SFBC Student Life personnel assist with the transition to college life by helping students gain the most from their college experience. Detailed information is available about the various programs from the Student Life Office or by consulting the SFBC Student Manual. A brief summary of some of the activities, services, and requirements students may expect are described below.
SFBC offers off-campus housing by working with numerous apartments and housing complexes locally which offer discounts on pricing and fees to students of SFBC. Many fees are waived as well as leasing penalties, etc. If you are looking for housing, we are here to help and have the resources to help, so please call us at (954) 637-2268.
International Student Housing
Homestay Price Sheet for High Schoolers
Homestay Price Sheet for Over 18
Living with an American family can be a great way to start your life in the USA! International students booking their first 4 weeks with the American Homestay Network (AHN) learn about American culture, become better oriented to their community, understand better their long-term accommodation options (if required) and improve their American English skills. AHN specializes in placing international students with carefully screened and fully trained American host families. Students are required to stay for a minimum of 4 weeks and may choose to remain in homestay longer if they desire. Please visit http://www.homestaynetwork.com/ for more information or to apply online today. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Florida office at 754-900-8297 or email@example.com
Career Services are available in the Student Life office and include resources for resume writing, interview skills, and job searching. For help or questions about career services contact the Student Life Office.
Prayer Needs & Faith
Because we believe prayer and faith is one of the most important aspects of the spiritual life, we would like to serve and encourage you through prayer. Please let us know your prayer requests: firstname.lastname@example.org or Contact Us.
The SFBC Student Council enjoys a reputation as a concerned and effective group of student leaders committed to enhancing the quality of campus life. Council members formulate proposals to change policies governing student life, gain valuable experience working with a constitutional organization, and sponsor significant services and programs each year.
Students are encouraged to form special clubs around particular interests. Normally, these organizations are requested by students and function with the advisement of a faculty or staff sponsor.
SFBC students have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of recreational, entertainment, and sightseeing activities. South Florida abounds with famous tourist attractions and natural beauty that make this area the numbers one vacation destination.
The area offers numerous cultural opportunities including art galleries, parks, museums, and professional sporting events. Swimming, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, diving, and boating are great leisure activities available to those who live in the area surrounding SFBC.
Students at SFBC develop strong relationships with college staff and faculty. Employees of the college make themselves available in a wide array of Student Life activities.
The College is committed to making every reasonable effort to provide students with a healthy learning and living environment. The college community has access to emergency and general medical physicians in close proximity to the campus. The Student Life Office has personnel that are available to assist in directing students toward medical care and to provide transportation if necessary.
South Florida Bible College is a community of students, faculty, staff, and administration who are joined together for the purposes of academic enrichment, personal development, spiritual growth, and preparation for Christian ministry. Relationships and responsibilities in this community are built upon:
- The teachings and principles of the inerrant and authoritative Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16,17),
- The personal accountability of each member to a loving and sovereign God (1 Peter 1:17), and
- The inner resources and attributes of the Holy Spirit to guide and minister to each other in all relationships (John 16:13,14).
Members of the South Florida Bible College community should seek first and foremost to achieve the goal of 1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” All activities and relationships should seek to accomplish this ultimate objective.
Students encountering personal difficulties are encouraged to talk with someone who is qualified to help. Confidential short-term counseling is available from Student Life staff and faculty. Counseling interns are also available for longer-term counseling. Notices on the bulletin boards give you information on how to contact these people directly regarding:
- Referrals to local Christian counselors or groups
- Premarital or engagement counseling
- Financial aid for professional counseling
- Career Services
The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is always a top priority. If a tropical storm or hurricane approaches our service area, SFBC will share important information through a variety of communication platforms, including email, telephone, text messaging, social media, and updates to the Populi Dashboard. The National Hurricane Center’s website is also a great place to get information.
SFBC&TS’ business and student operations are designed to be administered in an atmosphere of collegiate congeniality. Civility, respect, the Golden Rule, and Christian attitudes and actions are expected of all faculty, staff, and students. Whenever a situation occurs that results in a student or faculty member feeling that he/she has been slighted, harassed, or abused—intentionally or unintentionally— the student or faculty member has a right to formally submit a grievance to the College or Seminary. SFBC&TS will not tolerate such behavior and will always act to rectify the situation. In order for SFBC&TS to officially respond, the student or faculty member must submit a Grievance Form. Detailed “Grievance” policies and procedures can be found here.
Out-of-State Distance Education students, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non‐Instructional complaints to the FL‐SARA PRDEC Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL‐SARA Complaint Process page.