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Crowder College…Building a civil, serving, literate, learning community of responsible citizens.
It is our mission and purpose to serve the needs of people by actualizing each person who chooses Crowder College in terms of his or her self-worth and ability to function in society as a responsible citizen.
We believe that access and quality are compatible and that both can be more fully realized through a proactive stance seeking to make the public aware of, and interested in, opportunities available.
We believe in strong ties and relationships between the college and other educational institutions, both secondary and post-secondary, the community, and the businesses and organizations that support our community. We view the college as having an active role in economic and social development through continuing education and customized training that is directed toward improving work skills and productivity, creating a more desirable work and social environment, and adding to the general quality of life within the region.
In each course and program, all endeavors will be concerned about, and committed to, the development of each individual’s ability to master the content of offerings, make ethical decisions, develop analytical skills, cultivate physical health and well-being, develop self-worth, and learn the value of working together and serving others.
The college recognizes a two-fold responsibility in its commitment to student growth and development. The first is to assist in acquiring the skills and awareness needed to function as productive and responsible citizens. The second is to evaluate this progress so that both the student and the institution are able to measure growth.
Crowder College is accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The College is also fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association. Program accreditations are in the Missouri State Board of Nursing, Teacher Education Certification, through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Veterinary Technician through the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the National Institute for Automotive Excellence (ASE). Graduates of the Associate of Arts programs are admitted without examination to junior standing in all public universities and colleges in Missouri and many outside the state of Missouri. Crowder is an active member of the Missouri Community College Association and the American Association of Community Colleges.
Crowder College is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action/educational /employment institution, and is nondiscriminatory relative to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, and qualified disabled. Crowder College is committed to providing educational opportunities to all qualified students regardless of their economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of handicaps, race, color, sex, creed, or national origin.
Vice President of Student Affairs, Farber Building, coordinates efforts to comply with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Philosophy and Policy on Values and Rights
It is the policy of Crowder College to convey certain fundamental values, insofar as possible, to all those enrolled as students. Emphasis, in all course work, extra-curricular activities and social contact, is given to developing a growing awareness in the individual of the importance of integrity, lawfulness and other characteristics of maturity, such as respect for the rights of others and as individuals and the value of work and productivity in the lives of everyone. This policy takes recognition of economic self-reliance as a cherished priority. It strongly embraces character building as a proper function of education. The sanctity of the family is to be encouraged as we recognize the family as a cornerstone of a healthy society. Reference is made to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 which led to the establishment of land grant colleges which states, “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall be forever encouraged.” This policy in no way takes away from the established goal of competency in and mastery of course content in all offerings at Crowder College. We the undersigned members of the Board of Trustees of Crowder College, hereby reaffirm this policy for continued implementation by the administration and faculty of Crowder College.
Adopted by Crowder College Board of Trustees, July 13, 1978
Academic Responsibilities and Rights College Responsibilities
Student opinion and viewpoint should be sought on matters affecting both the academic and nonacademic experiences of students, and especially those decisions that directly affect their welfare, through drawing upon official student representation, as well as additional means for seeking student input as appropriate.
As members of the Crowder College community, students shall have the right to:
a) Have published annually by the College those schedules of fees and charges which must be paid by all students as a condition of attendance; such schedules shall not be subject to change during the year, except on recommendation by the President and by action of The Board of Trustees;
b) Have published annually by the College refund schedules for new and continuing students;
c) Have published annually by the College information about graduation rates of enrolled students and student athletes and information on campus crime statistics, as specified by applicable law;
d) Receive annually written information on the campus’ standards of conduct regarding the use of drugs, alcohol, and other illegal substances, a statement affirming that disciplinary sanctions will be imposed for violations of the standards of conduct, a description of the sanctions, and other information specified by applicable law;
e) Protection against the improper collection of information about students’ political and social views, beliefs, and associations;
f) Access to and protection against the improper disclosure or withholding of, information from student records. State and Federal laws largely govern such access and protection.
g) Have all academic decisions affecting their academic standing, including the assignment of grades, based upon academic considerations only, administered fairly and equitably under policies established by the Due Process Committee or Academic Appeals Committee;
h) Be free from College discipline for actions committed involuntarily or under duress. However, violations committed under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or illegal substances will be subject to discipline;
i) Equitable grievance procedures established pursuant to Due Process policy;
j) Petition for any change in these Policies, or in implementing campus regulations, through the appropriate campus or College wide office; and
k) Petition to appear before the Board of Trustees for Expulsion, under procedures set forth in the Board of Trustees Policies and Procedures. Individual students are entitled to seek an appearance before the Board to speak in open committee or Board session on matters on Trustees agenda. Students must follow administrative procedures established by Crowder to appeal individual academic or administrative decisions.
We believe at Crowder College that students are responsible for their learning. Similarly, student rights accompany
exercise of responsibility for learning.
a) Selecting a program of study that is consistent with their abilities and interests.
b) Selecting coursework that corresponds with their program of study and readiness level.
c) Enrolling in a schedule of classes appropriate to the time and effort that he/she will allocate to academic requirements.
d) Being punctual and attending class.
e) Being attentive and participating in class activities.
f) Completing all class assignments as directed by the instructor and course syllabus.
g) Complying with all college announcements and requirements found in the catalog and official publications.
h) Seeking appropriate support services to improve their level of academic achievement and to enhance the quality of college life.
i) Behaving in a humane and ethical manner both in the classroom and in all communication and contact with the instructor, other staff members, and other students.
a) The United States Constitution and State of Missouri guarantee students of Crowder College certain rights. Among those rights, substantial violation of student’s right may be appealed in accordance with the Student Grievance Appeal Procedure. The following rights also apply:
b) Access to scheduled class meetings and appropriate instructional and support services
c) Syllabi or course outlines describing course objectives, units of subject matter to be provided, evaluation procedures, major course requirements, such as term papers, book reviews, field trips, rules of attendance, grading, and conduct.
d) Classroom instruction, assignments, and evaluating that are consistent with the general course description and requirements established in the course outline.
e) Students are expected to attend all class sessions and report to each session on time. If an absence occurs, students are responsible for all work missed. Excessive absences that jeopardize successful completion of the course or the policy outlined in the course syllabus may result in a lowered or failing grade in the class.
a) The student has the right to judicial due process, including a speedy hearing, confrontation the College’s or his witness, presumption of innocence, protection of cruel punishment, and appeal.
b) The student has the right of assembly to demonstrate, inform, or protest, so long as the normal workings of the College are not disrupted.
c) The student has the right to be considered for membership in any student group or organization without regard to race, color, place of national origin, religious creed or affiliation, political belief, gender or disability.
d) The student has the right to be secure in his/her possessions, against invasion of privacy, and unreasonable search and seizure.
e) The student has the right not to be twice put in jeopardy to the same offense.
f) The student has the right to use campus facilities, subject to uniform regulations governing the facility.
g) The student has the right to invite and hear any person of his choice on any subject of his/her choice subject to regulations of this code.
