Jul 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Student Handbook & University Policies 
2021-2022 Student Handbook & University Policies [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Campus Resources

Alumni Relations

Mission Statement:

To support Life University while empowering and enriching the lives of its students’, alumni and friends worldwide.

Vision Statement:

To serve Life University and its students, alumni and friends by bridging a mutual connection and level of engagement – To Give, To Do, To Love, To Serve, out of a sense of abundance.

Department of Alumni Relations

The Alumni Relations Department, located at 1415 Barclay Circle (C-Hop building), work closely with students to provide opportunities for students to connect with alumni and friends of the University.

Alumni Association

Alumni are an invaluable resource for Life University. Realizing this, the first organizational meeting of the Alumni Association of Life University was held on July 22, 1981 during the Life University 4th Annual Homecoming.

The Alumni Association is an organization of graduates who foster a continuing relationship with Life University. Members of the Alumni Association play a vital role in the support and advancement of Life University through their service, participation in Life University programs, financial contributions, and by acting as “ambassadors” for the University in their own communities.

Service to our Students

We’re not just for alumni! The Alumni Relations Department also disperses three scholarships each year –undergraduate, masters, and chiropractic. The Department also offers a mentorship program for students through the Student Networking Association on campus. Please email Alumni.LIFE@edu for more information.


You are automatically a member when you graduate. Membership is free to all LIFE graduates.

Student Benefits to Participating in Student Networking Events LIFE currently has partnerships with the state chiropractic associations of Georgia, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Virginia. The state partnerships provide students who attend Student Networking events on a regular basis with the following benefits:


First quarter students will have the opportunity to apply for a partnership from their home (participating) state. Application for the $7,500 scholarship is only available during first quarter and is paid out evenly 2nd through 12th quarters. To keep this scholarship, students must: attend quarterly SNA meetings, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be in communication with their state mentor quarterly.


Students attending student networking meetings will enjoy Life Alumni & Friends as Speakers. Speaker’s focus on Philosophy of Chiropractic topics and are offered as learning opportunities for students to enhance their educational journey. Students are encouraged to ask questions and keep in touch with the speaker after the meeting as needed.


Students may choose one or more chiropractors to be their mentor. The mentor must be a member of the participating state’s partnership group as follows:

Ohio = Buckeyes for LIFE

North Carolina = Tar Heels for LIFE

Virginia = Unified with LIFE

New York = NYC LIFE

Georgia = Georgia 4 LIFE

Wisconsin= Badgers for LIFE

Students may change mentors at any time and are expected to initiate the relationship.

Dining Services

Lyceum Dining Hall (LDH) is the flagship dining facility for Life University. Located at The Commons residence hall, LDH is a beautiful, state of the art venue featuring an “all you can eat” dining experience with a scenic campus view, digital menu displays and spacious seating. The Grab & Go Grill located at LDH, operates on week-night evenings and weekends, and offers a selection of a la carte menu Items as well as pre-made sandwiches, salads and parfaits.

Socrates Café and Plato II Go are located in the CGUS Building (College of Graduate & Undergraduate Studies) and offers a la carte selections, pizza, and hot bar options. The Café opens up to an inviting outdoor patio area with shaded seating areas near fountains, a fire pit, and soothing streams.

Menus in both Socrates and LDH are made with seasonal, fresh ingredients and sourcing from local and regional organic farmers and vendors (when possible).

For snacks or your favorite Starbucks beverage, visit Eagle’s Landing, which operates as a Starbucks We Proudly Serve kiosk.

Plato II Go operates as Fresh concept offering various selections of foods from around the world. These creations are made with creative, authentic ingredients that are prepared daily in our kitchen.

Late night eating areas are available for study in both Socrates or LDH. Send questions about any of the dining venues to Cafe@life.edu or visit https://www.life.edu/campus-life-pages/dining-services/ for more info.


