Campus Life

Parker University provides many unique opportunities for learning outside the classroom, recognizing there’s much more to education than academics. The purpose of the Department of Student Affairs is to deliver and advocate an experience that supports and enables students to achieve high standards in education and develops leadership skills.

Parker students are highly involved in a variety of extracurricular activities that enable them to expand their leadership, communication, and technical skills while continuing to grow and develop as a person. Student government, professional student organizations, special interest clubs, technique clubs, and other activities provide students with a truly well-rounded education. Students who become active on a high level make significant contributions to their profession, both during their university years and after they graduate.

One commonality among Parker University students is that they love to stay active, fit, relaxed, and live life to the fullest. The Standard Process Student Activity Center features a weight room, cardio center, full gymnasium, study lounges, computers, and a game room with table tennis, billiards, foosball, and various video games. The Parker University Athletic and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of intramural activities throughout the year, culminating in the annual Chiro Games where teams from chiropractic schools nationwide gather to compete in the spirit of fun and friendship.

Parker University also offers a wide range of development resources, including career counseling, mental health counseling, tutoring, and Student Assistance so students can make the most of their educational experience.

To reach the Department of Student Affairs call 972-438-6932 X7160

  • Your Wellness education begins here
    Leaders in health and wellness programs worldwide
    Our attitude of service can be seen in every aspect of Parker University
  • Your Wellness education begins here
    Leaders in health and wellness programs worldwide
    Our attitude of service can be seen in every aspect of Parker University
  • Your Wellness education begins here
    Leaders in health and wellness programs worldwide
    Our attitude of service can be seen in every aspect of Parker University
  • Your Wellness education begins here
    Leaders in health and wellness programs worldwide
    Our attitude of service can be seen in every aspect of Parker University

Dallas At A Glance

Parker University is right at home in the heart of Dallas, TX — a city as rich in culture as it is steeped in history. Infused with southern hospitality, this thriving metropolis offers a wealth of opportunities for employment, entertainment, and personal development. The richly diverse cities of Dallas and Fort Worth offer a tasty culinary scene, arts districts, professional sports, trendy entertainment districts, and endless shopping opportunities. Five professional sports teams, the century-old Dallas Museum of Art, the nation’s largest Urban Arts District, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, and countless other attractions like the Dallas World Aquarium, Arboretum, and both the Dallas and Fort Worth Zoos expand the mind and bring fullness to life. Plentiful parks, lakes, and trails promote an active, healthy lifestyle, and a mild climate, well-priced housing, and modest cost-of-living draw hundreds of new residents to the area every day. The Dallas social scene provides numerous options for students interested in taking a break. Addison, Deep Ellum, Uptown, Downtown, and numerous other hot spots offer a chance for classmates to relax and build life-long relationships with members of the Parker family.

Transportation in the Dallas / Fort Worth Area

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, TX is the world’s third busiest and provides non-stop service to 131 domestic and 36 international destinations worldwide. DFW is located eight miles from the Dallas campus.

Dallas Love Field Airport provides the best that can be offered in a convenient, efficient airport, serving both commercial airline and corporate user needs. Located in the heart of Dallas, at Cedar Springs and Mockingbird, the airfield is 20 minutes from Parker University.

Dallas Rapid Area Transit provides transportation to 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes, rideshare services and to Fort Worth via Trinity Railway Express.


Dallas offers a pleasant climate year-round with a moderate cost of living and a wide choice of inexpensive housing. Dallas/Fort Worth area is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, attracting major corporate, government, research, and educational expansion that keeps the unemployment rate one of the lowest in the nation. This means a wide range of part-time and full-time jobs for students and spouses.

Dallas is located in north-central Texas, just 70 miles south of the Oklahoma border, and approximately 250 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The city is positioned on rolling plains, lined with native pecan, cottonwood, and oak trees on the waters of the Trinity River. Its climate is humid and subtropical, distinguished by hot summers and mild winters.

Library Resource Center

The Library Resource Center of Parker University includes 17 study rooms (each with audiovisual capabilities), two enclosed computer rooms with four printers, media room, anatomical model room, copy room, and an extensive periodical section. The library collection consists of over 16,000 books, archival materials, journals, and other non-book resources such as DVDs, CDs, anatomical models, and online resources. The library is wireless and has LCD panels in five of the study rooms. New resources and library hours are displayed on an LCD panel display in the north building hallway. Handouts are located in the library to assist users with database information.