Rights to Privacy and Educational Records
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or Buckley Amendment of 1974, provides for students and certain personnel of a given institution to have access to the educational records of enrolled students. Disability-related information, however, is considered medical in nature and is therefore exempt from this policy. Information regarding a student’s disability must be maintained in separate, secure files with limited access, and is to be shared on a need-to-know basis. Violation of the privacy rights accorded to students by the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or requests to amends education records can be submitted to the Vice President of Student Affairs at 417-455-5636.
A complete review of student rights guaranteed under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act will be kept on file in the Student Services Office and campus website (www.crowder.edu).
Disclosure of Directory Information (5.00) Students may withhold Directory Information by notifying the Records Office in writing within two weeks after the first day of the class term in which they enroll. In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Crowder College identifies the following items as directory information:
Disclosure of Disciplinary Proceedings and Student Records
The general rule is that written consent from the student is required prior to disclosure of any personally identifiable information from a student’s educational records; with the following exceptions: drug violent crimes, crimes of a sexual nature, and drug and alcohol violations.
Disclosure of Violent Crimes
According to FERPA, the results of any disciplinary action by the College and the results of any appeal may be disclosed to an alleged victim of any crime of violence. In crimes involving sexual assault or physical abuse, State law requires disclosure of the results to the alleged victim within three working days following a disciplinary action or appeal and, in these cases, disclosure shall be made within three working days of notification to the accused student.
“Crime of violence” is defined by State law to mean an offense in which there is the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against a person or the property of another; or any other offense that is a felony and that by its nature involves a substantial risk that physical force against a person or the property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense. “Results” means the decision on whether or not misconduct occurred and the type of sanction that was imposed, if any. It is the alleged victim’s obligation to keep the results of the disciplinary action or appeal confidential.
Disclosure of Drug and Alcohol Violations
According to FERPA, the College may disclose the results of any disciplinary action by the College to parents of students regarding student’s violation of any Federal, State or local law, or any rule or policy of the college, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if:
Securing a Transcript
A student’s transcript cannot be released to a second party without the written authorization of that student, except when requested by law. It also may be released to a guardian or parent of a dependent student. Requests made by a guardian or parent must be accompanied by proof of financial support of the student, at which time the College may release the transcript. Students may request a copy of their Crowder College transcript from the Records Office, by sending written request (with signature), completing Release of Records/Transcript form, or by submitting the request through the college website (www.crowder.edu). The first copy is free and each additional transcript is $2.00 (mailed or picked up) or $5.00 faxed.
Records Amendment Request
You may inspect and review your records by submitting a written request to the Records Office or Vice President of Students. An appointment will be made within a reasonable time, but not later than 45 days from the date of the request. If you wish to present evidence showing that a record contains inaccurate, misleading or otherwise inappropriate information, you may make an appointment with the Records Office or Vice President of Students and submit your evidence. The following is a list of records that are available for your inspection and the offices where they are located.
Disciplinary: Student Services Office, 1st Floor, Farber Building, 417-455-5636 Scholarships & Financial Aid: Financial Aid Office, 1st Floor, Farber Building, 417-455-5434 Transcripts & Grades: Records Office, 1st Floor, Farber Building, 417-455-5697
Residency status is established at the time a student matriculates or enrolls at Crowder College. A request for a change of residency must be submitted, in writing, to the Records Office with appropriate evidence or documentation of residency change. The residence of a minor student will be the resident of the parents/legal guardian(s) unless the student has achieved court declared emancipation.
The Records Office performs routine audits of residency status on students that are not continuously enrolled or have changed their address and request lower tuition rate. Students will be notified in writing of the documentation needed to support lower tuition rate in accordance with established Board policy. Administrative action to change the residency status of a student is at the discretion of the College Vice President of Students. In accordance with the Due Process policy, students may appeal decisions by submitting a grievance to the College Vice President of Students for review (see Student Handbook for further information on non-academic appeals/grievance procedures). The three categories of residency in which the student is classified for the purpose of assessing fees and tuition include the following:
A student (or parents/legal guardians, if he/she is a minor) who has established residency within the college district must submit requests for change of status, no later than, two (2) weeks prior to the term for which the change is requested. A change to District Residents may be requested if parents of a dependent student or the student,
A student (or parents/legal guardians, if he/she is a minor) who has established residence in the state of Missouri prior to initial enrollment at Crowder College. A change to Out-of-District Resident may be requested if the student or parents of a dependent student provides evidence of,
A student (or parents/legal guardians, if he/she is a minor) whose residence is in a state other than the state of Missouri.
A student (or parents/legal guardians, if he/she is a minor) whose legal residence is in a foreign country at the time of registration.
Complete Residence Status information is available in the Records Office located at the main campus in Neosho or telephone 417-455-5664.
Residence Complex Policy and Procedures
A search may not be conducted of a student’s room in the College housing unit to determine compliance with federal, state, or local criminal law or College regulations unless authorized by a valid authorization for search based upon probable cause to believe that a violation has occurred or is taking place. “Probable cause” exists where the facts and circumstances within the knowledge of the body is issuing the authorization for search and of which it has reasonable trustworthy information are sufficient in themselves to warrant a person of reasonable caution in the belief that an offense
In compliance with the Campus Security Act as amended in 1993, Crowder College is committed to providing a safe campus for students and employees. Specifically, Crowder College is committed to building policies that discourage students, employees, and visitors from violating federal, state, and municipal laws and avoid activities that pose potential risk or threaten the health and safety of general campus community.
