Campus Resources

At Buena Vista University, we dedicate ourselves to making campus the best possible place for learning and living. We are committed to the safety and health of all students, and believe that students of all cultures deserve to be treated with respect. 

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A Great Place to Call Home

Buena Vista University can become your home away from home! Our Campus Security and Health Services staff will make you safe and welcome. Learn more about health and safety resources at BVU.

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Campus Safety

At BVU, we’re committed to the safety and security of our students. With 24/7 security services, routine patrols of the entire campus, keyed entry into our residence halls, and our partnership with local law enforcement, we ensure a safe living and learning environment. 

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Diversity & Inclusion

Supporting all students and broadening perspectives of diversity is a key aspect of BVU’s campus dynamic. Our Center for Diversity & Inclusion offers students a place to come together for cultural exchange and celebration, while offering a safe, inclusive environment. 

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Health and Wellness Center

Wellness Center

Our Wellness Center combines Health Services and Counseling Services, offering a holistic approach to physical and mental health. The center is complete with a massage chair and Relaxation Room!  

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Spiritual Life

The University offers ongoing support, information, and programming related to spirituality and religion. Student Success, along with the Chaplain and Center for Diversity and Inclusion, provide opportunities to connect with others from a range of traditions.

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BVU Mentorship Program

The BVU Mentorship Program provides extra support and guidance for first-year and transfer students during their transition to BVU. Each student is paired with an upperclassman mentor. 

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Student Success Team

The Student Success team integrates your educational experiences into a learning community filled with opportunities, challenges, and services that promote the development of the whole person. Their job is to create an atmosphere where you can thrive, and become prepared to live and work in a global and diverse society.

Trevor Berneking
Trevor Berneking
Director of Esports and Intramurals
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Joel Berrien
Dr. Joel Berrien
Senior Director for Diversity & Inclusion
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Dr. Jamii Claiborne
Vice President of Student Success
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Jessica Garling
Jessica Garling
Director of Campus Security
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Makayla Grev
Area Coordinator
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Heather Grover
Heather Grover
Success Coach
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Melanie Hauser
Dr. Melanie Hauser
University Chaplain
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Nichole Hoffman
Nichole Hoffman
Interim Director of Wellness Center & Campus Nurse
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Samantha Kay
Sami Kay
Assistant Director of Career & Leadership Development
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Theresa Lullman
Theresa Lullman
Student Success Coordinator
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Mandi Mollring
Assistant Dean for Student Success and Campus Engagement
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Jan Perrien
Jan Perrian
Associate Director of Wellness & University Counselor
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Brianna Pounds
Brianna Pounds
Assistant Director of Community and Student Engagement
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Albert Rassavong
Assistant Director of Esports and Intramurals
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John Salazar
John Salazar
Associate Dean for Student Success and Residence Life
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Jacob Sellers
Area Coordinator of Liberty & Grand
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Megan Westcoat
Megan Wescoat
Director of Student & Community Engagement
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