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 Counseling and Health Services - Located in 217 Yates-Gill College Union, Counseling and Health Services (816) 415-5946 plays a key role in assisting students with disabilities. Beth Gentry-Epley, Psy.D., the Director of Counseling and Health 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 and Health 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 or guidance.
Academic Achievement Center - Located in 305 Pryor Learning Commons, the Academic Achievement Center provides support services to students needing help with preparation for classes, time management, learning styles, test anxiety, and other forms of academic preparation. The Director of the Academic Achievement Center is Janelle Dozar, M.A. Mrs. Dozar can be reached at dozarj AT william.jewell DOT edu or at (816) 415-7675. All students enrolled at Jewell are eligible to receive tutoring, provided by the Academic Achievement Center, at no charge. Students may request an individual tutor. There is no limit on the number of hours a student can work with a drop-in tutor. Individual tutors will meet with students one-on-one via scheduled meeting times. Students may receive up to four free hours of individual tutoring a week per course for up to two courses during the semester. Such hours are not cumulative-that is you cannot “bank” weekly hours not used and use them later. Anything above four free hours for two courses would require that the student hire a private tutor.
Office of Career Development – Located in 218 Yates-Gill College Union, Career Development serves as a resource to students who seek employment or further education. The office is staffed by Marissa Bland, 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.
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.