College of the Ozarks is Willing to Pay the Price To Be Patriotic

Located in Point Lookout, MO (near Branson) The College of the Ozarks has been in the news for putting its principles front and center. The small private liberal arts school first received coverage for requiring all incoming freshmen take “Patriotic Education and Fitness.”

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The school made further headlines for sticking to a “No Pledge, No Play” policy for its athletes and visiting teams during the playing of the National Anthem. Upon the school’s clear intention to enforce this standard, the NAIA announced on Friday that the College of the Ozarks will no longer host Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament (after doing so for 18 seasons).

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The college prides itself on none of its students graduating with debt, calling themselves “Hard Work U.” Students are required to work part time during the school term and to put in at least a 40 hour week during their breaks.

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8 Comments on College of the Ozarks is Willing to Pay the Price To Be Patriotic

  1. I’m a few counties East and I’ve only heard good things.
    Nothing negative – ever.

    If they needed a Plumbing Instructor, I’d sign up.

    izlamo delenda est …

  2. Assholes! Not surprising they’re trying to make them pay, but they’re still assholes.
    If you ever get that way, visit the school and you will meet respectful students and staff.

  3. No tuition or board, you work on campus for that (15 hours a week during class, 40 hours a week summer). The curriculum looks as good as any high priced eastern college and it appears to have conduct rules as well as dress and deportment. I’d like to know how well the students do after graduation (education major vs job taken, average starting salary and salary after 5 years and a few other data points) because while Jr is whining that Vassar or Harvard is the only place for him Mom and Dad may be looking at College of the Ozarks as a place they can afford and that will teach their little scion some manners, values and get him a friggin decent job.

  4. If you have never read Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington, read it. It’s free on Kindle. He founded the Tuskegee Institute at the age of 25, and since they had no buildings he required every student to help with construction and upkeep.

    One of my regrets is that my work ethic isn’t what it could be. I think the best college education one could have is having to pay your own way – you gain from the classes and from the work ethic you develop, as well as the appreciation of a hard-earned dollar.

  5. I got into a discussion at office depot w/a black employee whom i’v done business with for years. I knelt down on one knee to examine a package and looked up at him and said “oh, i hear the anthem” and stood up. We both laffed. then he tells me the protests are about blacks being pulled over by cops and its not disrespect etc and he tells his story of being pulled over 6 times and as a 55 yr old AF vet he said they should be allowed to protest because this racism.. bla bla. I said Gabe, white cops? Indians? Blacks? Then he admitted that even black cop and an indian cop pulled him over.

    These players can protest, it just means i wont respect them nor will i spend money where they do protest. so kudos to this school and knowing what patriotism is.

  6. “The college prides itself on none of its students graduating with debt, calling themselves “Hard Work U.” Students are required to work part time during the school term and to put in at least a 40 hour week during their breaks.”

    Pardon ripping off an evil-Obama quote, but: YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD BE THANKING THE COLLEGE FOR THAT!

  7. Name names. Who is the exact person who withheld the DII tournament?

    If you don’t pile on the garbage in return, these people never learn.

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