Welcome to Southwestern Christian University! We are excited to be an integral part of your academic journey and preparation for the future!

SCU is committed to our Core Values and Student Learning Outcomes including Scholarship -- being a Disciplined Learner; Spirit -- embracing a Christ-like identity; and Service -- pursuing Servant-minded Leadership. All our efforts are focused on the learning process, the spiritual growth, and the service commitment of our students. As a SCU graduate, you will be equipped to navigate our rapidly changing world of growing international connections, web-based communications and professional changes that are moving in new directions.

Southwestern Christian University is a higher education institution that is dedicated to our mission of being a Christ-centered liberal arts institution. By integrating faith in all aspects of the university, we are supporting the ideals and principles upon which the institution was founded, and through our graduates, impacting our world for Jesus Christ. Our faculty have carefully planned the curricula of the university so that it carries out our mission. Our educational programs are planned for students to be able to take with them significant learning experiences gained in the classrooms under the instruction of Christian professors and through spiritual experiences that become defining moments for their lives.

We continue to work in providing our students with a high quality of academic rigor, interactive and meaningful instruction from highly-qualified faculty, and a well-designed curriculum, which meets the personal and professional needs of our students and constituents. The faculty and staff at SCU personally invest in the lives of students, provide one-on-one academic opportunities, and create a supportive community for personal and spiritual growth. As active scholars in their fields, they are devoted to integrating their knowledge into the classroom experience and providing unparalleled opportunities for students to participate in an engaged learning environment. It is this dedication that makes SCU a distinctive and unique higher education experience for everyone!

SCU has helped students discover their purpose by preparing Christian leaders for productive careers and lives of service. It is my sincere hope that you will join us in celebrating the college’s excellent academic programs, authentic ministry opportunities and foundational Christian liberal arts curriculum.



Dana Owens-DeLong, Ed. D.

Provost/VP Academic Affairs