Missouri Baptist University 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 11, 2019  
Missouri Baptist University 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Student Handbook


 

Introduction

The 2019-2020 Missouri Baptist University Student Handbook is published by the Office of Student Development. The Handbook is produced for the use of students, faculty, and staff of the MBU community at large. Any questions concerning the information published within this Handbook should be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Student Development.

While every effort is made to ensure that the material included in this Handbook is accurate, information is sometimes subject to changes that are not included in the Handbook. A complete and updated Handbook is kept by the Office of the Vice President for Student Development and is considered the most complete copy at any given time. An outline version is also posted online at www.mobap.edu. Please note that dates, policies, and procedures are subject to change without written notice. Major changes in the Handbook mid-year will be distributed to the student body by way of chapel announcements, e-mail, and/or campus notices.

©2019 Missouri Baptist University. All rights reserved.

A Few Helpful Numbers

MBU Main Line……………………………………..(314) 434.1115

HOURS OF OPERATION General:
Monday – Friday…….. 8 AM – 4:30 PM

*All University offices close from 11 AM to 11:45 AM every
Thursday and on the first Tuesday of the month for Chapel.

Main Campus Security

MBU Public Safety Emergency……………….. (314) 744.5355
MBU Anonymous Tip Line……………………….(314) 744.7620

MBU Important Numbers

Academic Affairs………………………………….. (314) 392.2202
Academic Success Center…………………….. (314) 392.2364
Admissions – Undergraduate…………………. (314) 392.2290
Admissions – Graduate…………………………. (314) 392.2327
Advising – First Year……………………………… (314) 392.2364
Advising – Academic…………………………….. (314) 392.2287
Athletics………………………………………………. (314) 392.2279
Bookstore……………………………………………. (314) 392.2261
Box Office……………………………………………. (314) 392.2345
Career Development…………………………….. (314) 744.5322
Dining Hall…………………………………………… (314) 392.2271
Fitness Center……………………………………… (314) 744.7647
International Student Services……………….. (314) 744.5301
Information Technology (IT)…………………… (314) 392.2377
Library………………………………………………… (314) 392.2320
Records………………………………………………. (314) 392.2233
Residence Life Office……………………………. (314) 392.2262
Special Needs……………………………………… (314) 392.2364
Student Activities………………………………….. (314) 392.2242
Student Development……………………………. (314) 392.2212
Study Abroad……………………………………….. (314) 392.2112
Student Financial Services…………………….. (314) 392.2366
Testing Center……………………………………… (314) 392.2364

Medical

MBU Mercy Clinic,
Spartan Village Building 503…………………. (314) 364.3970
St. Luke’s West…………………………………… (314) 434.1500
Mercy………………………………………………… (314) 251.6000
Missouri Baptist………………………………….. (314) 996.5000
St. Luke’s Urgent Care,
11550 Olive Blvd………………………………… (314) 542.7690
Take Care Clinic,
12509 Dorsett Road…………………………….. (314) 434.4224
Take Care Clinic,
13992 Manchester Road………………………. (636) 227.9228
Take Care Clinic,
917 Chesterfield Parkway East………………. (636) 532.5222

General

American Red Cross…………………………….. (314) 658.2000
License Branch…………………………………….. (636) 530.9500
Metro…………………………………………………… (314) 231.2345
Weather Report…………………………………….. (314) 321.2222

A FEW LOCAL FAVORITES

Applebee’s,
11950 Olive Blvd…………………… (314) 567-3252
Chick-fil-a, 11997 Manchester Rd
Crazy Bowls and Wraps,
11427 Olive Blvd……………………(314) 567-9727
Crushed Red,
11635 Olive Blvd………………….. (314) 942-3000
Domino’s,
11933 Olive Blvd………………….. (314) 567-1010
Five Guys Burgers & Fries,
790 N. New Ballas Rd…………… (314) 997-6700
Fortel’s Pizza Den,
624 N. New Ballas Rd…………… (314) 567-8900
Houlihan’s,
1085 N. Mason Rd……………….. (314) 469-1167
HuHot Mongolian Grill,………….. (314) 392-9696
Imo’s Pizza,
12428 Olive Blvd………………….. (314) 878-9200
Jersey Mike’s,
12113 Manchester Rd…………… (314) 858-1344
Jimmy John’s,
12808 Olive Blvd………………….. (314) 275-7011
McAlister’s Deli,
12515 Olive Blvd………………….. (314) 985-3280
Papa John’s,
1670 Clarkson Rd…………………… (636) 537-4601
Pickleman’s ,
1921 Olive Blvd………………………. (314) 473-1155
Pieology Pizzeria,
701 N. New Ballas Rd……….. (314) 733-5581
Qdoba,
766 N. New Ballas……………………………. (314) 983-0189
Raising Cain’s,
12215 Manchester Rd……………. (314) 909-4772
Saint Louis Bread Co,
447 N. New Ballas Rd….. (314) 569-3031
Subway,
782 N. New Ballas Rd……………………… (314) 993-2270
West County Mall Food Court, 80 West County Center

A FEW PLACES TO SHOP WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF MBU
Chesterfield Mall, 291 Chesterfield Mall
St. Louis Premium, 18521 Outlet Blvd
Target, 40 THF Blvd
Taubman Prestige Outlets, 17057 N. Outer 40
Walmart, 100 THF Blvd
West County Mall, 80 West County Center

  

Academic Success Center (ASC)

FIELD BUILDING, OFFICES 117 & 119 - 314.392.2364

Hours: Monday-Friday…………………………………………………………….. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*The ASC offers extended hours on Tuesdays……………………… (8:00 AM – 7:00 PM)

Services: The Academic Success Center provides services and resources that enhance student learning in and out of the classroom environment and improves the opportunity each student has to succeed at MBU. Students can call or visit the ASC website at mobap.edu/success. Students may set up ASC appointments via the Self- Service tab in Canvas.

-     First Year Advising with a Student Success Advisor

-     First Year Orientation Courses (Collegiate Seminar & Transfer Student Orientation)

-     Tutoring

-     Writing Lab

-     Study Skills Assistance

-     Testing Services

-     Special Needs Access

-     Quest Mentoring

Contact Information:

-     Mrs. Amy Goodberlet, Director of Student Success; amy.goodberlet@mobap.edu

-     Mrs. Jeannette Musgrave, Student Success Advisor / Special Needs Coordinator; jeannette.musgrave@mobap.edu

-     Mrs. Judy Ellison, Student Success Advisor / Special Needs Coordinator; judy.ellison@mobap.edu

-     Mrs. Keri Hayes, Testing Proctor; keri.hayes@mobap.edu

-     Ms. Marie Tudor, Coordinator for Assessment & Success Initiatives / Student Success Advisor; marie.tudor@mobap.edu

On the Web:

-     http://www.mobap.edu/student-life/success/

-     Self-Service tab in Canvas - https://mobap.mywconline.com/

Visiting the ASC:

-     Walk-in services are available, but some services require an appointment. To make an appointment, visit https://mobap.mywconline.com/ or call 314-392-2364.

Why is the ASC important for students?

-     We help students with academics, but we can also help you find further resources on campus needed for your success. If you have a question or concern about anything affecting your college experience, the ASC can assist in finding the appropriate tools or departments you need in order to thrive. We exist to see you succeed!

What advice does the ASC have for new students?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Utilize the services available to you as a student!