Due to concerns with campus safety and security, it is important for the Residence Life Office to know if students have been convicted or have charges currently pending for a felony offense or disciplinary action (suspension, expulsion, probation or warning) from a prior college or university. Permission for residents requesting to live in the residence halls with a felony conviction or prior disciplinary action will be determined on a case-by-case basis, dependent upon the circumstances of the conviction or severity of prior incidents. Any felony convictions related to health and safety of individuals or goods will not be considered candidates for campus residential living. Failure to answer the questions truthfully can result in judicial action including, but not limited to, immediate cancellation of an individual’s housing contract. The College reserves the right to accept or deny students into the residence halls.
Contact the Office of Student Life, located in the Student Center or telephone 417-455-5644 for a complete listing of the policies and procedures for on campus living.
Never Attend Policy
Failure to attend class(es) by the first four (4) week of the semester may constitute an administrative withdrawal and the student will not be guaranteed re-entry to the dropped courses. Students eligible for financial aid are not eligible to receive disbursements for never attended courses.
Standard of Student Conduct
These rules shall be known as the Crowder College Student Conduct Code and shall apply to individual students, student groups and organizations, summer program participants, and campus visitors. As a student you are both a citizen and a member of the academic community. As a citizen, you possess basic freedoms, privileges and rights guaranteed to all persons by law. In addition, you are subject to the same rules and limitations that are imposed by federal and state law on all persons.
Upon enrolling at Crowder College, each student assumes the responsibility for conducting themselves in a manner compatible with the educational purposes of the college. If these responsibilities are ignored or neglected, the college must carry out appropriate disciplinary action.
Students may also be sanctioned for conduct that constitutes a hazard or potential hazard to the health, safety, or well being of members of the college community or themselves, or which is detrimental to the college’s interest whether such conduct occurs on campus, off campus or at college sponsored events. Behaviors which may subject the student to disciplinary action include, but are not limited to, the following types of misconduct:
Any student guilty of academic misconduct will automatically receive a grade of zero on that assignment or exam. All cases will be reported to the Instructional Office to track repeat offenses which would warrant further disciplinary action – up to expulsion from the College.
9. Sexual harassment, as defined in College policy includes: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:
creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive College environment. In determining whether the alleged conduct constitutes sexual harassment, consideration shall be given to the record of the incident as a whole and to the totality of the circumstances, including the context in which the alleged incidents occurred.
Any sanction imposed should be appropriate to the violation, taking into consideration the context and seriousness of the violation. Any student found to have violated his/her responsibility as described above shall be subject to one or more of the following actions:
Warning: Written notice to the student that a violation of specified College policies or campus regulations has occurred.
Censure: Written reprimand for violations of specified College policies or campus regulations.
Disciplinary Probation: A status imposed for a specific period of time in which a student must demonstrate conduct that conforms to College standards of conduct. Conditions restricting the student’s privileges or eligibility for activities may be imposed.
Exclusion: Loss of privileges from participation in designated privileges, athletics, extracurricular activities, and/or facilities for a specified academic term or terms. Exclusion from specified areas of the campus or from official College functions when there is reasonable cause to believe that the student’s presence there will lead to physical abuse, threats of violence, or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person on College property or at official College functions, or other disruptive activity incompatible with the orderly operation of the campus.
Restitution: Reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of College property or the property of others may be imposed.
Suspension: Termination of student status at the campus for a specified range of time, academic term or terms with reinstatement thereafter certain, provided that the student has complied with any conditions imposed as part of the suspension. (Suspensions and suspensions with conditions are not restricted to disciplinary reasons, they may also apply to behavioral reasons)
Expulsion: Termination of student status for an indefinite period.
Interim Suspension: Exclusion from classes, or from other specified activities or areas of the campus, as set forth in the Notice of Interim Suspension, before final determination of an alleged violation. A student placed on Interim Suspension shall be given prompt notice of the charges, the duration of the Interim Suspension, and the opportunity for a prompt hearing on the Interim Suspension. The Vice President of Students shall review interim Suspension within twenty-four hours. If a student is found to have been unjustifiably placed on Interim Suspension, the College is committed to a policy whereby reasonable efforts are taken to assist an individual who has been disadvantaged in an employment or academic status.
Compensatory Services: Other disciplinary actions, such as monetary fines, community service, or holds on request for transcripts, diplomas, or other student records to be sent to third parties, as set forth in campus regulations.
Posting Of Disciplinary Action on Transcripts
When, as a result of violations of the student conduct code, a student is suspended or expelled, the disciplinary action imposed will be posted on the academic transcript for the duration of the suspension or dismissal.
Student Discipline Procedures
Due Process Committee
Procedural due process is basic to the proper enforcement of College policies and campus regulations. The purpose of the Due Process Committee is to review the charges and determine if the action is appropriate, given college policy and procedures. Any student may request a hearing before the Board of Trustees with due cause if he/she so desires and has followed and exhausted the nonacademic appeal procedures listed below.
Title IX Grievance Procedures
Crowder College is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action/educational /employment institution, and is nondiscriminatory relative to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, and qualified disabled. Crowder College is committed to providing educational opportunities to all qualified students regardless of their economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of handicaps, race, color, sex, creed, or national origin.
The Vice President of Student Affairs, 601 Laclede, Neosho, MO 64850, 417-455-5636, coordinates efforts to comply with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Title IX Grievance Procedures Non-academic or non-grade related grievances must be filed with the Vice President of Students Office, 1st Floor of Farbert , 417-455-5636. The student may file a grievance to address complaints of discrimination in educational programs and activities on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age, and qualified disability.
Any student submitting complaints of discrimination may contact the Vice President of Students by submitting in writing the following:
The Vice President of Students, or other individual appointed by the College President when the Vice President of Students is unable to, shall be responsible for reviewing presenting evidences of the complaint and presenting results to the President. The Vice President or appointed individual will make a recommendation based upon a preponderance of the evidence presented whether a violation has occurred. Upon making the determination, the Vice President or appointed individual shall notify the President in writing as to the recommended action. The President will approve or disapprove the recommendation. If approved, the recommendation will be determined final; however, students can petition the President to sit before the Due Process Committee, to request further review of the complaint if the student disputes the findings and/or can provide additional information to support further review.
The hearing committee shall be appointed by the College President and be composed of two faculty members, two students and one staff member. The staff member will serve as chair. The student has the right but shall not be required to testify in his/her own behalf, to present witnesses and evidence and to review and respond to testimony of this who testifies against him/her. It is not required that the hearing conforms to the procedural formality of a trial.
