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Division of Student Life

The vision of Student Life at Pacific is to be nationally recognized as an exemplary Student Life program committed to the development of a campus culture that values Diversity, Integrity, Collaboration, Leadership, Respect, and the connection of individuals to the Community. The mission of Student Life is to provide exceptional service and support to Pacific students. Through innovative thinking and dynamic programs, each Student Life staff member focuses on all aspects of a student’s personal growth and educational experience. These values transcend individual roles and departmental functions and unify the division. The mission is fulfilled through:

  • Sharing individual skills, passions, differences and lives through the services and programs that we provide to each student;
  • Creating a living, learning, and working environment that encourages students to reach their potential;
  • Encouraging the expression, understanding of, and respect for differences within and beyond our university community;
  • Intentionally facilitating the inclusion of all community members through active community building;
  • Working towards social justice related to policy and historic and emerging forms of exclusion;
  • Modeling ethical decision making and leadership;
  • Collaborating with faculty, students, staff, and community partners to provide learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom;
  • Celebrating our community accomplishments and;
  • Being flexible, passionate, and fun.

Freshman Orientation

Even after four successful years of high school, for most students, college is the first day of school all over again. Freshmen orientation is specifically designed to address the transition into college life for the first-time college student. During orientation, first year students have the opportunity to meet and develop rapport with current Pacific students, faculty and staff, while also learning about all aspects of campus life. New students also learn about academic majors, expectations, participate in advising, and complete registration for fall classes as a part of the orientation experience.

Transfer Orientation

Transfer orientation is designed to recognize and build on the previous college experiences of transfer students, while at the same time introducing them to the unique aspects of college life at Pacific. Transfer students participate in an orientation program that includes academic advising, course registration and information about how to quickly become engaged in Pacific’s academic and campus culture. During transfer orientation, students have the opportunity to interact with many faculty, students and staff that may play a key role in their college career and time at Pacific.

Family Orientation

Students tend to have a more meaningful college experience and make better decisions when they discuss their academic and campus life choices with their families. Family Orientation is structured with this thought in mind. Family members who attend orientation leave with an understanding of Pacific culture, knowledge about academic requirements and expectations, and information about the services and opportunities available to their student. Family members who participate in orientation can also expect to enjoy Pacific hospitality and the company of other families during their time on campus.

Weekend of Welcome

Weekend of Welcome (WOW) serves as a kick off to the academic year at Pacific. For new students, the weekend is designed to give new students an opportunity to transition to Pacific, creating a bond with the University and the surrounding community.  During WOW new students will participate in a variety of activities to help prepare them for success at Pacific.  The week includes New Student Convocation and an all campus BBQ. For returning students, the weekend provides time to reconnect with friends, faculty and staff and prepare for the rigors of the coming year.

New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation serves as a formal welcome of new students into the academic life of the University. During the ceremony, Pacific’s values of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship are introduced and highlighted. New Student Convocation is also intended to be a celebration of university life and a formal acknowledgement of the university’s commitment to support students in the achievement of their educational goals – both inside and outside the classroom.

Parent Programs

Parents and family members with questions about Pacific resources or programs may seek assistance through the staff of New Student & Family Programs at (209) 946-7619 or by sending an email to parentassociation@pacific.edu. Information on Homecoming, a weekend for parents, families, alumni and students, as well as other programs specifically for family members can also be accessed via the internet – just click “Parent” on the University’s website www.pacific.edu. University calendar information, campus news, and special event information can also be accessed through the “Parent” page.  If you'd like to receive the parent newsletter and other correspondence from the University please have your student send an email from their Pacific email account with their name, ID number, your name and email address to: parentassociation@pacific.edu.   

Student Outreach and Academic Support Services

Community Service Opportunities

The Center for Community Involvement (CCI) provides in-depth learning in Leadership, Advocacy, and Activism through service to the Stockton community. CCI provides students with opportunities and resources to contribute through community service and volunteer work with a diverse number of non-profit organizations. During the academic year Pacific students tutor youth, conduct on-campus enrichment programs, and volunteer at many non-profits including Habitat for Humanity, Stockton Shelter for the Homeless, Animal Protection League, St. Mary’s Dining Hall,  the Women’s Center Youth and Family Services and many more. Additional campus-community involvement opportunities have included students from the School of Education who teach youth to construct balloons and pin wheels during the annual Balloon Fest, Physical Education students who teach swimming to the disabled; Spanish-speaking students who teach adult Mexican-Americans to speak and read English. For more information on current community service opportunities and the Reach Out program see Reach Out Online.

In addition, Pharmacy students are actively involved in the community through the Academy of Students of Pharmacy. Programs sponsored by the students include the Aids Awareness, Diabetes Education, the Drug Awareness Children’s Carnival and Immunization Certificate programs. The prominence of the Pharmacy students in these areas has manifested itself over the years by the accumulation of awards and grants.

Community Involvement Program

The Community Involvement Program (CIP), established in 1969, is designed to serve the educational needs of local students who demonstrate a historically low family income and a disadvantaged background. The Community Involvement Program is only for new incoming University of the Pacific students. Once in the program, students are offered leadership training and various opportunities for students to return to the community as leaders and agents of social change.

