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STUDENT SERVICES

Director of Student Services, Robbyn Kawaguchi of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College Berkeley
Our Director of Student Services, Robbyn Kawaguchi, provides assistance to students in achieving their academic and career goals. Students can work with the Director of Student Services to access disability services, tutoring, scholarship information, and community resources. In addition to providing ongoing support through completion of the program, the Student Services department works closely with student groups to enhance campus life, and maintains connections with our alumni to provide ongoing support and networking opportunities.

Please feel free to contact the Director of Student Services, Robbyn Kawaguchi, with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

DISABILITY SERVICES

AIMC Berkeley extends reasonable and appropriate accommodations upon request to students with documented disabilities. Students who wish to request accommodations should meet with the Director of Student Services to discuss their needs and review the documentation required in order for the necessary provisions to be arranged. Please refer to the College Catalog for the complete policy.

TUTORING

AIMC offers a variety of tutoring services to students in need of additional academic help.

  • Group tutoring sessions are frequently offered on campus, and are open to all students, at no cost, unless otherwise stated.
  • Individual tutoring is provided to eligible students at no cost. If a student wishes to request individual tutoring, he or she should contact the Director of Student Services.

tutoring at Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College Berkeley

Students who are not eligible for free tutoring services are welcome to hire any of the school’s individual tutors and pay for the assistance out-of-pocket. In such cases, the tutor will determine his/her rate and the student will pay the tutor directly. AIMC is not involved in tutor-for-hire agreements and cannot intercede in such matters.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Students in need of information on community resources and referrals should visit the Berkeley Free Clinic Website. There you will find listings for numerous resources located in Berkeley and the surrounding areas, including:

  • mental health services
  • drug and alcohol treatment
  • medical & dental clinics
  • optometry services
  • testing sites (HIV, STD, etc)
  • food bank & shelter information

A list of local mental health resources can be found at the Mental Health Association of Alameda County.  Nationwide resources are also available through the Mental Health Resources List which provides links to services and organizations for a variety of populations and disorders.

CAMPUS & STUDENT LIFE

ACADEMIC & COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR

Students & faculty are invited to add events to our shared community calendar. Students will also find important dates, such as registration deadlines & school closings on the calendar.

Have an idea for an event that AIMC can host for our students or wider community? Fill out the Event Proposal Form at least 30 days before the proposed event date.

Looking for CEU’s, Open House dates, and Community Classes? Visit our Workshops & Events page.

students and staff at Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College Berkeley

TOWN HALL MEETINGS

Town Halls are campus-wide meetings held once a term and include campus announcements and open discussion. If you’d like to contribute an agenda item for our next town hall, please submit them here.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

There are a number of opportunities for students to interact outside of the classroom, including:

Campus Clubs – Student organizations such as our Rainbow Alliance, Gardening Club and Climate Club are great ways to connect with students with shared experiences and interests.  If you would like to start a club or organization contact the Director of Student Services.

Lunch & Learn Events – These free lunchtime presentations are open to all AIMC community members and cover a wide range of topics as building your own practice, volunteering in third world countries, treating the elderly, transitioning your practice, BIPOC access to care, mental health for caregivers, and much more.

Film Screenings – AIMC organizes screenings of documentaries and other films which are relevant to our field and community.  Past events include Queer Film Night and a private screening of “Dope is Death.”

Workshops – There are often opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and/or skills beyond the classroom.  Past and upcoming workshops include Salve Making, Decolonizing the Heart and Mind, and East Asian Medicine in America & Cultural Appropriation

STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council is the student organization representing students at AIMC Berkeley. In addition to providing support and guidance to fellow students, the Council organizes a number of student events throughout the year including craft fairs, tea tastings, decompression rooms during finals, and end-of-term socials.  All students are invited to participate in the council, and council activities are open to all students. Representatives meet every month internally, and host school-wide student meetings every month as well. If you have a suggestion for the Student Council, you can submit it here.

Mission Statement: The AIMC Student Council is organized for the purpose of advocating for our diverse student body by representing its ideas, needs, and priorities via transparent communication and a team-based approach to problem solving. We work to advance the interests and well-being of AIMC and its students through our proactive leadership role on campus. We strive to promote clear communication between students and the school administration and to champion the highest-quality academic experience. We encourage opportunities for AIMC students to enrich their connections to one another through social events, networking opportunities, and a cooperative school culture.

​Questions about the Student Council can be directed to studentcouncil@aimc.edu. Meeting dates are typically posted on the Community Calendar above.

students at Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College Berkeley

STUDENT LIFE NEWSLETTERS

Each month we create and send out a newsletter that provides information to our students on a variety of important topics and upcoming events.

Testimonials

"One of my favorite things about AIMC is the sense of community. We come together to support each other through challenges. Instead of a sense of competitiveness between students, there is a caring community that lifts everybody up. The faculty and staff are approachable and provide wonderful support during your graduate journey."

- Master’s Student