Daoist Traditions offers student services and activities to make your experience both rewarding and successful.
All students are provided with a Daoist Traditions email address which is used for all email communications. Phone calls are made when information is time-sensitive. We utilize Canvas for all classroom activities and communications. Students are also provided with an on-campus mailbox for receiving notices.
Orientation is scheduled for all students each semester. These all-school meetings are an opportunity to make announcements and communicate updates to the larger community. Each semester students are invited to attend President’s Receptions to foster open lines of communication between the student body and the administration. Additionally, curriculum review meetings provide an opportunity for students to share feedback on their courses.
Daoist Traditions is dedicated to preserving its strong student community and offers team-building exercises at orientation each semester to support the bond between students and their cohort.
Information about the technical skills and requirements for our programs and disability accommodations can be found in the college catalog. The Accommodations Request Form lists details about required documentation and the accommodations process. For accommodation questions, please contact Rachel Nowakowski at rnowakowski@
Peer tutoring is a free service which provides one-on-one assistance for students having difficulties in specific courses. Peer tutors are advanced students who have achieved success in their courses and enjoy learning by teaching others. Private tutoring with faculty members is available upon request.
The college offers courses in practice management and marketing to help students become successful practitioners. Clinical interns are encouraged to take initiative to build their clientele through self-promotion and outreach in the community. Students can hone their presentation skills by participating in open houses, health fairs, and speaking at public events.
Registration and Transcripts:
The Registrar’s Office provides service regarding course registration, grade reporting, and transcript requests and is guided by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in managing student information.
The Daoist Traditions College Clinic is a place for both student education and quality healthcare. Students are encouraged to receive acupuncture treatments to stay healthy and to help ease the stress of studying. Enrolled students receive discounted healthcare services at the clinic.
The library collections contain a broad selection of publications on Chinese medicine, western medicine, and related topics. The collection includes texts, journals, and audio/visual aids. The library collection and journal databases can be searched online. The library and computer lounge provide wireless internet, copy and print services, and library staff to assist students.
Student ID Cards:
Each student is issued an identification card. The card can be used for a variety of discounts in the Asheville area and online.
Activities and organizations that meet the needs of students and focus on academic achievement and career interest are encouraged. Students are welcome to propose new organizations to the administration. Click Here for an application for the creation of new student organizations.
Each class elects a Student Representative to serve as a liaison between the class and the school administration. This allows common questions, concerns, and issues to be handled efficiently.
Student Government Association:
The Student Government Association (SGA) works to enhance the student experience and to promote leadership and participation within the student body. The SGA encourages students to work together on an individual basis for support, and problem resolution provides a structure for feedback in an established forum and inspires students to take part in policies relating to Oriental medicine at large.
The annual convocations such as Lunar New Year and the graduation ceremony are important mechanisms for celebration, enjoyment, and balance in the students’ schedule. Each spring, the administration and clinical faculty host dinner receptions for students entering the third and fourth years to honor the milestones in their clinical training.
The college receives notices regularly for professional opportunities. Graduating students can search the online directory for job openings, space to rent, and practices for sale.
The administration strives to keep graduates connected to the college, on both social and professional levels. Continuing education courses and social events invite graduates to return to the college and meet with faculty, other alumni, and students. Alumni are welcome to continue using the library resources on campus and to attend courses for a discount.