Student life office moves to Hadlock Student Center

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

The student life office is excited to announce its move to the Hadlock Student Center, 1400 E. Sherman St. 

Entrance to the offices will be through the side door closest to the parking lot of Sherman Street.

Suicide prevention event open to students and employees Aug. 15

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

George Fox faculty and students are invited to take part in a virtual interprofessional continuing medical education event addressing suicide prevention on Saturday, Aug. 15. It will take place over Zoom from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The event is free to students and staff. It will feature experts from a variety of healthcare professions to discuss how interprofessional teams in school-based health centers and primary care clinics can work closely together to prevent adolescent suicide in our communities.

After rates of adolescent suicide in the U.S. stabilized from 2000 to 2007, suicide rates for ages 10 to 24 increased from 2007 (6.8 per 100,000 persons) to 2017 (10.6). While suicides increased across this age group, suicide rates most sharply increased for ages 10 to 14, nearly tripling from 2007 (0.9) to 2017 (2.5).

These increasing rates of adolescent suicide highlight the importance of prevention and intervention in schools, primary care and other community-based settings.

To learn more, contact Tammy O’Doherty (todohert@georgefox.edu).

Bon Appetit: We’re prepared to serve you this fall

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Bon Appetit is excited to welcome you to back to campus this fall! As you’d expect, we’re implementing some serious sanitation and service measures to ensure you can dine with us as safely and comfortably as possible.

While COVID-19 safety is a key priority, it isn’t our only one. We still believe that food has an important role to play in individual wellness and in building culture and community at George Fox. Our chefs will still be cooking from scratch, using fresh local and seasonal ingredients that meet our sustainability standards. (We are pleased to mention that, in March, the Humane Society of the United States ranked us the No. 1 food service company, the only one with an A+ grade!)

More information about dining can be found on this webpage. As more information unfolds, updates will be communicated with students and posted on this site.

For more information, please General Manager Jason Rosvall at jason.rosvall@cafebonappetit.com or 503-554-3201.

Virtual event open to aspiring behavioral health clinicians

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Interested in learning more about working as a behavioral health clinician? Join us for a special continuing education event focused on developing new skills for behavioral health learners using the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model.

The course “Professional Solutions: Behavioral Health Clinician Essentials” will be held virtually the week of Aug. 10-14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is no cost to participate for George Fox faculty or students.

Research shows that clinics that implement the BCBH model are better equipped to deliver biopsychosocial-cultural care to the people they serve. The PCBH model is an evolution of psychotherapy that matches the fast pace of primary care by adding a behavioral health clinician (BHC) team member who works in a focused and accessible way.

BHCs in primary care are licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists. This event will feature an interprofessional team that includes experts in the PCBH model, primary care clinicians, nurses and others who are invested in the success of BHCs in primary care.

To learn more, contact Tammy O’Doherty (todohert@georgefox.edu).

Sophomores can now register for residential parking permits

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

The vehicle registration portal opens up today (Monday) on MyGeorgeFox for sophomores to register their vehicles for residential parking permits! Be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you, as you will need some of that information in order to register.

The portal will open for freshmen on Monday, July 27. The portal is currently open for seniors, commuters, graduate students and juniors.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Graduate and commuter students: A parking waiver form is available

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

George Fox graduate and commuter students who do not plan to bring a vehicle to campus can request an exemption from being automatically charged the parking permit fee by completing the parking waiver form. Please read the waiver form thoroughly as you fill it out.

By signing this form you agree that you will not bring a vehicle and park on George Fox’s Newberg campus or the surrounding Good Neighbor areas (as specified in the parking policies) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

If your vehicle is found parked on campus during these times, the following will occur:

  • You will be automatically issued and charged for a parking permit and be fined an additional $75 for parking an unregistered vehicle.
  • You will be required to pick up the permit from Campus Public Safety and an officer will assist you in the proper placement of the permit.

Note: There may be additional fines for any other violations according to the parking policies of the university.

If you are taking four or fewer credit hours in a semester, you may be eligible for this waiver. However, you must obtain a special temporary permit from Campus Public Safety and display it appropriately to avoid the above-listed sanctions.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Sophomores can register for residential parking permits on Monday

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

The vehicle registration portal opens up this Monday, July 20, on MyGeorgeFox for sophomores to register their vehicles for residential parking permits! Be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you, as you will need some of that information in order to register.

