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Student Support

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Explore SBU's Student Support Resources

Southwest Baptist University prioritizes student success through academic resources within the University. Access support from a variety of places like the University Writing Center, the Math Lab, and the university library system. Sign up for mentorship opportunities, attend Bible study with peers, or schedule time with a tutor.

Whatever your needs, SBU is here to support you academically, professionally, and spiritually. Not finding what you need? Reach out to an advisor who will happily connect you to the right place.


Check out the University Success Center

Find your footing as you transition into life at SBU during your first year on campus with the University Success Center. You’ll attend seminar classes and receive personalized academic advising as you adjust to life in Bolivar.

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Abigail Richards
"Every professor has gotten to know me, prayed for me, and reached out to me. Having the ability to know that I can talk with my professors has been amazing."
Abigail Richards
Elementary education major from Lebanon, Mo.

Access Career Development Support

Southwest Baptist University’s Career Services department is here to prepare you for your professional career. If you’re starting out or in the middle of your search, here’s how we can help:

  • Individual career counseling appointments
    Advice about professional career opportunities
    Mock job interviews
    Assistance with resumes, cover letters, and the job search process
    Career aptitude assessments

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Discover Additional Study Support Resources

This free service offers one-on-one tutoring with peers and workshops with experienced faculty members. Get weekly help with any stage of the writing process (appointments are encouraged) in the Jester Learning and Performance Center (Jester 235) on the Bolivar Campus.

Writing Center

Receive help in algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, and more during the Math Lab, which is open in the evenings Monday through Thursday (specific hours and locations vary; offered on the Bolivar Campus).
If you need a little extra help making a successful transition into college, Run 2 Win will connect you with an upperclassman mentor who will help you study for your classes and talk through any issues that may arise during your time at SBU. Stop by the University Success Center on the Bolivar Campus for more information.
Benefit from extra study time during various Study Sessions, which focus on specific courses and are led by upperclassmen who have already taken the course and succeeded.
Looking for help in science courses? Take advantage of tutoring offered by chemistry faculty or upperclassmen biology students throughout the semester.
Students in Theta Alpha Kappa, the national religious studies and theology honor society, provide tutoring for introductory Biblical studies and theology courses. You can attend group study sessions or get individual help from tutors.
Review Sessions—Attend review sessions throughout the semester held by professors of your classes to understand which material you can expect on upcoming exams.

Connect with other student resources

Not finding what you’re looking for? Check out these additional resources SBU offers students:


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