Get to know your teachers and write out the important dates and deadlines in your calendar/handbook.

Transitioning into college might be a scary experience, but take the opportunity to get to know people and get involved on campus in some way or another. This will make the transition much easier. Communicate with your professors, coaches, ASC staff, RAs, etc.

Is there anything special the ASC wants students to know?

Our services are for everyone. The ASC is not just here to help you become better at subjects you have difficulty with; we want you to succeed in all things!

What worked in high school may not work in college. Read all of your syllabi to make sure you understand your professors’ expectations.

If you have any questions and you don’t know where to find the answers, come to the ASC. We may not have the specific answer you are looking for, but we can certainly point you in the right direction. We are even here if you just need some extra encouragement or a listening ear!

Ask yourself what success at college looks like. In four years, when you walk across the stage to receive the diploma you worked so hard to earn, what will make you say you had a successful college career? Once you’ve determined what that looks like, set goals to help you get there.

See pages 165-172 for more information about the ASC, the finals schedule, and helpful study hints.

First Year Advising/ SSA (Student Success Advisor)

What is the difference between a Student Success Advisor and an Academic Advisor?

A Student Success Advisor advises you during your freshman/first year at MBU and an Academic Advisor takes over at the end of your freshman year until you graduate. A Student Success Advisor helps you navigate the resources and processes at MBU and answers many common questions and concerns that occur during your first year. They are your point person to help you acclimate to the college experience. The Academic Advisor is an expert in the major you are pursuing.

Tutoring/Writing Lab

Tutors majoring in fields in varying degrees are available during normal ASC hours without an appointment to assist with general education classes. The writing lab coach helps with various parts of the writing process. Appointments are encouraged via the Self-Service tab in your Canvas Access.

Classroom / Assessment Testing

Classroom make-up exams and assessment tests are coordinated through the ASC. Classroom Testing Appointments are required 24 hours in advance and students may either email testing@mobap.edu, call 314-392-2364, or stop by in person to schedule their appointment. Assessments are offered at predetermined times each school year. Students will receive multiple notifications when an assessment is occurring.

Special Needs Access

Special Needs Access Office offers services to students who have documented disabilities of a permanent or temporary nature. To qualify for services, students must self-identify and meet with the Special Needs Coordinators to discuss their needs and provide appropriate written documentation of a disability from a qualified professional or agency. Students are encouraged to establish documentation at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester; however, accommodations may be obtained throughout the semester with proper documentation.

Concussion Protocol

Any student athlete who has been diagnosed with a concussion, or has concussion-like symptoms should visit the Special Needs Access Office. The Special Needs Access Office will then collaborate with the Athletic Department in facilitating temporary accommodations for the student athlete.

Support Animal Policy

See Special Regulations in the policy section of the handbook

Athletic Study Halls

Student athletes may use the ASC for their required study hall hours. Student athletes are required to check-in with ASC personnel and use the time for academic purposes. A report is sent weekly to head coaches.

Office of Advisement

FIELD BUILDING, LOWER LEVEL - 314.392.2287

Hours: Monday-Friday…………………………………………………………….. 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Services:

-     Coordination of academic advising services

-     Assigning and changing major and/or academic advisor

-     Advising assistance when an academic advisor is unavailable

-     Assistance in selecting a major, if a student is undecided

Contact Information:

-     Mrs. Carla Jones, Coordinator for Undergraduate Advising;

      Carla.Jones1@mobap.edu

On the Web:

-     http://www.mobap.edu/office-of-advisement/

Why is the Office of Advisement important for students?

Advisors play a key role in helping students complete their degrees on time by providing knowledgeable advice on academic requirements and course selection, making schedule adjustments, advising students about internship opportunities, and providing general career guidance.

Advisors can also help by providing those all-important letters of recommendation when it comes time to apply for internships and jobs.  The better you’ve gotten to know your advisor (and the better your advisor knows you), the more helpful those letters can be!

What advice does the Office of Advisement have for new students?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you are unsure of something.  And keep asking until someone provides you with the answer you need or directs you to the person or office who can provide the answer.

Spend some time getting to know your professors.  They’re real people with real life experience, and they truly care about each student.  Plus, they can serve as a great resource for internship or job references.

Office of Alumni Engagement

JUNG KELLOGG LIBRARY - 314.744.7695

Hours: Monday-Friday…………………………………………………………….. 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Services: We are the primary contact point and information source for MBU alumni regarding University news and events. We serve current and future alumni of MBU through networking, career, and event opportunities.

Contact Information:

-     Mr. Brian Knapp, Director of Career & Alumni Engagement; alumni@mobap.edu

On the Web:

•     www.mobap.edu/alumni

•     Twitter: mbualumni

•     Facebook: MBUalumni

Why is the Office of Alumni Relations important for students?

The Alumni Office is a great resource for MBU graduates by promoting a lifelong, active relationship with alumni and engaging them in the life of the University. The Alumni Office organizes alumni gatherings and reunions, as well as events to support current students.

What advice does the Office of Alumni Relations have for new students?

Get involved; invest in your time here as a student; go to events; support one another; most importantly, finish strong and graduate.

Fun Fact about the Director of Alumni Relations:

Brian’s wife is the Resident Director of North Hall.

Office of Athletics

CARL & DELORIS PETTY SPORTS & RECREATION COMPLEX - 314.392.2279

Hours: Monday-Friday……………………………………………………………. 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM*

*Due to the nature of athletic schedules, hours may vary for individual athletic teams.

Contact Information:

-     Contact information for athletic staff can be found on www.mbuspartans.com.

On the Web:

-     www.mbuspartans.com

-     Twitter: @MBUAthletics

-     Facebook: mbuathletics

-     Instagram: MBUAthletics

What advice does the Office of Athletics have for new students?

Get involved on campus and go to athletics events. A large percentage of our student body are athletes, but, don’t let that stop you from coming to athletic events if you are not a student-athlete! The best way to enjoy your college experience is to become a part of the whole college experience.

Fun Facts about the Office of Athletics:

Home events are all posted on MBUSpartans.com and are updated as changes are made.

Athletic events are broadcast, when possible, on the Spartan Digital Network for free at portal.stretchinternet.com/mobap

Away event broadcast and stats are all located on the individual schedule page for each sport at mbuspartans.com

The Missouri Baptist University Department of Athletics supports 29 varsity athletics programs and seven junior varsity sports. The University is a proud member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and is an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Award winner.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is the governing body for athletics programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission is to advance character-driven intercollegiate athletics while promoting the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through sport participation. The association offers equitable access and opportunities to more than 60,000 student-athletes for the chance to compete in its 23 national championship events held annually throughout the country.

Spartan Athletics also offers several opportunities to participate in non-NAIA athletic programs including: American Volleyball Coaches’ Association (AVCA), Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA), National Women’s Lacrosse League (NWLL) and the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA).

The 2015-16 season was a big one for Missouri Baptist Athletics. The Spartan Women’s Volleyball made history at the NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship, and for the first time in team history, advanced to the finals. Men’s Basketball had a bounce back season and won 19 games in 2015-16, including wins over three National Top 25 teams, two of which were in the Top 10. Missouri Baptist Men’s Lacrosse advanced to the first-ever NAIA National Invitational at the No. 5 team in the nation, while Women’s Lacrosse came-up just short of the same feat, and finished ranked No. 10 in the nation. Men’s Tennis also made history in 2016 and advanced to the NAIA National Championship for the first time in team history after a thrilling, come-from-behind win at the conference tournament. Spartan Baseball won its 17th American Midwest Conference Regular Season Championship in team history as well. Finally, Men’s Volleyball made it two in a row this year and became the first team since 2007 to repeat as National Invitational Champions. For more information on Spartan Athletics, and for more accomplishments, go to www.mbuspartans.com.