The online catalog is web based and allows library patrons to open an account and view the status and location of resources in the library. Two dedicated computers for searching the catalog are located in the front of the library.

The nearly 250 assembly lectures, commencements, and seminars, including those with the founder Dr. James Parker, are available to students of Parker University through DVD. Full-text online publications include Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Massage, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Spine, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. The library also purchases journal packages from Ovid and Elsevier’s College Edition.

Student Development

As a Parker University student, benefit from workshops and services available to provide information to students concerning study skills, learning strategies, time management, stress management, and career resources.

Parker University students with a disability that significantly impairs their functioning in a particular area may be eligible for disability services after completing the eligibility determining process. Many students may have concerns that they are viewed differently if their disability is revealed to those employed in their academic institution. The Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and Rehabilitation Acts were created to protect students from discrimination based solely on their disability. Confidentiality is a top priority of the services offered at Parker and only the director, the student, the instructor, and employees with a legitimate need to know have information pertaining to a disability. Some of the services provided include:
  • Note-Taking Services
  • Classroom Arrangement
  • Board Exam Verification
  • Recording Class Lectures
  • Exam Accommodation
The counseling office provides individual or couples counseling for students and their spouses. This entails a variety of opportunities, including:
  • Academic concerns (e.g., study skills, test-taking anxiety, managing stress)
  • Personal (e.g., self-confidence, social skills, depression, self-esteem)
  • Marital/Couple (e.g., communication skills, conflict resolution, lack of intimacy)
  • Interpersonal difficulties (e.g., parent/family problems, peer conflicts)

Dr. Jacquelyn Elbel
972.438.6932 x7155

Parker University Department of Student Affairs provides many different programs to enhance student development including an activities calendar, career information and resources, community services, housing information, international student services, newsletters, a student discount program, part-time, on-campus employment information, and part-time and full-time employment information for off-campus employment.

The Parker University Department of Student Affairs assists all international students in finding housing and getting settled in the Dallas areas. In keeping with the Parker mission of expanding chiropractic throughout the world, the numbers of current international students at Parker and our graduates represent some 93 foreign countries.
Workshops are available on a variety of topics such as time management, test anxiety, managing relationships, and the importance of getting adequate sleep. Additionally, each student has access to peer tutors at no additional cost to the student.

You know where you want to go, and the Office of Career Services at Parker University knows how to help you get there. Our experience assists you in defining clear goals for the future and outlining the steps necessary to achieve your professional dreams.

In addition to help with national board exams, time management skills, resume writing, interviewing, job searching, business plan samples, and salary information, the Office of Career Services coordinates career fairs each year providing exposure to employers offering careers in chiropractic and massage therapy and the professional opportunities website provides some of the latest offerings for career growth including available associate/employment positions, practices for sale, office lease, and equipment for sale.

Gabrielle Trepagnier
Career Services Coordinator
972.438.6932 x7154

Parker University Security and Safety Information
Parking Rules and Regulations
All students, faculty, and staff parking a motor vehicle on campus are required to register their vehicle. A parking permit will be assigned to the owner and affixed to the passenger side lower corner of the front windshield.

All students, spouses, dependents, faculty, and staff parking on any property owned or otherwise controlled by Parker University are subject to parking regulations.

Students can register their vehicles at registration or within twenty-four hours of parking the vehicle on campus. If unable to do so, the student may pick up a temporary permit from the cashiers office until a permit can be obtained. During Registration, a student may register all vehicles whether or not he/she plans to drive them on campus.

Faculty and staff may obtain a parking permits in the Human Resource Department. Vehicles must be registered on the first day of employment. The permit is valid for the period of employment.

Thirty minute parking spaces are available on the west and east side of campus. Registration of motorcycles is required, but the parking permits are not mandatory.
Parker College Campus Parking

More than 1200 parking spaces are available on campus for students, staff, patients, and visitors in well-lit areas, including spaces patrolled by 24-hour security.

Parking Permits can be obtained in the Cashiers Office.

