To start out, I went to College of the Ozarks
for a little over a year. I thought that I
would do really well there because I am a very
hard worker. However, when I was there working, people slacked
off all the time. The first job that I got
there was working at Edwards Mill. However, two weeks later
I was transferred to the Keeter Center because the Dean
of Work had made a mistake when arranging jobs for
everyone. At the Keeter Center, the supervisors were awful. One
man, who was a chef at the time, sexually harassed
a young woman. Fortunately, I got transferred to a different
work station. One thing that doesnâ€™t make sense is how
some of the supervisors can slack off, but they give
students a grade based on their work performance.
classes there are mixed, and what I mean by that
is that there are great to crappie teachers that work
there. The resources compared to other colleges are out dated.
The library needs to be completely up-dated. During my time
at the college I never once saw a brand new
book in the library. To me the English and the
Math departments seemed to be the stronger departments of the
The Living conditions there are not very good.
Some of the womenâ€™s dorms are way too small—especially for
two people to live in. The air conditioning units are
awful. There is mold growing in them and wasp sometimes
fly out of them in the summertime. I would also
see small green centipedes crawling around on the floor.
My social life there wasnâ€™t very great because I was
working, going to class, or studying all the time. There
was not a whole lot of down time there compared
to the school that I am going to now. The
students who go there get pushed to the edge in
the since that they donâ€™t get very many breaks, the
food isnâ€™t very great, and they donâ€™t have a very
good living condition.
The administration there is not very
good. I had a harassment issue with someone, and ended
up going to the Dean of Work, Dr. Dawe. He
told me I wasnâ€™t using the term “harassment” right, and
that he didnâ€™t want to get involved in the story,
and that “there are two sides to every story.” He
later told me that he wouldnâ€™t penalize me that time
for coming in. I have never been spoken down to
like that before.
This school is very political
and would not recommend it to any one. Even if
you are the poorest kid on the earth, donâ€™t go
to this school. I would rather be in debt, than
go back to this corrupt school.