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Sabbaticals CDSP offers sabbatical opportunities for clergy and lay leaders, with the availability of on-campus housing (and meals during the academic year), consultations with faculty, opportunities to audit courses, daily chapel, and one of the best theological libraries in the country. Whether you have a week or an entire semester, both clergy and lay leaders from around the country and the world have found that CDSP is an excellent location for spending a sabbatical.
Scholarships at Church Divinity School 
of the Pacific Thanks to generations of generous benefactors, a wide variety of scholarships are available. Prospective students do not apply for these scholarships: Awards are made by a campus committee based on a student’s financial need and the donor’s requirements. Eligibility for specific scholarships is determined after an admissions application has been filed with the Admissions office.
In addition to use by seminary groups and individuals, it is the policy of CDSP to extend the use of its facilities to those groups and organizations whose purposes are generally compatible with those of CDSP.
“Divinity” is a traditional Anglican term for “theology”—and in some ways perhaps a better one. Education in divinity means cultivating both intellectual knowledge and personal involvement with God.
We want to hear about your career moves, honors, sabbaticals, publications, presentations, family additions or celebrations—anything that you would like the CDSP community to know. We will include your news in the CDSP Alumni/ae Web site and in the next issue of Crossings, in Alumni/ae Happenings.
As part of their academic program, all M.Div. students are required to participate regularly in planning and leading CDSP community worship, and to preach in the context of the Holy Eucharist in chapel at least once during their final year. On Tuesdays during the Fall and Spring semesters the sermon at Holy Eucharist is given by a 3rd-year Master of Divinity student. These "Senior Sermons," as they are called, are archived in pdf and mp3 formats. 2013-14
CDSP will not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form, including acquaintance or date rape. The school will take appropriate action to prevent, correct, and discipline behavior that is found to violate school policy or laws proscribing rape and sexual assault. CDSP prohibits rape and sexual assault. Rape is defined to include all acts of sexual intercourse involving penetration imposed under the following circumstances:
Church Divinity School of the Pacific is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students, faculty and administrative and academic staff can work together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment, exploitation or intimidation, including sexual. Specifically, every member of the CDSP community should be aware that Church Divinity School is strongly opposed to sexual harassment and that such behavior is prohibited both by law and by CDSP policy.
Spiritual Directors, Therapists and Retreat Centers Spiritual direction is a valued practice within our communion. It is highly recommended that you seek out a Spiritual Director during your time at seminary. Transitional eras (like seminary) can be rigorous and rub raw places in the spirit: wonderful wilderness time to be very attentive to the ways in which God is at work in your life. Spiritual Directors can help you with this listening, discerning, praying.
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STATEMENT BY THE VERY REV. W. MARK RICHARDSON, Ph.D., PRESIDENT AND DEAN OCT. 14, 2011 Today marks the beginning of a new era for Church Divinity School of the Pacific. I am announcing the details of a strategy for the Health and Growth of this great institution that has served the Episcopal Church for 108 years. In addition to announcing a number of decisions from this week’s Board of Trustees meeting, I will be sharing some headlines with you.
Resources for current students and residents.
BACKGROUND: Final Report of the Structural Change Task Force of CDSP, October 2011
Eligible students are encouraged to consider employment as a source of financial support. Two programs are available, Federal Work Study (FWS) and the Institutional Work Program (IWP). These programs allow students who are eligible for need-based aid to do part-time work, for which they are paid an hourly wage. The FWS program is jointly funded by the federal government and CDSP. The IWP is funded solely by CDSP. Jobs include assistance in administrative offices, maintenance work, gardening, and off-capmus service placements (FWS only).
CDSP depends on the dedicated work of its students, and is pleased to be able to offer on-campus employment opportunities for students that allows them to contribute to the CDSP community and work in an environment that appreciates a student’s need to balance academic work and employment.
Frequently Asked Questions about CDSP Student Employment How do I find a student employment position? CDSP does not assign job positions. When seeking jobs on campus, check the Web site for information on available positions. As with any job, a resume and a brief interview will be required. Be sure to inform the hiring supervisor if you qualify for work-study status.
Because CDSP is a small but well-resourced community, students (and spartners) are free to start, renew, experiment and try-out almost any kind of group or initiative.Here are some long-standing student groups, some with institutional ties to the larger Church and some stand-alone initiatives.
Enrollment 2013-14: 80 (plus 13 affiliated Ph.D. students) Receiving financial aid: 44 % Living in CDSP housing: 38 % Gender: 41 % Male 59 % Female States: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Delaware, Iowa,  Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Washington Countries: USA, Canada,  England, Japan and Korea.
Student Records and FERPA Policy The school does not release copies of transcripts from other institutions gathered for admission purposes. A student has the right of access to those records that pertain to his or her work during seminary, as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This does not include those materials gathered as part of the admissions process. The CDSP FERPA policy follows. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy ActChurch Divinity School of the Pacific
Accommodations For Students With Documented Disabilities Ramps and elevators provide handicapped access to most CDSP facilities, including the chapel, classrooms, faculty and administrative offices. An access key for the elevator in Parsons Residence Hall may be obtained from the Director of Housing & Reception (Front Office, ground floor, Shires). The key deposit is refundable when the keys are returned.
Summer Intensive is CDSP’s two-week summer event in June in which students immerse themselves in Anglican liturgy, theology, history, and ethos. CDSP’s Summer Intensive is an intellectually rigorous, enjoyable, efficient program for students seeking a Master of Divinity in a low-residence format or a fully accredited Certificate of Anglican Studies. 2015 Summer Intensive Dates: Sunday, June 7 to Friday, June 19
Summer Library Hours 2012 (May 21-September 3)Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Sunday, Closed Special Closings:May 19 and 20 (end of semester)May 26–28 (Memorial Day Weekend)July 4 (Independence Day)September 1–3 (Labor Day Weekend)

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