General Studies

Supporting students’ academic success is an important responsibility. Olivet has a variety of services in place to support students as they pursue their degrees.

Courses are provided for students needing to develop their writing, math, and/or learning skills. Supplemental course instruction is offered for several general education courses. A peer tutoring program assists students who are struggling academically.

Students with physical and/or learning disabilities may request reasonable accommodations such as tutors, note takers, and extended time on exams.

By the Numbers
minutes from Chicago
student to faculty ratio
network of Olivet alumni
1 in 3
national average of freshmen who won’t make it back for sophomore year
Developing Leaders

Leadership is about far more than being good at what you do. Today’s leaders need highly developed skills, solid training and character.

More than at any other time in history, our world is suffering from a lack of good leadership — in our schools, homes, churches, businesses and government. With a focus on transformational, servant leadership, Olivet is committed to developing the confidence and skills students need to step up and meet our world’s greatest needs.

Areas of Study

Starting freshman year, students receive instruction directly from their professors, instead of just studying and meeting a list of deadlines on their own. Sometimes students need assistance, tutoring or additional studies. Education professionals are ready to help them find the boost they need.

General Studies
Leadership Studies

Summer Leadership Institute

Before entering college, high school students experience an intense 48 hours of experiential learning at Olivet’s Summer Leadership Institute. Doctoral students in the Doctor of Ethical Leadership (Ed.D.) degree program serve as their trainers. With a sharp focus on identifying and developing leadership skills, this experience results in personal growth for everyone.

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Meet the Faculty

Connie Murphy has a strong desire to see students succeed in their college career and beyond. Her background in English and journalism equipped her for her professional pursuits: teaching, editing and writing. She teaches courses in writing, essentials of learning and learning success strategies. 

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General Studies with a Christian Purpose

The best way to see if Olivet is a good fit for you is to visit the campus. We offer unique, customized visit days every weekday, and special Purple & Gold days, too, where you can get up close at all things ONU.

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