Student Support Services
Personal Counseling is available as a voluntary, confidential resource for students who desire objective professional help with concerns which interfere with their academic success. Mental Health Services are not available on campus, but there are resources in the community that students may consult if these services are needed.
Baxter County Health Unit: Hospital Grounds, Mountain Home - (870) 425-3072
Ozark Opportunities, Inc: 213 East 6th Street, Suite 101 Mountain Home - (870) 425-5118
Center for Individual and Family Development: 7345 Hwy. 62 West, Gassville - (870) 435-5511
Lighthouse Counseling: 406 South Main, Mountain Home - (870) 425-2030
Dayspring Services of Arkansas: 315 West 6th Street, Mountain Home - (870) 425-8642
Families Inc.: 700 South Main, Mountain Home - (870) 425-1041
Career Counseling is available to help students identify occupational options which best match their aptitudes and interests. A variety of tools and inventories are available to help students learn more about themselves, as well as about the world of work and specific occupations.
Contact your assigned advisor for academic counseling.
If you have questions regarding transferring of credits to ASU-Mountain Home you should contact:
Cindy Duncan (870) 508 -6181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability and Accessibility Services
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Office of Disability Services offers access to all suitable services to students with documented disabilities. Each student using services through the Office of Disability Services receives individual attention from the director. This individualized service provides an avenue to customize accommodations that relate to each student’s strengths and weaknesses and creates access to ideal learning in the higher education arena. These services include accommodations associated with the classroom, testing, assistive technology, and advocacy and study skills guidance.
The Director works one on one with students before classes begin to explain how higher education experience will be different from his/her high school experience. This allows both the student and the coordinator to pinpoint areas of weakness and also areas of strengths and develop a plan of how accommodations will assist the student. The Director coordinates with instructors to provide education on the student’s specific disability, strengths and weakness, and to review all accommodations that student will use. The Director works with students to connect them with campus resources such as the Learning Center and Student Support Services and also external resources such as Arkansas Rehabilitative Services. The goal is to provide ongoing support throughout the semester to students, staff, and faculty at ASUMH.
Because accommodations are individualized, a complete list is not possible. Some examples of services include:
Additional time to complete tests or assignments
Modified instructional materials
Isolated testing environment
Acquisition or modification of equipment
Readers or braille materials
Interpreters, note takers, transcript devices
Tutoring (available for all students)
Books in alternative formats
Assistive electronic devices (spellers, calculators, etc)
Eligibility for services is determined on an individual basis after making contact with the Office of Disability Services. Students are responsible for initiating contact to request accommodations each semester and must provide adequate disability documentation prior to receiving accommodations. Adequacy of disability documentation is determined based on "reasonable" accommodation standards. Quality documentation should include properly credentialed professionals, diagnostic statements, diagnostic and limitation descriptions, current and past accommodations, and/or recommendations for accommodations.
Students with disabilities should contact the Director of Student Support Services before attending class. Students with disabilities may reach the Director of Student Support Services. The director is responsible for making arrangements to accommodate students according to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Pregnancy Resources at ASUMH
The Office of Student Support Services provides services, support, and resources to help pregnant students succeed in their academic endeavors. The purpose of the information provided on this page is to help students who are parenting, pregnant, or planning pregnancy. The resources provided are a combination of campus and community wide services available to all ASUMH Students. If you have questions about the information provided, please contact:
Schliemann Center for Women's Health Education: 624 Hospital Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653 - 870-508-2345
The SCWHE is part of Baxter Regional Medical Center's effort to provide superior healthcare for women at all stages of their lives. At the Schliemann Center for Women's Health Education, our goals are:
To help women choose a pathway for complete wellness and balance in everyday life
To inspire and motivate women to make positive changes
To support women in all phases of life and health
To serve as a resource in our community for comprehensive women's health
Informed Choices Women's Center of the Ozarks: 312 E. 3rd Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653 - 870-424-4673
Informed Choices Women's Center of the Ozarks is a non-profit organization providing help to women who are facing difficult choices and situations related to pregnancy. Our staff and volunteers are trained to be compassionate and caring while sharing honest answers. We want to empower women with the resources to make healthy, positive choices.
