Free testing is available to help students determine the majors and careers that are a good match for their aptitudes and interests. Most students have taken several verbal and math aptitude tests in school, but those tests measure only a small part of their natural abilities. At the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation in north Dallas, they test 21 different kinds of aptitudes! These include the ability to think in three dimensions, the rapidity with which ideas flow into a person's mind, foresight (seeing possibilities), inductive reasoning, and analytical reasoning. And just in case you're interested in a career as a surgeon or musician, they even test your pitch discrimination and finger dexterity. This testing normally costs $720, but because of a generous endowment by Robert L. and Della Foree, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at DBU may be tested free-of-charge! For further information contact the Financial Aid Office at (214) 333-5363. Students must have a good financial standing to qualify.
Dallas Baptist University offers a variety of locations where students can enjoy meals and other food and convenience items. All locations accept cash, credit/debit cards, Flex Dollars, and Patriot Dollars. In addition, the Crowley Dining Hall accepts meal plan memberships. All DBU dining services are provided by La Frontera Hospitality.
All questions and concerns related to DBU Dining Services should be directed to Rob Lewis, Assistant Vice President for Administrative Affairs. You may contact Rob Lewis at email@example.com.
The Health Services Clinic is located in the Colonial Village Apartment #1108 next to the Burg Center and is supervised by a Registered Nurse. Students, whether full-time or part-time, faculty, staff, and guests may come to the Health Services Clinic for acute nursing care.
Current immunizations, medical history form, and copy of health insurance are required for all DBU students living on campus and may be updated in Health Services. Immunizations for Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis, MMR, TB skin test, meningitis vaccine, influenza vaccine, and Hepatitis B are available as well as a wide range of testing for various illnesses. Blood pressure monitoring, blood sugar testing, asthma nebulizer, oxygen, first aid care and supplies, health education resources are available as needed.
DBU Health Services works under the authority of the medical director, Dr. Pamela Santone. The University is concerned about the health of its students and will provide first aid and emergency care as facilities permit. However, the University cannot assume responsibility for medical care, and parents and students must look to their personal physician in these matters.
CENTER FOR CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Center for Career and Professional Development defines success as each student finding and fulfilling God’s purpose and calling for their life. It is the CCPD’s desire that students embark on a journey to obtain knowledge and skills in the desired field of study through career development, experiential learning, and mentoring opportunities. The CCPD staff strives to empower students to successfully pursue their educational and professional goals. Career workshops, one-on-one coaching, mock interviewing, internships, resume and cover letter reviews, social media branding, conducting job searches, career fairs, and events are all services offered through this office in order to aid in students’ quests for professional growth.
The CCPD offers students and alumni a fantastic online job search engine, Handshake. Alumni and students are strongly encouraged to create a professional profile, view job listings from area employers, match their skills to job opportunities, and apply to jobs online. Employers have the capability to view applicant resumes and contact individuals directly. Internships can also be found on the Handshake online job search engine. This online system is available to students and alumni twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities.
Life is a journey and the CCPD is honored to play a vital role in the success of each student’s story.
Career & Professional Development
Dean Learning Center, Suite 102
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
We are closed for Chapel on Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
BARNES & NOBLE AT DBU
Barnes & Noble at DBU occupies the first floor of Henry Blackaby Hall and is the official University bookstore. Barnes & Noble features a curriculum resource center where students can purchase textbooks and educational support materials. Additionally, the bookstore features a varsity collegiate retail section providing students with the latest athletic team apparel and institutionally-branded gift items. Barnes & Noble is equipped with shipping and receiving capabilities to serve DBU’s growing online student population, and numerous point-of-service registers to provide service to students and campus community patrons.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
University programs and activities are conducted in such a manner that no otherwise qualified individual with disabilities shall, solely by reason of a disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any such program or activity. Notifications and inquiries regarding Accommodation Services should be directed to the Director of Student Services (214.333.5706) or the Dean of Students (214.333.5340). All information provided to request disability accommodations is strictly voluntary and confidential.
The Dallas Baptist University Counseling Center exists to promote the mental health and well-being of currently enrolled DBU students by providing quality Christian counseling services that enhance healthy emotional, psychological, and spiritual development. Through DBU's Student Counseling Center, individual, group, premarital, and couples counseling are available on a limited basis to address any issues or concerns that DBU students may have. All counseling services are provided by fully licensed professionals or under the supervision of a fully licensed professional.
Based on the level of licensure and experience counselors have, these counseling services are provided at either a low rate or free of charge to DBU students currently taking classes, as well as faculty and staff.
Counseling is scheduled by appointment only. The Counseling Center is located on the first floor of the Collins Learning Center. To schedule an appointment, talk with a counselor, or for more information, contact the Counseling Center at 214.333.5288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The confidentiality of counseling records will be maintained in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA permits disclosure of such records to third parties under circumstances described by law and in the University’s FERPA policy. A copy of the policy is available for inspection and review in the Office of Student Affairs, Registrar’s Office, and Student Handbook.
COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES
Dallas Baptist University desires to resolve student grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner. Prospective and current students of DBU who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the Complaints and Grievances procedure by addressing the complaint to the Vice President for Student Affairs by phone at 214.333.6812; by email at email@example.com or in the office at the main campus (Sadler Global Missions Center, 2nd Floor). However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally after all avenues for resolution are exhausted, you may file a complaint with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.