Student Services

Student Services Administration

Vice President of Student Services: Dr. Andre Richardson

Assistant Vice President of Student Services/Dean of Students: Mrs. Micheline Lambert-Gipson
Administrative Assistant: Eryn Culmer
Director of Bands: Mr. Michael Bradley
Director of Choral Activities: 

Director of Health: 
Director of Counseling Services:  Dr. Kishia C. James

Director of Residence Life: 
Coordinator of Student Organizations and Campus Life: Charles Smith
Coordinator of Diversity Programming: Linda Hernandez
Coordinator of Intramural Sports and Student Center Activities: 
Campus Chaplain: Rev. Sedaric Dinkens

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The Division Student Services

The Division of Student Services provides all students the necessary information that will help them navigate through the myriad of services that the College offers. Our staff wants to assist students with their endeavors of achieving their personal and intellectual growth while students at Jarvis Christian University. As a student centered institution, there are many components to the Division which always leads back to the students. We are all different but are still one, and the Division of Student Services is glad to be a part of the College life experience.

The Division of Student Services is in a unique position in that we connect to almost every facet of student life. We support the mission of the College by providing services which assist students with identifying, clarifying, and achieving their educational goals. The Division is comprised of the following services and programs: Office of the Dean of Students, Student Development, Health Services, Counseling Services, Career Services, Residence Life & Housing, Judicial Services, Bands, Choral Activities, and Student Activities.

Housing and Residence Life

Jarvis Christian University provides on-campus housing opportunities for all students. Living on campus generates valuable out-of-class experiences for student learning and development, that creates a stable living and learning environment. The Office of Housing and Residence Life works diligently to provide each student with a comfortable, safe environment structured to enhance the academic atmosphere of the College by encouraging students to take responsibility for their educational experience and provide resources to be responsible students. Policies and procedures related to on-campus housing are described in the Student Handbook and the Residential Handbook. On campus we have Washington, Perpener, Hurdle, Berry and Living and Learning Center (Men) for our male students and Alphin, Waddelton, Ervin and Living and Learning Center (Women) for our female students. We also offer Student Parent Apartments for married students and/or students with children.

Student Development

Jarvis Christian University provides quality, collaborative, and integrated programs and services to students from orientation to graduation and bridges students’ academic experience with programs, services, activities and resources that engage students from the moment they enter their college experience. New Student Orientation at Jarvis Christian University is designed to embrace students the moment they enter their College experience. An orientation program is held prior to the beginning of classes in the fall and spring semester to assist incoming students in adjusting to college life. New Student Orientation utilizes key College personnel to greet students with academically stimulating and career-enhancing information and activities that set the student on the path to graduation. Ultimately, New Student Orientation serves as the gateway for students as they transition for secondary experiences to a rigorous, collegiate environment and sets the tone for their matriculation as Jarvis Christian University students. Students are giving the opportunity to join several student organizations, academic clubs, Student Government Association and becoming a member of one of our fraternities and sororities. Our goal is to ensure that every student is a member of at least one student organization while matriculating through the College.

Choral Activities

The Jarvis Christian University Department of Choral Activities is a rigorous, highly selective choirs that combines technique, artistry, and scholarship. The Department of Choral Activities presents master classes, workshops, and guest performances by renowned choirs and choir directors. It is unique in providing outstanding performances at varying colleges, universities, and communities, across the country. Our Chorale Activities include the Concert Chorale, Swing Ensemble, Male Chorus, Women Chorus, Gospel Choir and the Jarvis Praise Team.

Student Health Center

The Health Services Center is committed to providing all students with health care that is of high quality, safe, confidential and respectful. We are open to any comments and ideas that can assist us in improving the services we provide to you, the student. The Health Services Center is located in the Ronald L. Hay Student Services Center. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. should students have an emergency or need help after hours, they can also visit the local hospital.

Counseling Services

Counseling Service (supports the mission of the College through delivery of psychological services, crisis intervention, clinical training, testing, research, and alcohol/drug prevention and education. The goal of Counseling Services is to help students maximize their personal development and navigate through their academic challenges. The services are geared toward increasing self-understanding, autonomy and personal development. Upon referral, psychiatric services are also available. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. walk-in intake hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This center also provides services for all students attending Jarvis Christian University with documented disabilities are eligible and encouraged to register for services.

Spiritual Life

Several opportunities exist for students to participate in spiritual and religious groups and organizations. In addition The Smith-Howard Chapel is located within the James Nelson Ervin Religion and Culture Center and has historically provided cultural and religious activities at the College. For more than a century, the James Nelson Ervin Religion and Culture Center has served the spiritual needs presented each week from the Chapel pulpit by some of the most distinguished speakers and preachers and outstanding national and world leaders. For list of the scheduled chapel speakers please consult the Chaplain of the College.

Cultural Diversity

The Department of Cultural Diversity’s mission is to assist the culturally diverse population at Jarvis Christian University, by providing counseling on personal, academic, financial and social matters. Our goal is to promote cultural awareness and recognition of people within the College and the local community. But also to promote, highlight and educate the Jarvis community about the various cultures which populate and add to the unique experience of the College. In turn, we aim to diffuse cultures on campus, thus increasing awareness of regions outside of America.


To establish collaborative relations with internal and external constituents to support the mission of the College. The Band Program has continued to reach a level of prominence and a legacy of excellence. The Band works not only with the campus community but has also expanded itself in the community. The Director of Bands also serves as the Assistant Professor of Music. The Band plays an integral part of the athletic program by playing at pep rallies and men’s and women’s basketball games. The band continues to enhance itself through professional development, recruiting and expanding our students to further their talents.

Intramural Sports and Student Center Activities

The Student Center activities strive to provide holistic activities of enrichment outside the classroom. Such as flag football, powder puff football, basketball, coed basketball, coed softball, coed volleyball, coed kickball, coed soccer, fantasy football and fantasy basketball. To increase physical and mental wellness of each student.

Jarvis Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500, or visit for questions about the accreditation of Jarvis Christian University. To view PDFs, you may download Adobe Reader here.