Students in the Community Involvement Program are selected based on their participation in the Stockton community, maturity, and potential to contribute his/her time and energy to the Community Involvement Program. CIP students contribute a significant amount of time in the Stockton community through volunteering at various community organizations. For more information contact the CIP Office at:

Center for Student Success
McCaffrey Center, First Floor
Telephone: (209) 946-2436
Fax: (209) 946-2176
Email: cip@pacific.edu

Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs works with the University of the Pacific campus and the community to promote cultural diversity and awareness by promoting interaction and engagement among students, faculty staff, and community members. The office promotes programs, services, and activities to encourage increased awareness, collaboration, education and relationships among and within diverse groups. Multicultural Affairs oversees the PRIDE Resource Center, the Women’s Resource Center and the Multicultural Center. The Multicultural Center located in the McCaffrey Center provides space for all students across campus. The Multicultural Center is home to the United Cultural Council (UCC) which is a governing body for all cultural student organizations on campus The Multicultural Affairs office provides leadership opportunities for all students through the Multicultural Leadership Retreat, Diversity Retreat, Celebrate Diversity Calendar, International Spring Festival, and a multitude of other programs and activities.

The PRIDE Center supports a campus environment that is free from prejudice, harassment, and violence towards LGBTQIA individuals and organizations. Opening its doors to students, faculty and community members in Spring 2003, the Pacific PRIDE Center provides an abundance of resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community as well as allies and those who are questioning their sexual and/or gender identity. The PRIDE Center welcomes a diversity of ethnic, religious, political and cultural values while promoting understanding and acceptance for those marginalized as a result of sexual/gender orientation. The PRIDE Center is located in the Multicultural Center.

Housing

Living on campus is central to student life at Pacific. The University considers the residential living experience to be an important part of its educational opportunities, and recognizes that living on campus contributes significantly to a student’s development and to the learning process. The University requires all students  to live on campus for their first four semesters (not including summer term). There are exceptions to this University policy.  They can be found in the Tiger Lore or by contacting the Residential Life and Housing Office.

Residential Life and Housing provides living accommodations for approximately 2,100 students in 12 residence halls, five apartment facilities, and six University-owned Greek facilities. All residential facilities are managed by professional staff members with graduate-level live-on staff in each community.

Each of the University’s residence halls and apartments is coeducational, where men and women reside within the same facility, but not in the same room or apartment. All students living in the residence halls, apartment communities, and University-owned Greek facilities are required to be part of a University-approved meal plan.

Residence halls are separated into units that house either first-year students or second-year students. University apartments are reserved for students who have either a junior or senior standing, or those in a graduate or professional program. The Towerview Apartments are for married students or students with a domestic partner, and/or a child under the age of three (3). Residing within Greek housing is limited to students who were members of the organization the previous semester.

The Residential Life and Housing Office is responsible for making all assignments to the residence halls, apartment communities, and Greek facilities. Students already enrolled apply directly to the Residential Life and Housing Office. Upon acceptance to the University, an applicant will be sent a packet of information with the a brochure describing Pacific’s living options, instruction on how to apply online for housing, the student housing contract for housing and dining services, and rates. The student housing and dining contacts are for the complete academic year including both the fall and spring semesters for general university students and the fall, spring, and summer terms for Pharmacy students. The residence halls and most dining facilities are not open during the winter break recess period for both general term and Pharmacy term students. Detailed descriptions of these facilities, including cost are available from Residential Life and Housing Office at 209.946.2331 or iamhome@pacific.edu. Housing is guaranteed for freshmen and sophomores only. Upper-division and Graduate students will be considered on space availability.

Dining Services

The Dining Service Program is provided by Bon Appetit, the premier name in university dining. Menus are created by the on-site Executive Chef with an emphasis on taste and quality using only the freshest ingredients. The program requires students who reside in the residence halls and apartments to participate. Multiple student dining options are found at the University Center with “Grab and Go” alternatives available in the Grove.

Pacific utilizes a declining balance meal plan. This plan works like a debit card and is useable at the eating venues in the University Center and at other campus dining locations. Each time a student makes a purchase at one of the many dining options throughout campus, the amount is deducted from the balance. A receipt will be provided with amount used and the remaining balance left on the account.

Students are able to use their  meal plan account in a variety of dining locations through the University Center including the Marketplace (the main dining facility), The Lair (the campus pub), and the Calaveras Coffee House. In addition, students will also be able to use their Dining Dollars at the Davy’s Café (located in the Library), the Health Sciences Café (located in the Health Sciences Learning Center), the E.A.T. Food Truck (located on South campus), and the Grove, a University Convenience Store (located in the McCaffrey Center). The Grove offers items such as detergent, household cleaning supplies, toiletries, as well as “grab and go” food options such as fresh made salads, coffee, soups, sandwiches, and desserts.

The Marketplace features a variety of stations to choose from including a Taqueria station that focuses on meals from many countries in South America, a Healthy Options station that features home-style items and comfort foods, a Wok to Thailand station that offers specialties from Thailand, an Exhibition station that focuses on grill menu options, and other menu options that include such things as a salad bar, deli station, home-style soups, freshly baked desserts, and beverages. At least one vegetarian entrée is featured at each station.

For more information on meal plans, please contact Housing and Greek Life at 209-946-2331 or iamhome@pacific.edu.

Pacific Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Pacific Health Services (PHS) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are both located in the Cowell Wellness Center building on the Stockton campus. They are each departments within the Division of Student Life. The Cowell Wellness Center building is located across the foot bridge on the north side of the campus at the corner of Brookside and Manchester Roads (1041 Brookside Road).

Pacific Health Services and CAPS have reduced hours during the summer that parallel the summer hours of the university.  The services are not available on weekends, holidays, retreats and winter break. Professionally staffed advice lines are available during non-business hours for enrolled students. Professional staff also provide follow-up as needed on the next business day.

Pacific Health Services

Pacific Health Services is available on all three campuses. Pacific Health Services are provided on an appointment basis, Monday through Friday. Walk in appointments are seen on a case-by-case basis, determined by the urgency of the presenting condition.

Health care providers consist of full time and part time Nurse Practitioners, a Physician consultant, Registered Dietitian and Medical Assistants. Health care delivery and medical record management are protected by privacy and confidentiality regulations.