The Vice President of Students, or other individual appointed by the College President when the Vice President of Students is unavailable, shall be responsible for presenting evidences of the charges to the hearing committee. The Committee will determine by majority based upon a preponderance of the evidence whether the complaint is proved. Upon making the determination, the Committee by a majority vote shall recommend in writing within three (3) days to the President an action which:
The actions of the President will be determined final.
Students can also file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) by
submitting in writing the following:
GRADUATION/COMPLETION RATE – The information below is based upon the number of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students who began their college careers in the Fall 2005semester and completed their programs within 150% of the normal time frame for completion of that program. The number of students included in this report is 449. The status of these students determined as of March 2009 is presented below.
STUDENTS NUMBER PERCENT
Certificates awarded 12 3%
(One-year or less)
Associate Degrees awarded 128 29%
(At least two years)
Total Graduates* 140 31%
Persisters* 25 6%
Transfers Out* 67 15%
Unknown 217 48%
Compliance/Congressional Rate 232 52%
(*Students included in this rate)
CROWDER COLLEGE STUDENT ATHLETES
RECEIVING ATHLETIC AID
Twenty-Two (34) of the 449 first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students who entered Crowder
College in the Fall 2006 semester participated in college athletics and received some type of
athletic aid. The status of these students is presented below.
Sport No. of Participants No. of Graduates Percent
Baseball 21 9 43%
Basketball 7 1 14%
Softball 6 5 83%
Total 34 15 44%
Student Grievance Appeal Procedure Academic Procedures
Students are responsible for meeting the standards of academic performance established for each course in which they are enrolled. Students requesting to file a grade-related or academic grievance may contact the Vice President of Instruction Office (1st floor, McDonald Hall), 417-455-5740, for procedure information. Students taking courses off-campus may contact the Admissions Office at their respective campus site (i.e., Cassville, Nevada, or Webb City).
The following procedures are applicable in instances where students wish to review academic or grading decisions or other institutional decisions, which directly affects the students over which the college has jurisdiction.
Non-academic or non-grade related grievances must be filed with the Vice President of Students Office, 1st Floor of Farbert, 417-455-5636. The student accused of non-academic misconduct or shall be informed in writing by the Vice President of Students of alleged misconduct and the proposed disciplinary action. Regardless of whether or not a hearing is conducted, campuses may provide written notice to students that their behavior may have violated College policy or campus regulations and that, if repeated. Such behavior would be subject to discipline.
Any student that is charged with any misconduct meriting disciplinary action College President in writing within three (3) class days of determination of the action and request, with due cause, a hearing by the Due Process Committee. The hearing committee shall be appointed by the College President and be composed of two faculty members, two students and one staff member. The staff member will serve as chair. The student has the right but shall not be required to testify in his/her own behalf, to present witnesses and evidence and to review and respond to testimony of this who testifies against him/her. It is not required that the hearing conform to the procedural formality of a trial.
Appealing for due cause shall be limited to one of more of the following purposes:
The Vice President of Students shall be responsible for presenting evidences of the charges to the hearing committee or the Hearing Committee may choose to review the evidence in writing. The Committee will determine by majority based upon a preponderance of the evidence whether the misconduct is proved. Upon making the determination, the Committee by a majority vote shall recommend in writing within three (3) days to the President and action which:
The actions of the President will be determined final. Students can petition, with due cause, the Board of Trustees, if disciplinary actions results in suspension or expulsion.
Enrollment Suspension Appeal Process
Degree and non-degree seeking students placed on Suspension will be required to halt their academic pursuit for one full semester (summer does not count as a regular semester) if it is their initial suspension. Students may petition/appeal for readmission for the spring, summer, or fall semester at anytime but cannot meet with the hearing committee until one-full academic semester has lapsed. If this is a student’s second suspension, they will be required to halt their academic pursuit for 2 calendar years. Students may petition/appeal for readmission for the spring, summer, or fall semester at anytime but cannot meet with the hearing committee until 2 calendar years have lapsed. If this is a student’s third suspension, they are not eligible to reapply for admission. Students who are not eligible to re-apply may appeal to the Vice President of Students under extenuating circumstances. The deadlines for submitting completed petition/appeal are listed below. See catalog for minimum academic progress standards.
Students may appeal to be readmitted without meeting with the hearing committee if they were under an academic suspension only under either of the following circumstances:
1. They were not in good standing academically (suspended) when they left their last college, but have not attended any other college since, for a period of at least 2 years.
2. They were not in good standing (suspended) with Crowder College before leaving, but have since attended another accredited College and have successfully completed a semester with a GPA of at least 2.0, while being enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
If you qualify under either of the scenarios above you may fill out a Petition/Readmission form and send it to the Vice President of Students. Additional information may be requested.
Summer and Fall Deadline: 1st Monday in April Spring Deadline: 1st Monday in November
*A special hearing will be scheduled depending on the number of petitions received for transfer students or students requesting enrollment prior to classes beginning. No hearings will be scheduled after the 1st day of classes with the exception of the dates listed above.
The student must request a petition/appeal form from the Records Office. A request for readmission will not be reviewed until all documentation listed on the Suspension Petition/Appeal form has been submitted to Records.
Petition/Appeal Review Process:
All students granted a review will be required to present their petition/appeal in a hearing before a committee. Based on the information provided, the committee’s decision can reflect the following: 1. Readmission; 2. Provisional readmission with additional academic requirements; or 3. Denial and student must resubmit petition/appeal for the subsequent semester.
Requirements of Provisional Enrollment and Probation Status:
As part of the Early Alert and Intervention Program, students on Suspension or Probation status, both transfer and returning student, will be required to enroll in a College Preparation Course and must pass with a “C” grade or better. The course may also be required of student reinstated from suspension, if they do not already have credit for the College Orientation/Success Course. Additional requirements can include, but not limited to the followings: 1. Restricted hours of enrollment; 2. Mandatory tutoring; 3. Required to repeat previously failed courses; and/or 4. Submit Academic Progress Sheet once a month to the Retention Specialist or academic advisor. The student must maintain a 2.0 GPA for each semester until the student meets the 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
Hardship Withdrawal Policy
Students experiencing extenuating medical or family hardships or emergency situations which prevent course completion may request a Hardship Withdrawal. The student must request and submit to the Vice President of Students written explanation of the circumstances leading to the hardship withdrawal. Students may be required to submit medical or other forms of documentation to further verify any unusual circumstances supporting the hardship withdrawal. The granting of a hardship withdrawal will also depend upon whether the student is passing the course prior to or as of the effective date of the hardship request. Hardship withdrawals are subject to the following restrictions:
1. Requests for a hardship withdrawal must be initiated prior to the end of the semester in which the course or courses were taken.
