Health and Wellness

HIU Be Well

College students often feel high levels of stress and pressure. New experiences make life in college exciting, but they can also leave the student feeling overwhelmed. Stress arises from a variety of areas, managing independence, creating new relationships, academic demands, and not sleeping well. Most students successfully cope with this new life; but more and more, are becoming overwhelmed. 

A significant number of college students have their educational and personal lives disrupted by psychological problems. When psychological difficulties go untreated, the results can be problematic and exacerbate the consequences in their life. The consequences may include academic failure, withdrawal, and other serious concerns.  

Many psychological problems have high rates of recovery if appropriate help is received in a timely manner. Unfortunately, many students fail to get help. Failing to get help occurs for a variety of reasons, including, not knowing the on-campus resources available to them, not understanding the warning signs, denial, and a lack of support. 

In working out the vision and mission of HIU we have the distinct opportunity to support our students in ways that will impact their ability to live out the calling God has on their life.

Hope International University's mission is to empower students through Christian higher education to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ.

At Hope International University each student is valued and is a part of a caring community. As a community of care, we reach out to each other in times of need and work together to build a healthy and well campus.

The efforts we all make- faculty, staff, and students- promote and nurture a community of care and support.


Student Affairs aims to provide support to students in 7 key areas to BE WELL.

Hope Counseling Center

The Hope Counseling Center provides high quality counseling and consulting services at a low cost to University students, faculty and families as well as to the local community.

Go to Hope Counseling Center

HIU Food Pantry

We maintain a free food pantry for students that are experiencing food insecurities. Email [email protected] to schedule a time to come in.

Wellness Request

HIU offers several resources and non-emergency wellness support for students experiencing emotional difficulties. We don’t want anyone to suffer in silence. Please email us at [email protected].

Additional Resources

For additional assistance, please visit our page of links to external resources and information.

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All university international students, dorm residents, and all traditional undergraduate students enrolled, who are actively taking courses on campus or living in the residence halls, are required to provide proof of current immunizations in order to attend class and/or live in the residence halls.

The following immunizations must be current:
1) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), 2) Varicella (Chickenpox), 3) Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap), 4 ) Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, & W- 135), 5) Hepatitis B (Hep B), and 6) Screening/ Risk Assessment: Tuberculosis (TB).

ALL STUDENT MUST turn in the following form:

  • Student Health History Form with authorized current Immunizations records from the student's medical provider

If you are not in compliance with the immunizations requirements, Hope International University has the right to put a hold on your student account.

Please direct any questions regarding Immunization requirements to the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs. Phone: 714-879-3901 ext. 2311, email: [email protected]