During the summer of 1920, Harold K. Needham, D. W. Kerr, and W. C. Peirce opened a school to prepare Christian workers for the various ministries of the church. The new institute, Southern California Bible School, moved from Los Angeles to Pasadena in 1927.
The O. Cope Budge Library acquires, manages, and promotes the use of information resources in a user-centered environment. The library links students, faculty, and staff to an increasingly global body of knowledge.
Printers, photocopier, and scanner are available throughout the library for faculty, staff, students, and guests.
Living on campus can be one of the most memorable and formative experiences a student can have during their time at Vanguard University. There are many fun activities on and off campus every week. Vanguard University is steps away from concerts and events at the Orange County Fairgrounds, five miles from the beach, and a quick drive to vacation spots like Disneyland and Balboa Island. You can take study breaks around the fire pits and outdoor dining areas in the year-round sunshine, with access to all of the amenities that make you feel right at home.
Disability Support Club, Sigma Alpha Omega, Surf Club
Vanguard is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).