Student Support




New students are given a full tour of the campus, after which students will be informed of the college's academic policies, registration process, scholastic regulations, library hours, office hours, student organizations, student code of conduct, grievance policy and procedures, and other support services available to students.


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Personal Interview


Each new student will have an opportunity of a personal interview with the president of America Huntington University during the orientation. For the student this is an opportunity to meet the president of the school and be encouraged over as the student.


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Academic Counseling


The Office of the School Dean will serve as the academic advisor or it will assign a faculty member to counsel students concerning the details of their program. Personal counseling services are available to interested graduate and undergraduate students without any fee. The Chief Academic Officer and faculty are ready to meet the needs of academic counseling. For psychological or adjustment issues, professional counseling services will be provided by appointment. The request form for counseling is obtainable in the main office. In the case of an emergency, a full-time faculty member or an administrator can be contacted. Although a preferred counseling center is not operated by the school, students are referred to outside professional counseling services when necessary.


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General Advising


General advising is provided by the Director of Student & Alumni Services for housing information, schedule for public transportation, application for personal banking, etc. Professional meetings with America Huntington University alumni practitioners for currently enrolled students can also be arranged by this office. The Director also supervises the semester Student Day Events, a luncheon gathering of students and administrative staff for improved communication.


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Tutorial Services


Tutoring and/ or academic advising of students is an integral part of academic life and is a function of America Huntington University. America Huntington University students are permitted to receive on-campus tutoring by designated and approved student tutors, faculty members or other instructional personnel. All tutoring functions will be coordinated by the Office of Student Service and Academic Dean’s Office and provided to requesting students at no charge to them.


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Disability Services


The University is committed to accommodating students with physical and learning disabilities. Accommodations and other support services are managed by the Academic Dean and are tailored to meet the needs of each individual student. Individuals wishing assistance should contact the Office of Academic Affairs Dean or the Office of Student & Alumni Services. It is recommended that new students with special needs contact the office early in their first term to arrange for support services.


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Student Government


All students at America Huntington University are encouraged to participate in the student government. The student government works to promote structure for student expression and self-government.

It is organized to serve as a voice for the student body to University administration and trustees, to cooperate with the faculty and administration in the daily function of the University, to advance the welfare of the University, and to promote an awareness of and interest in the vital issues affecting the University community. Each May, the student government elects officers who will serve as the student government leadership and who will work closely with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.


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Student Leadership


Comprised of students elected annually by the student body, the Student Government Council promotes students’ interests and conducts activities which directly relate to student life. For example, the Student Government Council nominates students to serve on various faculty/ student committees, presents the needs and desires of students to the school, and organizes social events for fellowship during the school year.


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Student Body Association


The students of America Huntington University are organized in a Student Body Association, for the purpose of promoting the best interest of students and to create a spirit of cooperation. This association also serves as the conduit through which students can input their ideas to the University for addressing students' needs and interests.

Officers of the university Student Association, elected by the student body for the term of one year, are:

• President

• Vice-President

• Secretary

• Treasurer


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Standards of Conduct, Disciplinary Policy and Expulsion


This university shall take disciplinary action against a student who violates the standards of personal and ethical conduct.

These standards include the following:

• Academic misconduct including, but not limited to plagiarism or cheating
• Fabrication: Falsification or invention of information concerning the student's background
• Use or possession of alcoholic beverage, illegal drugs or dangerous weapon on campus
• Sexual harassment or misconduct
• Giving false statements to the university regarding application for admission
• Theft of university or personal property
• Unauthorized use of the university property
• Hazing
• Use of vulgar or abusive language to the faculty or staff; and
• Obstruction or disruption of the educational process on or off campus

Among those listed, an act of academic dishonesty is one of the most serious violations of the student code of conduct. Definitions of various forms of academic dishonesty are as follows:

• Plagiarism: Knowingly or intentionally presenting the ideas, words or work of another as one's own.
• Cheating: Unauthorized use of study aids, examination files or receiving unauthorized assistance in any academic exercise.

The Ethical Conduct Committee of the university, composed of faculty representatives, administrators and a representative from the university Student Association, is entrusted with the task of determining the disciplinary action.

These actions shall be implemented immediately upon the findings of a violation by the Ethical Conduct Committee and include, but are not limited to:

• verbal reprimand
• written reprimand
• loss of credits
• property restitution
• temporary suspension or dismissal
• permanent dismissal


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Student Rights


All members of the university faculty and staff are responsible for helping students to make progress toward their degree objective. In accordance with the university's adopted educational mission and philosophy─ 'To create a climate that fosters learning and elicits the best performance from each individual'─ student rights are stipulated as follows:

Primary to students' rights is access to an environment free of interference in the learning process. Students’ rights enumerated herein are accorded when such rights are within the domain and control of America Huntington University.

