The following resources are available to all students at William Jewell College. Students with a disability may be confronting particular challenges unique to their disability(s). The following programs and services are available to provide assistance in dealing with some of those unique challenges:
Office of Career Services – Located in 218 Yates-Gill College Union, Career Services serves as a resource to students who seek employment or further education. The office is staffed by a professional counselor who assists students in their transition from college to career, developing their skills in conducting a self-directed job or graduate school search, arranging for interview and networking opportunities, and providing support services for locating and following up on career opportunities. The department’s Career Mentor Program offers students the opportunity to develop mentor-style relationships with professionals in career fields compatible with students’ interests. Phone (816) 415-5938.
Office of Counseling Services - Located in 217 Yates-Gill College Union, Counseling Services (816) 415-5946 plays a key role in assisting students with disabilities. Beth Gentry-Epley, Psy.D., the Director of Counseling Services, is a licensed psychologist in both Missouri and Kansas. In addition to individual therapy, Dr. Gentry-Epley assists in determining reasonable accommodations for students who have made such requests. All services provided by the Counseling Services staff are confidential and free of charge.
Office of Student Life- Located in Yates-Gill College Union, The office of Student Life (816) 415-5963 oversees student life, student activities, orientation programs, residential life, internship opportunities, and career services. The Student Life staff can provide advice and support to students who are in need of information, counseling, or direction.
Academic Achievement Center - Located in 128 Curry Library, the Academic Achievement Center (816) 415-7675 provides support services to students needing help with preparation for classes. The staff assists students by reading their papers and providing feedback and advice on how to improve writing skills. The staff offers tutoring for other courses as well.
Academic Advisors - Students should meet with their advisors regularly to discuss their academic progress. Advisors are knowledgeable about the curriculum and trained to help students navigate academic life. They can assist students not only academically, but may also serve as someone with whom students can talk about personal challenges or concerns.
Faculty - Professors are highly skilled professionals who have chosen to work at William Jewell College because they have a passion for teaching. Take advantage of this rich resource by requesting time to talk with professors outside of class.