EDUCATION IS OUR GOAL, NOT COMFORT.
Ozarks realizes that as each student learns to balance the load between social life, academics, and being away from home, there may be struggles. We realize that your student’s concerns are your concerns. We appreciate that you as parents and other family members are there to provide support and encouragement.
When your student calls home and complains about school, hear them out and smile knowing that he or she is being asked to grow. Be supportive, but please fight the urge to call. It is the University’s job to cause your student to grow and develop. Ask them to remember Matriculation and our covenant. In order to fulfill our commitment to them, we have to throw in some grit, some sand…pearls don’t develop without it. There’s a level of trust you have to have that your student will come out stronger on the other side because of the challenges they overcome.