May 28, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 (Draft Copy) 
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 (Draft Copy)

Services & Resources

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) is a Federal grant-funded TRIO program designed to promote retention and graduation for undergraduate students through intensive academic support. Students who have disabilities, who are first-generation college students, or who meet federal income guidelines are qualified for participation in SSS. Services include instruction in a variety of study skills, group and individual tutoring, academic counseling, cultural events, academic workshops, and referrals to other campus services. Scholarship funds are also available to qualified students. In order to qualify for a scholarship, a student must be an active participant in SSS, have less than 60 credit hours accumulated at the end of fall semester of the year applying, be receiving a Pell Grant for the current school year, and meet program-set GPA requirements.

Office of Disability Services

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 ADA Amendments Act of 2008, John Brown University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students who are disabled. The coordinator of disability 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, Coordinator, at (479) 524-7464, or by email, or stop by the Office of Disability Services located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), Room 150.

International Programs Department

The International Programs Department (IPD) serves the needs of international students including F-1 Visa students, Walton scholars, Missionary Kids (MK’s), and Third Culture Kids (TCK’s). International Programs Department directs and supports international educational opportunities through studies programs and missions opportunities. They also sponsor regular on-campus social and cultural activities are sponsored to promote intercultural awareness and understanding among the entire JBU community.

Mission Statement

The International Programs Department of John Brown University supports students, faculty, and staff who benefit from and contribute to the Christ-centered intercultural environment of JBU.

United States Student and Exchange Visitor Program

IPD represents the Department of Homeland Security through Immigrations and Customs Enforcement on behalf of international students who have been accepted by John Brown University. IPD issues an I-20 to international students so they can obtain and maintain the proper F-1 immigration status.

Walton International Scholarship Programs

The Walton International Scholarship Program (WISP) awards scholarships to 60 students from Central America and Mexico. IPD attentively seeks to support growth and long-term success for its WISP scholars. IPD also ensures the return of WISP students to their home countries to satisfy the scholarship requirements and to benefit their home countries to satisfy the scholarship requirements and to benefit their home countries.

International Education

IPD administers our Semester and Summer Irish Studies Program as well as a variety of JBU international summer studies programs and mission teams. IPD also links students with international and domestic studies opportunities offered through the Council of Christian Colleges & Universities and other JBU approved programs.

Walton International Scholarship Program

The Walton International Scholarship Program has been creating life-changing opportunities, championing faith, and empowering young minds to initiate meaningful impact across Central America and Mexico for nearly 40 years.

Walmart founder Sam Walton and his wife, Helen, launched the program with an unprecedented commitment to fund 60 student scholarships to each of three respected, faith-based Arkansas universities annually. From the beginning, the objective of the program has been to promote democracy and free enterprise in Latin America through education. Each year, rigorous screening processes are carried out in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico to identify the next class of students.

John Brown University’s graduates of the Walton International Scholarship Program have attained noteworthy positions in business, engineering, politics, computer science, journalism, education, and ministry. Many of these students are agents of change in their businesses, communities, and home countries.

Learning Resources

John Brown University Library - the Arutunoff Learning Resource Center

Information Technology Services