 The LIFE U Shop Policy

The Life U Shop is located in the Socrates Café in the College for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies building and is operated by Life University. The store has school supplies, clinical diagnostic equipment, snacks and Life U merchandise for sale. Most Items available in the store can be purchased online at http://www.lifeushop.com.

Hours: The Life U Shop is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (3 p.m. on Friday). The store is closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Summer hours and special event hours will be posted throughout the quarter.

Payment: Payment for merchandise can be made with credit/debit card.

Textbooks: All textbooks are available for purchase at www.life.textbookx.com and are not available In-store.

Refund Policy

Clothing and unopened logo’d merchandise are returnable within 14 days of purchase, item must be in original condition, with the tags intact and accompanied by a valid Life U Store receipt.

School supplies, technology and course materials can be returned within 7 days of purchase, UNOPENED, and accompanied by a valid Life U Shop receipt.

Clinic supplies are NOT REFUNDABLE.

The store management reserves the right to determine merchandise return ability.

No returns without a paper or digital receipt.

Campus Communication

Bulletin Boards

All bulletin boards in classrooms are for approved items only. Items may not be posted on these bulletin boards without the approval of the Office of Student Affairs or the University department hosting the event. Posting or distributing non-approved material on campus is a violation of the policies of Life University and will be referred to the Director of Student Conduct. All bulletin boards located throughout the campus that have been labeled for a specific use, such as the clinic bulletin board, various student club bulletin boards, etc., are to be used for the designated purpose only. Presently, bulletin boards for general student use are located in the vending areas of the Center for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and the Center for Chiropractic Education. All announcements concerning seminars, local lectures, and private advertising must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Student Affairs or the host university department. Only approved notices may be posted as directed. Laboratory bulletin boards are to be used by the laboratory instructors only.

LIFE News & Events, Fac/Staff News & Events and Daily LIFE Wire Policy

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Life University takes steps to ensure that you are not overrun with messages from us. Your student email address is oftentimes the only way we can convey important messages to you. It is advisable that you check your student email frequently and that you read your LIFE News & Events newsletters and Daily LIFE Wires as they come out.

If you have a message or announcement for LIFE News & Events, information can be submitted to LIFENews@LIFE.edu. Please contact the Marketing Department with any questions at (678) 331-4342. 

Student Business Card Orders

Whitestone Marketing is the vendor used to print LIFE University student business cards. Students should visit http://life.edu/business-cards for guidelines and to place orders. 

Select the “LIFE1” template and enter the required information needed on the card, to include, the student name, university email address, and a phone number. Other fields are optional and can be left blank.

Once the information has been entered into the template, click on “Preview” to verifyall information. Then click “Generate PDF” to print out/download a copy of your proof. Click “Next” to review your order and submit your debit/credit card payment. The cost to students will be $38.00 per box of 500 business cards. 

Your cards will arrive in approximately 10 days from order date. Once delivered, you will receive an email from LIFE University Mail Services and you may pick up your cards from the Fulfillment Office (Purchasing), down the hallway between Socrates Café and the LIFE U Shop in the CGUS Bldg.  

·      If students have questions about their orders, they may contact the Purchasing Department at purchasing@life.edu

Student Directory Information

Portions of the educational record are defined as directory information. These include:

1. Student names

2. Addresses (e.g., local, home, mailing and LIFE e-mail)

3. Telephone numbers

4. Dates of birth

5. Degrees, honors and awards received

6. Academic levels

7. Majors

8. Colleges

9. Dates of attendance

10. Participation in officially recognized activities/sports

11. Weight/height of members of athletic teams

Prior consent of the student is not required for disclosure of directory information. Student’s names and their Life University e-mail address are listed on the Life University web site, which is updated periodically. Students who wish to be omitted from the directory or any other student publication must complete the FERPA Opt-Out Form with the Registrar’s Office. This may be accomplished via the Student Advocacy Desk