The Student Health Fee pays for unlimited health service visits. Health services provided include the management of common health problems such as acute minor illnesses and injuries and preventative care. Routine gynecological care (Pap smears), contraceptive maintenance, STI testing, immunizations, routine physicals, and health education are well-utilized preventative care services. Prescription medications are made available as indicated. Several categories of medication are provided directly through Pacific Health Services, otherwise prescriptions are filled at local pharmacies. Laboratory services include limited in-house testing and full service processing through local labs. Students are required to submit documentation of health history, health insurance coverage, and meet the immunization and TB clearance as a part of university enrollment requirements.

Management of chronic conditions is provided on a case-by-case basis. Typically, students are referred to local specialists for this care and as the need arise. Hospitalization and emergency treatment for life-threatening conditions are not managed at Pacific Health Services. In those circumstances, care is referred to one of three local hospitals. Staff may arrange for ambulance transport as indicated.

Further costs are incurred with the purchase of medication, diagnostic testing, or referrals to off campus health care providers. Students can elect to pay these additional costs associated with their care at time of service and or submit a bill receipt for reimbursement to their health insurance plans when applicable.

Health Insurance

The University has a mandatory health insurance policy with a hard waiver. This requires all students to submit a copy of their health insurance card to the Pacific Health Services Insurance Office and complete a waiver on-line through the campus specific link found on the Pacific Health Services web page: http://www.pacific.edu/insurancewaiver. Students have the option to enroll in the University of the Pacific Student health insurance Plan offered through Anthem Blue Cross, select an outside plan, or be covered under their family’s policy. Students who do not complete the waiver by the posted deadline date are automatically enrolled in the Anthem Blue Cross plan to ensure that their health needs are covered.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is located on the both the Stockton and Sacramento campuses. CAPS appointments are available by appointment or as soon as possible in cases of a psychological emergency. Therapy sessions are confidential and free of charge to students who have paid the Student Health Fee. CAPS does not bill your insurance for any of our services. Students may access up to ten individual therapy appointments per year through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Students are accommodated on a case-by-case basis for situations or conditions requiring additional therapy sessions.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) assists Pacific students who may be experiencing situational, psychological or interpersonal difficulties. The goal of CAPS is to enable students to benefit from, and maximize their educational experience at Pacific. CAPS offers individual, couples, and group counseling focusing on a variety of issues. These issues may include: dating, family relationships, depression, anxiety, grieving, sexuality, self-esteem and self-image, eating disorders and body image, sexual abuse or harassment, drug and alcohol concerns, roommate disputes, stress management, assertiveness training, time management, decision making, goal setting, and values clarification. Limited psychiatric consultation and medical management of psychotropic medications may be available.

CAPS consults with other campus offices regarding mental health related concerns. In addition, Counseling and Psychological Services offers educational outreach programs to the university community.

The CAPS staff includes psychologists, and marriage and family therapists. In addition, experienced doctoral psychology interns work under licensed supervision to provide services. After-hours crisis consultation is available by calling 209-946-2315, extension 2, option 4.  For on-campus psychological emergencies contact the Department of Public Safety at (209) 946-3911.

The Student Victim Advocate Program

The Student Victim Advocate Program is housed within Public Safety. The Student Victim Advocate is an on campus confidential resource.   The Victim Advocate provides free information, advocacy and support to students who may be victims or survivors of crime, violence or abuse. This includes but is not limited to battery, theft, assault, stalking, sexual battery, rape (non-stranger/stranger) attempted sexual assault, and sexual harassment. The Student Victim Advocate can be reached on a 24 hour basis. The Student Victim Advocate is also available to speak to classes, student groups and residential communities on topics such as: sexual assault awareness, healthy relationships, personal safety and self defense.

Career Services

The Career Resource Center (CRC), located in the McCaffrey Center, is a comprehensive career center offering services to students and alumni seeking to establish and accomplish employment and graduate education goals.  Students are encouraged to engage in the Career Compass four-phase career plan early in their tenure at Pacific.  This instrument emphasizes individuals participating in active career exploration and skill building through internship and other experiential learning opportunities.

The CRC also sponsors and coordinates on-campus recruitment events including career fairs, etiquette dinners, employer information sessions, and on campus interviews. Throughout the year over 150 diverse companies and organizations are engaged on campus and interact with students and alumni. In addition, employment and internship opportunities are easily accessed through postings on Tiger Jobs, and are available 24/7.

Additionally, the CRC provides access to a variety of hard copy job search and career exploration resources in the office or electronically through the CRC website at www.pacific.edu/careers.  For more information contact the CRC at 209-946-2361.

DeRosa University Center

The University Center at Pacific is a student-centered extension of the University’s mission that highlights personal and academic excellence. Constructed in the heart of the beautiful Stockton campus, the University Center serves as a powerful example of Pacific’s commitment to sustainable design, green construction practices and environmental stewardship.

The University Center consists of many interrelated spaces that have been designed to encourage and support a diverse menu of social and educational programs.

The building offers:

  • Pacific’s first green building
  • Full service pub
  • Entertainment venues
  • Hi tech meeting rooms
  • New student bookstore
  • Multiple dining spaces
  • Customized media network
  • Ultra gaming lounge
  • Exterior seating and social spaces
  • Pacific Marketplace, Pacific Commons (dining hall), Calaveras Coffee Co. (coffee shop), The Lair (pub), The Brickyard (pub performance space), The River Room (formal dining room)

Art Gallery

The Richard H. Reynolds Art Gallery is a professional art exhibition gallery that features noted regional and national artists. The exhibition program is closely correlated with the Art Department’s academic goals and features guest artists’ lectures and demonstrations. The Gallery is located in the Jeannette Powell Art Center.

