The Mission

We will try our hardest to serve you this year as students, while focusing on the following areas in order to foster a more family like atmosphere on campus:

  • To advocate for students in the areas of academics, seminary politics, policies, and programmatic concerns. This includes but is not limited to the listening to and legitimizing of student concerns and any necessary mediation between students and other parties on and off campus.
  • To represent the voice of students at faculty meetings, Board of Trustees meetings, and other settings in which the input of the student body is essential.
  • To be a front-runner in the promotion and embodiment of the diversity that Fuller both vocalizes and pursues as a means of reflecting and celebrating the diversity of the kingdom of God.
  • To facilitate community for both new and returning students on the Pasadena campus. This community facilitation should take into account the geographical diversity of the student body, as well as the diversity of lifestyles represented by Pasadena campus students (e.g. commuter students, residential students, families, etc.)
  • To support actively and inform the larger mission of Fuller Theological Seminary

Who We Are

2013-2014 All-Seminary Council

ASC Tamisha



Tamisha Tyler, ASC President
asc-president@fuller.edu



ASC Preety




Preety Dass, ASC Vice President of Diversity
asc-vpdiversity@fuller.edu



ASC Bethany




Bethany Hager, ASC Business Manager
asc-business@fuller.edu


ASC TGU Big


Art Bamford & Nick La Casella, TGU Co-Presidents
asc-tgu@fuller.edu



ASC SISGU


Gwen McWhorter & Anica Leitch, SIS Graduate Union Co-Presidents
asc-sisgu@fuller.edu



ASC SOPGU


Brianna Bentley & Amanda Panos, PGU-Clinical Co-Presidents
asc-clinicalpgu@fuller.edu



ASC MFTGU


Corynee Waken & Samantha Smith, PGU-MFT Co-Presidents
asc-mftpgu@fuller.edu

Fuller Intramural Sports

We offer 3 seasons of Sports as the ASC--Fall, Winter, and Spring.

The Sports, per season, are listed below:

  • Fall: Flag Football
  • Winter: Basketball and Volleyball
  • Spring: Soccer

Resources

Costco Card

We have a Costco Card available for you to borrow for FREE! Below are a few helpful guidelines as you get started with this process:

  • The card is available to be checked out at the OSA Office (2nd floor of the Catalyst)
  • We ask you to sign a contract for use of the card
  • Cards may be checked out for 24 hours at a time
  • We ask for your Fuller ID in place of the card
  • Costco card must be checked out in person, and NOT over the phone
  • For each hour the card is late, (past a 2 hour grace period), a $10 per hour fine incurs.

Catalyst Rental

As part of stewardship, the Catalyst functions as an event space for you to check out for a small fee and use to hold meetings, events, and other functions. If you are interested, please email our ASC Administrator, Bethany Hager, at asc-business@fuller.edu, for more details and information.

**Please note that students and community members will be given first priority for this space!!**

Emergency Grant Application

This Grant-in-Aid is for Fuller Theological Seminary students who are experiencing a crisis situation that directly results in an unexpected and significant financial burden, and who are unable to otherwise monetarily cope with the emergency. Limited monetary support is available through the ASC for applicants who meet the following requirements:

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be in good academic standing.
  • The applicant must have a genuine emergency specifying a financial need, and may be required to provide verification of said emergency through paperwork or a reference.
  • The applicant must have paid ASC fees for the current quarter, or the immediately previous quarter.

Examples of extraordinary and unforeseeable financial circumstances:

§ Expenses related to a death in the immediate family.
§ Extraordinary medical expenses (i.e. unprecedented serious illness, extreme hospitalization).
§ Extraordinary transportation needs (i.e. auto breakdown, stolen vehicle).
§ Extraordinary loss of income, due to unforeseeable circumstances.
§ Extraordinary needs related to shelter.

Limitations

  • The total disbursed to a student per year from ASC cannot exceed $500.
  • The period of one year is defined as July 1st - June 30th or, the beginning of Summer Quarter through the end of Spring Quarter, as is consistent with the ASC term of office and Fuller Seminary's fiscal year.
  • One may not apply for the fund more than once a quarter, and cannot apply more than once in two consecutive months.
  • Assistance cannot be used for tuition
  • Funds are distributed only for designated needs.
  • Disbursement of funds is subject to availability and the discretion of the ASC Finance Committee.
  • Accepting these funds may affect your Financial Aid award.

Procedure

  1. Submit completed application below.
  2. Email any supporting documentation to asc-business@fuller.edu.
  3. The Financial Aid Office and the ASC Finance Committee will review the application. You may be asked for an interview or further documentation.
  4. The ASC Business Manager will notify the applicant of the status of the application and any decisions made regarding the fund request.
  • Please note that this process takes a minimum of 1 week and will often take longer, especially if using one of the paper options below.
  • If you would prefer your request to be on paper rather than electronic, download the Word document at the bottom of this page, fill out that application, attach your supporting documents, and submit the application to the office of Student Financial Services.
  • If you would like to complete the online application but drop off paper copies of your supporting documentation, please place those papers in the Business Manager's box in the ASC office on the first floor of the Catalyst.

    Fill out the application
    .

Conference Stipend

This ASC Conference Stipend is open for most Fuller Theological Seminary students who are either principal presenters of a paper/project in their field of study or wish to attend a conference that relates to their particular field of study. Limited monetary support is available for those who meet the basic requirements.