Student E-mail

Life University, recognizing the increasing need for electronic communication, has established e-mail as an official means of communication with students. An official Life University e-mail address is required for all students. The University has the right to send official communications to the University e-mail address, which is in the format of username@student.life.edu. The University expects that every student will receive e-mails at his/her Life University e-mail address and will read e-mails on a frequent and consistent basis. A student’s failure to receive and read University communications in a timely manner does not absolve that student from knowing and complying with the content of such communications. The effective date of this policy is July 11, 2005. If you have questions regarding technology, please review the Student Handbook at web site https://catalog.life.edu/content.php?catoid=14&navoid=1076

U.S. Mail

Postage for domestic and international letters/packages can be purchased from Mail Services located in the Fulfillment (Purchasing) Office within the College of Graduate & Undergraduate Studies (CGUS).  Outgoing mail withpostage can then be placed in the dropbox outside the office, or the blue USPS mailbox located on the plaza between CUS and the Learning Resource Center (LRC).

The return addresses for students are as follows:

The Commons, 1100 Barclay Circle, Apt ####, Marietta, GA 30060

Life’s Village Retreat, 1135 Barclay Circle, Apt ####, Marietta, GA 

Personal mail/packages received will be placed into our secure locker storage system (PackCity) and an automated email sent upon receipt. Students should refrain from using the official Life University address (1269 Barclay Circle) as their return address unless it is for official school business (i.e. transcripts, medical records, etc).  In the case of personal mail arriving for students, the correspondence will be entered into our tracking system and an email notification will be sent to your @student.life.edu email address for instructions on pick up. After 7 days the mail/packages may be returned to sender.

If you have questions regarding mail or package shipments, email mailroom1@life.edu for assistance.

Office of Development, University Advancement Division

The purpose of the Life University Advancement Team is to engage and empower the communities we serve in building a lasting legacy of philanthropy and service by:

· Making a positive difference in the lives of alumni and friends, students, faculty and staff.

· Building multi-level partnerships to deliver significant and meaningful resources and opportunities.

· Raising capital to grow the University and Impact humanity.

You are the foundation of our past, vibrancy of our present and the strength of our future.

All fundraising on behalf of the University, including funding requests for individual departments and student clubs and organizations must go through the Office of Development, University Advancement Division before being approved. Also, LIFE employees and students are prohibited from soliciting alumni for personal projects.

Healthcare & Health Related Services

Campus Center for Health and Optimum Performance (CC-HOP)

The Campus Center for Health and Optimum Performance (CC-HOP) houses our 7th and 8th quarter Clinic Labs.

Center for Health and Optimum Performance (C-HOP)

All Life University Family may receive complimentary chiropractic care, including x-ray and physiotherapy services in the Center for Health and Optimum Performance (CHOP). This includes all faculty, staff, students, and their Immediate families.

For more information, call the C-HOP: 770-792-6100.

C-HOP Hours:

Monday- Friday 7:30am - 7:00pm


Medical Facilities

A list of medical facilities in the Marietta/Atlanta area is available on the Life University web site. Click on the link for information regarding health care and optional medical and dental insurance available to our students. https://catalog.life.edu/content.php?catoid=24&navoid=2775.

Student Accident/Injury Procedures (Non-Athletic Injury)

Campus Safety:

  • All accident/injuries should be reported to Campus Safety immediately.
  • If not possible to meet with Campus Safety immediately, Campus Safety must be notified no later than 24 hours after the accident/injury to complete an Accident/Incident Report.
  • Campus Safety can be reached by calling (770) 426-2911.   

Human Resources:

  • The student must report to Human Resources (HR) immediately after completing the Accident/Incident report with Campus Safety.
  • If not possible to meet with Human Resource after meeting with Safety, the student must report to HR no later than 48 hours after the accident/injury. 
  • HR will complete a claim form and submit a claim to the insurance carrier. 
  • If the student has primary insurance, HR will require a copy of the student’s insurance card(s) to forward to the insurance carrier along with the claim.
  • HR can be reached by calling (770) 426-2932.

Refusal of Care:

  • If medical attention is deemed necessary by Security or Human Resources and the student refuses medical attention, then the student must complete the Declination of Treatment form.