Pacific PROMISE Scholars

The Pacific PROMISE Scholars program was launched during 2012-13 for University of the Pacific students who were formerly in foster care and students from non-traditional family support systems. We help students see higher education as a path toward achieving their dreams by clearing the way for a successful college experience. Students can receive help with transitioning to college; assistance for students who have food insecurities, referrals to campus and community resources, housing arrangements during temporary breaks in the academic year and information about additional funding opportunities.

For more information, contact: Pacific PROMISE Scholars
Location: Center for Student Success, McCaffrey Center, First Floor
Phone: (209) 946-3917
Email: abautist@pacific.edu

SUCCESS

A Student Support Services (SSS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education provides funding for eligible students to participate in a program designed to assist in their retention and graduation from the University of the Pacific. Eligible students are those who are from first generation, low income backgrounds or those who have documented disabiities. SUCCESS is a federal TRIO program designed to assist students in overcoming academic, social, cultural and other barriers to academic success. The following services are available to SUCCESS students:

  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Personal, financial and career counseling
  • Assistance with financial aid matters
  • Computer Lab
  • Assistance in applying to graduate/professional schools.
  • $1,000 SUCCESS grants for those who qualify.
  • Workshops, seminars and fieldtrips.

Studies by the U.S. Department of Education document that students who receive all of the services of SUCCESS are more than twice as likely to remain in college and graduate than students from similar backgrounds who do not receive services. For more information contact the SUCCESS Office at:

Center for Student Success

McCaffrey Center, First Floor
Telephone: (209) 946-2439
FAX: (209) 946-2984
e-mail: success@pacific.edu

Religious and Spiritual Life

The University offers students a variety of opportunities to explore issues of faith, to deepen knowledge and understanding of their faith and to express commitment through community worship and service. Whether the student is a person of faith or is a person of no particular faith, whether they consider themselves religious, spiritual or simply open to learning about what and how others believe, Religious and Spiritual Life at Pacific  is committed to support and encourage students on their journey. Pacific has many active faith based groups and organizations including: Hillel (Jewish Students), Chi Alpha, Newman House, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Muslim Students Association, Buddhist Students, Pacific Pagan Council, Canterbury Club, Hindu Students, Sikh Students, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Coptic Christians, and more.

In greater Stockton itself, over 160 different churches, synagogues and other religious organizations can be found. Many offer classes and activities especially oriented to the student.

Campus Safety

The University is serviced by the Department of Public Safety. The campus police are dedicated to the goal of maintaining the excellent academic environment that the University provides. The department provides many services, which are designed to make the time spent on campus a pleasant and rewarding experience. Students are encouraged to avail themselves of these services. University of Public Safety programs include: date rape prevention, self protection, crime prevention, emergency phones, Ride Along Program, and special event planning. The office also oversees the S.T.R.I.P.E program which is a safety escort service managed by students. For any further information or questions that you may have, phone Public Safety at (209) 946-2537 or visit our web site link under Student Life at www.pacific.edu.

Campus Safety and Security Report

University of the Pacific publishes an Annual Safety and Security Report for the Stockton campus that includes statistics concerning reported crimes that occurred on and around the Stockton campus for the previous three years.  The Report specifically identifies statistics for crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. 

The Report also includes institutional policies and procedures related to campus safety and security.  The Report provides information on the University of the Pacific's policies concerning alcohol and drug use, sexual assault and fire safety, including fire statistics.  Additionally, the Report outlines University procedures for reporting crimes, providing emergency response, emergency evacuations and emergency notifications.

The report is available on-line at:

http://www.pacific.edu/Campus-Life/Safety-and-Conduct/Public-Safety-and-Services/Crime-Statistics.html

You may also contact the Department of Public Safety to obtain a hard copy of the report.

Information on registered sex offenders is available on-line at http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov. or from the Stockton Police Department located at 22 E. Market Street.

Activities and Organizations

While giving primary emphasis to the goal of academic excellence, the University recognizes and encourages co-curricular activities through academic, political, recognition, professional, and fraternal activities. There are a wide variety of religious, social, cultural, recreational, special interest and governance organizations.

Student Government

The Associated Students is the student government of the University of the Pacific (ASUOP). ASUOP is completely operated and funded by the University of the Pacific students. The organization houses five different entities which are the ASUOP Government, Arts and Entertainment, Retail, Communications, and Digital Productions. ASUOP has a dual mission:

  1. To serve as an official channel for the free exchange of ideas and opinions among the administration, faculty, staff, and students;
  2. To provide services and student activities across campus that enrich the social, cultural, and educational aspects of university life.

A per semester fee is automatically assessed to every undergraduate or professional student registered with more than 8.5 units including them as an ASUOP member. This fee income, combined with various revenue sources, amounts to a total budget to fund the programs, services, activities, and goals of the Associated Students. ASUOP has designated a large part of the budget to fund the unique social and professional needs of Pacific students. The student leadership within each constituent school provides additional attention and personal service for those students.

The success of ASUOP depends upon active student involvement. The University and the Associated Students encourage student involvement in campus governance and believe that a sound administration calls for shared responsibility among all members of the campus community. To get involved or for further information, visit the ASUOP office located on the second level of the McCaffrey Center, or call (209) 946-2233.

A complete list of Student Governance and Political groups can be found on our website at http://asuop.pacific.edu.

Intercollegiate Athletics

The University is a NCAA Division I institution and a member of the West Coast Conference, the America East Conference (field hockey),the Golden Coast Conference (m/w water polo), and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (m/w swimming). A broad range of intercollegiate athletic opportunities are offered in both team and individual sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, and water polo. Women’s sports include basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball and water polo. Notable among the facilities are the Pacific Aquatics Center with an Olympic-size swimming pool, Klein Family Field (baseball), Janssen-Lagorio Gymnasium, Pacific Field Hockey Turf, Raney Sand Volleyball Courts, Bill Simoni Field (softball), Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center,  and the 6,000-seat Alex G. Spanos Center.

