new programs during the month of May and it may take up to six months for California and the VA to approve and list them on WEAMs.
The mission of the VRC is to assist VA beneficiaries with transitioning from the military to the classroom by creating a campus community that ensures their well-being. Our ultimate goal is to prepare student veterans, spouses, and dependents to fully transition into the workforce and contribute to society as wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens. Aside from striving to be the most military-friendly university, the VRC serves as the liaison between the student and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The VRC office is open 24/7 and includes free services such as coffee, printing, refrigerator use, microwave use, envelopes, scantrons, and bluebooks. It can also be used as a place to study and network with other student veterans, dependents, and spouses. It is highly recommended that students utilizing VA educational benefits meet with the VRC Director during the semester to go over their remaining entitlement and student account. This can be done in person, over the phone, through Google Hangouts, or Zoom.
For more information, questions or concerns please contact the VRC at (949) 214-3129 or email@example.com. Other ways to connect with us are on our website, Instagram, our Veteran LinkedIn group, or YouTube Channel SSG Matthew Thompson Veterans Resource Center
Honor Cords at graduation
The United States Armed Forces Designation: The red, white, and blue cords are worn by students who have honorably served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. Please submit your DD-214 to the VRC. The Office of the Registrar will contact you during the graduation regalia distribution process. Your name will appear in the graduation commencement program along with your branch of service.
Undergraduate students are highly recommended to work with the VRC and Financial Aid to create a maximum financial aid award each year. It may be beneficial to apply for FAFSA.
Study Abroad Programs
Chapter 33 benefits that pay tuition and fees directly to CUI
VA will pay:
- CUI’s tuition and fees for your approved degree plan
- Book stipend
- Monthly housing allowance based on CUI’s zip code
In order for VA to pay any additional fees specific to the study abroad program, the study abroad option must be required for graduation.
VA will not pay:
- Costs related to travel (airfare, passport, lodging, and meals)
- Third party charges
Submit VA Form 22-1995 to the VA for any school that hosts the study abroad program to make sure that they are an approved VA certifying institution. Additional information about study abroad can be found on the GI Bill website.
VA Work Study
This program provides a work-study job to students using the GI Bill® that are enrolled at least 3⁄4 time. University students can work up to 25 hours per week in the VRC serving the veteran community. The VRC’s Director is the Work Site supervisor, however, the VA pays the student’s stipend at either the California or Federal minimum wage (whichever is highest). More information can be found on our website.
Student Veterans Alliance
The Student Veterans Alliance is a student-led organization that is headquartered in the VRC and is open to all veterans, dependents, and anyone who wishes to be a part of the veteran community. This club is a way to stay connected and involved with CUI and other Veterans/dependents who attend CUI.
Veteran and Dependent Responsibilities
- All forms are located on our website.
- Change of major/minor/emphasis requires either a VA Form 22-1995 or VA Form 22-5495 submitted to the VA online. We cannot certify your attendance if your major/minor/emphasis does not reflect what we have on file in the VRC.
- VA Form 22-1995: For students using the GI Bill® Chapter 30, 1606, and 33 Post 9/11.
- VA Form 22-5495: For students using the GI Bill® Chapter 35 and the Fry Scholarship.
- Before you drop or withdraw from a class, please contact the VRC, so that we can explain how your VA benefits may be impacted (to include stipends, BAH/MHA, tuition/fees). Reduction of units below full time, including withdrawal from CUI, the VA will be notified and VA educational benefits will be prorated or discontinued.
- If a student ceases progress, either attending classes in person, online or not logging into Blackboard, the VA will be notified with the effective date of last attending classes and/or logging into Blackboard. VA educational benefits (tuition/fees, BAH/MHA, book stipend) will be discontinued when the veteran or eligible person ceases to make satisfactory progress.
- Please notify the VRC immediately if you are called or will be called to active duty. You can view instructions for the policy here.
- Prior to the start of each new term that you wish to have your attendance certified to the VA, you must submit the Request to Certify form.
- Meet with Academic Advising each semester to go over your graduation plan.
- Chapter 33 Post 9/11 students utilizing a CUI room and/or board plan: you must make a payment or set up payment arrangements through the Office of the Bursar. You can email the Bursar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-214-3073.
Veteran Tuition Discount
CUI offers a 10% tuition discount on all graduate programs and in the Online Bachelor’s Degree for veterans, active duty, reserve, and National Guard, AND their spouses who are not receiving the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship. For spouses, a marriage certificate and their spouse's DD-214/current orders must be submitted to the VRC. Some graduate programs offer a one‐time scholarship for the first term. Our Financial Aid policy dictates that you can have one or the other, and typically the 10% tuition discount always provides more aid. For this reason, we will have to reverse the scholarship once I notify Financial Aid that you are eligible for the 10% tuition discount.
Armed Services Award
Through donations, we are proud to offer an internal scholarship. The SSG Matthew Thompson Veterans Resource Center Armed Services Award provides financial assistance to currently enrolled military veterans (honorable discharge) that have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Current Active Duty, Reservist, or National Guard veterans that are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship are eligible for the Armed Services Award.
Applications and essays will be reviewed and a limited number of candidates will be selected for an interview with the Armed Services Award Committee.
The Wellness Center is dedicated to providing high-quality medical and psychological care to our students in a private, confidential, and safe setting. The staff is committed to the wellness of our students. Students currently registered in at least six (6) units per semester or three (3) units per quarter are eligible to receive services for a fee. Scholarships are available to those experiencing financial hardship.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS provides psychological counseling services to eligible students. There is a $10 fee for each session. Referrals are available for off-campus groups and other psychiatric services, as needed.
- Individual Sessions
- Group Sessions
- Crisis Intervention
- Walk-in Appointments
- Consultation & Referrals
Student Health Services (SHS)
Health services are available to eligible students. There is a $25 visit fee plus the cost of medications. Students must log in to their electronic medical records @ https://cui.medicatconnect.com/ to complete a health history form prior to their first visit.
- Assessment and Treatment of Injuries and Illnesses
- TB (Tuberculosis) Testing
- COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
- Nurse Practitioner consultation on health topics
- Referral to community resources as needed
Note: CUI does not require nor provide health insurance but strongly encourages students to purchase one that fits their needs.
The Writing Studio
The Writing Studio supports students with resources designed to strengthen academic writing. Our Online Writing Lab (OWL), is a virtual space to submit in-progress academic writing and receive written feedback from one of our professional writing consultants. Consultants provide feedback on papers for adherence to assignment and genre conventions, strength of claims, quality of research, evidence integration, organization and structure, and APA, MLA, and CMS formatting. The website also offers free access to additional writing resources, including Grammarly, an online grammar and style checker.