SCOPE is a publication of the SCCO Student Association. Read about life as an optometry student at SCCO.
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The Southern California College of Optometry is a major health care teaching facility and as such believes in the promotion of physical health and mental well-being for all of its students, faculty, staff and administration. In that spirit, a Fitness Center was incorporated into the College's 1998 building project. All current members of the student body in good standing; all contracted faculty, adjunct faculty and faculty emeriti; and all currently employed staff and administrators are eligible to use the Fitness Center upon signing a "Waiver of Liability and Indemnity" form. No other persons are eligible to use the facility. The Fitness Center includes lockers, showers and restrooms that are available for temporary use while utilizing the facilities. The Fitness Center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, unless closed for cleaning and/or repairs.
Student Health Insurance
The Southern California College of Optometry has a strong interest and concern in the health and well-being of all of its students. The College does not have an infirmary or provide direct health services. The College strongly urges its students to carry sufficient accident and health care coverage from a carrier of their choosing because of the potential for unexpected health care expenses while enrolled as students. Students are urged to consider the coverage offered for students through the American Optometric Student Association, the American Optometric Association, or the California Optometric Association.
Academic Assistance/Tutorial Services
It is the desire of the College to offer tutorial assistance, without charge, to any and all students experiencing academic difficulty. Every student is encouraged to avail him or herself of the tutoring program offered by the College in order to successfully complete his or her professional education. In addition, the College offers an Academic Mentoring program for students on Academic Probation.
Credit Union membership is available in the SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and the California Optometric Association Credit Union. Information and applications for both plans are available from the Office of Human Resources.