Campus Recreation - Pacific Recreation

Pacific Recreation is committed to providing high quality and innovative programs and services designed to foster the development of whole person wellness.  We are dedicated to student development and meeting the needs of the diverse Pacific Community.

Located in the Baun Fitness Center, Pacific Recreation (Pac Rec) offers facilities, programs, and services to improve the quality of life for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. All members of the Pacific Community are encouraged to take the time to explore the recreational opportunities and participate in the programs.

Pacific Recreation's facilities consist of the Baun Fitness Center, Main Gym, Brookside East field, and Gardemeyer East and West fields.  We collaborate with Pacific Athletics to offer programming in Janssen-Lagorio Gym (JL Gym), the Hal Nelson tennis courts, and the Chris Kjeldsen Pool complex. A current Pacific ID card is required to gain access to and participate in any activities offered at any of these facilities.

With more than 70 percent of Pacific’s student body annually participating in recreation activities, Pac Rec has a strong following. The Baun Student Fitness Center (BFC) offers opportunities for self-service recreation through use of the fitness equipment, multipurpose rooms, and racquetball court. Students and the Pacific Community can also find a wide range of group fitness classes (like yoga, indoor cycle, Zumba, and bootcamp) at the BFC.  Outside of the BFC, students can participate in open recreation volleyball, basketball, and badminton throughout the week at Main Gym and JL Gym.  For those looking for some friendly competition, Pac Rec offers 4 seasons of RecSports (also known as intramurals) including activities like softball, flag football, indoor soccer, floor hockey, basketball, and grass volleyball.  We also offer one day tournaments for such activities as ping pong, racquetball, and tennis. 

For students that are feeling the need to be more competitive, Pac Rec has a variety of Club Sports.  Club Sports participate in competition against other west coast universities with similar programs.  We currently offer rugby, lacrosse, soccer, climbing, volleyball and badminton clubs.  The Graduate Assistant for Sport Clubs can guide any student through the necessary steps to create a new club.

For students that want to get away from campus for the day, Pac Rec offers a Tiger Escapes program that takes students on one day excursions to places outside of the Stockton area. For more information on how to take advantage of a semester Escape, visit go.pacific.edu/recstore

Pacific Recreation is a great way to meet people, reduce stress, enjoy some friendly competition, and improve whole person wellness.  For more information about Pacific Recreation and the programs, services, and facilities, visit our webpage (http://www.pacific.edu/Campus-Life/Events-and-Activities/Athletics-and-Recreation/Baun-Fitness-Center.html) or at our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PacificRec). 

Baun Fitness Center

The Baun Student Fitness Center (BFC) was completed in August of 2003 and is the home of Pacific Recreation.

The BFC is a full-service fitness center that includes innovative features and state-of-the-art strength and conditioning equipment:

  • 37 cardio machines
  • 32 strength units
  • Free weight section with 8 adjustable benches
  • 36' Rock Tower
  • Racquetball Court
  • Black-light Cycle Studio
  • 2 Multi-purpose rooms
  • Locker Rooms with showers

 All fee paying undergraduate Pacific students, and graduate students enrolled in 8.5 or more units, are eligible to use the facility free of charge. Memberships to BFC are also available at a low cost to part-time students, faculty, staff, alumni, and emeritus faculty.

In addition to the self-service fitness options, the BFC offers a wide variety of group exercise classes (TigerX) throughout the year including Yoga, Zumba, Cycle, TRX, and more.  Personal training services are also available for a small fee.  

Be sure to check out all the special events, activities, and services offered by Pacific Recreation at the Baun Fitness Center.  Call us at 209-946-2811 to learn more.  Stay up to date with what the BFC has to offer at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PacificRec.

Tiger Escapes

Tigers Escapes is a program offered by Pacific Recreation that provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to get away from campus and enjoy activities outside of the Stockton area.  Each semester we offer four to five different Tiger Escapes adventures.  Escapes might be a day at the lake, a trip to Santa Cruz, a paintball adventure, horseback riding, a float trip down the Stanislaus River, or a hike along the Pacific Coast.  Each academic semester we offer something different.  The Escapes are one day in length. Transportation and lunch are provided by Pacific Recreation, and registration for each Escape is very inexpensive; usually $10-$25 depending on the activity.  

Be sure to check out the Tiger Escapes planned during the semester.  Information is available on our Pacific website (http://www.pacific.edu/Campus-Life/Events-and-Activities/Athletics-and-Recreation/Baun-Fitness-Center.html) or at our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PacificRec). 

Theatre Arts

The Theatre Arts department contributes to the cultural and entertainment life of the campus and community by presenting a regular season of plays and dance concerts in the Long Theatre and the DeMarcus Brown Studio Theatre. These productions are an experiential laboratory for theatre arts majors and minors and are also open to all students by audition, generally during the first week of the semester. Units applicable toward graduation may be earned through registered participation.

KPAC (Pacific Student Radio)

Students have the opportunity to participate in the activities of KPAC, a student operated and simulcasted radio/TV station. The station allows students to gain practical experiences and test classroom theory. KPAC utilizes a low-powered FM signal, streams online video and audio, and broadcasts across campus via the university's closed circuit TV system.

ASUOP Graphic Design Studio

ASUOP Graphic Design Studio is dedicated to the creation of digital media- specifically as it is related to digital marketing and advertising.  A comprehensive program, it includes digital still photography, digital video, editing, and creation of motion graphics and still marketing pieces. ASUOP Graphic Design Studio is an educational environment in which students gain hands-on experience with state of the art equipment.