• Students shall have the right to an impartial and objective evaluation of their academic performance and to receive in writing at the beginning of each course information outlining the method of evaluating student progress toward and achievement of course goals and objectives, including the method by which the final grade is determined.

• Students shall be free from acts or threats of intimidation, harassment, mockery, insult, or physical aggression.

• Students shall be free from the imposition of disciplinary sanctions without proper regard for due process.

• Students shall be free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in any course of study and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion, but they are responsible for learning the content of any course for which they are enrolled.

• Students shall be encouraged to participate in the formation of policies affecting them.

• Students shall have the right to petition to organize interest groups pursuant to university policies.

• Students shall have the right to join student associations approved pursuant to university policies.

• Students shall have the right to invite and hear speakers in accordance with current university policy.

• Students shall have the right to develop student publications in accordance with standards established by current university policies and procedures.

• Students shall have the right to exercise freedom of expression and inquiry consistent with university policies and in conformity with federal, state and local laws. Student Responsibilities and Code of Conduct Students are responsible for reading and adhering to the policies, procedures, rules and regulations as outlined in catalogs, handbooks, schedules and other official university publications. Students are responsible for defining and making progress toward their educational goals. Students are subject to the same federal, state, and local laws as non-students, as well as to the authority of America Huntington University. Students are subject to charges of misconduct concerning, but not limited to, the following acts when committed on university owned or controlled property or at university-sponsored activities.

• Academic cheating or plagiarism- to take and pass off as one's own the ideas or work of another.

• The physical or verbal disruption of instructional activity, administrative procedures, public service functions, authorized curricular or co-curricular activities; or the prevention of authorized guests from carrying out the purpose for which they are on campus.

• Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages, except as permitted by law. • Alteration or misuse of university documents, including acts of forgery and furnishing false information.

• Acts of threat or damage to, or theft of, property belonging to or located on/in university-controlled property or facilities.

• Violation of university policies concerning the registration of student organizations and the use of campus/university facilities.

• Disorderly, lewd, indecent or obscene conduct; or the expression or habitual use of profanity or vulgarity. Any such expression either verbal or in written form which is obscene, libelous or slanderous according to current legal standards; or which so incites students as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the University.

• Assault, and/or battery upon a student, upon university premises or while under the authority of university personnel; or abuse of university personnel, assault or battery upon university personnel; or any threat of force or violence directed toward university personnel, at any time or place, provided such conduct is related to university activity or university attendance.

• Participation in hazing constitutes a misdemeanor pursuant to the California Education Code which imposes additional penalties as well upon any participating person, corporation or association.

• Possession of or assault with weapons, explosives, dangerous chemicals or objects which may be used as weapons or to threaten bodily harm, as specified in the California Penal Code or other applicable laws.

• Participating in activities which are in violation of state or federal laws, the city of Los Angeles ordinances while on university premises or at university supervised activities.

• Failure to comply with directions of staff members of the University who are acting within the scope of their employment; continued and willful disobedience or open and persistent defiance of the authority of university personnel, providing such conduct is related to university activities or university attendance.

• Smoking on university premises including, but not limited to, university facilities used as classrooms, theaters, libraries, bookstores, elevators, meeting rooms, restrooms, cafeterias or service lines; plus designated posted nonsmoking areas as well as university vehicles used for transporting students, except as permitted by applicable ordinances, laws, and university policies.

• Use, possession, or distribution of narcotics, hallucinogenic drugs or any controlled substances, except as provided by Law, constitutes a violation of California Health and Safety Code section 11350 or Business and Professions Code Section 4230.

Controlled substances include, but are not limited to, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, peyote, opiates, opium and opium derivatives, mescaline, hallucinogenic substances, stimulants and depressants.


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Notice of Student Rights


Students matriculated at America Huntington University are entitled to and are assured of the following rights:

• To receive quality educational services provided by the duly qualified and experienced faculty;

• To cancel enrollment and receive a full refund of the amount paid for tuition, fees and other instructional charges consistent with refund policies(less non-refundable fees), if notice of cancellation is delivered or mailed to the Registrar's office prior to the posted deadline;

• To discontinue his or her academic program at any time and receive a prorated refund for the part of the course not taken in accordance with the refund policy stated in the school catalog;

• With a 24 hour notice to inspect and review his or her records during the normal business hours and seek correction of errors in the records through the established administrative procedures;

• To call for a hearing in accordance with the procedures established for the purpose of resolving all types of complaints and disputes; and

• To write to the state regulatory agency or accrediting agency to register complaints and seek fair and just remedial action.