Eligibility:

  • The applicant may apply for ONE of two types of stipends per academic year:
    • (A) Principal Presenter
      • Any student that is a principal presenter of a paper or project at a conference may apply for this type of stipend.
      • We will consider all students equally whether they are authors or not authors on particular research projects/posters, as long as they are the principal presenter on the project.
      • Applicants will be awarded a $200.00 stipend based on the availability of funds.
    • (B) Participant
      • Any student who wishes to attend a conference within their specific field is eligible to apply.
      • Students who are presenters but not principal presenters of a paper or project will be eligible for this stipend.
      • Applicants will be awarded a $100.00 stipend based on the availability of funds.
  • The applicant must be currently enrolled as a student of Fuller Theological Seminary's Pasadena Campus in a minimum of 6 units for master's level students. PhD students must be able to show that they are in good academic standing, in order to be eligible for the stipend. Regional campus students, DMiss, DMin, and MAGL students are not eligible.
  • Receipt(s) of conference expenses must be submitted before funds will be disbursed. Expenses will only be reimbursed for receipts submitted. Eligible receipts include conference registration, travel, lodging, and food.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application, including all signatures and receipts, no later than 30 days after the starting date of the conference attended. Please allow an additional 3 weeks for processing. There is no penalty for applying before the conference, but please keep in mind that you will only be reimbursed for your expenses after the conference.
  • Applications with receipts may be submitted before the conference for faster processing. Applications without receipts, and with both required signatures, may be submitted before the conference to determine eligibility/availability, but funds will only be disbursed upon submission of receipts.

Limitations:

  • A student is only eligible to be awarded one conference stipend per year (defined as July 1 - June 30).
  • The stipend cannot be used for school tuition but must go towards the cost of attending the conference: admission, travel, board, food..
  • Students applying for this fund are required to get the approval of a Faculty Advisor or a supporting faculty member.
  • Funds are limited and are subject to availability.
  • Stipends will not be awarded for any application completed more than 30 days after the conference began.

Procedure:

  1. Read the above information!
  2. Sign the first statement below then click "continue" to go to the rest of the application.
  3. Ask an Advisor/Faculty member to send their statement of support to asc-business@fuller.edu
  4. Send your conference receipts to asc-business@fuller.edu (at least for the amount you're asking for, $100 or $200).
  5. The ASC Finance Committee will review and process the application within two weeks.
  6. The ASC Business Manager will notify the applicant of the status of the application and any decisions made.

For more information, please contact the ASC Business Manager: Bethany Hager | 626-584-5668 | asc-business@fuller.edu

Fill out the application.

Ruth Vuong Scholarship

Ruth Ruth A. Vuong Award

Due Date: April 27, 2014

The Ruth A. Vuong Award is a scholarship set up in memory of Ruth A. Vuong. Ruth was considered by many to be the jewel of Fuller Theological Seminary during her more than 25-year tenure of service. She was deeply committed to issues of social justice, racial harmony, and spiritual formation. She provided wisdom and spiritual counsel, and spoke with a boldness that was simultaneously embedded in grace and love.

As part of keeping her legacy alive at Fuller, this award of $500 is intended to honor a student whose life reflects Ruth's tireless advocacy and service to those inside and outside our community.

The All-Seminary Council and the Office of Student Affairs is soliciting nominations from students, staff, and faculty. The individual must meet the eligibility requirements.

The All-Seminary Council and Office of Student Affairs will review these nominations and make the final decision by the second week of May, 2013.

Eligibility

  • Must have been enrolled during the current academic year.
  • The individual must be a current student at the Pasadena campus who is paying ASC fees.
  • The student must be in good academic standing.
  • Please note that preference will be given to students who are graduating in the current academic year.

Nominee Characteristics

  • Gentle
  • Wise
  • Selfless
  • Pastoral
  • Compassionate
  • Leading
  • Advocating

The award decision will be made by mid-May, and the recipient will be honored at a luncheon (TBD), which he/she will be expected to attend.

For more information:

Contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@fuller.edu or 626.584.5433

Fill out the application.

Sheri Harthoorn Memorial Fund

Sheri Harthoorn Memorial Mission Fund

As part of the All-Seminary Council's larger role to campus, we have a Mission fund set up to help students support other students in ministry, missions, internships, and cross-cultural projects. This fund is based on donations from students, faculty, staff, and administration.

Eligibility

  1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled and continuing student at Fuller Theological Seminary.
  2. Any member of the ASC or any member of his/her family will not be eligible to receive this fund.
  3. All recipients of funds will be expected to share highlights of the internship/mission in a 1-2 page report. This report will be presented at an ASC General Council meeting after the trip.
  4. Applicant must be going on a cross-cultural ministry (culture other than his/her own)
  5. All recipients will be expected to return the funds to the ASC if: a. Under any circumstances, they are unable to use them for the specific purpose applied for OR
    b. The trip will not be completed before April 2015

If you are interested in and eligible for this scholarship, please download the attached form, complete it, sign it, and send it to Preety Dass, our VP for Diversity. You can send your completed application to ASC Office. The committee will begin reviewing applications starting Spring Quarter.

Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2014

Decisions will be finalized in the Spring Quarter.

**For more information about this scholarship, please do not hesitate to email Preety Dass at, <asc-vpdiversity@fuller.edu>. Thanks!**

Fill out the application.

Please bring the application to the Office of Student Affairs or email it to studentaffairs@fuller.edu.

Contact

The ASC Office is located on the first floor of Kreyssler Hall on Fuller's Pasadena campus.

phone: 626-584-5452
email: asc-admin@fuller.edu