ASuop Arts & Entertainment (A&E)

 

ASuop Arts & Entertainment (A&E) entertains, enriches, and educates the University of the Pacific and the City of Stockton with a variety of events. A&E is comprised of a small talented event planning student staff whose mission is to further enhance the social, cultural, and educational aspects of student life while expanding students’ knowledge and building leadership skills. With an off-campus trips series that takes students all over California, to a sold out film series, A&E gives new perspective and new experiences to students at Pacific. A&E also produces weekly nightly programming in the Lair, the campus pub, where you can find open mic nights, karaoke, and live music every Thursday! Annual staple programs include Fall Festival & a major concert. Past artists include: The Cataracs & DEV, John Legend, Talib Kwali, Lupe Fiasco, Common, CAKE, Floggy Molly, & Third Eye Blind, just to name a few.

For a full listing of upcoming events please check out our website.

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Orchestra

The University Symphony Orchestra presents a full series of symphony concerts each year. The Symphony also performs for opera and choral performances and for the annual Concerto Competition Winners concert, featuring student artists.

Bands

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents an on-campus concert series and is the Conservatory of Music touring wind ensemble. The University Concert Band presents on-campus and community concert series performing a variety of concert band literature. The Jazz Ensemble presents jazz music concerts emphasizing the big band tradition, and takes part in competitions and festivals. The Pep Band, which is run by Student Life, performs at various University athletic events. Students throughout the University are encouraged to audition for participation in all band ensembles.

Choruses

The Pacific Singers presents an on-campus choral concert series and is the Conservatory of Music touring choral ensemble. The University Chorus presents an on-campus concert series performing a variety of choral literature. The Oriana Choir (Women’s Chorus) presents an on-campus concert series performing choral music for women’s voices. Students throughout the University are encouraged to audition for participation in all choral ensembles.

Center for Community Involvement

The Center for Community Involvement (CCI) is a student-centered learning environment that provides quality, innovative programming which, through student leaders, forms a link between the campus and our Stockton community, where evolving programs provide the spark for education, action and service. The purpose of the CCI is to inspire, support and prepare students to successfully address their concerns through service to their community and the society in which they live.

The Center for Community Involvement is the former Anderson Y Center which has been an important part of the University of the Pacific for over a hundred years. Thousands of students, staff and board members have influenced countless lives within the Stockton community through various clubs and organizations the AYC has sponsored.

The Center for Community Involvement provides individual one-on-one tutoring to students K-12 and adult learners at the center. CCI also assist in staffing educational support programs throughout the community. Additionally, the CCI provides co-curricular community service opportunities to Pacific students through its Reach Out program. The CCI is one of the largest employers of Pacific student on campus.

The Center for Community Involvement is part of the Division of Student Life. The CCI receives support from ASUOP, United Way and numerous other supporters and donors.

National Professional Organizations

Alpha Chi Sigma. Chapter for chemistry students who intend to make some phase of chemistry their life work.

Delta Sigma Pi. Lambda Mu Chapter for business majors.

Kappa Psi. Gamma Nu Chapter for male pharmacy students.

Lambda Kappa Sigma. Alpha Xi Chapter for female pharmacy students.

Mu Phi Epsilon. Mu Eta Chapter for music major students.

Phi Alpha Delta. Largest legal fraternity composed of pre-law members.

Phi Delta Chi. Alpha Psi Chapter for male pharmacy students.

Rho Pi Phi. Pharmaceutical fraternity. Lambda Sigma Delta Chapter.

Sigma Alpha Iota. International female music fraternity.

National Professional Organizations

Alpha Chi Sigma. Chapter for chemistry students who intend to make some phase of chemistry their life work.

Delta Sigma Pi. Lambda Mu Chapter for business majors.

Kappa Psi. Gamma Nu Chapter for male pharmacy students.

Lambda Kappa Sigma. Alpha Xi Chapter for female pharmacy students.

Mu Phi Epsilon. Mu Eta Chapter for music major students.

Phi Alpha Delta. Largest legal fraternity composed of pre-law members.

Phi Delta Chi. Alpha Psi Chapter for male pharmacy students.

Rho Pi Phi. Pharmaceutical fraternity. Lambda Sigma Delta Chapter.

Sigma Alpha Iota. International female music fraternity.

Social Fraternities

Beta Theta Pi

Omega Delta Phi

Pi Kappa Alpha

Sigma Chi

Theta Chi

Xi Chi Sigma

Social Sororities

Alpha Phi

Delta Delta Delta

Delta Gamma

Gamma Alpha Omega

Kappa Alpha Theta

Rho Delta Chi

Clubs and Organizations

A current list of our clubs and organizations and additional information can be found at our website at http://asuop.pacific.edu.

Traditional Events at the University

Celebrate Diversity

A year-round educational campaign designed to promote understanding and sensitivity toward diversity in ability, age, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, size, socioeconomic class and other dimensions of human difference. Through cooperative leadership, students and community organizations from diverse backgrounds build lasting alliances that service and empower each individual, the campus, and the community. The year-long campaign culminates with an extended week of programming in the spring.

Student Employment Expo

The Student Employment Expo, a Career Resource Center event, is designed to make search for Work Study, on-campus, and volunteer opportunities within the Stockton Community easier for students. While intended primarily for students who are work-study eligible, the Student Employment Expo offers opportunities for all students in all majors.

Meet Your Future

“Meet Your Future” is a two-week program that consists of resume reviews, mock interviews and employer panel presentations. The purpose of this event is to provide students with relevant, first-hand information about their resumes, interviewing skills, employer information, and industry trends. This is also an opportunity for employers to identify potential talent for their current and future hiring needs. The annual “Meet Your Future” event is held in the spring semester as a preparation for the Career Faire.