Fall Sports

Men’s Cross-Country

Women’s Cross-Country

Men’s Soccer

Women’s Soccer

Women’s Volleyball

Football

Winter Sports

Men’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball

Men’s Wrestling

Women’s Wrestling

Men’s Bowling

Cheerleading

Pom and Dance

Women’s Bowling

Spring Sports

Men’s Indoor Track and Field

Women’s Indoor Track and Field

Men’s Volleyball

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field

Men’s Golf

Women’s Golf

Men’s Tennis

Women’s Tennis

Softball

Baseball

Men’s Lacrosse

Women’s Lacrosse

Sand Volleyball

YEAR ROUND SPORTS

E-Sports

Spartan Bookstore

THE BOOKSTORE IS LOCATED NEXT TO THE PERK, BEHIND THE LIBRARY. 314.392.2261

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday - Thursday………………………………………………………………. 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday…………………………………………………………………………………. 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Summer Hours

Monday through Thursday…………………………………………………….. 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday…………………………………………………………………………………. 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

The Spartan Store is the one stop shop for everything MBU! The bookstore carries a large selection of clothing, school supplies, gift items, snacks and computers/tablets. In addition, the bookstore stocks new and used textbooks, e-books and also offers textbooks for rent. Financial aid is accepted both online and in the store. The bookstore is open 24/7/365 at www.mobapshop.com.

On the web:

-     Facebook: MissouriBaptistUnivBkstr

-     www.mobapshop.com

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Career Development

JUNG KELLOGG LIBRARY - 314.744.5322

Hours: Monday-Friday…………………………………………………………….. 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Services:

The office of Career Development at Missouri Baptist University provides resources and facilitates opportunities for students to grow in knowledge and ability to better pursue meaningful careers.  We strive to be a catalyst for collaboration, innovation, and experiential learning.

Students and Alumni also have access to Handshake.  Handshake is our online career platform where you can search for jobs and internships, schedule an appointment with a Career Development staff member (International Students are encouraged to schedule appointments with Lauren Repp), and learn about events.

Contact Information:

-     career@mobap.edu

On the Web:

•     http://www.mobap.edu/career

 

Dining Hall

FIELD ACADEMIC HALL - 314.392.2271

Breakfast (*Brunch)

Monday – Friday……………………………………………………………………………. 7:15 AM – 9 AM

                                                     9 AM – 9:30 AM (Continental Breakfast only)

Saturday/Sunday*……………………………………………………………………….. 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Lunch

Monday – Friday………………………………………………………………………….. 11 AM – 2:30 PM

*Premade salads & sandwiches / salad bar are also open from 9:30am-11am and from 2:30pm-4:30pm.

*Thursday and the first Tuesday of the month lunch will begin after Chapel.

* During the Fall Lecture Series and the Spring Lecture Series the Dining Hall will not open until the end of the lecture each day.

Dinner

Monday – Thursday………………………………………………………………….. 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

                                                      6:30 PM – 8 PM limited premade and grill items

Friday – Sunday……………………………………………………………………….. 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

* Dinner Hours may be extended, but notification will precede any change.

*Weekdays in which school is not in session will have a brunch schedule.

*Students with special dietary needs may make an appointment with FSC to learn of available options matching their dietary needs.

Meal Plan

As part of the contractual relationship with the Food Service, all residence hall students are required to purchase their meals for each semester during which they reside in the residence hall. All MBU students who are eating on a meal plan must have their MBU Student ID with them in order to be served in the Dining Hall. Students will not be served on the meal plan without a current MBU Student ID. There are no exceptions.

Meal Cards

The Food Service uses a computerized checking system. The meal plan “bar code” will be assigned to each resident’s MBU Student ID card when the card is processed through the Office of Information Technologies as part of the registration procedure. Residents will be required to produce their MBU Student ID card at meals in the Dining Hall in order to go through the food line.

The Food Service makes Declining Balance Meal Cards available, and you may purchase them from the Cafeteria Manager. There will be a 20% discount for faculty and staff and a 10% discount for students. These are available to non-residence hall students, faculty, and staff. When a Declining Balance Meal Card is purchased, a number is assigned to your MBU ID card. You are welcome to put any amount on your meal card, but you must pay in check or cash. Your card is scanned each time you make a purchase, and the appropriate amount is deducted from your account and your discount given.

How to Get a Commuter Student Meal Plan

•     The Student Financial Services Office will apply your payment to your account and notify I.T. when you are cleared to get an updated student ID. Please allow processing time.

•     Have your Student ID marked to read “Commuter w/ Meals” in the Information Systems Office.

•     Give the ID number to Food Service before your first meal in the Cafeteria.

Office of Faith and Service

FIELD BUILDING, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SUITE – 314.744.5314

Hours: Monday – Friday…………………………………………………………… 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Services:

The Office of Faith and Service seeks to see lives changed by the good news of Jesus Christ by carrying out the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. We seek to lead and support the community of the University in spiritual growth, servant leadership, and international engagement. We value the Gospel, faith and learning, excellence, community & diversity, and leadership & service.

This office oversees weekly chapel gatherings, community groups, mission trips (local and international), and biblical counseling. Through the Office of Faith and Service, you may grow in faith, community, and service.

On the Web: http://www.mobap.edu/faithandservice

Facebook: mbufaithandservice

Instagram: mbufaithandservice

Twitter: mbufaithandservice

Why is the Office of Faith and Service important for students?

The Office of Faith and Service helps direct and equip students for growth in faith and service. This office oversees and provides resources and counseling for spiritual development and supports students in their quest to grow in leadership and service.

What advice does the Office of Faith and Service have for new students?

Own your faith and your college experience. Allow MBU to help you grow in your love for God and others and be ready to establish and challenge your convictions.

Financial Services

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR - 314.392.2366

Hours:   Monday, Tuesday, Thursday……………………………………… 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

                Wednesday, Friday……………………………………………………. 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Services: The Student Financial Services Office offers guidance to students and families on financing the cost for a college education. In addition to providing instruction and counseling on applying for need-based financial aid and determining eligibility for such funding, we offer assistance in applying for federal student loans, parent loans, and alternative loans. Payments or arrangements for payment plans can be made through the Student Financial Services Office as well as answering questions relating to billing charges.

Contact Information:

-     Email: sfs@mobap.edu Fax: 314.744.5320

On the Web:

-     www.mobap.edu/financial-aid

What advice does Financial Services have for new students?

Financial aid is designed to help pay for college beyond what you and your family can contribute. Become a knowledgeable consumer of financial aid services and programs.

FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM (FWS)

Eligibility is based on financial need.  Contact the Student Financial Services Office for information: http://www.mobap.edu/financial-aid/types-of-aid/financial-aid-work-study/.