The portal will open for freshmen on Monday, July 27. The portal is currently open for seniors, commuters, graduate students and juniors.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Virtual event open to aspiring behavioral health clinicians

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Interested in learning more about working as a behavioral health clinician? Join us for a special continuing education event focused on developing new skills for behavioral health learners using the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model.

The course “Professional Solutions: Behavioral Health Clinician Essentials” will be held virtually the week of Aug. 10-14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is no cost to participate for George Fox faculty or students.

Research shows that clinics that implement the BCBH model are better equipped to deliver biopsychosocial-cultural care to the people they serve. The PCBH model is an evolution of psychotherapy that matches the fast pace of primary care by adding a behavioral health clinician (BHC) team member who works in a focused and accessible way.

BHCs in primary care are licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists. This event will feature an interprofessional team that includes experts in the PCBH model, primary care clinicians, nurses and others who are invested in the success of BHCs in primary care.

To learn more, contact Tammy O’Doherty (todohert@georgefox.edu).

Check out these ‘paying the gap’ tips

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Do you owe a balance after your financial aid offer? We can help! For tips and help on paying the gap, please see some helpful tips on Ways to Fill the Gap.

Questions? Contact Janet Herron at jherron@georgefox.edu.

Be featured in a return-to-campus video

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Our creative marketing team is working on a video Thursday, July 16, and would love some volunteers to act and voice-over some sections!

There are some small parts and bigger parts, so if you have any free time, whether that be the whole day or only 30 minutes, we would love to have you participate. (Plus Pennington will be there, and he’s the best.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated, so please fill out this form or contact Missy Downs (mdowns@georgefox.edu) by Tuesday, July 14, if you are willing and able to help us out.

New Title IX regulations soon go into effect

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

The Department of Education recently released the final regulations for implementing protections of equal access to education under Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972. As federal laws, these regulations govern how institutions are required to respond to sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment. These regulations are effective as of Aug. 14, 2020.

These regulations are significant, and we are carefully reviewing them over the coming weeks to determine what adjustments we need to make to our current policies and/or our processes for addressing reports of sexual assault and harassment.

The state of Oregon also has relevant legislation, and we need to consider how the federal and state regulations interact with one another. We will be certain to inform our community of any changes we need to make as a result of these new laws.

We recognize that many members of our community have been deeply impacted by sexual assault. It is important that you know that our commitment to preventing sexual assault, supporting those who report experiencing harm, and conducting fair, transparent and safe grievance processes for all parties continues to be a top priority for us. We remain steadfastly focused on continuing to build a supportive, safe and welcoming environment where everyone can learn, work and thrive.  

If you have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault, you are encouraged to connect to the resources at our institution or elsewhere that can best support you. Much of this information is on our website at georgefox.edu/titleix. We also have added a new video resource specific to George Fox on our Title IX website’s home page that addresses some common questions.

Our Title IX team’s contact information is on the Title IX website under “staff.” Please contact the Office of Student Life (studentlife@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.

Residential parking permit registration open to juniors beginning today

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

The vehicle registration portal opens up today (Monday) on MyGeorgeFox for juniors to register their vehicles for residential parking permits! Be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you, as you will need some of that information in order to register.

The portal will open on July 20 for sophomores and on July 27 for freshmen. The portal is currently open for seniors, commuters and graduate students.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Parking waiver form available for graduate and commuter students

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Starting today (Monday, July 13), George Fox graduate and commuter students who do not plan to bring a vehicle to campus can request an exemption from being automatically charged the parking permit fee by completing the parking waiver form. Please read the waiver form thoroughly as you fill it out.

By signing this form you agree that you will not bring a vehicle and park on George Fox’s Newberg campus or the surrounding Good Neighbor areas (as specified in the parking policies) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

If your vehicle is found parked on campus during these times, the following will occur:

  • You will be automatically issued and charged for a parking permit and be fined an additional $75 for parking an unregistered vehicle.
  • You will be required to pick up the permit from Campus Public Safety and an officer will assist you in the proper placement of the permit.

Note: There may be additional fines for any other violations according to the parking policies of the university.

