One of the advantages of attending Horizon University is that the key administrators, faculty members and counselors are not only easily accessible but are able to spend considerable amount of time in providing all types of counseling needs of the students. Counseling hours are: 9:00 AM through 6:00 PM., Monday through Friday.
Counseling on overall academic planning, course selection, scheduling, and other types of academic counseling needs of students are provided by the faculty, head of respective academic departments, dean of academic, and dean of student. The Academic Deans provide advisement on such important academic matters and concerns as long-range course schedule planning, program requirements for graduation, academic performance, and transfer credits. Dean of the student also provides counseling on personal problems and any other matters that are deemed important to the students.
There is a growing demand for bilingual ordained pastors, educators, and praise leaders by the Korean-American ethnic churches and bilingual practical nurse in medical facilities in the United States. Therefore employment possibilities upon graduation are expected to be very high. Also, the nursing shortage in medical facilities is well noted. Upon graduation, job placement will be greatly facilitated. In fact, jobs associated with the ethnic Christian churches are the fastest growing segment of employment within the immigrant-dominant Asian ethnic community in the United States.
At this time, Horizon has no formal placement services, but we are committed to developing these by the time of our first graduating class. Our faculty and administration are committed to assisting our students in every way possible to fulfill their goals of becoming stewards of the world’s well-being. Without jobs, they cannot do this. It is our responsibility to ensure that they have the greatest possible chance of gainful and meaningful employment. Their success in this signals our own success.
International Student Services
The Office of Students Services is available to assist international students in adjusting to the university and to the new social environment. The staff provides orientation for new and continuing international students; counseling on personal, academic, and financial matters; advisement on immigration matters; and information about housing and transportation.
The university does not operate a dormitory or other housing facility, but will assist students in locating adequate housing near the campus. Some students find housing in a local residence hotel; others share an apartment, or rent a room from members of a local church.
The university reserves the right to approve or disapprove of housing on a case-by-case basis if there is concern for your academic or spiritual welfare.
The University does not operate a cafeteria. A student lounge is provided for students who wish to bring their meals from home.
Horizon maintains an intramural sports program throughout the fall and spring semesters. Basketball, badminton, and ping pong are available for both men and women.
We encourage you to form student-led clubs around common interests. Faculty and staff members are available for advice, and to help students access university resources. Typical interests include hiking, sports, and reading and discussing particular books.
All registered students are members of the Student Association. The purpose of the student government is to promote Christian fellowship among students and to advance the kingdom of God and the mission of Horizon University. Activities of the Association are supported through a student fee and individual gifts. The officers of the Association—President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer—are elected annually by the members.
The Student Council consists of three representatives from each class plus the student body president. These students serve as a “sounding board” for the administration regarding policies that affect the students. They are also responsible for planning certain student activities such as clubs and social events.
Each semester, one day is “open.” Prospective Horizon students are invited to visit the campus, sit in on a course, and consider the prospect of attending Horizon.
The devotional life of the university community is nurtured by chapel services conducted by faculty members and guests. As worship service is integral to students’ Christian formation, regular attendances required of all students.
Student-led worship teams are responsible for planning and leading music and other creative arts during the chapel services. If you are musically talented, you may be asked to share a vocal or instrumental special during these services. Student-led media teams oversee audio and video equipment for chapel services and special events. If you are interested in serving in one of these areas and would like to receive training, contact the Dean of Students.
It isn’t surprising that, at a university dedicated to training for Christian leadership, many student activities result from students engaging in ministry. As a student at Horizon, you are required to participate in a ministry, typically through your local church. (See the Academic Information section of this catalog for details.) Student ministry is much more than a requirement—it is the heartbeat of men and women who are ready to give their lives to serving the Lord, His Church, and the world. While engaging in ministry, you will also enjoy fellowship and develop friendships that may last a lifetime.
Academic Computer Lab
Whenever possible, we encourage you to bring your own computer to Horizon. If you do not have a computer, or if you are away from your computer when you need to type a paper or conduct research, you are welcome to use the resources of the Academic Computer Lab. The Lab offers full Internet access, and word processing capabilities. Computers are available in the main building across the hall from the library, and in the student break room.
Bringing Your Own Computer
If you are considering bringing a computer to campus, we recommend the following minimum laptop configurations:
Recommended Windows Configuration
• Pentium IV, 2.80 GHz
• 512 MB RAM
• Windows XP
• Microsoft Word 2003
• CD-RW drive
• 100-Base-T Network Card
• 802.11g wireless network card
• 80GB hard drive
Recommended Macintosh Configuration
• Power PC G4 (800Mhz minimum), or dual-core Intel processors (2.0 GHz or higher)
• 512 MB RAM
• Mac OS X
• Microsoft Word X for Mac
• Built-in Ethernet port
• Built-in Airport Extreme (802.11g) wireless network card
• 80GB hard drive
• CD-RW drive
Additional information regarding student life at Horizon is available in the Student Handbook. You will receive a copy of this handbook with your letter of acceptance. The handbook is also available from the Dean of Students. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to sign a statement confirming that you have read the Student Handbook and are willing to comply with the policies it contains.