MBU Fitness

FITNESS CENTER

Carl and Deloris Petty Sports and Recreation Complex, lower level

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday………………………………………………………………….. 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday……………………………………………………………………………………….. 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday…………………………………………………………………………………. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday……………………………………………………………………………………… 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

*Hours are subject to change. Modified hours and closures available at mobap.edu/src.

Access

* Free for current MBU students with a valid MBU ID.

* First time users must complete the one-time electronic recreational activity waiver. The waiver can be found at mobap.edu/fitness.

* All students must present a valid MBU ID card for access. Students with a completed electronic recreational activity waiver are allowed to enter the facility without their MBU ID card 3 times per academic year by giving the fitness attendant a valid student number.

* Entry to and exit from the fitness center must be through the main entrance by the fitness desk.

* Non-MBU guests are not allowed to use the fitness center.

* The safety of all participants who use the facility is our highest priority. When using the fitness center, please consider your own health history, seek counsel from your health provider, and use sound judgment when choosing exercises options and intensity. Individuals utilize all recreational fitness facilities at their own risk.

* Proper workout attire and footwear must be worn at all times.

* No food or drink is allowed except for plastic water bottles.

* MBU Fitness is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

* The Fitness Center men’s and women’s locker room offer showers and lockers available to rent or use by the day. Locks can be checked out from the Fitness Center desk with MBU ID for day use only. Semester locker rentals are available for a small fee. Stop by the fitness desk for more information.

Contact Information:

* 314.744.7647 or fitness@mobap.edu

On the Web

* mobap.edu/fitness

GROUP FITNESS

A variety of group fitness classes are offered free of charge each semester to current MBU students. Options include a mix of cardio/strength and mind/body formats. Classes are held in the Group Fitness Room on the upper level of the Sports and Recreation Complex in SRC 304. Equipment is provided. Visit mobap.edu/fitness for a complete schedule and current class information, or pick up a schedule at the fitness center desk. Group fitness begins the second week of each semester.

MUNCY GYM AND FREE WEIGHT ROOM

The Muncy Gym and Free Weight Room is open to any MBU faculty, staff, or student with a current MBU ID. Faculty, staff, and students can enjoy playing open recreational basketball or volleyball or utilize the free weight room during the hours posted.

Intramural Sports

As a part of the Missouri Baptist University student development program, Intramural Sports provide the MBU community opportunities to compete, exercise, socialize, and develop lifelong skills in safe, fun environments. Intramurals offer a diverse group of team sports and activities through organized leagues, tournaments, and special events. The intramural program is committed to meeting the evolving needs of the MBU community by consistently looking to develop more ways in which students can be active and engage with others during their time at MBU.

The Intramural program is open to all current MBU students, faculty, and staff. Intramurals offers a variety of short term leagues such as flag football, basketball, and indoor volleyball. Leagues are composed of all male and female teams as well as some co-ed leagues. Intramural sports are a fun way for students, faculty and staff to get involved in friendly competition in a constructive environment. Create your IM account using your MBU email address at www.imleagues.com/mobap, then watch for signs and announcements on campus with registration and league dates!

Information Technology (IT)

Modular building next to Muncy Gym - 314.392.2377; helpdesk@mobap.edu

Hours: Monday-Thursday…………………………………………………………. 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Friday ………………………………………………………………………………………  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Services:

-     Support student account sign-ins

-     Campus WiFi

-     Basic personal device support

-     Maintain technology in classrooms, computer labs, and various other locations

On the Web:

-     General IT information: mobap.edu/IT

-     Sign in to Office 365: portal.office.com

-     Student Portal Login: myMBU.mobap.edu

-     IT Knowledge Base: kb.mobap.edu

-     Password Reset Portal: password.mobap.edu

Why is IT important for students?

The IT department manages and supports the physical infrastructure and online resources needed to provide a quality learning experience. The IT department also works diligently to provide reliable high-speed internet access to the entire campus.

What advice does IT have for new students?

Your online presence matters. Be careful about what information you share and post because all it takes is one post or picture to prevent you from landing your dream job. Build yourself a positive online reputation.

Something to know:

Students have access to their student account and Office 365 for 1 year after last attending the University. Students are responsible for retrieving everything they need off of their account before their account is disabled and deleted.

IT Motto:

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

International Student Services

FIELD BUILDING, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SUITE - 314.744.5301

Hours: Monday-Friday…………………………………………………………….. 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Services:

International Student Services assists all of MBU’s international students with the admissions process and their immigration status.

Contact Information:

Mrs. Lauren Repp; lauren.repp@mobap.edu

On the Web:

www.mobap.edu/student-life/international-students-at-mbu/

What advice does International Student Services have for new students?

If you are an international student, make some U.S. friends, get out of your comfort zone and try new things. If you are a U.S. student, make friends with the International Students, try new things, and travel abroad as soon as you can.

International Student Services Importance:

International Student Services allows MBU to bring students in from around the world, directly contributing to the diversity of the university. This increased diversity augments students’ appreciation of and interest in different cultures and fosters respect for our fellow peers across the globe.

Jung-Kellogg Library

THE JUNG-KELLOGG LIBRARY IS LOCATED BETWEEN THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND THE THOMAS AND VIRGINIA FIELD ACADEMIC HALL.

Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday*……………………………………………………………………. 7:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Friday…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7:30 AM – 5 PM

Saturday…………………………………………………………………………………………… 10 AM – 4 PM

Sunday…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. CLOSED

      * Library is closed during Chapel Services.

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday…………………………………………………………………… 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday…………………………………………………………………………………………… 8:00 AM – 12 PM

Saturday/Sunday……………………………………………………………………………………… CLOSED

Circulation Policy

Books:                 May be checked-out for 4 weeks, and renewable twice.

A/V Material:      May be checked-out for 1 week with 1 renewal.

Periodicals:        May be checked-out for 1 week by faculty/staff/doctoral students. No renewal.

*All students, faculty, and staff must have a current Missouri Baptist University I.D. Card to be able to check out materials, use the online databases, or renew library materials.

Fines

The library assesses fines for overdue, lost, and damaged material. Fines vary according to the nature of the violation. Fines are to be paid at the Circulation Desk.

Contact Information

Jung-Kellogg Library Web Page: www.mobap.edu/library

Circulation Desk:   314-392-2320

Reference Desk:   314-392-2340

Facebook:             www.facebook.com/MBUJungKelloggLibrary

Links to the Jung-Kellogg Library page and updated library information may also be found on the myMBULife: Jung-Kellogg Library.

Office of Online Degree Programs

Services:

Flexible Online Undergraduate Programs - MBU’s online programs are among the fastest and most flexible of all online options. With programs specifically designed to be easy to transfer, MBU ensures that all students can keep the credit they have already earned. With programs consisting of accelerated 8 week courses and most degrees with shortened total credits (120 credit hours), MBU’s online degrees are designed to help you earn your degree faster, making them a perfect fit for the working adult. We currently offer a Bachelor of Professions Studies (BPS) in Healthcare Management, Organizational Leadership, Applied Management, General Studies, Liberal Arts, Ministry & Leadership, Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sport Management as well as an RN-BSN completion.

