Phone: 415-575-6158  |  Fax: 415-575-1264
Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday

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Vision Statement:
To offer services that empower students to lead purpose-driven and
culturally sensitive lives both for themselves and in their communities.

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Student Affairs - Student Workers
415-575-6158 | | Room 302
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
New Student Orientation~Commencement~Disability Services~Student Cash Advance~Lockers~Student ListServ~Campus Group/Event Scheduling
Yunny Yip - Dean of Students
415-665-5573 || Room 301
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Fraylanie Aglipay - Associate Dean of Students | Room 305 
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

** Please Email **                                                                                                  

Jody O'Connor - Associate Director of Student Affairs, International Student Recruitment and Services
415-575-6157| | | Room 302
Office Hours: Monday-Thursdays 10:00am-4:00pm 
International Student Recruitment & Services Fulbright Adviser
Francisco Gomez - Student Affairs Manager, Students Disability Services & Student Union
415-575-6171 | | | Room 302 & 305
Office Hours: Mondays-Fridays 10:00am-6:00pm
Disability Services~Student Union Adviser
Hedi Vafaeenia Student Affairs Manager, Wellness Center
415-575-6158  | | Room 302
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm
Student Wellness Center
Sandra Williams Career Development Manager
415-575-6118 | | Room 302
Office Hours: Wednesdays at Arkansas Street campus (email to contact). Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm Mission Street campus
Career Advising~Support and related Career Development Services~ Community Networking
Student Union Fellows

 *For more information and immediate inquiries it is best to please email to schedule an appointment. 





Student Affairs Staff (from Left to Right)

Fraylanie Aglipay, Sandra Williams, Francisco Gomez, Jody O'Connor, Hedi Vafaeenia, Yunny Yip

Health Coverage Information

The California Institute of Integral Studies is vitally interested in making your academic and personal experience meaningful and successful. Your health and wellness are key components of that experience.  To ensure that students have access to the health care they need and to avoid the hardship of expensive medical bills, CIIS requires all full-time students to have adequate health insurance as a condition of enrollment.

For the 2020- 2021 academic year, CIIS is continuing with UnitedHealthcare, a national Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), which means students have access to In-Network and Out-of-Network providers while at school, home or during travel. With this new plan we are able to offer our students a comprehensive, benefit-rich plan at a reduced premium. UPDATE: Dependent care WILL BE available for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Students are required to enroll for the entire academic year, unless they will be graduating in December.  Premiums will be billed per semester:



8/15/19 - 8/14/20

8/15/19 - 12/31/19

1/1/20 - 8/14/20




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One Child:




Two or More Children:




Spouse + Two or More Children:






Many of you have been wondering how to get affordable health coverage while you are staying in the Bay Area. Whether you are a local or an international student, it is necessary to get your healthcare covered.

Do you know you might be eligible for Medi-Cal or Covered California healthcare plans? Take a look at the below application guide that we have consolidated the information for you. Go ahead to apply for the health coverage if you are eligible so that you can get covered and have a peace of mind while you are studying.

On-line Bookstore

 The new CIIS Bookstore operates completely online  and can be visited at

 Benefits of the CIIS Online Bookstore:

  • View a personalized page featuring all your courses and required course materials  
  • Save an average of 60% off list price at the Marketplace  
  • Select from new, used, eBook, and rental options  
  • Free shipping offers on most orders over $49  
  • Sell your books back on our website at any time of the year- you name the price


CIIS Insignia Merchandise Online Store

In lieu of a having a physical book store, CIIS has created an insignia merchandise store, hosted by Click here to visit the store.

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COMMENCEMENT 2020 - May 16th Ceremony CANCELLED

CIIS has decided that, in the interests of preserving the health of our students, families, and community, we will not hold our traditional Commencement Ceremony this year.

Yesterday, the CDC issued guidance that large events scheduled for the next eight weeks be canceled. The ceremony is only slightly after that.

Alternative options to celebrate your accomplishments are being explored and will be communicated as more information is available.  We know how important the ritual and experience of Commencement can be, and look forward to finding ways to honor you and your degree while keeping our community safe.

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.


March 16, 2020

Student Affairs Office

This Student Handbook contains information that concerns students, including both Undergraduate and Graduate students. CIIS reserves the right to modify the contents of the Student Handbook without notice.

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A helpful tool to assist you in posting flyers for your group or event.


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Pantries that give away free groceries and/or produce.


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As a way of documenting complaints at CIIS, we request that you fill out the the student complaint form.


