Student Development Support Services

Center for Career and Calling

The Center for Career and Calling exists to assist students in developing effective career decision-making and employment skills reflective of God’s unique calling on their lives. We accomplish this by helping students through:

  • Identifying one’s talents, skills, values, interests and personality to explore and make informed choices on academic majors and career options.
  • Creating goals and developing a career plan.
  • Facilitating internship, job and/or graduate school searches.
  • Creating resumes, cover letters, and an online personal brand, and preparing for interviews.
  • Networking and providing recruiting opportunities from employers and graduate schools.

Career Services for Online Students:

  • PROFESSIONAL/CAREER DEVELOPMENT - Year-round access to career-related workshops/events/job fairs our office coordinates (see updated list at www.asbury.edu/career)
  • ONLINE JOB POSTINGS - Access to the online internship and job board at www.asbury.edu/career (postings from employers specifically interested in candidates from Asbury)
  • CAREER RESOURCES AND JOB PREPARATION - Asbury University LibGuides online career resources (resume writing, job search tools, etc) on our website
  • ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATION - Free one-time consultation throughout the academic year with a Career and Calling staff member (by appointment only) in-person, by phone or by Skype.
  • CAREER TOOLS - Career assessment costs: MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory $12 at all times, StrengthsFinder $12.50 at all times

Contact Information and Hours of Operation

Email:              careerandcalling@asbury.edu

Phone:             859-858-3511 ext. 2401

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Dedicated Resource Person:  Michelle Kratzer, Center for Career & Calling, michelle.kratzer@asbury.edu, ext. 2351

 

Center for Counseling

The Center for Counseling offers services for currently enrolled online students for a fee of $50 per session (no insurance required). 

Services Available

  • INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING: Typical concerns may include relationships, anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, eating, sexuality, perfectionist behaviors, stress management, etc.  
  • COUPLES COUNSELING: Couples are encouraged to seek consultation at any stage of their relationship.  Topics could include communication, personalities, life goals, spirituality, family influence, conflict resolution, etc.  Ask us about the pre-marital retreat we offer each spring semester!
  • GROUP COUNSELING: Support and therapeutic groups are offered if group enrollment is sufficient to foster an effective experience.  Groups may include such things as sexuality, body image issues, disordered eating, and abuse survival.
  • CONFLICT MEDIATION: Our counselors are professionally trained to assist you in resolution, to help you build the skills necessary to resolve conflict, and to advocate on your behalf as necessary. Counselors are willing to meet with you individually or jointly depending on your preference.
  • CRISIS COUNSELING: We will do our best to meet with a student as soon as possible who is in a situation requiring immediate counseling.  We also have on-call counselors who can be reached after hours by calling the Switchboard.

Contact Information and Hours of Operation

Email:              kevin.bellew@asbury.edu

Phone:             859-858-3511, x2417

Website:          http://www.asbury.edu/student-life/center-counseling

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Dedicate Resource Persons

Kevin Bellew, Director, Center for Counseling, kevin.bellew@asbury.edu, ext. 2417

 

Online Student Complaints

The Asbury University Student Complaint Policy (SCP) is available to online students who request to have a concern resolved about a person or process of the University community not covered by existing policies, such as the grading policy, residency policy, student code of conduct policy, sexual harassment policy, etc. The objective of the Asbury University Student Complaint Policy is to resolve concerns as quickly and efficiently as possible at the level closest to the student.

Informal Resolution
Occasionally, a student will encounter a problem that he or she does not know how to resolve. When this happens, the student should always try to work out the problem by first discussing it with those most appropriately involved with the issue, whether it is faculty, staff member or another student. Dealing with concerns in the most direct and honest fashion should always be the first step toward resolution. Based on the Matthew 18 principle encouraging believers to first go to each other and work out an issue, it is the hope that most issues and complaints could be amicably resolved through a process of discussion and negotiation.

Formal Complaint Process
If the complainant is not satisfied or not willing to address the issue with the individual, a formal process may be initiated. All formal complaints must be in writing using the official Asbury University Student Complaint Form, which is available online, should be filed during the semester of occurrence but no later than 30 days after the date of the incident. Process and procedures for the complaint resolution are available through the Office of Student Development.

Office of Student Development Contact Information and Hours of Operation

Email:              carolyn.hampton@asbury.edu

Phone:             (859) 858-3511 ext. 2166

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm