Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Asbury Student Community

Community Life

Asbury University is a community of learners in the Christian liberal arts tradition with a mission to prepare students educationally, socially, and spiritually to impact their world for Jesus Christ. The community is committed to foundational principles which promote the development of a holy, holistic and honoring life. At the heart of this community are Jesus’ two great commandments found in Matthew 22:37-40: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind…And…you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Students enrolled in the traditional undergraduate program can learn more from the Handbook for Community Life as well as other helpful information addressing community expectations, concerns and complaints, found on the Resources & Handbooks webpage.

Students enrolled in online programs in Adult Professional Studies and Graduate Studies will find information regarding Online Community Expectations on the Adult & Online Learning website.  Master’s students should also reference any specific graduate program handbooks.

For traditional undergraduate students in on-campus programs, Asbury University provides programs and support services to assist you as you pursue your educational goal. Go to asbury.edu/life for more information on campus living and opportunities.

If you are seeking Academic support, assistance or Accessibility resources go to the Academic Resources for All Students .


Spiritual Life 

The Asbury University community is committed to the integration of faith, learning and living.  Engaging opportunities for worshipdiscipleshipservice, ministry and justice are available to traditional undergraduate students. Go to asbury.edu/spiritual-life or call 859-858-3511 ext. 2200 for additional information.

Chapel - One of the historic distinctives of Asbury University is the gathering of the traditional undergraduate student body in chapel three times a week. Local online students are welcome to attend Chapel on campus, as well as evening worship during our spiritual emphasis weeks in September and January. All students are encouraged to take advantage of chapel livestreaming and podcasts of services available online. Go to asbury.edu/chapel or call 859-858-3511 ext. 2446 for more information.


Intercultural Life

The Office of Intercultural Life seeks to support the mission of Asbury University by facilitating awareness, biblical understanding, respect and appreciation for cultural diversity, as well as ensure the academic success and overall satisfaction of international, third culture, and U.S. ethnic minoritized students. Go to asbury.edu/intercultural or call 859-858-3511 ext. 2416 for additional information.

International Student Support - Designated School Officials are available to answer international students’ questions regarding their student visa status and to ensure that they are maintaining compliance with U.S. regulations regarding international student study in the U.S. Call 859-858-3511 ext. 2166 for additional information.


Services for Residential Students and Students Local to the Wilmore Campus

Center for Wholeness and Wellness - The Center for Wholeness and Wellness endeavors to equip and encourage Asbury University students toward greater personal and community health through the Health Services Clinic and Center for Counseling. The Center staff of licensed counselors, graduate level intern counselors, nurses and doctor work together toward developing the God-given potential of Asbury students.

Center for Counseling - offers a broad range of professional counseling services including individual, group, couples, pre-marital, marital and crisis counseling. Integrating counseling practice with Christ-centered principles, the office seeks to prepare students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service. Services are free for traditional undergraduate students who are currently enrolled for at least nine hours. Students registered for fewer than nine hours and online students pay a fee of $50 per session (no insurance required). All counseling services other than consultation/referral are provided on campus at the Center for Wholeness and Wellness. Visit asbury.edu/counseling for more information.

Health Services - The University maintains a well-equipped Health Services Clinic on campus with a competent staff of experienced registered nurses and a part-time physician. The Clinic is open weekdays during the traditional academic year (excluding summers).  Residential traditional undergraduates may see the physician or nurses by appointment at no additional expense, except for certain prescription medications, diagnostic tests, and immunizations. Students in online programs who are local may schedule visits with the nurse or doctor on a fee-per-service basis. Since the Health Services Clinic does not participate with or bill any insurance, payment is due at the time of service. Excellent medical facilities exist in nearby Lexington in case of serious injury or illness. Visit asbury.edu/health for more information.


Activities Available On-campus

Intercollegiate Athletics - Asbury University recognizes the educational value of sports and maintains an extensive program of intercollegiate athletics. These programs are designed to give students the opportunity for physical exercise and participation in events which develop a spirit of cooperation and good sportsmanship. The programs are intended to be harmonious with the total training of students, preparing them to live as Christians in a competitive society. The varsity program is open to the skilled student-athlete who wants to participate in the highest level of athletic competition at Asbury University. Go to asburyeagles.com or call 859-858-3511 ext. 2475 for additional information.

Intramural Sports - The intramural program is open to all local Asbury University students, alumni, faculty, and staff. A variety of sports, activities, and special events are available throughout the year.

Visit asbury.edu/intramurals for more information.

Student Publications - The Asbury Collegian (student newspaper) theasburycollegian.com is published by student staff and produced under the direction of a student/faculty Publications Committee related to the journalism program of the University. Other student publications include the Asbury Review (literary review magazine) and the Asburian (yearbook). For more information, contact 859-858-3511 with these extensions:  The Asbury Collegian, ext. 2426; Asbury Review, ext. 2439; Asburian Yearbook, ext. 2426.

Music Organizations - Chorale, Concert Band, Handbell Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Men’s Glee Club, Orchestra, Women’s Choir, and many Chamber Ensembles are available for student participation. Contact the Music Department at 859-858-3511 ext. 2250 or visit asbury.edu/ensembles for more information.


Asbury Student CongressStudent ActivitiesClubs & OrganizationsLeadership & Service - Myriad opportunities for student engagement are available to traditional undergraduate students. Explore the links above or go to asbury.edu/life for additional information.


On Campus Dining  

Food is available for residents, commuters and visitors during stated hours at the Z.T. Johnson Cafeteria and Z.T.’s Bistro. Snacks are available in the Hiccup Café coffee shop in the student center. See menu information and hours of service during regular fall and spring semesters at asbury.edu/menu.  Please visit Pioneer College Caterers at asbury.pcconline.net for health and nutritional information. 

Traditional Undergraduate Meal Plans - Undergraduate students living in campus housing are required to sign up for one of the listed cafeteria meal plans outlined on asbury.edu/food.  If a student has extenuating circumstances that might warrant an exception to the full meal plan requirements, they may submit a Reduced Meal Plan Application located under the Board Plan Requirements in the Student Handbook General Policies.  For questions about meal plans, call the Student Accounts Office (859-858-3511 ext. 2330).  With each meal plan, students have the option of purchasing Eagle Bucks to spend at different locations on campus, including the Bistro, Eagle Outlet and the coffee shops.


On Campus Residential Housing

Asbury University is committed to the residential university experience for traditional undergraduates and thus expects full-time single undergraduates to live in University housing. See asbury.edu/housing to learn more about the residence halls and campus housing or call 859-858-3511 ext. 2115.

Students meeting specific criteria may be eligible for an exception to living on campus and may file an Application to Live Off-Campus located under the Residency Requirements in the Student Handbook General Policies.  For questions about living off campus, call the Business Affairs Office (859-858-3511 ext. 2140).  

The University offers a limited number of one- and two-bedroom units for married and nontraditional-age undergraduate and graduate students, all unfurnished. Students wishing to make inquiries about this type of housing should contact the Physical Plant (859-858-3511 ext. 2443) at the earliest possible date, as there may be a wait list.