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Student Complaint Procedures


Students may direct all complaints to the Director of Student Affairs. The Director of Student Affairs shall be responsible for taking action to remedy the complaint under California Education Code Section 73770.

A student may lodge a complaint by communicating orally or in writing to any teacher, administrator, admissions personnel, or counselor. Faculty, administrator, or personnel who receive a complaint shall attempt to resolve all complaints that are related to his/her duties and transmit it as soon as possible to the Dean of the School.

If a student orally delivers the complaint and the complaint is not resolved either within a reasonable period or before the student again complains about the same matter, the student is recommended to submit the complaint to the Director of Dean of the School in writing using the university's complaint form. If the student provides a written complaint, the Dean of the School shall provide the student with a written response within 10 days of receiving the complaint, including a summary of university's investigation and disposition of it. If the complaint or relief requested by the student is rejected, the university shall provide the students with the reasons for the rejection.

The students participation in the complaint procedure and the disposition of a student's complaint shall not limit or waive any of the student's other rights or remedies.


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Hearing Committee


Academic dishonesty or acts of student conduct that violate University standards and Code of Conduct will subject the student to disciplinary action that may include dismissal from the University. However, in conformance with Due Process and prior to implementing any disciplinary action, the student is given a hearing before an impartial committee. The student is also given an opportunity to appeal any decision that he/she believes is unfavorable.


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Alumni Association


An Alumni membership fee is collected annually and funds alumni activities. It seeks to assist alumni members’ ministries, the sharing of experiences, and provides various information in different areas.


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Student Handbook


The students and staff of America Huntington University have written a special handbook in which the specific requirements of student conduct have been detailed. This handbook also contains specific information on community resources, school procedures, student organizations, and student activities.


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Grievance Resolution Policy and Procedures


It is the aim of the university to resolve all complaints, including but not limited to, grade disputes, alleged sexual harassment or any other form of complaint in a manner that is fair and just for all persons involved. The Grievance committee has been established for this purpose and is composed of representatives from faculty, administration and student government. The Dean of the university serves as the chair of the Grievance Committee.

All complaints against a faculty member or staff of the university, grade disputes, or requested disciplinary action against a university student must be in writing. When preparing a formal appeal to the Grievance Committee, the following information should be documented and submitted to the chair of the committee:

• Nature of the complaint or dispute;

• Date the alleged dispute or problem occurred;

• Names of the individuals involved

• Copies of all relevant documents.

All appeals, officially submitted to the Grievance Committee, will be administered as follows:

• Date for hearing will be set within 30 calendar days from the date of the written grievance received by the committee, and

• Within seven calendar days from the hearing, the Grievance Committee shall render a decision and forward it to the student via register mail. If the ruling is not satisfactory to the student, he or she has the right to write to the Board of Trustees of the university within 15 calendar days from the date posted on the registered mail, which contained the Grievance Committee's decision. The Board of Trustees shall render a decision within 30 calendar days from the date the appeal was received by the Board.

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Campus Emergency Plan


In case of emergency, it is important to remain calm and to listen for instructions from personnel in charge, whether these are school personnel or an emergency response team. In all emergencies, someone should phone 911; if this is an emergency involving the whole school and is during regular office hours, someone in administration will make the call. If this is a personal emergency, such as a medical emergency, or after hours and the office is closed, the student or a capable friend or acquaintance should make the call to 911.

If you have not had a first aid course, you may want to familiarize yourself now with the first aid survival guide at the front of the white pages in the phone directory. It addresses a variety of medical emergencies and earthquake issues. When you dial 911, be prepared to tell the operator:

• The phone number from which you are calling(Tel: 213-388-9800)

• The address (1029 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90015  U. S. A. - if you are on campus);

• and any special directions of how to find the victim

• Describe the victim's condition

• Describe what happened; how many are injured; what help is being given;

• Give your name;

• DO NOT HANG UP until the 911 operator tells you; they may have special questions.


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Medical Emergency


All students are encouraged to maintain a medical insurance policy for themselves (and their families, if they are head of household) while studying at America Huntington University. A first aid kit is kept in the Registrar's office for minor medical care. Students are encouraged to provide their own first aid supplies as they know their potential medical needs better than anyone. Students are encouraged to visit their own physicians as needed to prevent medical emergencies.

