Oct 19, 2021  
Online Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Online Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 Archived Catalog

Services & Resources

Office of Academic Assistance & Student Support Services

Students may contact the academic assistance coordinator for assistance in further developing their academic skills. This includes such areas as study skills, note-taking skills, time management, test-taking skills, and other skills that help students succeed academically. Study skills videos that help improve reading, writing, and math are available. The coordinator will help a student engage an individual tutor, if one is available, but payment is the responsibility of the student.

The Office of Academic Assistance on the Siloam Springs campus administers the CLEP and proctors tests for correspondence courses. For general information, fees, or to schedule an appointment at the Siloam Springs campus, call (479) 524-7471. The Rogers Center can be reached at (479) 631-4665.

Services for Students with Disabilities

It is the goal of John Brown University that all enrolled students be given equal opportunity to succeed in their quest for a higher education that is based upon our “Christ Over All” philosophy and that integrates the educational principles of “Head, Heart, and Hand.” In accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADAA, John Brown University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students who are disabled.

The Director of Student Support Services works with students and instructors to arrange appropriate assistance in learning and physical access. Students having documented disabilities are encouraged to contact Jarrod Heathcote, Director, by email jheathcote@jbu.edu, or by phone (479) 524-7401.

Student Development Office

Office of Christian Formation

The Office of Christian Formation (OCF) exists to lead the JBU community to become more like Christ through discipleship, corporate worship, and outreach. Within OCF are two primary divisions related to JBU students: Chapel and Student Ministries. For information, call (479) 524-7213.


The JBU Online Undergraduate Program chaplain serves JBU’s adult learner population through pastoral presence and prayer. The chaplain writes a monthly devotion and receives and prays for any prayer requests given on behalf of the students. In these and a variety of other ways, the chaplain supports the mission of John Brown University, fostering the spiritual growth, giving emotional support and assistance when needed.

Counseling Services

(JBU) Subsidized Counseling for JBU Online Undergraduate Students: Students who are currently enrolled full-time in online undergraduate classes are eligible to receive JBU-subsidized counseling services at counseling practices that have agreements with JBU in place. Counseling is for the purpose of helping the students work through personal concerns that might otherwise make continuing their education more of a challenge. For information, email Missy Swyers at mswyers@jbu.edu.

Learning Resources

John Brown University Library - the Arutunoff Learning Resource Center

Information Technology Services