2. Hardship status applies to all the courses a student took in a semester.
3. Hardship withdrawals cannot be used to forgive ineligibility for financial aid, athletics, or other department scholarships which may result from academic deficiencies. Hardship withdrawals will only apply to the academic records and student billing not financial aid or other department scholarships. Students receiving financial aid, VA, A+ or any other scholarships should contact financial aid or the department awarding the scholarship funds, prior to submitting a withdrawal request, to receive proper advisement on future eligibility.
4. Final approval for all hardship withdrawal petitions will be granted by the Vice President of Students. Once withdrawal is granted, a student cannot later ask that it be rescinded. Students must consult an academic advisor and financial aid, prior to requesting a hardship withdrawal, to receive advisement on graduation requirements and financial eligibility.
Students may be administratively withdrawn from the college when in the judgment of the Vice President of Students, and after consulting with appropriate college officials, it is determined that the student is believed to suffer from a physical, mental, emotional, or psychological condition which poses a significant danger or threat to themselves or others at the College. Also, a student who has shown to be suffering from physical, mental, emotional or psychological conditions may choose to request a hardship withdrawal, as outlined above, through the office of the Vice President of Students. In emergency situations, a decision on medical withdrawals because of psychiatric reasons may be made at the judgment of College officials, but review of the decision may be made at the student’s request to the Vice President of Students and in accordance with a student’s right to due process.
Academic Probation-Continued Status
Students are placed on probation-continued when their cumulative grade point average is below 2.0., but their semester grade point average is satisfactory (2.0 or higher). The cumulative grade point average is used to determine whether a student has met the satisfactory progress standards. Students on probation-continued will remain on probation-continued until the cumulative grade point average reaches 2.0 or higher. Students must maintain a semester grade point average that is satisfactory (2.0 or higher) every semester they have a continued on probation status. Failure to attain a 2.0 or higher semester grade point average after a term where they have been placed on continued probation will lead to academic suspension.
Academic Accommodations and Accessibility
Qualified individuals with disabilities may not, on the basis of disability, be denied admission to the College or enrollment in College classes or participation in College programs, services, or activities, or be subjected to discrimination in the admissions process or in recruitment procedures (29 U.S.C. § 794). Students requesting accommodations must contact the Office of Disability Services located in Newton Hall, 2nd d floor or telephone 417455-5624.
Crowder College provides service to all students with disabilities as defined by federal regulations of ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of a “qualified person”. A qualified person with a disability is defined as an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable modification to rules, policies, or practices, the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for the receipt of services or the participation in programs for the activities provided by a public entity.
(Public Law 101-336, Section 201)
The federal definition of a disability includes a person who:
(iii) is regarded as having such impairment.
(Public Law 101-336, Section 3)
By Law …The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or Buckley Amendment of 1974, provides for certain personnel of a given institution to have access to the educational records of enrolled students. Disability-related information, however, are considered medical in nature and is therefore exempt from this policy. Information regarding a student’s disability must be maintained in separate, secure files with limited access, and is to be shared on a need-to-know basis.
Please contact our Office of Disability Service to request a copy of the student manual at 417-455-5624.
Campus Crime Reporting
Federal law mandates institutions of higher education that receive federal funds must provide detailed information about crime statistics and plans for crime prevention. In accordance with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Act of 1990, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the Crowder College Campus Safety, designated campus officials (including but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, judicial affairs, advisors to students/student organizations, athletic coaches), and local law enforcement agencies.
The Department encourages faculty, staff, students and visitors to take proactive steps to reduce the likelihood of crime on campus. The report provides students, employers, and visitor’s information on the security operations, building hours, procedures for reporting, and policies concerning drugs and alcohol, weapons, sexual assault and harassment, and acts of intolerance.
The Crime Reports are completed each fall semester and the most current crime statistics can be located on the campus website by October 1. Printed copies of the entire Jeane Clery Disclosure and Campus Crime Statistics Report for the current and previous two years is available in the Office of the Vice President of Students, Institutional Research Office, or by calling the College Campus Security Department at 417-455-5544. Statistical data for crimes on campus will provide General and Hate Crime offenses which fall into the following categories in the last three years: Murder, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft, Manslaughter, Arson, Hate Crimes, Arrests, Liquor Violations, Drug Abuse Violations and Weapons Possessions.
Crime Statistics Report-Neosho Campus
Year 2006 2007 2008
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter…………………………….. 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter………………………………………………. 0 0 0
Sex offenses-Forcible…………………………………………………. 0 2 0
Sex offenses-Non-Forcible………………………………………….. 2 0 0
Robbery……………………………………………………………………. 1 1 0
Aggravated assault……………………………………………………… 0 4 0
Burglary……………………………………………………………………. 6 5 16
Motor vehicle theft……………………………………………………… 1 0 0
Arson……………………………………………………………………….. 0 0 0
Other crime involving bodily injury………………………………. 0 0 0
Illegal weapons possession………………………………………….. 0 1 1
Drug law violations…………………………………………………….. 0 5 6
Liquor law violations………………………………………………… 19 17 15
Statistics reported to the US Department of Education are available at http://ope.ed.gov/security/
Sex Crime Prevention Act
Under federal law Sex Crime Prevention Law, section 1601 of public law 106-386, enacted on October 28, 2000, certain sex offenders who are already required to register in the State of Missouri must provide notice of each institution of higher education in that state at which that person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. Therefore, if any individual is required to register as a sex offender in a state and indicates that he or she is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student at Crowder College, that information will promptly be made available to the Security Department, the Human Resource Department and the Vice President of Student Affairs.
Missouri Registered Sex Offender Information Sources:
The state of Missouri does not have a state-wide online sex offender registry; however, several law enforcement
agencies within Missouri do have their own offender registries available online.
Current registered sex offender information can be found for the following counties:
Drug and Alcohol Policy and Program
Crowder College supports and is in compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (Public Law 102226). Drinking or the possession of drugs or alcoholic beverages on the campus or at any official college function is prohibited and will result in judicial action by the College. The Crowder College Drug and Alcohol Program directed by the Office of Student Affairs is setup to provide intervention, prevention, and general education to students, faculty, and staff.