In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended by Public Laws 101-542, 102-26, 102-325 and 103-208, all related to the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act, the University makes available to current students, prospective students, employees, and prospective employees, information about campus safety policies and procedures and statistics concerning whether certain crimes took place on campus.

The latest report will be posted on the campus bulletin board, and is available upon requested by contacting the Student Service Advisor or by writing to the administrative office. Any incidence is a cause of concern to the University.

Therefore, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to report any crimes or suspected crimes to the Branch Director who will immediately notify appropriate local law enforcement agency. In the absence of the Branch Director other official, the individual should directly notify the local law enforcement agency.


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In case of fire or fire drill on the campus, all persons are to proceed quickly and calmly to the main parking lot toward Vail Ave (in front of the building).


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While we have experienced very little crime at America Huntington University, the possibility is still very real. If you are the victim of a violent criminal act, or witness one, phone 911 immediately. Also report any crime to the administration offices at the earliest possible time. Students should use caution after leaving campus at night.


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Health Care Services


Every student must have health insurance in order to register for classes. All students enrolled at America Huntington University must maintain health insurance. All international students are required to have proof of insurance and medical examination, regardless of the number of units or degree status.

The University does not provide full-service, on-campus health-care services. However, the university provides assistance to students in acquiring health insurance. There are excellent health-care facilities and services in close proximity to the University. All America Huntington University students have access to the university's Alternative Medicine Clinic and receive a special discount for any treatment provided.


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Other Student Services


The University provides other personalized student services to assist students in reaching their educational goals. Students should contact their advisor for assistance or direction to services for their personal needs.


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Placement Services


America Huntington University does not provide job placement services for its students. However, the University provides other personalized student services to assist students in reaching their educational goals. Students should contact their advisor for assistance or direction to services for their personal needs.


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Students Responsibilities


Students shall have the right to reasonable access to university policies, procedures, rules, regulations and standards which affect their right to enroll, remain enrolled, or withdraw from any course or program of study. The University Catalog and the Schedule of Classes are the principal means by which information concerning academic programs and policies are transmitted to students. While the University has the responsibility of providing students with clear, accurate and timely information on matters that affect their rights, it is the student's responsibility to act appropriately on such information. Lack of knowledge of information which has been made accessible to students shall not relieve a student of this responsibility.


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Student-University Relationship


It is expected that all students are enrolled for serious educational pursuits and that their conduct will preserve an atmosphere of learning. All students are expected to assume the responsibilities of citizenship in the campus community. Association in such a community is purely voluntary; students may withdraw from it at any time that they consider the obligations of membership disproportionate to the benefits. While enrolled, students are subject to the university’ authority which includes the prerogative of dismissing students whose conduct is inimical to the aims of an institution of higher education.


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Student Grievance and Due Process


The student is encouraged to pursue academic studies and other university sponsored activities that will promote intellectual growth and personal development. In pursuing these ends, the student should be free of unfair and improper action by any member of the academic community. A grievance may be initiated when a student believes there has been an unjust action or denial of rights as stipulated in university policies, in the California Education Code and/or the California Code of Regulations. Such action may be instituted by the student against- another student, a faculty member, an administrator, or other university staff.

Students may initiate a grievance for any of the following reasons:

• Prejudicial or capricious action in the evaluation of the student's academic performance.

• Intimidation, assault, battery, or harassment(including sexual harassment).

• Arbitrary action or imposition of sanctions by a university representative without proper regard to procedural due process as specified in university guidelines for due process. When a student believes an injustice has occurred, he or she may seek redress through established policies and procedures.

America Huntington University encourages students, faculty, and staff members to informally resolve differences. If an issue cannot be resolved informally, a formal grievance may be filed.

Complaints under this policy may be brought for alleged discrimination based on, but not limited to, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, Vietnam-era veteran status, or age. It is also appropriate to use this policy to file complaints about grades, academic procedures, student behavior, and other campus concerns except sexual harassment. Procedural due process is the method established to resolve faculty, staff, and student conduct issues in a clear, fair and orderly manner. These procedures apply to actions which interfere with or exert a harmful affect upon the functions of the University. Due process is intended to achieve an equitable solution that will resolve the issue with due regard for the rights of the accused, the protection of the student body and the interest of the University. Any action taken by a student under a due process procedure shall preclude any further action.


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