Permit Colors

  • Blue – Undergrads,Trimester I and II students receives a blue parking permit for the Creek lot.
  • Yellow – Trimester III students and above receives a yellow parking permit for the Main Campus.
  • Green – Dallas Outpatient Interns will be issued a green parking permit to park along the south fence line up to the southwest gate.
  • White – Massage School students will be issued a white parking permit.

Only students who are Class Presidents or Student Senate Executive Committee members may park in the Student Senate parking spaces.

Replacement of a Parking Permit
If a parking permit is damaged, lost, or stolen a replacement can be obtained in the Cashiers Office. The replacement permit must be obtained within twenty-four hours of the vehicle being parked on university property.

Temporary Parking Permit
A temporary parking permit may be obtained in the Cashiers Office. This permit allows an individual who has a temporary vehicle to park on campus for a short period of time.
Handicapped Permit

If a student, visitor or employee has acquired a handicap permit from the state, this is all that is required. However, a staff doctor approval may be required if the handicapped permit is needed for a short period of time.

Spouse or Dependent Parking
When parking at one of the Health Care Centers, a spouse/significant other must obtain a permit at the front desk of the respective clinic. The student /significant other may obtain a permit up to one week in advance. Students are held responsible for any and all violations.

Parking Cost
The parking fee for students is $25 per trimester (bicycles are excluded). The first replacement is free, however, an additional replacements is $5 each.

Sexual Misconduct Policy & Complaint Resolution Procedures

Parker University is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex. The University considers sex discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense. Sex discrimination constitutes a violation of this policy, is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated. Sex discrimination includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, gender identity, and failure to conform to stereotypical notions of femininity and masculinity.

Title IX Policy Problem Resolution Procedures Title IX Complaint Form

Security and Safety Information
Security Officers  patrols the main campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Creek Lot is patrolled by security from 7am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. 

Security Office Location: 
2615 Electronic Ln Suite 102

Security Numbers
Campus Security 972-438-6932 ext. 7167
Security Cell Phone 214-902-3440

Emergency Number 7911
Extension Number 7167

Campus Parking Maps
Campus Map (.pdf, 30K)
Evacuation and Assembly Points (.pdf, 52K)

Crime Statistics
Monthly Crime Statistics
2011 Monthly Crime Statistics (.pdf, 38K)
2012 Monthly Crime Statistics.pdf (.pdf, 78K)
2013 Monthly Crime Statistics (.pdf, 71K)
2014 Monthly Crime Statistics (.pdf, 32K)
3 Year Crime Statistics
2011-2014 Crime Statistics (.pdf, 87K)

Safety Reports
Crime Classifications
2011 Crime Classifications (.pdf, 31K)
2012 Crime Classifications (.pdf, 61K)
2013 Crime Classifications (.pdf, 60K)
2014 Crime Classifications (.pdf, 66K)

Daily Crime Logs
2010 Daily / Crime Log (.pdf, 59K)
2011 Daily / Crime Log (.pdf, 60K)
2012 Daily / Crime Log (.pdf, 76K)
2013 Daily / Crime Log (.pdf, 82K)
2014 Daily / Crime Log (.pdf, 46K)

Maps and Directions

Parker Chiropractic Wellness Clinics are dedicated to helping you make positive choices that fit your daily life and lead you and your family toward creating a healthier lifestyle. Inquiries or general questions about Parker University should be directed to the university at the following phone number 972.438.6932

Parker University – Dallas Campus

Parker University
2540 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, Texas 75229
800.438.6932 or 972.438.6932
E-Mail: future@parker.edu

Schedule a Parker Campus Tour
Tours of the campus are given at noon on Mondays and Fridays. All tours must be scheduled in advance with the admissions office by calling 800.637.8337 or 214.902.2429.

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Parker Chiropractic Wellness Clinics 

2600 Electronic Lane
Dallas, TX 75220

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Parker University School of Massage Therapy Clinic

2560 Electronic Lane
Dallas, TX 75220-1214
214.902.3487 (fax)
E-Mail: askpsmt@parker.edu

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Parker Chiropractic Wellness Clinics – Irving

111 S. Delaware Street
Irving, TX 75060

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