Graduate Theological Union

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Student Complaints

GTU Consortium Protocols for Responding to Student Complaints Cross-registration of students in courses within the consortium is a valuable feature of the Graduate Theological Union. The GTU and all the member schools are committed to ensuring that students have appropriate recourse in the event that they have a complaint about some aspect of their experience while taking courses at a school other than their own.

Student Health Insurance Instructions

To Students New to our Consortium for Fall, 2012, Welcome!


Incoming students must indicate their student health insurance choice in two places.  Students need to indicate whether they want to enroll in the GTU student health insurance plan or waive out in WebAdvisor, the GTU on line registration system.  This information is recorded in our GTU student information management system and linked to your GTU bill.

Cal Rec Club

Memberships for GTU Students, Faculty and Staff

As a student, faculty, or staff member of the GTU you are welcome to join the Cal Rec Club (CRC), the Recreational Sports Facility's (RSF) membership program. The CRC Membership Office is located at 2301 Bancroft Way. For more information and office hours, visit the UC Berkeley Recsports site or call 510/642-7796.

Health Insurance


Most people are required by law to have health insurance, and the GTU encourages all students to maintain coverage. Covered California is the state’s health insurance marketplace, and many students will qualify for a subsidy for the plan that works best for them. Students can also apply directly for individual coverage with insurance companies such as Kaiser or Blue Shield.


Housing at the GTU

Most students live "off campus" in apartments and homes in Berkeley and neighboring communities.

Student Life

To be sure, GTU doctoral students range in age from the mid-twenties to early seventies, and have families and/or extensive obligations within their communities, denominations, and/or professional networks. Not all live in Berkeley or the immediately surrounding communities, and many find it necessary to work one or more jobs to support their doctoral studies. Under these circumstances community or “student life” is neither entirely residential nor fully institutionalized; often students themselves must build community intentionally.

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