Spring Career Faire

The annual Spring Career Faire is an event that brings more than 100 organizations, representing a wide range of industries to Pacific’s campus. The Career Faire is an excellent opportunity for students from all majors to network and explore full-time, part-time, internships, and co-op opportunities. This is an excellent venue for students to learn more about career opportunities that exist within each organization and how to apply to those they wish to pursue.

Homecoming/Parents Weekend/Fall Festival

Homecoming/Parents Weekend provides an October weekend of excitement for students and their parents. A variety of activities take place to celebrate Pacific and the culmination of Greek Week and RHA Spirit Week. The weekend includes concerts, athletic and fine arts events, and the Annual Fall Festival.

Founders Day

An annual spring event that celebrates the founding of the University by Methodist missionaries and the legacy of that heritage at the university. Events include a chapel service for all members of the University community and a luncheon with speakers from the Heritage Society.

Student Activities Fair

The Student Activities Fair is held annually on the third Thursday of the fall semester on the DeRosa Center lawn. The fair showcases student organizations, together with local vendors and artisans. Student organizations use the fair as an opportunity to inform new students about involvement opportunities. The fair also features music, games and giveaways.

Academic Standards

Student Conduct and Community Standards

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards manages the student conduct process for students on the Stockton campus. Pacific has developed policies and procedures to clarify the expectations and standards for students. Each student is responsible for knowing and adhering to all University policies and procedures. The policies are outlined specifically in the Tiger Lore Student Handbook and on the web site at http://www.pacific.edu/Campus-Life/Safety-and-Conduct/Student-Conduct/Tiger-Lore-Student-Handbook-.html

Honor Code

All students on the Stockton campus are expected, on applying for enrollment, to sign an honor pledge appropriate to the objectives and relationships of the University.

The Honor Code at the University of the Pacific calls upon each student to exhibit a high degree of maturity, responsibility, and personal integrity. Students are expected to:

1) Act honestly in all matters;

2) Actively encourage academic integrity;

3) Discourage any form of cheating or dishonesty by others;

4) Inform the instructor and appropriate university administrator if she or he has a reasonable and good faith belief and substantial evidence that a violation of the Academic Honesty Policy has occurred.

Conduct Standards

Student Code of Conduct, University Policies and/or Local, State or Federal Laws

The violation of established policies or procedures and/or local, state or federal laws may constitute a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and University Policies. Such violations may include conduct occurring off-campus when students are participating, attending or in some manner connected to a University related activity.

Campus Standards

Rather than publish in this catalog a complete and detailed code of the laws, rules and regulations that students are required to follow, the University declares its intention to uphold all federal, state and municipal laws applicable and expects all students to abide by the Student Code of Conduct and university policies. At the time of admission each student agrees to follow such standards. Accordingly, any conduct not consistent with responsible and/or lawful behavior may be considered cause for the University to take appropriate administrative, disciplinary or legal action.

In addition, the University acknowledges and actively upholds the adult status of each student with all the rights pertaining thereto and, in accordance with that status, considers each student responsible for his/her own actions.

University policies and regulations are published in the Tiger Lore Student Handbook and available online (http://www.pacific.edu/Campus-Life/Safety-and-Conduct/Student-Conduct/Tiger-Lore-Student-Handbook-.html. Statements pertaining to or clarification of student rights are also published in this document.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy

Alcohol and drug use and misuse are a problem at many university and college campuses across the country. Pacific takes this issue seriously and has a clearly-defined set of policies regarding the use and distribution of alcohol and drugs on campus.

All students, faculty, and staff must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and University policies governing the consumption, possession, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages and drugs on University property; at any activity or event on and off the campus sponsored by Pacific; or where a campus community member is representing Pacific as part of an off‐campus program, activity, or event.

This notice is provided as a requirement of the Drug‐Free Schools and Communities Act of 1990, and the Drug‐Free Workplace Act of 1988. Universities that receive federal/state funds in any form are required to comply with the above acts. We must take affirmative steps to prohibit the unlawful possession, use, and/or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.

Description of Health Risks

The misuse of alcohol and/or prescription drugs or use of illicit drugs can result in overdose, death, violence, incarceration, loss of a driver's license, failed relationships, petty property crime, school dropout, lowered productivity and quality, increased absenteeism and tardiness, serious psychobiological and neurobiological problems, reduced concentration, impaired judgment, loss of short term and long term memory, diminished reasoning skills, strained family relationships, damaged fetuses, and other serious life altering effects. Additional information regarding health risks is available from the Cowell Wellness Center or at DrugAbuse.gov

Criminal Penalties

Federal penalties for the trafficking of controlled substances are dependent upon several conditions including the substance, amount, and whether the matter is a first offense or repeated offense for an individual or other legal entity.

For a detailed list of penalties>>

For information on California DUI penalties>>

For information on California underage drinking laws>>

Resources for Assistance

  • Alcohol Abuse 24 Hour Action Helpline 800.234.0420
  • Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center 24 Hour Helpline 800.711.6375
  • Counseling and Psychological Services 209.946.2315 ext. 2
  • Employee Assistance Program 877-595-5281
  • Pacific Health Services 209.946.2315 ext. 1

Pacific's alcohol and drug policies can be found online:

Academic Standards for Holding Student Office

In order to hold either an elected or appointed office in the Associated Students of the University of the Pacific (ASUOP), the constituent schools, fraternal societies, residence halls or the editorial staff of The Pacifican, a student must be registered for a full-time course of study (12 units undergraduate, 8 units graduate) each semester during which he/she holds office. He/she must successfully complete the above minimum units each semester in order to continue in the position. Exceptions to this may be made for seniors in the final semester prior to graduation.

