“Although the transformation of my intellect, and my growth as a person were great, the transformation inside myself…in my soul…is what’s truly been the greatest... After all, what is more Christian than becoming more equipped to seek the Truth.”
— Michael Antonopoulos, Valedictorian ’16

Activities include a literary journal (Saint Katherine Review), musical groups, plus numerous special interest, service, and honorary organizations. We offer a variety of planned and impromptu outdoor activities.

The Student Senate is the official organization of the student body, responsible for planning student activities and working with the Dean of Students on student life. The Student Senate enables students to play a major role in the college community and in the maintenance of the academic integrity of the university.

The athletics program consists of baseball, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s soccer, and softball. Active participation in recreational activities are encouraged and abound in the San Diego area.

Cultural activities such museums, theater, and other performing arts in San Diego and Los Angeles are not far away.

Student Activities

At the University of Saint Katherine, service to the community is much more than a one-time volunteer experience; it is a lifetime commitment. Service allows us to express our faith. Our desire to reach out to those in need is a direct extension of our Christian heritage and the mission of the University.

Christians have always lived in pluralist societies enriched by diversity and wide cultural values. Alongside this background, they conducted their lives in accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Despite rejection and persecution, they gradually came to be known as people who valued one another and chose to help and serve one and all according to the Gospel. Their efforts for the poor and suffering and for justice and community well-being became characteristic values that identified them to the world.

The values of early Christians are a rich source of spiritual guidance for those living today and form an ethical underpinning of Christian witness. University of Saint Katherine students continue in this rich heritage. Each student will have opportunities to serve the local community by participating in a wide variety of service and service-learning programs.

At the University of Saint Katherine, we think that giving back to the community teaches us lessons that can only be learned by serving, lessons that deepen our faith. This is why we see faith and service as inextricably connected.

We invite you to explore our various service opportunities and academic programs that incorporate service and hope that you will be inspired to deepen your faith through service.

The Office of Faith and Service in conjunction with the Dean of Students coordinate and supervise a rich program in spiritual formation. Morning prayers in the Orthodox Christian tradition are offered on campus every day, and these services are open to the public. Two chapel services are celebrated each week with the entire community.  There is an active chapter of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus. Students are encouraged to attend regular services at a church of their choice and participate in the life of local church communities. The University maintains a chapel for praying hours (daily prayers).

Faith and Service

Co-Directors of the Office of Faith and Service:

Very Reverend Fr. John and Kh. Christina Reimann

Academic Advising Mission Statement:

To empower students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are consistent with their academic, personal and professional goals through direct service to the student and collaboration with faculty and other campus resources. Student success is paramount at the University of Saint Katherine. Academic Advising serves First Year and undeclared students and is here to support academic success through programs and resources tailored to student needs through graduation. In the Academic Advising Center we help you choose a major, discover learning opportunities on and off-campus, investigate pre-professional programs as well as plan a course of study to meet your educational goals. Take advantage of our services; we want to make your time at the University of Saint Katherine is a wonderful experience.

Career Services Mission Statement:

Provides centralized, comprehensive and coordinated career development, experiential learning and employer relations programs and services by offering integrated programs and services that effectively help students:

• Participate in the career development process

• Integrate their academic studies to their work and to the community

• Develop personal, academic and work competencies

• Make effective career and related academic decisions

• Acquire career-related experience

• Gain professional employment • plan for graduate or professional school

Other Services Offered:

Individual Appointments: Students can meet with professional staff (who are brought in once or twice a year), and are provided with individual attention to help explore career and major options, job searching strategies and graduate school.

Mock Interviews: Practice and improve oral communication skills when interviewing for internships, full-time employment and graduate school by participating in an in-person, phone or video mock interview.

Professional Skill Development Workshops: Presentations and workshops are designed to help students reach their next career-related destination. Topics include: resume and cover letter development, interviewing techniques, internship/job search strategies, graduate school, how to work a job fair and more!

Academic Assistance:

Mission Statement: Promotes retention, graduation and transfer of all students through the delivery of targeted services to empower personal, academic, and professional growth.

Tutoring: University-sponsored one–to–one in many subjects including English, math, business, and science. Sign–up appointments available as well as walk-ins.

Study Hall: Study hall is available to all Firebirds from 10:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 10:00am- 2:00pm on Friday.

Student Life Center:

Mission Statement: The Student Life Division complements the University’s academic goals by engaging students through an integrated program of services and educationally purposeful learning experiences designed to enhance holistic growth and personal development.

• Orthodox Christian Fellowship

• Fellowship of Christian Athletes

• Student Senate

• Community Service Opportunities

• Campus-wide activities

Through the Student Life Center, opportunities are presented to students to explore and go deeper in their faith, service to the community, and with each other. There are two fellowships on campus, which meet regularly with students, coaches, and staff. There are also recreational activities, and opportunities to serve the community around us. Each month a school calendar is made by the Dean of Students, and all activities the University orchestrates as well as local events are listed.

Student Services

Student Health Services

In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately from any wired or wireless phone. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance.

Examples include:

  • A fire

  • A crime, especially if in progress

  • A car crash, especially if someone is injured

  • A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention

Please go to the local emergency room at Palomar Medical Center for serious injuries or illnesses that require immediate attention.



Palomar Medical Center

2185 Citracado Parkway

Escondido, CA 92029



Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency, Chronic Pain, Cognitive Therapy, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders

Christina Reimann MA. M.Ed CADACII


Counseling Services

We can also assist with off-campus referrals. USK has established a partnership with Sara Galbraith, Psy.D, a licensed (PSY26376) clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist. Dr. Galbraith offers a safe, supportive environment to help students achieve wellness in these areas:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Post-traumatic Stress

  • Domestic Violence

  • Adjustment

  • Physical or Sexual Abuse

  • Parenting Support

  • Grief and Loss

  • Work and Career Issues

  • General Stress Management

For more information, please go to Dr. Galbraith’s website found here.
You can reach Dr. Galbraith by phone or email at:

Off Campus Referrals

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