If you are taking four or fewer credit hours in a semester, you may be eligible for this waiver. However, you must obtain a special temporary permit from Campus Public Safety and display it appropriately to avoid the above-listed sanctions.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Last call to register for free HICP virtual event

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

The university’s employees and students are invited to attend a free virtual event that will discuss the topic of High-Impact Chronic Pain (HICP) on Saturday, July 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

HICP affects 11 to 20 million U.S. adults and interferes with work or other daily activities most days or every day. People with HICP often suffer from iatrogenic harms, including (but not limited to) prescription-induced opiate use disorders.

In this session, we will hear from experts representing a variety of professions to discuss the healthcare experiences of people with HICP and the evidence on what works to reduce iatrogenic harms and promote health. You don’t want to miss this interactive virtual event intended to strengthen the primary care workforce. 

Students and employees can attend for free, but you must register ASAP at this link. Please contact Tammy O’Doherty (todohert@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Parking waiver form available for graduate and commuter students

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Starting Monday, July 13, George Fox graduate and commuter students who do not plan to bring a vehicle to campus can request an exemption from being automatically charged the parking permit fee by completing the parking waiver form. Please read the waiver form thoroughly as you fill it out.

By signing this form you agree that you will not bring a vehicle and park on George Fox’s Newberg campus or the surrounding Good Neighbor areas (as specified in the parking policies) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

If your vehicle is found parked on campus during these times, the following will occur:

  • You will be automatically issued and charged for a parking permit and be fined an additional $75 for parking an unregistered vehicle.
  • You will be required to pick up the permit from Campus Public Safety and an officer will assist you in the proper placement of the permit.

Note: There may be additional fines for any other violations according to the parking policies of the university.

If you are taking four or fewer credit hours in a semester, you may be eligible for this waiver. However, you must obtain a special temporary permit from Campus Public Safety and display it appropriately to avoid the above-listed sanctions.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Employees: Please pass this information along to students you know.

Join in the fun of our return-to-campus video project

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Our creative marketing team is working on a video Thursday, July 16, and would love some volunteers to act and voice-over some sections!

There are some small parts and bigger parts, so if you have any free time, whether that be the whole day or only 30 minutes, we would love to have you participate. (Plus Pennington will be there, and he’s the best.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated, so please fill out this form or contact Missy Downs (mdowns@georgefox.edu) by Tuesday, July 14, if you are willing and able to help us out.

Juniors can register for residential parking permits on Monday

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

The vehicle registration portal opens up Monday, July 13, on MyGeorgeFox for juniors to register their vehicles for residential parking permits! Be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you, as you will need some of that information in order to register.

The portal will open on July 20 for sophomores and on July 27 for freshmen. The portal is currently open for seniors, commuters and graduate students.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Employees: Please pass this information along to students you know.

Please note academic schedule change

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Based upon current public health guidance, George Fox is adjusting its academic calendar to reduce class time during the influenza season and to minimize student travel to and from campus. 

  • Monday, Aug. 24: First day of undergraduate and graduate classes
  • Friday, Oct. 9: Mid-semester holiday (Newberg campus)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25: Last day of face-to-face instruction
  • Thursday-Friday, Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving break
  • Monday-Friday: Nov. 30-Dec. 4: Final exams/presentations (most completed remotely)

Students in on-campus housing are welcome to stay on campus through the Thanksgiving holiday. Those who return home for the holiday will be asked to complete finals off campus. 

At this point, the university plans to start the spring semester in person on Jan. 11, 2021.

On-campus track and field camp set for July 13-17

Monday, July 6th, 2020

In lieu of a virtual camp, the George Fox coaching staff will host an on-campus track and field camp July 13-17 on the Newberg campus.

The camp will be divided into a 10 to 11:30 a.m. session for younger children (ages 7-13) and a noon to 1:30 p.m. session for middle and high schoolers (ages 13-19). Camp will be held at the track complex each day Monday through Friday.

For detailed information, please visit this link. Discounts will be given to families with multiple students attending.

Questions? Please email Adam Haldorson at ahaldorson@georgefox.edu or Mike Wilson at mwilson@georgefox.edu.

Grad students, seniors and commuters can register for parking today

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

The vehicle registration portal opens up today (Monday) on MyGeorgeFox for grad students, all commuters and seniors to register their vehicles for parking permits! Be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you, as you will need some of that information in order to register.

The portal will open on Monday, July 13, for juniors to register, and on Monday, July 20, for sophomores. Freshmen can register starting on Monday, July 27.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Employees: Please pass this information along to students you know.