Student Responsibility:

Student(s) with primary insurance must seek medical care/treatment from their primary care physician or any provider of their choice. 

The student must give their primary health insurance information and the Life University Accident insurance information to the medical provider when seeking treatment. 

The student must provide HR with a copy of all status reports for filing purposes until discharged. 

Student(s) without insurance may seek medical care/treatment from primary care physician or any provider of their choice. 

If you do not have insurance the provider will not be able to submit the charges on your behalf, so it will be the student’s responsibility to provide HR with provider information and copy of charges.

HR is available to assist with faxing to the student injury insurance carrier.   


The Accident/Injury Policy has a $10,000 limit with a $250.00 deductible.  Medical coverage and payment is NOT guaranteed.

The student accident policy is secondary.  All bills should be submitted to primary insurance for payment.  Any remaining balances should be submitted to our student injury carrier for processing.


If the accident/injury resulted from a Life University sponsored sporting event/practice, the Athletic Department will file a claim with the sports accident/incident insurance companies (see the Head Athletic Officer, Athletic Department, for more information).

Personal Property Insurance

While Life University is a very safe place to attend school we occasionally experience crimes of opportunity in the form of thefts of electronic devices. Also, we may experience dropped, lost or damage to our personal electronics (phones, tablets or laptops). Life University has made arrangement with Arthur Gallagher & Co. as a preferred insurance provider to offer a specialized property protection insurance policy. This optional coverage fills the gap between homeowners insurance and no insurance at all. Specific information about the policy, its coverage and restrictions can be found at www.CollegeStudentInsurance.com. Students are encouraged to have a personal property insurance policy for their belongings to minimize the effects of loss of these items on your educational experience.

Drs. Sid E. & Nell K. Williams Library

The Drs. Sid E. and Nell K. Williams Library provides a full complement of academic library services, including print monographs, periodicals, e-books, e-journals, online resources and databases, print reference resources, audiovisual resources, anatomical models, X-rays, training classes, and a student computer lab serving students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater healthcare community.

The library is located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) building. Please check online or at the library for times of operation as they do change during midterms, finals and break. http://life.libguides.com/home

General Procedures

Life University student ID is required to check out library materials, to pay for printing and photocopies and to use other library services. Users may be asked to show ID upon entry or while using library services.

Cell phone conversations are to be used only in the lobby area, and ringers are to be turned off or set on vibrate before entering the library.

Library Collections

The library supports the University’s mission by providing access to print and digital resources that promote academic and personal development and support the curricula of academic programs.

The library maintains the following collections:

  • Print books
  • Print journals
  • Electronic books
  • Electronic journals
  • Audio-visual
  • Anatomical models
  • Databases
  • Course Reserves
  • Reference
  • Special Collection

Each collection has specific guidelines concerning how to access these items (in-person or virtually) and detailed circulation procedures that include information about loan periods, renewals, and fine/replacement costs. In-depth information about both can be found online. http://life.libguides.com/c.php?g=214017&p=1516145

Library Services

The library provides an environment in which students and faculty can conduct research and engage in both group and private study. To accomplish this, the library provides the following services:

  • Circulation
  • Study Rooms
  • Photocopying, Printing, and Document Scanning
  • Reference
  • Online research guides
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Computer lab
  • Wireless internet access

Online Library Guides

The library offers online research guides that provide 24/7 support for student sand faculty. These guides can be accessed at http://life.libguides.com

Library Catalog

Visit the library catalog’s website for more information.

Computer Lab

Library computers are available during regular operating hours. These computers offer Microsoft Office applications, email, Internet, library catalog access and database searching.

  • Access is granted with Blackboard login credentials.
  • Visitors and alumni computer use/access information is available at the circulation desk.

Wireless Internet Access

A wireless Internet access network is available in the library.

Library Information Notification

Students receive holds notices, overdue notices, digital interlibrary loan documents and delivery notices via Life University email accounts.