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1600 University Ave
Bolivar , Missouri 65613-2596

Disability Resource Office

1600 University Ave
Bolivar, MO 65613-2596
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About Southwest Baptist University

Southwest Baptist University (SBU) is a prestigious not-for-profit and private institution located in Bolivar, Missouri. Established in 1878, SBU has built a strong reputation for its commitment to academic excellence and Christian values. Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, this university offers a transformative educational experience in a picturesque and vibrant setting.

One of the defining aspects of Southwest Baptist University is its strong emphasis on faith-based education. As a Christian institution, SBU aims to provide students with a well-rounded education that integrates biblical principles with rigorous academic programs. The university takes pride in nurturing the spiritual growth of its students and encouraging them to develop a Christ-centered worldview.

The campus of SBU spans over 200 acres, offering a serene and conducive environment for learning. The university maintains state-of-the-art facilities and modern infrastructure, ensuring that students have access to top-notch resources. With a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 13:1, SBU is dedicated to fostering close-knit, personalized learning experiences. This close interaction with professors enables students to cultivate strong mentorships and receive individualized attention, ultimately enhancing their academic achievements.

SBU offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, including business, education, healthcare, humanities, sciences, and Christian studies. The university’s commitment to academic rigor is evident through its distinguished faculty members, who are experts in their respective fields. These professors not only impart knowledge but also inspire students to strive for greatness, both academically and personally.

Beyond the classroom, SBU provides students with numerous extracurricular activities and opportunities for personal growth and development. Its vibrant campus life is enriched by a multitude of student organizations, clubs, and athletic programs. Whether students are interested in joining a sorority or fraternity, engaging in community service, or participating in intramural sports, SBU offers a diverse range of options to match various interests.

Moreover, Bolivar, the town that surrounds SBU, offers a welcoming and friendly community that complements the university experience. Situated in the heart of scenic southwest Missouri, Bolivar boasts natural beauty, including picturesque rolling hills and sparkling crystal-clear lakes. Students at SBU have the opportunity to explore the great outdoors by hiking, fishing, or simply enjoying the tranquility of nature.

In addition to its natural splendor, Bolivar provides a rich cultural environment with numerous local attractions and events. The town offers a thriving arts scene, including museums, galleries, and theaters. Furthermore, students can immerse themselves in the region’s history by visiting historical sites and landmarks that showcase Missouri’s unique heritage.

Overall, Southwest Baptist University is a premier educational institution that combines academic excellence with Christian values. With its commitment to holistic development and personalized attention, SBU prepares students to become compassionate leaders who positively impact their communities. Surrounded by the beauty of Bolivar and enriched with numerous opportunities both on and off-campus, SBU offers a transformative university experience that equips students to excel in their careers and make a difference in the world.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations