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Center for Student Success

Dr. Jon Spence, Director

University life is sometimes hectic. At times, students may experience crises or unexpected situations that cause increased stress and anxiety. To offer support, we provide a campus full of faculty, staff, and students ready to help. Students can talk confidentially with our counselors and/or campus pastors. Additionally, students may receive coordinated assistance from our Center for Student Success staff to help them work with faculty in getting caught up on coursework, access academic support, manage illnesses or time away from campus.

The Center for Student Success is dedicated to equipping students with confidence in their identity and life direction.

Faculty and staff are available to assist with strengths-based leadership, academic support and accommodations, tutoring, major and career exploration, career direction, questions regarding campus, and more.

Contact Us

Phone: 417.865.2815 ext. 8215
Location: Zimmerman Hall 208

For further information, contact Dr. Jon Spence

Interested in…

  • Learning how to study better so that you can study less?
  • Improving your grades? (Who isn’t?)
  • Managing your time to reduce your stress?
  • Learning how to succeed in a challenging class?
  • Attending a study group?
  • Working one-on-one with an academic coach?

You’ve learned a lot of things by this point in your life: how to tie your shoes, how to ride a bike, how to skateboard – and more.

But have you ever thought about learning how to learn?

We believe that every student can learn to be an effective learner, and our mission is to go on that journey with you.  Our academic coaches are eager to partner with you and help you maximize your learning.  Along the way, you’ll make the most of your study time, improve your grades, and develop ownership of your academic career to its fullest potential.

Why simply “get by” in college?  Our mission is to see every Evangel student not only endure but thrive. With strategic efforts, we believe that you can thrive too.

Connect with one of our peer Academic Coaches today and begin your journey towards maximizing your effectiveness as a learner!

Phone: (417) 865-2815 ext. 8215
Location: Zimmerman Hall 208

Current students can schedule an appointment via the Center for Student Success on Course Commons.

Academic Accommodations

Evangel University is committed to equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities and recognizes that reasonable accommodations or modifications may be necessary to ensure access to campus courses, services, activities, and facilities.

Academic Support, a division of the Center for Student Success, is the office designated by Evangel University to review disability documentation, determine reasonable accommodations, and develop plans for the provision of such accommodations, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 as Amended (ADA). For further information, please refer to the Disability and Academic Accommodations Handbook.

If you would like to request academic accommodations due to a disability or other health condition (including permanent or temporary conditions) that may have some impact on your academic success, please contact Academic Support staff in the Center for Student Success.

Stephen Houseknecht

Director of Academic Support

417-865-2815 ext.8271

houseknechts@evangel.edu

Housing and Meal Plan Accommodations

 Evangel University operates in compliance with the Fair Housing Act and the 504 Rehabilitation Act.  The University recognizes that Assistance Animals and Service Animals may be an effective accommodation for certain qualified students with disabilities at Evangel University.  For detailed information on Assistance Animals and Service Animals, and to see if you qualify, refer to the Assistance Animal Policy or contact Academic Support staff.

Assistance Animals Policy

Campus Dining

For further information regarding housing and meal plan accommodations, please contact Pam Smallwood, Housing Director, at smallwoodp@evangel.edu or by phone at 417.865.2815 ext. 7335.