Contact Information:

Janice Chapman: Enrollment Coordinator Online Bachelor’s Degrees Janice.champan@mobap.edu 314-302-8718

Laura Klaus: Online Admissions Coordinator Laura.Klaus@mobap.edu314-348-0311

Adriane Muehleisen: Academic Advisor/Administrative Assistant for Adult & Online Programs Adriane.Muehleisen@mobap.edu 314-485-8411

On the web:

https://online.mobap.edu/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mbuonline/

 

The Perk

MBU’S COFFEEHOUSE, THE PERK, IS LOCATED TO THE LEFT OF THE LIBRARY, IN THE QUAD. 314.744.5367

Hours

Monday – Thursday………………………………………………………………….. 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday……………………………………………………………………………………….. 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday………………………………………………………………….. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday……………………………………………………………………………………….. 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

On the Web:

Facebook: theperkcoffeehouse

Instagram: theperkmobap

Public Safety

MODULAR 2 - 314.744.5355

The Department of Public Safety is staffed by licensed officers 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Students should practice good safety habits at all times and should contact the Public Safety Office when feeling uneasy, or if they become aware of suspicious persons or activities. All crimes or criminal activity should be reported to Public Safety immediately. The officer on duty will accompany students around campus on request. The Department of Public Safety works in cooperation with all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Campus crime statistics may be found on the Public Safety webpage at mobap.edu/safety.

Missouri Baptist University Public Safety Department wants to insure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable college experience. To achieve this goal, the University will throughout the year offer awareness and prevention programs to promote safety, such as a women’s self-defense class each semester called RAD.  Please periodically review these programs by going to the MBU Public Safety web page at www.mobap.edu/safety

In Compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, the Missouri Baptist University Public Safety Office publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on personal safety and crime statistics. The report is available on request from the Public Safety Office and is posted on the University’s web site at the following link: http://www.mobap.edu/asfsr/.

Services: Lost and Found; Public Safety needs - car jump; locked keys in vehicle; transportation requests/vehicle reservations; parking permits; Proxy/Key replacements; crime reporting/support/investigating; fingerprint needs for background check screenings; etc.

Contact Information:

The number to contact the Public Safety Officer on duty is 314-744-5355, or in an emergency you can use the emergency call buttons located in every building or the blue light phones on every parking lot. 

On the Web:

•     http://www.mobap.edu/student-life/safety

What advice does Public Safety have for new students?

Embrace the college experience and cherish the moments!  Also, the public safety officers are really personable – get to know them!

Records

FIELD BUILDING, LOWER LEVEL - 314.392.2233

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday……………………………………….. 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday………………………………………………………………………………. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday……………………………………………………………………………………….. 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Services:

The Records office provides a host of academic services to students!

-     Transcript Requests

-     Schedule Adjustments

-     Degree Verifications

-     Graduation Check

-     Enrollment Verifications

-     VA Certification

-     Transfer Credit Information

-     Apply for Graduation

-     Commencement Information

-     Name or Address Change Process

-     Outside Institution Study Requests

Contact Information:

-     Phone: 314.392.2233

-     Fax: 314.744.7652

-     Email: recordsoffice@mobap.edu

On the Web:

-     mobap.edu/academics-overview/academics-records-registrar/

What advice does Records have for new students?

Read the catalog! The catalog has the information you need pertaining to academic requirements, what you need to do for your degree, etc. It’s incredibly important! It’s available online: mobap.edu/about-mbu/publications/undergraduate-catalog/

Tips for success:

If you don’t have a scanner, but you do have a smartphone, you can take a picture of one of our documents and attach it to an email to send it to us quickly.

You can access your school schedule through myMBU Access. Once we process a schedule adjustment your schedule will be updated in myMBU Access.

Always check your MBU email!  If we need to contact you, this is how we will do it. 

Resident Life

Resident Life Office | Spartan Village Row 503- 314.392.2262

Hours: Technically speaking, office hours are from 8:00-4:30, but RDs and RAs live on campus and are available around the clock for emergencies!

Services:

We provide full-time undergraduate students the opportunity to be plugged into the best form of community on campus.  Are we biased?  Maybe just a little bit, but the relationships people build in housing are some of the best around!

Contact Information:

-     Mrs. Taira Schertz, Director of Resident Life; Taira.Schertz@mobap.edu, 314.485.8475

-     Resident Life Coordinator, 314.392.2262

-     Office: residentlife@mobap.edu

On the Web:

Instagram: mbureslife

What advice does Resident Life have for new students?

Other than the ever-so-helpful pointer of only flushing toilet paper (never flush a pomegranate) we encourage you to get to know your RA and RD so they can help you find ways to get involved.  You get out of community what you put into it. Invite people to hang out in your dorm room, consider bringing a couch or seating of some kind, and don’t be afraid to be vulnerable in conversation…it makes all the difference.

We love what we do, and we love living on campus and being available to help outside of the random business hours.  Don’t be shy, but remember to be respectful as well. Believe it or not, we do actually try to sleep sometimes. :)

Fun Fact about Resident Life:

We love MBU, but we were not all born and bred here. We have ties to Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Belarus, Guatemala, Montenegro and more. We are a great source for a different perspective.

Student Activities

FIELD ACADEMIC HALL, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SUITE- 314.392.2242

Hours: Monday-Friday…………………………………………………………….. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Services:

The Office of Student Activities serves the students through planning and developing campus activities, receptions, and events that are appropriate for student involvement. It serves as a resource to clubs and organizations by calendaring and coordinating their activities. The Office of Student Activities provides the home office for the Student Government Association.

Contact Information:

-     Mrs. Lara Hines, Director of Student Activities, Lara.Hines@mobap.edu

On the Web:

-     Facebook: MBUStudentActivities

-     Twitter: MBU_SA

-     Instagram: @mbu_sa

Why is Student Activities important for students?

Student Activities offers many activities that provide a community environment for the student body.

What advice does Student Activities have for new students?

You will get out of you college experience what you put into it.  So step out of your comfort zone, get involved, and have fun!

Fun Fact about Student Activities:

Student Activities employs many students, so we are an office of diverse talents – actors, poets, dancers, singers, athletes, academics and so much more.  If you want to make a positive impact on the student body, or you have an idea for a campus event, come see us.  We would love to meet you!

Student Development

FIELD ACADEMIC HALL, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SUITE- 314.392.2212

Hours: Monday-Friday…………………………………………………………….. 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Services:

Student Development encompasses several areas of Student Life that include: the Academic Success Center, Testing Center, Retention, Special Needs Access, Public Safety, Counseling, Health and Wellness, International Student Services, Fitness, Career Services, Resident Life, Food Service, Campus Ministry, Chapel, Student Activities, Student Government, Judicial Affairs, Title IX compliance, Intramural Sports, and Intercollegiate Athletics. Student Development is dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical growth of Missouri Baptist University students and provides a number of opportunities for students to become involved in the University.

Contact Information:

-     Krista Huse, Administrative Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Student Development-Associate Provost; Krista.Huse@mobap.edu, 314-392-2212

-     Dr. Andy Chambers, Senior Vice President for Student Development-Associate Provost; Andy.Chambers@mobap.edu

On the Web:

-     https://www.mobap.edu/student-life/

What advice does Student Development have for new students?

We would love to meet you and help get you connected on campus! We encourage you to get involved in an organization and participate in campus activities. It is a great way to meet people and discover new interests.

