Student Life

Welcome to the George Fox community!

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Beyond the academic experience, there’s an abundance of things to see, do and learn during your college years. What are your interests outside the classroom? That’s where our office comes in!

Want to join a club, develop your leadership skills, serve others, or deepen your walk with Christ? Consider the Office of Student Life as your resource for exploring these passions. We’re also here to assist with issues related to residence life, campus services, health and counseling needs, your transition to college life, and much more.

Ultimately, it’s our desire to cultivate a community that glorifies God, respects and celebrates diversity in its many forms, and encourages your academic success and personal growth.

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You can reach us at, 503-554-2310, or by visiting our offices in the Hadlock Student Center.


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Student Activities

Our office is in the business of guaranteeing fun! How would you like to get involved in upcoming events and activities? 

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Student Life Leadership

Make the most of your time at George Fox by serving as a student leader or employee in the Office of Student Life!

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Student Government

Our Associated Student Community (ASC) is committed to advocating for all students. Check out how you can be an advocate for improving the student experience.

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Residence Life

Dedicated to nurturing community, this branch of our office oversees the on-campus living experience. We want to journey with you as you make a home here, providing you with programming and community resources to help you thrive.

As part of this process, resident assistants (RAs) will come alongside you to answer your questions, help you connect to the community, and encourage deep relationships.

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Spiritual Life

Visit our spiritual life site to learn more about how we engage our community through chapel, service opportunities, small groups and special events. 

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University Recreation

Find your fit through exercise, play, exploration and competition. Our Hadlock Student Center offers fitness classes, a rock-climbing wall, outdoor adventures, intramurals, an indoor track, basketball/volleyball courts, and a rental center so you can plan your own adventures.

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Welcome Weekend

First-year students, those who transfer in, and others who are transitioning to life on campus receive quite the welcome when they arrive. This three-day event to kick off the new academic year will give you a chance to get acclimated, meet other students and faculty members, and just have a blast. 

Faith & Culture

  1. Intercultural Resource Center (IRC)

    The Intercultural Resource Center is committed to creating a campus community that produces thoughtful, courageous leaders who are equipped intellectually, spiritually and culturally to change the world.

    Following the example of Jesus, we courageously engage in challenging conversations, find healing in Christ-centered community, and wrestle to bring peace and restoration to our world. All are welcome to engage with us!

  2. Commuter Life

    Commuting to campus? Get information about parking policies and food services, amenities such as our FoxHole commuter lounge, as well as ways you can get plugged into the George Fox community.
  3. Veterans

    We are a Yellow Ribbon member institution and invite veterans and dependents of veterans to find a home at a university where you will be known personally, academically and spiritually.
  4. Title IX

    We are committed to supporting and resourcing students as well as ending sexual assault and sexual misconduct in all its forms. Use this site to find an advocate, share your concerns or questions via our feedback form, or report an incident.

Resources & Support

Health & Counseling Services

Health and counseling services are available to all students at the George Fox Newberg campus. Medical care is billed through personal insurance and counseling services are provided free of charge.

Campus Public Safety

Contact Campus Public Safety if you need information about parking, policies and services related to safety and security, bicycle and vehicle registration, and the lost and found.

Dining Services

The Canyon Commons dining hall is our main dining facility on campus, and meals may also be purchased at our Bridge Cafe and Maker’s Market.

University Housing

Learn more about living areas, off-campus living, break housing options, what to bring to campus, and more.

Bruin Community Pantry

The Bruin Community Pantry seeks to meet the needs of students who, for one reason or another, do not have access to enough healthy food.

LGBTQ+ Care & Resources

Human sexuality is deeply personal and complex. The Human Sexuality Care Initiative is designed to support students who are grappling with these sensitive topics.

Parent & Family Programs

Our Parent and Family Programs office is committed to communicating with family members about news and events, helping you stay connected to your student all year.

Student Handbook

The Undergraduate Student Handbook is your resource to articulate the lifestyle standards, community policies, and other aspects of being a member of the George Fox community.


Jere Witherspoon

Jere Witherspoon

Student Care and Student Life Operations Specialist