Bacone College

Muskogee, OK

Overview

With 29 associate and bachelor degrees, Bacone College addresses the higher education needs of American Indians in an environment of cultural diversity and Christian concern. The college also challenges students to develop the intellectual and social skills needed for academic and life success.

Learning is seen as a way of life that encourages flexibility, breadth of perspective, and respect for the contributions made to the quality of human existence by those of all ages and races. As the student body has grown and the needs of society have become more complex, the curriculum has changed to meet the needs of the students.

Bacone College accepts students with learning and physical disabilities and provides reasonable accommodation to help them be successful. Depending on the nature of the disability, some students may need to take a lighter course load and may need more than four years to graduate. Students needing accommodation should apply as early as possible, usually the semester before they plan to attend classes. Immediately after admittance, students need to identify and document the nature of their disabilities. It is the responsibility of the student to provide the College with appropriate materials documenting the learning and/or physical disability. This documentation usually consists of a recent high school Individualized Education Program (IEP) or results from testing done by a psychologist, psychiatrist, medical doctor and/or qualified, licensed individual. The College does not provide assessment services for students who may be learning disabled nor does the College have structured programs available for students with emotional or behavioral disabilities.

Today the College offers an opportunity for reflection upon how we, of all races and ethnic backgrounds, can live, study, work and worship together in order to strive not only for a meaningful educational experience, but for a society committed to Christian values and principles.

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