Student Health Services

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES FIELD BUILDING, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SUITE - 314.744.5315

Hours: Monday-Friday…………………………………. 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Contact Information: - Ms. Kim Grey, Associate Dean of Students; 314.744.5315, kim.grey@mobap.edu, FLD 210

Counseling and other Services:

Counseling and Wellness Services are coordinated through the Office of Student Development. Students seeking to meet with a counselor or in need of a counseling referral may contact the Student Health Services Office by phone 314-744-5315 or email: kim.grey@mobap.edu. All appointments for counseling are scheduled on an individual basis and all sessions are confidential. Additional information and resources for counseling and wellness services are listed on the MBU website at www.mobap.edu/studenthealthservices.

In addition, Student Health Services provides Ask. Listen. Refer., an online suicide prevention training program for students and staff. This resource is in place for members of our community to obtain education and training on suicide intervention. Through Ask. Listen. Refer., MBU offers a customized training website which can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. The website can be found at www.asklistenrefer.org/mbu.

There is also a chapter of “Active Minds”, a student run organization whose purpose is to end the silence and stigma surrounding mental health and provide an on-campus community of support for those who are struggling. Students involved in Active Minds will host on-campus events and informational activities throughout the academic year. More information about Active Minds is listed on our website.

CAMPUS CLINIC: As a partnership with Mercy hospital, health services are available to students on the main campus. The Health Services Office is staffed by a nurse practitioner under the direction of a Mercy Physician and is located in Spartan Village Building 503. Most medical concerns can be treated in the center; others will be referred to an appropriate health professional through Mercy or other health network. Insurance plans accepted. All appointments should be made through Mercy’s secure network or by calling 314.364.3970.

- The Campus Clinic is located in Spartan Village 503. Appointments are made through https://www.mymercy.net/webpresence/login or by calling 314.364.3970.

- Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 1-5pm; Summer Hours Tuesday & Thursday 1-5pm

On the Web: http://www.mobap.edu/studenthealthservices

Please note: All students who access the clinic must have health insurance for billing purposes. The clinic on campus operates the same as a typical doctor’s office. MBU does not provide medical insurance for resident students or commuters except for international students in F-1 visa status. MBU international students are required to purchase medical insurance through the provider chosen by the Office of International Student Services. All other students are encouraged to secure medical insurance from their own insurance agents. Proof of medical insurance is required for all resident students and student athletes. Information on insurance policies and local health resources can be found on the Counseling and Wellness webpage.http://www.mobap.edu/studenthealthservices.

For more information on health and wellness related events visit www.mobap.edu/studenthealthservices.

COUNSELING AND REPORTING RESOURCES

  • MBU anonymous tip line – (314) 744-7620
  • MBU Department of Public Safety – (314) 744-5355
  • Vice President for Student Development (also the MBU Title IX Coordinator) – (314) 392-2211
  • Krista Huse, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Development – (314) 392- 2212
  • Emily Blackford, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean of Students – (314) 744-5315
  • Kim Grey, Associate Dean of Students – (314) 392-2241
  • Any MBU Student Development staff member
  • If the victim is a student-athlete, she/he can contact the Assistant Coach, Head Coach, or Dr. Tom Smith, Director of Athletics – (314) 392-2264.
  • If the victim lives in student housing, a Resident Life staff member can be contacted (Resident Assistant, Assistant Resident Director, Resident Director, or the Director of Resident Life). Staff can be reached at the following numbers:
    • North Hall Resident Director – (314) 485-8477
    • Pillsbury Huff Hall Resident Director – (314) 392-2331
    • Spartan Village Row Resident Director – (314) 485-8475
    • Spartan Village South & Apartments Director – (314) 392-2266
  • Creve Coeur Police Department – 911/(314) 432-8000
  • Victims may also go directly to Mercy Medical Center
  • Other helpful resources include:
    • Sexual Assault Center – Saint Louis (314) 531-7273
    • Safe Connections – Saint Louis
    • 24-Hour Crisis Helpline (314) 531-2003
    • Main Office Number (314) 646-7500
    • Main Fax Number (314) 646-8181
    •  Women’s Safe House (314) 772-4353
    • Alive (Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments)
    • St. Louis Crisis Line: (314) 993-2777
    • Franklin County Crisis Line: (636) 583-5700 or (800) 941-9144
    • Victim Service Council, (314) 615-2600
    • Bridgeway Sexual Assault Center-877-946-6854 Crisis Line, 636-224-1800 Office

Study Abroad

MODULAR 1, 314.392.2112

Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday………………………………………………… 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Services:

Study abroad provides opportunities for students to spend a semester or summer in other countries while pursuing their degree at Missouri Baptist University. We also offer faculty led short term travel study opportunities.

The OSA interfaces with advisers, records, financial services and department chairs to provide the best service possible. Study Abroad is an academic service, therefore our priority is to provide an experience that will enhance your education at MBU while providing cultural immersion.

All grants, loans, and VA benefits are applicable to Study Abroad along with some scholarship opportunities.

Contact Information:

Mr. Bob Kilzer, Director of Study Abroad, Bob.Kilzer@mobap.edu

On the Web:

You can find our programs and a wealth of information regarding Study Abroad on our web page http://www.mobap.edu/academics-overview/study-abroad/

Why is Study Abroad important for students?

Study Abroad will prepare you for the increasingly global marketplace you will enter upon graduation. This experience will provide practical experience in other cultures, languages and education systems, while expanding your understanding of the role the US plays in international affairs.

What advice does Study Abroad have for new students?

Start early to plan for your Study Abroad experience. If you are even considering Study Abroad, do not take all of your General Education courses your freshman year. While it can be difficult to find specific upper level degree requirements in some locations, there are almost always basic courses available.

Fun Fact about Study Abroad:

The Director of Study Abroad became interested in other cultures as a child, spurred by the experiences of his grandmother, a British citizen who was born in China and lived there for 12 years.

CLICK HERE FOR STATEMENT OF MISSIONS AND PURPOSES, VISION FRAMEWORK AND COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY      

 

Alma Mater

In the grand Missouri heartland

Where great rivers rendezvous

A treasure rare beyond compare

Is the home of white and blue.

Hallowed halls encourage learning

Blending knowledge old and new

Through reverence for excellence

In the home of white and blue.

May we ever keep the honor

Of Missouri Baptist U.

As we dedicate our knowledge

To serve God and mankind, too.

MYMBU

MyMBU is Missouri Baptist University’s 24-hour, self service web dashboard that provides eligible students a “one-stop shop” to access an array of services. The student-centric site includes the following functions:

-     MyMBU Learn—This section allows students to access MBU’s web-based course management system, Canvas.

-     MyMBU Calendar— Visit the easy-to-use calendar to discover all of the events at MBU. From athletics to club meetings, this calendar hosts all of the events on campus. RSVP and share the events with your friends so you don’t miss your favorite concerts or open mic night in thePerk. This site is also accessible at calendar.mobap.edu.

-     MyMBU Access—This section allows students to access personal academic information—such as grades and unofficial transcripts—pay tuition and fees and locate other important information including course schedules and library reference sites.

In addition, students may access email, MBU Self-Service, and library databases from the myMBU Dashboard. To log in to MyMBU, go to mobap.edu and click on the “current students” link.

To login to myMBU, students will go to http://www.mobap.edu and click on the Current Students link. From that page, students will launch myMBU. For students, the username to login to myMBU is the student ID number found on their student ID card. Students who do not have a current student ID card should contact the MBU IT department at 314-392-2377. Students who have forgotten their password can have their password reset using the Password Help Center https://portal.mobap.edu/PasswordHelpCenter/.

