The department of Student Affairs offers support and encouragement to students in order to promote effective professional training and foster personal Christ-centered transformation throughout the experience at Richmont Graduate University.
Richmont Graduate University proudly offers all of its students a variety of student services during their time enrolled in our graduate programs.
The Richmont Graduate University Student Community is a free online resource for enrolled students to list and search for books, jobs, and housing opportunities in the Chattanooga and Atlanta metro areas. Access the Student Community here.
Lose your Student Handbook? Considering writing a thesis? Have a question about the financial aid process? Don’t fret. All Richmont Graduate University handbooks are available via the CAMS Student Portal.
As a nurturing group of educators, Richmont maintains that all people should be treated with dignity and strives to treat everyone with respect. In those cases when the student thinks that this standard has been breached, the student can submit a grievance by following the Grievance Procedure. Students can also access resources from the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission at gnpec.georgia.gov/student-resources
You can purchase or sell books for your Richmont classes through our partnership with MBS Direct Bookstore. You can search for the books you need by semester, class and professor and complete your order online. Visit the Richmont Bookstore at bookstore.mbsdirect.net
Richmont maintains a list of licensed mental health professionals in Atlanta and Chattanooga. These professionals offer counseling services at discounted rates to students enrolled at Richmont. These lists are updated yearly and can be found in the CAMS Student Portal under “Counseling Resources for Students.”
The university maintains a Hospitality List for current students. The list includes students and faculty who are willing to host another Richmont student during an intensive class in their city. Please contact the Dean of Students if you have questions or if you would like to be added to the Hospitality List.
Students have access to a wide selection of alumni mentors during their time at Richmont and after they graduate. Alumni mentors have a strong desire to pour back into the Richmont community through their time and prayer. All mentors commit to reach out and answer questions and to pray for their Richmont student. Each mentoring relationship is unique, and many mentors develop a lasting relationship with their Richmont student.
Richmont campuses provide various enhancement programs to promote community within the student body. Community Times are gatherings on each campus that occur multiple times each semester. Community Times may include informal times to eat together and catch up with peers, faculty sharing, or informational lectures from alumni or community professionals.
Richmont’s Career Services maintains a list of helpful resources for your career search. Helpful tips for writing a resume, creating a cover letter, and career websites are found in your CAMS Student Portal.
Richmont utilizes a campus alert system to alert students when either campus will close due to weather or other emergencies. Students are automatically enrolled in this program upon matriculation.
Richmont conducts Continuing Education conferences on counseling and ministry with a Christian emphasis designed to bring together counselors, psychologists, ministers, and others in the helping fields to participate in training and spiritual renewal. These conferences offer instruction, support, networking and renewal for people in the helping ministry. Students are invited to attend and are usually offered a reduced rate or free admission.
Nothing matters more than the safety and well-being of every individual in our community. With that aim, Richmont continuously strives to educate the student community about the effects of sexual assault through classroom discussions presented by various faculty members (e.g., in SexualWholeness classes, especially those focused on trauma). Training documents are available through the CAMS Student Portal and literature is provided at orientation. Sexual harassment is antithetical to University values, a barrier to learning in the classroom, and an obstruction to productivity in the workplace.
Both legally and morally, Richmont rejects any form of sexual misconduct. Sexual harassment is prohibited by federal statute [cf. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 1964, 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e et seq. (1992); Title IX of the Educational Amendments, (1972), 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681 et seq. (1990)]. Similarly, all members of the Richmont community share responsibility for the creation of a campus that bears joyful witness to the God-given worth of all persons. The University’s Christian identity and values require us to act in a manner honoring others.
Richmont is committed to educate and serve students with disabilities who qualify for admission. The Dean of Students coordinates and provides a variety of academic and support services to students. The university provides reasonable accommodations to the known physical and mental limitations of a qualified individual with a disability unless to do so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the university or unless it would fundamentally alter a degree or course requirement. A student who desires accommodations should make a direct request with the Dean of Students.
Richmont Graduate University is committed to honoring our mission and our students by setting standards of excellence in the areas of academics, clinical work and ministry, interpersonal skills, and personal growth. The University is also committed to students’ engagement in the evaluation process, which includes providing students with full information about the process, their roles and the role of the faculty. Students sign an acknowledgment of the following student responsibilities before matriculation into the university. There are separate lists for students in the School of Counseling and the School of Ministry and students should consult the Student Handbook for the complete list. University-wide student responsibilities include:
Richmont Graduate University has adequate procedures for addressing written complaints from students.
The university alerts new students to the grievance procedures for academic and non-academic complaints at orientation. The Student Handbook contains a full outline of procedures regarding written complaints. Students receive a hard copy of the Student Handbook at orientation, but can also access it online in their CAMS Student Portal. Click here to view the Graduate Catalog.