Whether you are a new student, still making preparations to join us on campus, or a returning student, on your way toward graduation—welcome! We are glad that you are part of our community and that we get to partner together during this season of your journey.

The faculty and staff of Shepherd University are committed to helping our students become all that God has called them to be. To accomplish this, we endeavor to foster a learning environment in which your character can be nurtured, your life and professional skills can be developed, and where rich reflection and dialogue are always encouraged. We have also worked hard to cultivate a campus atmosphere that supports this process.

We believe that the policies presented in this handbook will enable us to accomplish our mission while providing a positive environment for each community member. These policies also provide for your safety and the protection of property.

At the end of this student handbook, you will find Shepherd University Community Commitment. At the beginning of the school year, you will be asked to sign this Commitment, certifying that you have read the Handbook. Please read each section carefully, and feel free to ask questions of our faculty and staff. We are here to help you.

We are excited about your time of study, ministry, and fellowship at Shepherd University. But even more, we look forward to a time in the not-too-distant future where we can release you into your calling! May your time here at Shepherd University help you to become the person He has destined you to be.

Yours for the journey,

Byungrin Han, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Affairs

Mission Statement

Student Affairs

The Student Affairs provides services that foster personal and spiritual development, encourage academic achievement, and promote quality campus life through four supporting services: student services, international student services, health services, pastoral services.

Student Services

Student Services exists to help and serve students for qualitative satisfaction of their needs and improvement of their campus life.

International Student Services

International Student Services provides most up-to-date accurate information in regards to immigration regulations and school policies.

Health Services

Health Services is to promote and provide quality health care and education to maintain healthy school life.

Pastoral Services

Counseling Services exists to counsel and serve students for qualitative satisfaction of their needs and encourage of their campus life.