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Fresno Pacific University





Educational Resources

Libraries

Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies Collection; Radical Reformation Collection. Mennonite Brethren Historical Library (about 17,700 volumes) contains published material (books, periodicals and audio-visuals) relating to biblical studies, theology, missions, education, art, literature and other topics. While the primary collection focus of the historical library is the Mennonite Brethren Church, it also holds a wide range of materials relating to other Mennonite groups in North America and around the world, including the Amish and Hutterites. There are also approximately 810 feet of archival non-published records. The library also houses ERIC documents back through 1982.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 197,032 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,600 current serial subscriptions.
  • 315,000 microforms.
  • 2,558 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

On Fresno Pacific University's main campus, the AIMS Hall of Mathematics and Science is home to the San Joaquin Valley's only Foucault Pendulum. One of four in the state of California, the pendulum has a 235-pound polished brass ball suspended from the second-story ceiling of AIMS Hall. Throughout the day, the pendulum knocks down a circle of pegs, located on the foyer floor, illustrating the earth's rotation in a harmonious depiction of the ties between math and science. The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies is also located on the FPU campus. This library and archive is open to the public, free of charge, and serves as the official archives of the Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, Mennonite Brethren Mission and Service International, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary and the university. Historical information about Mennonite Brethren and other North American Mennonite groups, including the Amish and Hutterites, is contained in the center's impressive collection of over 18,400 cataloged library volumes and more than 800 linear feet of processed archival records. Located in the majestic Sierra Nevada is Fresno Pacific University's private retreat facility, Casa Pacifica. Ideal for team-building activities and relaxation, Casa Pacifica hosts hundreds of university faculty, staff and students throughout the year. Since 1981, the Activities Integrating Mathematics and Science (AIMS) Education Foundation has been serving students in grades K-9 across the United States. The AIMS Research Library contains more than 12,500 volumes related to the fields of math, science and education. The library is available for use by university faculty and students at no charge. An outgrowth of the graduate math/science program of Fresno Pacific University, the AIMS Foundation creates curriculum that provides users with an experiential, hands-on approach integrating math, science and other disciplines.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 75 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 15 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 200 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 60 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 50 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 768 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance, other

Remedial

study skills

Counseling

career, personal, academic, psychological, religious, other

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 53% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 4% of housing units are Singles.
  • 35% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 24% of housing units are Triples.
  • 19% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 18% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 25 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 4% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 50% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming, Winter Formal, Jr Ball, Sr Ball, West Coast Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale and Auction
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 20 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Chaplains, Sonflowers, Insight, Kid's Klub, MBSF, PACESETTERS
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Slavic Club, Asian Flavor, United FAITH, Amigos Unidos, International Club, CAKE
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Art Club, Concert Choir, College Hour Worship Band, Musica Pacifica, Jazz Band, Students in Free Enterprise, Math/Science Club, Pre-Med Club, Music Club, Social Work Club, Baseball Club, Volleyball Club, Snow Crew, Tennis Club, Club Stammtisch, Cricket Club, Commuter Council, Sunfish Aquatics, Iron Man/weightlifting, Aerobics Club, Environmental Club, Student Community Care Fund, Photo Club, Hip Hop Dance, Wrestling
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Syrinx (monthly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Fresno, CA (3), San Francisco, CA (180)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Fresno, CA (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Fresno, CA (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 50% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 23% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    dress/hair code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited






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