Welcome to student life at College of Ozarks! Students at Hard Work U may work hard for their education, but they also know how to play hard. Student activities provide many diverse opportunities that allow for a fun, Christian atmosphere.
There are many leadership opportunities at Hard Work U that promote personal growth and the ability for students to make an impact on the campus community. Those students that desire to be the voice of the student body may get involved with Student Senate. The Council for Student Programs is also a great opportunity for students that wish to improve school spirit and student activities. The Leadership Development Tract provides students with the necessary tools they need in order to become a successful citizen of Christ-like character. Students that have proven to be exceptional leaders and possess quality character can also become a peer leader in our freshman orientation program known as Character Camp. There are many additional leadership opportunities that provide
students of all desires to get involved.
As students are exposed to the mission of this institution through leadership programs and other various groups, students begin their development as a citizen of Christ-like character. This growth can further develop by getting involved with groups such as:
- Baptist Student Union,
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
- Christian Ministries.
We also provide a non-denominational chapel service each Sunday morning. Please refer to the student handbook for current chapel and convocation requirements.
Student Attendance/Residence Requirements
Students must be 17 years old by the first day of Character Camp (new student orientation) of the semester for which they are applying. All unmarried students are required to live on campus. After the first year at the College, students may be considered for off-campus status (commuting) if:
· they live with parents/legal guardians and demonstrate a significant financial need (living within forty miles of the College);
· they are married (living within forty miles of the College);
· they are a veteran of the armed services (living within forty miles of the College).
Exceptions to the first-year policy are considered for veterans of the armed services.
Students are reminded there is a maximum number of commuting positions available. Priority is given to students who are student teaching or completing nursing preceptorships outside the forty-mile distance.