Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Ouachita Baptist University is committed to extending access and opportunity to those who have disabilities. The University policy concerning ADA 504 modifications or accommodations is available in the Tiger Handbook. To request modifications or accommodations due to a disabling condition, contact Daniel Jarboe, University Counselor and ADA/504 Coordinator. Appointments may be scheduled through Vickie Davis in the Student Development Office (email: davisv@obu.edu; phone: 870-245-5220). You can also communicate directly with Mr. Jarboe by email at jarboed@obu.edu. Additional helpful information can be found at https://obu.edu/counseling/students-with-disabilities.php.

Covenant on Academic Honor

Students at Ouachita are obligated to uphold the Covenant on Academic Honor, which reads in part, “I will refrain from all forms of academic dishonesty, and I will act responsibly when confronted with the knowledge of such behavior.” For the possible consequences of any violation of this covenant, please see The Tiger Handbook.

Health and Safety Measures in Classrooms and Academic Buildings

Due to local and statewide COVID conditions, including a strained healthcare system, Ouachita will begin the Fall 2021 semester with masks required in classrooms, laboratories and other indoor public spaces, such as auditoriums, hallways and libraries. This requirement is intended to help achieve two primary goals: to support the physical and mental health of students, faculty and staff; and, to the extent possible, to experience a more typical campus experience than last year.

The mask requirement will be reviewed after the first month of the semester. If circumstances on campus and in the local community permit, the requirement may be relaxed. Until further notice, please wear face coverings during class and inside academic buildings. Also, please do not attend class if you are feeling ill, running a fever, displaying symptoms of COVID-19 infection or have been placed in quarantine due to exposure.

Students who do not follow these practices may be asked to leave the classroom immediately and, if the behavior continues, will be subject to involuntary withdrawal from the class or the university.

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