Student Services

Transportation & Parking

Students assume all responsibility for transportation between home, school and clinical facilities. A parking decal is provided to each student for free parking in designated Sovah Health lots.

Guidance and Counseling

While each faculty provides academic counseling regarding theory and clinical achievement to students in his/her courses, the School of Health Professions also offers the services of the Program Director and Clinical Coordinator for assistance with academic issues, adjustment to the School, and exploration of professional goals. If services are required outside the scope of the School’s associates, the student is referred to other appropriate agencies.


Meals may be purchased at the Sovah Health hospital cafeteria if desired. Students receive the associate discount if student ID badge is worn. Vending machines are available in the hospital and in the School of Health Professions. The student day room has a microwave and a refrigerator.

Student Organizations

Each class admitted in a program has the option to elect its own officers and representatives to committees. Class organizations provide an opportunity for student participation in school and community activities.

Student Activities

Student activities are fostered as opportunities for the voluntary participation by students in the intellectual, cultural, social, civic, religious and recreational life of the school community. Through such activities, students are encouraged to demonstrate high levels of proficiency, leadership, democratic ideals, and moral character. A wide range of activities permits students to follow existing interests and to explore and acquire broader interests that may enhance his/her usefulness to society and personal satisfaction.

Student Body Diversity

Men  10%
Women 90%
Self-identified member of major racial or ethnic group
Black or African American 5%
White 95%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Employment Assistance

Prior to graduation, students are guided through the Sovah employment application process. Employment assistance is only provided within Sovah, and graduates are actively recruited for positions within Sovah, although employment is not guaranteed.

Inclement Weather

The program will communicate in the Student Handbook the procedure to be followed for instances of inclement weather.

Substance Abuse Policy

No alcoholic beverages and/or illegal drugs are permitted on School/Sovah property or clinical affiliate properties. The School publicizes and discusses this policy/program on Illegal Drugs and Alcohol at least annually. Thus, students and employees are informed and reminded regularly of the School’s policy, the expected standards of behavior, and the potential for corrective action for violations of the policy.


Sovah Health is a non-smoking facility, inclusive of all buildings and properties.

Student Records and Access

Sovah School of Health Professions is obligated to inform the student of its policies and procedures pertaining to the maintenance and access of the student record. The School's responsibilities and the student’s rights are provided under Federal Legislation: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as provided by Section 513 of the Educational Amendments of 1974, Public Law 93-380. In compliance with this (FERPA) Act, information regarding student records is disclosed only to the student after the student has attained 18 years of age, unless the student is dependent as defined under Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

The term "record" is broadly defined to include all information and data obtained on a student which is kept in the school file in a personally identifiable manner. The School, under the supervision of the Director, keeps a file on each student enrolled. As a person entering a post-secondary institution, the student has the right to review his/her school record according to the school's policy and procedure. Some information in a student’s educational record is considered directory information and the definition reflects the definition used by the Code of Federal Regulations and in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The definition is as follows:

Directory information means information contained in an education record of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. It includes, but is not limited to, the student’s name, address, telephone listing, electronic mail address, photograph, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status (e.g. undergraduate or graduate; full-time or part-time), participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees, honors and awards received, and the most recent educational agency or institution attended.

The School may disclose directory type of information without the written consent of the students. However, the student can exercise the option to restrict the release of directory information by submitting a formal request to the school to limit disclosure.

Each student may elect to see his/her record at any time by requesting, in writing, an appointment with the director of the program.

Copies of any School course evaluations/materials may be requested by the student. The student may be charged a fee for this.

Other than the student, only School officials with a legitimate educational interest and other parties or under specific conditions allowed by FERPA have access to student records.