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CIIS is committed to maintaining its campus and programs free from all forms of sexual misconduct.  Under CIIS’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual and gender-related: violence, assault, harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are prohibited and will be promptly responded to with disciplinary or other corrective action measures that are appropriate.


We encourage you to take a few minutes to review CIIS’s Sexual Misconduct Policy

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Student Safety Resources and Documents

Report criminal or suspicious activity with "BART Watch" App

BART Watch is a free mobile app that allows you to quickly and discreetly report criminal or suspicious activity directly to BART Police. Use BART Watch to send a text description of what you're seeing, attach a picture and select from a list of locations and categories to assist BART Police in their response. Reports can be anonymous. The app is also available in Spanish and Chinese. If you're in an area without cellular connectivity, your message will be stored and delivered as soon as connectivity returns. BART Watch is designed to send text messages before pictures so that the BART Police can receive reports as quickly as possible.

BART Watch allows you to report the following:

  • Illegally Parked Vehicle
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Robbery / Theft
  • Unattended Bag or Package
  • Vandalism

However, for crimes in progress or emergencies, call 911, or program the BART Police Department toll-free number into your mobile phone to call quickly -- it's 877-679-7000

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AlertSF is San Francisco's emergency text message system. AlertSF will send alerts and instructions following a natural disaster, major police, fire, or health emergencies, or significant transportation disruptions to mobile subscribers.

AlertSF is owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco, powered by Everbridge, Inc. If you have questions and would like to speak with a representative at the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, please, contact

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Community Ambassadors Program (CAP) hires and trains neighborhood residents to provide a visible, street-smart safety presence in targeted neighborhoods. These ambassadors act as a helpful presence on the streets, provide information and referrals, offer general assistance, and report hazards and emergencies to city agencies. The program was initiated in the southeast neighborhoods of Bayview and Visitacion Valley by community leaders and advocates concerned about safety. Community Ambassadors act as a visible safety presence and culturally competent community resource navigator in various neighborhoods throughout San Francisco. You can find our CAP teams in the Mid-Market, Civic Center, Tenderloin, Chinatown, Mission, Bayview, Dogpatch, Portola, Potrero and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods.

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SAFE engages, educates, and empowers San Franciscans to build safer neighborhoods through crime prevention, education, and public safety services that result in stronger, more vibrant and resilient communities.

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Bay Area Boxing

Angela teaches at Bay Area Boxing. She started kickboxing in 2013 and soon added Western Style boxing and TRX to her repertoire of training. As a certified group class and kettlebell instructor Angela brings a high level of love and passion to her classes. Link


Soja Mind & Body

Soja’s self-defense program is principles based which means it’s practical, effective, and – most importantly—accessible to people of all skill levels, whether you’re a pro or have never taken a self-defense class before.

Soja’s classes are about so much more than getting fit.
Our classes are an opportunity for you to establish community and a sustainable, more fulfilling relationship with where you live — your body.


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Financial Aid Documents

You may be able to take advantage of a number of federal tax benefits, including credits, deductions and saving incentives to offset your cost for college or career training. 

(U.S. residents only)


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This guide zeroes in on the basic qualifications for higher education-related tax benefits. This guide is intended for educational use and is not legal or tax advice.

(U.S. residents only)


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If you plan to file a tax return for 2018, you may be able to file through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that offers free tax help for qualifying taxpayers.


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This document hosts a list of benefits that apply to most students employed in campus jobs. The document includes information on paid sick leave, medical care reimbursement funds and free audits. Please refer to the Student Employment Handbook for details for student employment at CIIS. (updated 2018). Questions: email
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Healthcare Providers

Please visit the CIIS Wellness Center Services tab at (you must be logged in).


Listing of resources (i.e., hotlines, agencies) for Individuals in Crisis, Victims of Domestic Violence/Abuse, Victims of  Sexual Assault.
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Other Forms and Information

Complete, sign and return this form to any receptionist at 1453 Mission or leave a copy in the 4th floor drop and/or scan/email to:


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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Information

Repayment Options, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Deferment and Forbearance Resources available to you.


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The Questions & Answers (Q&As) that follow provide information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program that is available to most borrowers with loans made through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loan ProgramSM).


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Please be aware that what you post in the Bulletin Board area can be seen by anyone, including the public. As such, we recommend that you refrain from including too much personal information, such as your telephone number, address, etc. (Only CIIS students may post messages.)
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