Consumer Information

South Baylo University (SBU)  is committed to providing clear, timely, and accurate information to continuing and prospective students.

Founded in 1977, SBUis institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM), and is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Our website provides the following relevant information to prospective students:

  • Mission, Value, Purpose, and Educational Objectives
  • Accreditation, national and state approvals information
  • Board, administrative, academic, and faculty information
  • Program Information
  • Tuition and Fees Information
  • Contact Information for Campuses, Clinics, and Administrative Personnel

A paper copy of this information can be obtained by visiting the Office of Financial Aid or the Office of Compliance Officer on the first floor of the Anaheim campus.

School Catalogs

The academic catalog contains important information regarding course, accreditation, degrees, academic policies, and other topics.
View school catalogs.

Annual Report and Program Performance Fact Sheets

BPPE Annual Reports and Program Performance Fact Sheets are available to prospective students in compliance with requirements set forth by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Click to view Annual Reports and Performance Fact Sheets.

Consumer Disclosures for Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

In compliance with the Department of Education’s Student Right­ to­ Know and Higher Education Opportunity Act,
all colleges and universities receiving Title IV funds are required to report various points of information to students,
employees and prospective students.

Please view HEOA Consumer Disclosures 

Campus Safety and Annual Security Report

In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended by Public Laws 101-542, 102-26, 102-325 and 103-208, all related to the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act, the University makes available to current students, prospective students, employees, and prospective employees, information about campus safety policies and procedures and statistics concerning whether certain crimes took place on campus.

Please visit the SBU Campus Safety Page for more details.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 requires that institutions of higher education certify that they have adopted and implemented a drug and alcohol prevention program to PREVENT the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

South Baylo University is committed to a harmonious learning environment free of prohibited or controlled substances.  This policy aims to promote health, safety, and general wellbeing for all members of the University community which includes administration, faculty, staff, students, and guests.

Therefore, all members of the South Baylo University community must abstain from the possession or consumption of alcohol, narcotics, and/or misuse of prescription drugs while on University property or on any field trip sponsored as part of the instructional program.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
South Baylo University promotes prevention by continuously posting updated information on awareness, prevention, and health risks of drug and alcohol abuse.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Health Risk
South Baylo University is committed to informing its students, faculty and staff members of the harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse. Well known health risk includes the depressed immune system, hangover, liver disease, alcohol poisoning, memory loss, birth defects, and even death.
There are many long-term health risks including heart, respiratory and circulation problems as well as mental problems such as depression, psychosis, cognitive problems, and violent behaviors.
Drug and alcohol abuse can result in reduced levels of attendance, impaired work performance and increased risk to the health and safety of the individual as well as to others.

Sanctions for Violation of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy
Violation of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy may lead to suspension, expulsion, termination, and in the context of criminal activity, referral to law enforcement agencies.

Drug and Alcohol Advisement
Employees and students having difficulties with addictive substances can seek confidential advice from the Director of Operations or the Student and Alumni Services Coordinator for referrals to agencies providing assistance with alcohol or drug abuse problems.  The South Baylo University Clinic also provides alternative assistance treatment through acupuncture and herbs.
The Student and Alumni Services Coordinator can be reached by phone 714-533-1495 or email studentservices@southbaylo.edu.

Review of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy
The South Baylo Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy will be reviewed biennially to determine its effectiveness. The Policy will be updated, if needed, to meet the needs of the South Baylo University community.

Drug Convictions and Financial Aid Eligibility

Under the Higher Education Act, a student may become ineligible for federal student aid upon conviction of any offense involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs while receiving Title IV federal financial aid. Federal aid includes Federal Direct Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal ACG Grants, Federal SMART Grants, Federal TEACH Grants, Federal Work-Study, and Perkins Loans.

Penalties for Drug Law Violations

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student to receive Federal Student Aid.
Convictions only count if they were for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV aid – they do not count if the offense was not during such a period. Also, a conviction that was reversed, set aside or removed from the student’s record does not count, nor does one received when the student was a juvenile unless the student was tried as an adult.

Possession of Sale of Illegal Drugs

If you have been convicted of drug possession or the sale of illegal drugs, please notify the Financial Aid Officer to help determine your eligibility for student aid.
A student regains eligibility the day after the period of ineligibility ends or when the student successfully completes a qualified drug rehabilitation program. Further drug convictions will make the student ineligible again. It is the student’s responsibility to certify to their financial aid office that a qualified drug rehabilitation program has been successfully completed.
When a student regains eligibility during the award year, the school may award Campus-based aid for the current payment period and Direct loans for the period of enrollment.
A qualified drug rehabilitation program must include at least two unannounced drug tests and must satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

  • Be qualified to receive funds directly or indirectly from a federal, state or local government program.
  • Be qualified to receive payment directly or indirectly from a federally or state-licensed insurance company.
  • Be administered or recognized by a federal, state or local government agency or court.
  • Be administered or recognized by a federally or state-licensed hospital, health clinic, or medical doctor.

DAAPP (Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program) Biennial Review 

List of Employment Positions

List of employment positions determined to be within the field.

Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM)

  • Acupuncturist
  • Primary Healthcare Provider (in California)
  • Herbalist
  • Oriental Medicine Practitioner
  • Educator
  • Administrator
  • Researcher

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)

  • Acupuncturist
  • Primary Healthcare Provider (in California)
  • Herbalist
  • Oriental Medicine Practitioner
  • Educator
  • Administrator
  • Researcher
Student Demographic Information

As of Fall quarter, 2019


  • 239 women enrolled, 63.9% of the student population
  • 135 men enrolled, 36.1% of the student population


  • 2.4% are Hispanic or Latino,
  • 1.1% are American Indian or Alaska Native,
  • 85.0% are Asian,
  • 0.5% are black or African American,
  • 0.00% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander,
  • 10.9% of our students are white and not multiracial,


  • 0.0% are in 18 to 21
  • 4.0% are in 22 to 25
  • 13.9% are in 26 to 29
  • 11% are in 30 to 33
  • 12.6% are in 34 to 37
  • 7.0% are in 38 to 40
  • 13.9% are in 41 to 45
  • 15.2% are in 46 to 50
  • 14.2% are in 51 to 60
  • 8.3% are in Over 60

International student enrollment is now 34.5% of our total enrollment

Whistle-blower Policy

South Baylo University (SBU) is committed to operating in full compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, governing business practices, record keeping, including those concerning accounting and auditing, and prohibits fraudulent practices by any of its board members, officers, employees, or volunteers.

This policy outlines a procedure for employees to recognize and report actions that the employee reasonably believes are in violation of law or regulation or that constitutes fraudulent accounting or illegal activity.  This policy applies to any matter which is related to SBU’s business practices and does not relate to individual activities conducted outside of the employment relationship.


A “whistleblower” is an employee who discloses information to a government or law enforcement agency, person with authority over the employee, or to another employee with authority to investigate, discover, or correct the violation or noncompliance, or who provides information to or testifies before a public body conducting an investigation, hearing or inquiry, where the employee has reasonable cause to believe that the information discloses:

  1. A violation of a state or federal statute,
  2. A violation or noncompliance with a local, state or federal rule or regulation, or
  3. With reference to employee safety or health, unsafe working conditions or work practices in the employee’s employment or place of employment.

A whistleblower can also be an employee who refuses to participate in an activity that would result in a violation of a state or federal statute, or a violation of or noncompliance with a local, state or federal rule or regulation.



If an employee has a reasonable belief that SBU, through its directors, officers, staff, or faculty, has engaged in any action that violates any applicable law, or regulation, including those concerning accounting and auditing, or constitutes a fraudulent practice, the employee is expected to immediately report such information, in writing, to the President.  If the employee does not feel comfortable reporting the information to the President, he or she is expected to report the information to the Director of Operations.

All reports will be investigated immediately in strict accordance with the Whistleblowers Protection Act.  In conducting its investigations, SBU will strive to keep the identity of the whistleblower as confidential as possible, while conducting a thorough review and investigation.

Any person or persons found to be in violation of any applicable laws, rules, and regulations, governing business practices, record keeping, including those concerning accounting and auditing, or fraud, shall be disciplined according to the university’s disciplinary policy, up to and including termination.



SBU will not retaliate against an employee in the terms and conditions of employment because that employee:

  1. reported a reasonable belief of legal violation to a supervisor, the President, the Board of Directors or to a federal, state or local agency; or
  2. participates in good faith in any investigation or proceeding related to the alleged violation(s), or
  3. exercises his or her rights under any state or federal law(s) or regulation(s) to pursue a claim or take legal action to protect the employee’s rights.


SBU may take disciplinary action (up to and including termination) against an employee who engages in retaliatory conduct against a whistleblower, in violation of this policy and the Whistleblower Protection Act.


Any concerns or complaints can be directed to:

Voter Registration

South Baylo University actively encourages students to register to vote. Registering and voting are important aspects of your rights and responsibilities as an informed citizen. 

Please visit the Federal Election Commission for a voter registration form and more information on how to register to vote.
1. Remember to mail your registration form!
To vote in the next election, you must mail or deliver this form to your county elections office at least 15 days before the next election. As someone who registers by mail, you may be asked to show identification at the polling place the first time you vote.
2. Want to vote by mail for the next election?
You can register as a permanent vote-by-mail voter on the Political Party and Vote-By-Mail Preference page of this form. Alternatively, you can request a vote-by-mail ballot before each election by filling out this form and delivering it to your county elections office at least 7 days before the election.
3. New address, but the same county?
You must re-register to vote whenever you move. If you missed the deadline to re-register to vote 15 days before the next election, you may still be able to vote. To find out how contact your county elections office.
4. Using your form number.
Once you have completed the online form, you will receive a unique form number in case you wish to contact your county elections office about your registration.
5. Request for optional information.
Some of the information marked optional will not be shown on the printed registration form. However, all data, including optional information, will be provided electronically to your county elections office.
You will not be denied the right to register to vote if you decide not to provide a telephone number, email address, or any other optional information.
6. Your information is protected.
The law prohibits your voter registration information from being used for commercial purposes. Report any problems to the Secretary of State’s Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).

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