Sexual Assault Reporting
Crowder College encourages students, faculty, visitors, and staff to notify Campus Security or the Vice President of Student Affairs during normal business hours. If you witness a crime in progress on campus, contact Campus Safety and Security, 417.455.0206 or the Vice President of Students, ext. 5636, who will then notify local authorities. Victims may make a voluntary, confidential report of the crime. Witness/Victim Report Form Sexual Harassment Complaint Form can be found on the campus website Information, Security link.
Although disciplinary proceedings follow the basic rules of Due Process, they are not subject to rigid criminal procedures. Therefore, discipline may be imposed with a finding of probable violation of college rules, instead of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The victim of sexual assault has the right to choose when and if to press criminal charges. Sexual Assault Reporting form can be found on the campus website Information, Security link.
The Board will not tolerate any behavior, whether verbal or physical conduct, which constitutes discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or sex. The Board also will not tolerate sexual harassment on campus or in facilities owned or controlled by the college. The Board specifically prohibits discrimination and/or sexual harassment of and by administrators, supervisors, faculty, staff members, students, and all other persons affiliated with the college or its functions. The President will develop appropriate regulations to ensure that all complaints about discrimination and/or sexual harassment are investigated and adjudicated in an expeditious and equitable manner (refer to Board Policy 6.9.1).
It is our mission, as Crowder College’s Department of Campus Safety and Security, to provide a safe and secure environment for all students, employees and visitors who spend time on our campus. Whether you call the campus your home, your workplace or are just here for a few hours, we are here to protect you, to serve you and to provide you with the information you need to make your stay safe and worry free. We hope the information provided will answer questions you may have about our policies and procedures. See the campus website, Campus Information at www.crowder.edu for more information. Students can contact security personnel at:
Emergency Service (dial) 911
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Weekend hours vary according to various lab, library, and cafeteria services.
Concealed Weapons Policy
Possession and/or use of firearms and/or dangerous weapons are strictly prohibited and may violate State law and are punishable by the College. This policy applies to students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Computer Use Policy
It is the policy of Crowder College to promote the ethical use of computers and software. This includes, but is not limited to, observing current copyright and other applicable laws (refer to Crowder College C-Net Guide).
Telephone Use Policy
Charges and expenses incurred to the College for unauthorized use will result in the charges and expenses billed to the student(s) responsible, a maximum fine of $50, and/or disciplinary procedures filed. Violations will be processed by the Vice President of Students and/or law enforcement agencies. Violations may result in additional actions including but not limited to suspension, dismissal, or legal action. Conduct prohibited under these guidelines include, but are not limited to, incidents of:
Spring Graduation Eligibility: For students to participate in May Commencement, the student must be in final completion of all degree requirements by the end of the spring semester. Petitions received from students who will not complete all degree requirements prior to the end of the spring semester will be acted upon by the Vice President of Students on a case by case basis. The Vice President may approve petitions if, following the review, the student can establish after consultation with the Division Chair and/or Program Director that the remaining courses will be completed for degree requirements by the end of the Summer semester. Application for May graduation is due by October 1 of the prior fall semester.
Fall Graduation Eligibility: To participate in December Commencement, the student must have completed all degree requirements by the end of the summer term or in final completion of required courses during the fall semester. Application for December graduation is due by March 1 of the prior spring semester.
Petitions for Spring or Fall Commencement Participation: This written notice will serve as the official announcement regarding the college’s graduation petition policy. If the student fails to meet the requirements as listed for spring or fall commencement participation a written request must be submitted for review to the Vice President of Students. The petition must be received no later than March 15 or October 15 to be reviewed. The Records Office and student will be notified by the Vice President of Students on March 31 or October 31 of the final petition decision.
Fees: Upon submitting application for graduation, the Cashiers Office will apply a $35 graduation fee to the students account for degree processing and regalia. Upon notification from the Records Office of graduation eligibility, the student applies for graduation and pays a $35 graduation fee for cap, gown, diploma, and degree processing fees to be paid to the Cashier’s Office. Graduation forms are to be completed in the Records Office located on the 1st Floor, Farber Building. Fees are subject to change with reasonable notification to students.
Exit Exam: When the student applies for graduation they must also complete the College Exit Assessment/Exam to receive Official Degree of Completion from Crowder College. Student will be notified of scheduled Exit Assessment/Exams upon receiving notification of graduation eligibility and prior to commencement.
Students are to display a parking permit on the passanger side lower corner of their windshield. Permits are available at the Switchboard on Neosho campus ( 1st Floor of Farbert) or contact the Student Services Office at the off-campus site locations. Students are to use student designated parking areas only.
Student ID Cards
Student ID cards will be issued during the first week of the semester. Returning students will have their card validated during the first week of the semester. Student I.D. cards can be obtained in the Student Services Office, located on the 1st Floor, Farber building. Students attending enrolled off-campus must contact the Student Services Office at their respective off-campus site for a Student I.D. The initial I.D. cards are free of charge. Replacement cost for a lost or damaged card is $5.
ID cards are needed to purchase books, take makeup exams in the ARC, check out materials from the Crowder College, MSSU, and Cottey College libraries, check on or access records or financial information, and to receive student discounts for campus activities and the bookstore.
Children on Campus
It is the policy of Crowder College that children who are not on campus for some specific age-related activity not be present in the classroom or other areas of the college, in lieu of other child care arrangements (refer to Board Policy 5.10)
Student Activities and Organizations
The Student Life/Activities Office provides campus activities, cultural events, workshops, and lectures that are designed to enhance the development of all students socially, physically, spiritually, and intellectually. A complete listing of student organization descriptions can be found in the Student Organization Handbook & Resource Guide.
Welcome Week Career Fairs Fall Festival Foundation Banquet Book Sale Aggie Days Show Me Crowder Day Blood Drive Homecoming Week Blow–up Toys HypnotistSpring Fling Transfer Day Graduation Fair BSU Pie Day
Crowder College Alumni Association
The Crowder College Alumni Association was established in 1985. Graduates of the college are eligible for full membership and others can apply for Associate membership. The Association publishes a newsletter twice yearly highlighting alumni and college news. Each spring the Association hosts the Alumni Recognition Banquet. Information about the Crowder College Alumni Association is available in the Human Resources Office, located on the 1st floor of Newton Hall.
(Organization descriptions are available in Student Senate handbook. The area code for all Student Organization numbers is 417.)
