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Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community
The Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community at Ouachita Baptist University is dedicated to serving humankind through the educational experience.  The center focuses on encouraging and facilitating pubic service and seeks to meet the needs of this region by linking with the university’s unique resources. The center provides institutional leadership directed toward the strengthening of the family and community.  In particular, volunteerism, servant-leadership, service-learning, research outreach and instruction are championed.

Carl Goodson Honors Program
To further academic excellence and to inspire intellectual curiosity, an Honors Program is provided for selected students of Ouachita Baptist University. Students selected to participate in the Honors Program may pursue their search for knowledge through independent study and through small group seminars. The Honors Program at Ouachita is named in honor of Dr. Carl Goodson, who served the University as Professor of Religion from 1961 to 1968 and as Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1970 to 1982.

Daniel & Betty Jo Grant Center for International Education
The Daniel & Betty Jo Grant Center for International Education provides opportunities for international travel abroad and study, both on campus and in other countries. We actively work to recruit and admit students from various countries outside the United States.

Center for Education and Public Policy
The Center for Education and Public Policy, the newest of Ouachita Baptist University’s centers, was created in 2007 to bridge the gap between education policy and practice. The CEPP serves as an education policy resource for OBU students and faculty as well as k-12 school systems and local communities. OBU students are provided opportunities to learn more about education policy through the new minor offered in Education and Public Policy and by participating in the educational projects sponsored by the CEPP.