A student must maintain a minimum of a 2.25 cumulative GPA in all letter-graded coursework attempted at the University of the Pacific. In addition, specific policies of professional schools may stipulate that in order to hold student office, a student must maintain a 2.0 GPA minimum in the required courses of the major program. Major leadership positions in ASUOP require a 2.5 GPA. Finally, a student may not be on disciplinary probation during the period of time that he/she holds office. Except for any professional school policy, exceptions to these standards may be considered by the Office of Student Life.

Clinical Services

In the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Speech, Hearing and Language Center, in cooperation with the Stockton Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Center, provides a program for children and adults who have need for individual or group therapy for such problems as stuttering, cleft palate, aphasia, cerebral palsy, and speech and language disorders. The Center also provides communication development, auditory training, and speech reading therapy for hearing impaired individuals. Comprehensive audiological assessment and digital hearing aid fittings are also available for children and adults at the Pacific Hearing and Balance Center.

Tutorial Program

Administered by the Educational Resource Center, the University of the Pacific’s Tutorial Program offers free one-on-one tutoring to all enrolled students. This is a peer-tutoring program; tutors are those students who have achieved success in their subject areas. Students interested in our tutoring services should come to the first floor of the McCaffrey Center, Room 103 to schedule an appointment. The Tutoring Center’s hours during the Fall and Spring semesters are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.,Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tutors in most subjects are available; however, students are urged to contact the office early in the semester, so that tutors can be sought. The Tutorial Program makes every attempt to locate tutors; however, sometimes tutors may not be readily available in some subjects. Any student interested in becoming a tutor is also welcome to contact the office. For more information, please contact us by calling (209) 946-2437 or via email: erctutorial@pacific.edu, or visit http://www.pacific.edu/Academics/Schools-and-Colleges/Gladys-L-Benerd-School-of-Education/Academics/Services-for-Students/Educational-Resource-Center/Tutorial-Center.html.

Pacific Technology

The Pacific Technology organization provides reliable and responsive information​n technologies and services to University students, faculty and staff. Pacific Technology maintains e-mail, the learning management system, the university website and Inside Pacific portal, the wired and wireless network, video conferencing, classroom technology, and telecommunications. Pacific Technology also provides IT services related to technology integration, Pacific Print printing services, security and troubleshooting.

Customer Support Center (CSC)

The CSC or I.T. HelpDesk provides mobile and computer hardware/software support for students, faculty and staff. The CSC can be reached by phone at (209) 946-7400 or by email at helpdesk@pacific.edu.

The CSC is staffed from 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday - Friday...we are closed Saturday and Sunday.

The CSC does close during university holidays and seasonal days.

Emergency support is available after hours via a paging system. If you have an I.T. emergency item, call the CSC at (209) 946-7400. You will receive a message stating that you can leave a message, or you may follow the instructions detailed in the greeting to page a technician if your incident is an I.T. emergency.

Additional information related to I.T. Services and commonly asked questions and answers can also be found online at the OITFAQ.

Technical Support

The CSC Helpdesk provides assistance with the following:

  • PacificNet ID, UMail, and other account password reset help
  • Computer security checking (anti-virus, firewall, spyware, etc.)
  • Configuration of PC’s workstations and laptops
  • Software installations
  • E-mail questions
  • Advice on new technology purchases
  • Telecommunications troubleshooting
  • Wireless device configuration and troubleshooting
  • To obtain support, contact 209.946.7400 or e-mail at helpdesk@pacific.edu

If you don’t see your technical concern listed above, you may still contact the CSC Helpdesk. We may be able to find answers to your questions or refer you to someone else who can help.  We are located in the Raymond Common Room and our hours of operation are Monday - Friday 8 a.m to noon, closed for lunch and then open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Pacific Alumni Association

The Pacific Alumni Association (PAA) includes all alumni of the University of the Pacific. There is no membership fee and services are available to all members. An elected Board of Directors (30) develops programs and benefits with the Office of Alumni Relations staff. Opportunities provided to alumni through PAA include Regional Pacific Clubs, class reunions, special events, communications and a variety of benefits. The Pacific Alumni Association encourages all alumni to maintain their relationship with the University of the Pacific and with one another. For more information call (209) 946-2391.

University Book Store

The University Bookstore is owned and operated by Barnes and Noble, an excellent source for living and learning needs. It provides students with a wide range of products and services for the classroom. The Bookstore offers several different options to choose from on Textbooks: rental, new, used and eTextbooks. The Bookstore offers a complete line of school supplies. It also carries: art supplies, electronics, an assortment of Pacific emblematic clothing and gift items, greeting cards, office products, and much more. Check us out on facebook.com/uofpacificbookstore and the Bookstore website http://upacific.bncollege.com.

University Writing Programs

Eileen Camfield
Director of University Writing Programs
Main Library, 2nd Floor
209-932-2970 Ext. 22970

Mission

The goal of the University Writing Programs is to assist faculty and students at Pacific in the improvement of student writing within their majors and individual disciplines and to encourage more active, engaged learning through writing-intensive courses, the use of innovative teaching methods in writing instruction, and tutorial support from the Student Writing Center for all levels of writing in the various undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.

Academic Initiatives:

  1. The Student Writing Center, supported jointly by the Library and the College, opened on the 2nd floor of the main library in the fall of 2009. It is currently staffed by the Director, a part-time Coordinator, and twenty or more Writing Mentors, twelve of whom work directly in the Center as drop-in tutors of writing at all levels and ten who work with individual faculty in writing intensive courses across the curriculum.
  2. Faculty workshops, consultations, and stipends support and encourage faculty development of writing intensive courses and collective efforts in writing instruction, curriculum revision, and writing assessment at the departmental, program, and university levels.
  3. The program provides support, funding, and training for writing instruction in any field or discipline.