Tammy Holder, 455-5502, email@example.com
Art and Design Club
Jeff Garrett, 455-5526, firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptist Student Union (B.S.U.)
Aaron Werner, 451-5094, email@example.com
Cheer and Dance Team
Doreen Clouse, 455-5584, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Wolf, 455-5500, email@example.com
Kierstin Bible, 455-5620, firstname.lastname@example.org
Crowder College International Club
Jim Riggs, 455-5466, email@example.com
Crowder Players (Theatre)
Drew Feathers, 455-5458, firstname.lastname@example.org
Crowder Resident Assistants
Mark Aubuchon, 455-644, email@example.com
Crowder Student Ambassadors
Jim Riggs, 455-5709, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emerging Green Builders – SAGE
Dan Eberle, 455-5666, email@example.com
Travis Lallemand, 455-5626, firstname.lastname@example.org
D’Ann Dennis, 455-5456, email@example.com
Phi Beta Lamda (PBL) / Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
KaliBard, 455-5542, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phi Theta Kappa (Honors)
Suzanne Puckett, 455-5570, email@example.com
Jeff Elwood, 455-5474, firstname.lastname@example.org
Quill (Art/ Literary Magazine)
Latonia Bailey, 455-5410, email@example.com
Latonia Bailey, 455-5410, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradford Smith, 455-5443, email@example.com
Mark Aubuchon, 455-644, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Missouri State Teachers Association (SMSTA)
Patsy Garner, 455-5482, email@example.com
Tina Robbins, 455-5658, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Videmschek, 455-5674, email@example.com
Student Organization Registration Process
The establishment of student organizations that are appropriate for a community college is encouraged. To be recognized as a Crowder College student organization and hold activities, events, fundraisers or print publications, flyers, and/or information; a student organization has to register with Student Activities by way of the Student Senate and be approved by the Vice President of Students. See the Student Senate Guide for further details.
Before posting, the student organization, agency, or individual seeking approval for posting on campus, must provide a copy of information to the Student Life Office or send it through campus mail. It will be stamped, “Approved for posting, Crowder College”, initialed and a date will be added. The date will depend on when the event occurs or the type of poster. This policy is for campus-wide postings. Any outside organization, venders, agencies, or individuals must also have their posters approved. Nothing may be posted on walls or glass windows on doors. Contact Student Life Coordinator, 417-455-5644, for more information.
Distribution of Information, Solicitation, Proselytism
Distribution of free literature, which does not occur in conjunction with solicitation, shall be permitted in such public places as specified by the Vice President of Students or Coordinator of Student Life (Please refer to Posting Policy). Solicitation is prohibited on campus with the following exceptions and approval by the Vice President of Students:
a) solicitation by registered and recognized student;
b) solicitation by academic departments; and,
c) commercial groups or individuals wishing to solicit on campus shall contact the Office of Student
Proselytizing in College housing is prohibited during established quiet hours and during hours when visiting is not permitted. The college facilities or properties may not be used for personal profit and the Vice President of Students or Coordinator of Student Life must approve door-to-door proselytizing.
Speech and Advocacy
Students have the right of free expression and advocacy; however, the time, place, and manner of exercising speech and advocacy shall be regulated in such a manner to ensure orderly conduct, non-interference with college functions, teaching, or activities, and identification of sponsoring groups or individuals. Meetings must be registered with the Vice President of Student Affairs. An activity may be called a meeting when any special effort to recruit an audience has preceded the beginning of discussion or presentation, and when a person or group of persons appears to be conducting a systematic discussion or presentation on a definable topic.
Any activity, which interrupts the scheduled activities or processes of education, may be classified as disruptive; thus, anyone who initiates, in any way, a gathering leading to disruptive activity will be violating college regulations and/or state directive. The following conditions shall normally be sufficient to classify behavior as disruptive:
Division of Student Services
Arnold Farber, 1st Floor
601 Laclede Avenue
Neosho, Missouri 64850
417-455-5709 phone, 417-455-5731 fax
The Division of Student Services concentrates on four critical areas of services: Enrollment Management, Learning Resource, Enrichment-Based, and Community-Based services. The vision of Student Services is to provide comprehensive services aimed at addressing the “total student” and their needs. Student Services Offices:
Mondays 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays – Fridays 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Enrollment Management Services: Farber Building, 1st Floor
417-455-5709 phone, 417-455-5696 fax Admissions, toll-free 866-238-7788
The “open door” philosophy at Crowder College allows access to admission in college programs based on aptitude, interest, and abilities. The mission of the Crowder College Admission Department is to recruit, admit, advise, orient and enroll as many prospective students as possible. We believe that almost any student can benefit and succeed on some level at Crowder College, therefore, we will recruit students who are at a variety of different socio-economic and/or academic levels, including, but not limited to, A+ students and dual credit students. We hope to help new students feel welcome and ready to handle college; and help returning students find their advisor, enroll and create a plan of study.
Financial Aid Office
417-455-5434 phone, 417-455-5731 fax
The fundamental purpose of the financial aid program at Crowder College is to assist in making it possible for students to attend our institution who would normally be deprived of a college education due to inadequate resources.
Due to our belief that opportunities for higher education should not be limited by the financial resources of the student or his/her family, the Financial Aid Office will seek out sources of federal, state, and institutional funding and make them available to prospective and current students. To the extent possible, we will coordinate the available sources of funding to assist our students in meeting their demonstrated need. This assistance will be without regard to race, creed, national origin, sex, color, handicap, or age.
The confidentiality of student records will be respected. Information will be released only on the written consent of the student and in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). All policies and procedures will protect the student’s right of privacy.
417-455-5550 phone, 417-455-5696 fax
Crowder College seeks to provide international students the opportunity to obtain equal access to admission in college programs based on the fulfillment of federal guidelines for international students. Upholding an “open doors” philosophy the College will admit, advise and orient as many international students as can be accommodated within the limits of campus and community housing, and are deemed appropriate to the global and multicultural objectives of the Crowder mission. In addition, the College will coordinate international programs including, but not limited to, study abroad programs provided by the various Crowder College departments and student organizations encompassing an international theme. In fulfilling this mission, the College hopes to bring cultural understanding to the campuses and surrounding community.
417-455-5697 phone, 417-455-5663 fax
The fundamental purpose of the Crowder College Records Office is to provide student with accurate and timely access to their academic records.