For other problems or questions, please contact the office related to the problem or question (Admissions for issues related to Admissions document tracking; Financial Services for billing or financial aid issues; Records Office for issues related to schedules, transcripts, or grade cards, etc.; Teacher Education for issues related to Teacher Education document tracking items, etc.).

CANCELLATION OF CLASSES

In the event that day classes are cancelled due to severe weather, power outages, or other unforeseen circumstances, or if classes are to run on the Delayed Day Schedule, please note the following:

•     The mobap.edu website will provide the most accurate information and details.

•     Students may sign up through the Password Help Center to receive emergency text notifications to their cell phone. In addition, students may enroll by sending a text message to 313131 with the term mbustudents. Students should quickly receive a text message confirming participation in the program.

•     The Main campus phone messaging system (314) 434-8262 will play updated information.

•     The following broadcast centers will be notified: KMOX Radio (AM 1120), KSDK Channel 5, and other outlets.

Announcements on KMOX begin at 5:30 a.m. with a repeat listing at 6:30 a.m. KTVI Channel 2 and KSDK Channel 5 continually broadcast information from 5:30 a.m.-9 a.m.
Announcements on the mobap website and phone system will be made as early as possible.

When the Delayed Day Schedule is announced, 8 a.m. classes are cancelled and students should report to school at 9:30 a.m. for classes that are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. All other classes will meet as scheduled.

All evening class cancellations due to inclement weather will be decided by 4 p.m. and posted on the website and phone system.

CAMPUS LIFE

Social, athletic, cultural, and religious activities are planned by the University and by student organizations. These are designed to appeal to a broad scope of interest, to encourage participation by every student, and to enhance the college experience. A variety of informative and entertaining programs are presented in regularly scheduled convocations, lectures, concerts, recitals, drama productions, and exhibitions.

The academic year at Missouri Baptist University is enlivened by a variety of social functions, including Homecoming, the Hanging of the Green and other events.

CHAPEL

Overview

Chapel programs seek to develop the whole person by providing students, faculty, and staff with opportunities for spiritual, educational, and cultural development. Chapel gatherings engage and develop the convictions of students, faculty, and staff. At the same time, chapel strives to cultivate character and to promote social change through service and leadership. Chapel may include worship, preaching and teaching, guest speakers and lecturers, and cultural activities. The University invites a variety of Christian speakers to chapel, including influential leaders, musicians, pastors, missionaries, and more.

Time

Chapel convenes from 11 AM to 11:45 AM every Thursday and on the first Tuesday of the month in Pillsbury Chapel. See the printed Chapel Schedule, available at the beginning of each semester, for the exact dates. The schedule is also available online at www.mobap.edu/faithandservice.

Attendance and Expectations

The chapel convocation is considered to be an integral part of the student’s overall educational experience. The following attendance requirements and provisions reflect this attitude:

1. Undergraduate Students enrolled for twelve credit hours or more on the Main campus are expected to attend all chapel convocation programs. Those enrolled for eleven hours or less are encouraged to attend whenever possible.

2. Students who are enrolled in online or evening classes only are exempt from chapel.

3. A student attending 80% or more of the programs printed in the Chapel Schedule is awarded one additional quality point for the semester.

4. Those attending 60%-79% of the programs are considered to be following the minimum acceptable attendance pattern, and there is no change in quality point status.

5. One quality point is removed from the record of a student who attends only 50%-59% of the programs.

6. A student who attends less than 50% of chapel convocation programs in any one semester loses one quality point and is in danger of being placed on disciplinary probation, during which time the student is restricted from certain leadership and extracurricular activities, and all institutional financial aid the student has been receiving is at risk of being discontinued.

7. If unable to attend the chapel services there are optional school events the student can choose to receive chapel credit up to 3 credits. These are listed on the back of each Chapel Schedule at the beginning of each semester as well as online at www.mobap.edu/faithandservice.

8. A student who consistently disregards responsible chapel attendance may be asked to withdraw from the University.

9. Attendance will be taken from 10:45 AM until 11:05 AM after which time attendance will not be taken for credit. In addition, students leaving chapel before dismissal will have chapel attendance cancelled for that day. It is the responsibility of the student to follow this procedure. If habitual infractions are observed, the student may receive disciplinary action by the Vice President for Student Development.

10. Students are able to receive credit for chapel attendance by attending other approved school sponsored events. See the website for approved events.

Exemptions

1. If unable to attend chapel during the semester due to uncontrollable circumstances, a letter must be submitted to the Vice President for Student Development requesting an excuse. This may include, but is not limited to, employment conflicts and educational conflicts.

2. If you have a job that requires you to miss chapel, you must have your employer submit the letter on company letterhead with contact numbers with your exemption request.

3. Off campus students may request an exemption if they do not have classes on main campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A copy of your schedule is required for approval.

4. Requests for chapel excuses must be submitted by October 1 & February 1 of each semester.

5. Any appeals concerning chapel credit must be submitted in writing to the Vice President for Student Development within three months of the semester in question.

Exemption Process

1. Submit a request for exemption online to the Student Development Office by October 1 for the Fall semester and by February 1 for the Spring semester.

2. Requests must be made one semester at a time.

3. See restrictions in the Chapel Attendance policy section of this Handbook.

*The Exemption Form may also be completed online at: http://www.mobap.edu/faithandservice

MBU CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Because the University has a variety of campus organizations, students are able to find organized activities which are particularly interesting or helpful to them. These clubs and activities are classified into departmental and professional clubs, honorary, ministry, and special interest organizations.

Each organization maintains its own officers and faculty sponsor(s), and schedules its programs through the Director of Student Activities, who maintains a complete calendar of school activities.

The most up-to-date list of clubs and organizations, as well as advisors and contact information, can be found at
http://www.mobap.edu/student-life/student-life-get-involved/clubs/.

Approval of Organizations

All student organizations are subject to the approval of the Student Government Association and administration. Before a new organization is recognized, it must gain approval of its constitution first by the Student Government Association and then by the administration. The Student Government Association will ensure that organizations regularly review and revise their constitutions. The administration may, if circumstances warrant, restrict or disband any student organization. All student organizations must follow and support the University’s mission.

Custody of Organization Funds

All student organizations are required to deposit their funds with the University Financial Services Office. The University disburses funds when requested by the organization advisor and the president or treasurer of the organization.

No student is allowed to contract any debt for any student organization without approval in the form of an official purchase order signed by the organization advisor, one of the organization’s officers, the Chief Financial Officer of the University, and, when necessary, the University President.

University Calendar

A master calendar of University events and activities is kept by the Director of Special Events/Calendar. Any organization wishing to calendar an activity may do so by making a request to the Office of Student Activities. Approval will be granted after the University Calendar has been checked and the organization advisor and/or officers are notified. Click here to view the current University Calendar.  

Eligibility for University Activities

Any student may participate in activities of the University except as restricted by regulations established for campus organizations or intercollegiate activities. In order to serve as an officer in the Student Government Association or any of the student clubs or organizations, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at the time of his or her election. Additional requirements may be specified by the various organizations.

MINISTRY AND MISSIONS

Missouri Baptist University is a distinctly Christian, evangelical university. The university seeks to provide a rich environment that integrates faith and learning. The religious program of the University is in the evangelical Protestant tradition and seeks to response the conscience of every student. Chapel furnishes worships opportunities and helps students grow spiritually and intellectually. The Office of Faith and Service oversees chapel gatherings, along with small groups (Bible studies and fellowship) and community service opportunities. Service opportunities are available each year both locally and internationally.

THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

MBU produces a full season of musicals and plays each year. Students, staff, and members of the community are invited to audition and participate in a variety of ways (singing, acting, dancing, production team, stage crew, and orchestra). The productions give students a unique chance to develop creative talents, and learn valuable teamwork and time management skills. Academic credit is available to participants in the productions.

In Charactre, the university’s drama ministry troupe, is open to current students upon a successful audition and interview. Students must be available for on- and off-campus performances. Students interested in being a part of In Charactre should contact Kasey Cox at kasey.cox@mobap.edu to audition. Academic credit is available for those participating in this ensemble.

MUSIC ENSEMBLES

Opportunities to serve in a Ministry Ensemble – such as Spirit Wing, Abide, or the Gospel Choir – are also available by audition. Students interested in being a part of a Ministry Ensemble should contact Sarah Dickey in the Fine Arts Office at 314.744.5364 or sarah.dickey@mobap.edu to audition. Academic credit is available for those participating in a Ministry Ensemble.

EVACUATION PROCEDURES FOR MBU FACILITIES  

CLICK HERE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY POLICIES AND INFORMATION  

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CLICK HERE FOR FERPA: NOTICE OF EDUCATIONAL AND PRIVACY RIGHTS INFORMATION  

RESIDENCE LIFE POLICIES

Additional information concerning student policies specific to resident students may be found in the Residence Hall Handbook. It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with all Missouri Baptist University policies that pertain to their situation.

POLICY UPDATES

The most up to date version of this policy is maintained in the office of the Vice President for Student Development.

Frequently Asked Questions in the ASC: Answers to Help You Along!

•     How can I find out my advisor name and office hours?

o    Incoming Freshman and Transfer students with the exception of education majors will have an advisor either in the Academic Success Center or Academic Advising.  If you are not certain who your advisor is, stop by Field Building 119 and they can point you in the right direction.

•     How do I get my ID and parking pass?

o    If you have not already gone to IT and security for your parking permit and ID, you will need to do so ASAP. You can pick up both in the same location. Near the front of Dink Marler, there are two modular units. The modular unit closest to Muncy Gym holds the IT department and Campus Security. Go there and tell them you need these two items. They will help you from there! Remember, you will need to renew your parking permit once a year, and your ID will be valid as long as you are at MBU.

•     How do I access email and Canvas?

o    Go to the MBU homepage, click onto myMBU, and log in with your MBU student ID and password. In this way, you can access your email and Canvas. Check your email regularly because they are the consistent form of communication between your professors and you, and check Canvas regularly because it shows your grades and weekly assignments in your classes. To reset your password, go to mobap.edu/password and follow the instructions.

•     How should I send emails or respond to emails from instructors?

o    Emails should be responded in a professional manner, using the instructor’s title, a greeting, the purpose of the email in a concise and grammatically correct manner, a closer, and your name.

•     What is fun to do on the weekends?

o    Weekends at MBU and in the STL are FILLED with amazing opportunities! You just have to know where to look. Here are several ideas, most of which are free.

  • Forest Park (including the Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum, and the Science Center, Turtle Park, Dog Museum), Weekend getaway to Branson MO, the Arch,  Magic House, City Museum, Botanical Gardens, Main Street St. Charles, Outlet Malls, Grants Farm, Eckert’s Farm, The Loop (Visit Fitz Root Beer!), and classic STL sporting events—GO CARDS!.

•     How can I get ahold of campus security?

o    MBU is all about student safety. When students arrive to MBU they are encouraged to register for Campus Security text alerts by texting MBUSTUDENT to 313131. If you need immediate assistance from security, call 314-882-1601.

•     I need help checking and getting a copy of my transcripts. Where do I go for that?

o    The Records Office deals with transcripts, among other things. In the event that you need assistance with a transcript or help with anything on your permanent student record, you should see them. Their office is located in the lower level of the Field building (where the dining hall is located), through the double wood doors.

•     Is Collegiate Seminar REALLY that important?

o    Yes. Collegiate Seminar is an important class here at MBU. While most freshmen do not understand the importance of the class while they are in the class, they soon realize it after they leave.  In Collegiate Seminar, you are given a chance to become more involved at MBU through the various assignments and tasks you are given. You are also made to look at yourself through a different set of eyes. Not only that, but you get a chance to learn about the divisions MBU offers and you have an opportunity to hear from other important MBU employees.

•     Where do I go if I need help with class work such as math, science, or writing?

o    Need help with that science homework? Math getting you down? Spent too long putting off that paper? COME TO THE ASC located in the lower level of the Field building (where the dining hall is located) in rooms 117 and 119.

•     I still haven’t purchased my textbooks for class yet. What do I do?

o    Order your books! Amazon and Chegg are both great, more cost effective sites that other students use to buy/rent books. Also, check the MoBap Book Swap Facebook page to buy, sell, and trade books between each other. If you have purchased/rented your books but they haven’t come in yet, do not panic. Talk to your professors and see what they can do to help you in the meantime while you wait for your books to come in. If none of these suggestions help you, the ASC may be able to assist you. The ASC has some Gen Ed. Textbooks, see your SSA or ASC staff for help acquiring textbooks.

•     I am failing a class at midterms, what should I do?

o    Each situation is different. We suggest talking with your professor. In some situations, they can work something out with you to help get your grade up. Also, visit the Academic Success Center in FLD 119 to speak with a Student Success Advisor… They will do what they can to help you get your grade up as well. However, if there is no hope, you will have to go to records to drop the class so you do not fail the class or receive an XF.

•     What is Athletic Study hall and how do I get hours?

o    Most new freshman and incoming transfers who participate in a sport are required to get athletic study hall hours.  Student athletes should check with their coach to determine if/how many hours are needed. Students can use the ASC in the Field building room 119 to log in and study or work with a tutor/writing lab. The ASC will track the hours and the coach can access them.  Make sure to sign in at the front desk of the ASC.

•     What can I do when I am not in class?

o    Time between classes is the time for you to make memories. When the weather is warm, grab a buddy and swing in the Quad or throw a football/Frisbee! However, if there is snow on the ground, head to the Perk for some coffee and then go to the ASC to work on some homework!

•     What classes should I take early on at MBU?

o    Whether you have chosen a major or not, begin with your Gen Ed courses. If you think you would like to travel abroad for a semester or longer, you may want to save some of your Gen Ed’s.

•     How can I graduate on time or even early?

o    In order to graduate on time or even early, you have to meet with your advisor and make sure you are taking the right amount of credit hours each semester. For some, that might mean taking a heavier course load and even summer classes.  Whether you plan to graduate on time or early, you will want to schedule a grad check with the Records Office during your sophomore year to make sure you are on track.

•     What happens if I lose my ID?

o    Without an ID, you cannot eat in the dining hall, scan into Chapel or classes like Collegiate Seminar or Old/New Testament. Your ID is critical. To obtain a new one, go to Campus Security and pay for a replacement. Remember, keep your ID close at all times.

•     I lost my wallet/car keys! What do I do?

o    In the event that you lose an item on campus, you can visit Campus Security and see if they have found the item. They are in charge of Lost and Found.

 

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