Bedsider.org is an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private non-profit organization. Bedsider is not funded by pharmaceutical companies. Or the government. Bedsider is totally independent and the info on it is honest and unbiased. Our goal is to help women find the method of birth control that’s right for them and learn how to use it consistently and effectively, and that's it.
The Pregnant Scholar provides resources for students, postdocs, faculty, administrators, and others in institutions of higher education, including colleges, community colleges, universities, and similar programs. Those interested in learning more about Title IX pregnancy protection in grade school should review the Department of Education’s Guidance on the topic.
Your Action Planar - Arkansas Resources Babies are awesome, but so is birth control when you are not ready to have one of your own (or if you are not ready for more). Find the best method of birth control for you.
Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., with an additional office in Fort Smith, Arkansas. We are dedicated to working with beneficiaries and health care providers in all settings to improve overall health and consumers’ experience of care, while reducing health care costs. We accomplish this through education, outreach, data analysis, information technology, medical case utilization and review, and marketing/communications services provided by a staff of more than 220 people.
Behavioral Intervention Team (B.I.T.)
It is the purpose of the ASUMH Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) to create an avenue for communication & collaboration among faculty, staff, and students to provide information and resources to support student success and promote a safe environment for all. This team was created to develop a proactive approach to support students, address student behavior concerns, and prevent potentially problematic patterns or disturbances. The team will maintain confidentiality whenever possible and will protect the rights of all students.
The Behavioral Intervention Team leadership consists of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Director of Student Support Services, and the Chief Security Officer. The team is supported by the entire Student Affairs Shared Governance Committee. These core members of the Student Affairs Committee will serve as ad hoc team members as circumstances arise. The BIT operates independently of the student disciplinary process.
To initiate BIT resources, a Behavioral Referral Form must be completed. The Behavioral Referral Form can be completed through the ASUMH portal and will collect the following data:
Person's involved (name, description, age)
Your relationship with student
Type of report (behavior related, general concern, request for support, academic related)
Specific area of concern
Anonymity is available, but it is not recommended
After the BIT report is received the BIT core committee will meet and determine the appropriate course of action:
Determine the validity of the BIT referral and ensure it is not a disciplinary report.
Point person will make contact with the student to receive further information.
Determine the proper resources for the student/situation and implement a plan of action.
The BIT Committee will follow up with every referral to make sure that the resources provided were helpful and successful.
THE CRITERIA (SIGNS TO LOOK FOR)
General concern for any student
Request for resources
Erratic behavior (Classroom or Online)
Risk of self-injurious behavior
Risk of suicide
Threat to others
Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative is a program that enables your local two-year college to offer those who qualify free career training and college classes. But that's not all. In addition to free training and college classes, the Pathways program may be able to help overcome the barriers that have kept you from getting the training and education you need. Read on here for more information about benefits and eligibility.
ASUMH has an #AweSUMH Food Pantry with all kinds of essentials available for students. We know it can take a while for financial aid dollars to flow or for payday to roll around. Whatever the case, we can help you put together an amazing bag of good stuff (including diapers and toiletries) together.
The School of Business and Technology's Business Boutique provides professional attire to all ASUMH students at no charge. For students needing an interview outfit, work attire, or appropriate clothing for a conference, the Boutique offers a wide selection of professional dress ranging from business casual to formal business attire. Accessories such as shoes, belts, scarves, and bags are also available. Local business professionals have donated an impressive selection of name brand and designer clothing in support of ASUMH students. In addition to clothing, business faculty have joined the Boutique to consult with students who have questions about how to dress for their chosen profession.
Located in Integrity First Hall, Room 205, the Boutique is open Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm. For more information, contact Dean Karen Heslep at 870-508-6185, or email: email@example.com
Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federallyfunded education program or activity. A full description of Title IX of Education Amendmnts can be read here.
Ed Coulter Student Emergency Fund
The ASU-Mountain Home Ed Coulter Student Emergency Fund was established to provide one-time financial assistance grants to students who find themselves in situations of economic need which would interfere with the completion of the semester. More information about the Ed Coulter Student Emergency Fund and how to apply can be found here.
Safe & Drug Free Schools & Communities Act
The purpose of the SDFSCA is to support programs that: (1) prevent violence in and around schools; (2) prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; (3) involve parents and communities; and, (4) are coordinated with related Federal, State, school, and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that promotes student academic achievement. A full description of the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act can be found here.