The confidentiality of student records will be respected and will only be released with written consent from the student and in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). To ensure integrity, student records are maintained in a secure environment. Access to student records will be without regard to race, creed, national origin, sex, color, handicap, or age.
Learning Resource Programs:
Academic Resource Center and Student Success Office
417-455-5602 phone, 417-455-5625 fax
The mission of the Academic Resource Center at Crowder College is to provide quality learning opportunities to all Crowder students through accessible, flexible, affordable programs designed to foster academic achievement and personal growth. The ARC offers a wide range of assistance and resources to all Crowder students. It also serves as a valuable resource to faculty and staff at all Crowder campuses.
College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP)
& High School Equivalency Program
417-455-5654 /451-5142 phone, 417-455-5731 fax
The mission of the Crowder College Migrant Programs is to ensure that all eligible migrants have the opportunity to obtain their GED and attend college by reducing obstacles that impede these educational pursuits.
Office of Disability Services
417-455-5624 phone, 417-455-5696 fax
The Office of Disability Services is committed to the goal of achieving equal educational opportunity, an accessible community where students are judged on their ability, and provide tools for full participation in the post-secondary environment for student with disabilities. Consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Crowder College ensures that no “qualified individual with a disability” will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability under any program or activity offered by the College.
SSS, Upward Bound, UB/Math Science, Talent Search, EOC 417-455-5584 phone, 417-455-5586 fax
Crowder College TRIO Programs….Providing opportunities, Preparing participants academically, Promoting postsecondary education, and Producing educated, responsible individuals. Crowder College TRIO Programs serve participants who are motivated to prepare for, enter, and complete postsecondary education. Through ongoing professional development, TRIO staff create and implement comprehensive services and opportunities, which foster student growth through academic and cultural enrichment, social interaction, and service to others. Staff are accessible, approachable, and passionate about the successes of every participant so each may become a responsible, educated individual.
417-455-5426 phone, 417-455-5513, fax
The Crowder College Athletic Department perceives the relationship between the student-athlete and the college as a partnership. Our mission and purpose is to aid in the development of physical health and well-being while learning self-worth and the value of working together through well-planned athletic and academic programs for each individual.
Student Life & Housing
417-455-5644 phone, 417-455-5747 fax
417-455-5682 residence hall office
The mission of the Campus Life Office at Crowder College is to provide students with opportunities to participate actively, foster community, explore new ideas and interests through a variety of entertainment and leadership experiences along with providing a quality residential learning/living environment for students that supports the total educational process. The Student Life staff assists students with housing applications, accommodations and accessibility requirements.
Hours of operation:
Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sat. – Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
For emergencies contact: campus safety
Monday – Sunday 417-455-5744 or 417-455-5544
Emergency Services 911
Career and Transfer Services
417-455-5618 phone, 417-455-5731 fax
The mission of the Career Service & Transfer Services Center supports the Crowder College mission by providing quality information and services to help all students discover their strengths and a major area of study that will suit their skills, interests, and goals in life. Career Services is designed to maximize students’ efforts in preparing for and seeking jobs and careers after graduation. Services are available to provide assistance for part-time employment on campus, cooperative education work programs, internships, and career assessment.
McDonald Hall, 1st Floor
417-455-5740 phone, 417-455-5745 fax
The mission of the instruction department of Crowder College is to provide the best learning opportunities possible for all students and clients who wish to further their lives through education.
Farber Building, 1st Floor
417-455-5588 phone, 417-455-5747 fax
Crowder College Bookstore, located on the first floor of McDonald Hall orders and sells textbooks for the scheduled classes each semester. Other items such as writing supplies, computer discs, college clothing, etc. are also available for purchase. Hours of operation include:
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday 8:0 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Farber Building 1st Floor 417-455-5464 phone, 417-455-5747 fax
The Business Office can assist by devising payment plans for students who do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid and/or need additional assistance in paying school fees.
Campus Safety and Security
McDonald Hall, 1st Floor
417-455-5744, 417-455-6692 or 417-455-5544 phone, 417-455-5745 fax
It is our mission, as Crowder College’s Department of Campus Safety and Security, to provide a safe and secure environment for all students, employees and visitors who spend time on our campus. Whether you call the campus your home, your workplace or are just here for a few hours, we are here to protect you, to serve you and to provide you with the information you need to make your stay safe and worry free. We hope the information provided will answer questions you may have about our policies and procedures. See the campus website, Campus Information at www.crowder.edu for more information.
Newton Hall, 1st Floor
417-455-5446 office, 417-455-5724 kitchen
Students living in the Crowder College Residence Complex eat in the cafeteria as part of the Room and Board package. The College Cafeteria and the Rider Grill are open to the public.
Bill & Margot Lee Library
Farber Building, 2ndt Floor
417-455-5606 phone, 417-451-4280 fax
The Bill & Margot Lee Library supports the educational mission of Crowder College by providing access to and instruction in the use of the information resources and services to the students, faculty, and staff. Lee Library is a charter member of the MOBIUS Consortium that expands access to resources from over 60 member libraries in the state of Missouri. The Library is a fully automated library providing online access to the library catalog and research base.
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Additional Campus Telephone Numbers (area code 417)
Admissions, toll-free …………………………………….866-238-7788
Main Admissions ……………………………………………… 455-5709
Cassville Watley Center ………………………………………847-1706
Webb City Center……………………………………………….673-2345
Business Training & Development Center ……….800-783-8053
Crowder College Theatre……………………………………..455-5458
Environmental Resource Center……………………………455-5628
Truck Driver Training …………………………………………455-5524
Campus Weather Status……………………………………….455-5732
College newspaper (Sentry)……………… …………….455-5676
Community education ……………………………………….. 455-5713
English Language Institute …………………………..455-5493/5550
G.E.D. classes and Testing ……………………. Newton Hall 451-5521
Grades and Graduation …………….. Records, Farber Bldg 455-5697
Grievances Office …………………………………. Farber Bldg 455-5636
Honors program ……………………………………. Farber Bldg 455-5570
Intramurals………………………………………….. Campus Life 455-5644
Make-up test & CLEP …………….. ARC, McDonald Hall 455-5602
Public Information…………………………………. Farber Bldg 455-5540
Request for special assistance ……………. McDonald Hall 455-5624
Tutoring Services……………………………… McDonald Hall 455-5602
Veteran services …………………………………… Farber Bldg 455-5434
Glossary of College Terms