Southwestern Christian University is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution equipping students
for a life of learning, leadership, and service; integrating faith, learning, and living; and
empowering graduates to excel and to positively impact their world for Jesus Christ.
SCU holds an educational philosophy in which biblical literacy and the Christian Worldview are
at the heart of its educational programs. The University maintains that knowledge of the Bible
and Christian thought is necessary and fundamental for all academic pursuits, Christian work,
and personal Christian growth.
Committed to the total development of the individual (Luke 2:52), the University seeks to
prepare its students for useful and fulfilling lives. Vital to this total preparation for living is the
required general education curriculum which helps provide students with an understanding of
themselves and the world around them.
The faculty, curriculum and co-curricular activities are utilized to provide opportunities for
students to develop individually and to become effective Christian leaders in the church and
community. Worship services, Christian outreach ministries, job assignments in local churches,
social functions and employment possibilities afford opportunities for practical experience and
development in the students’ lives.
Policy Revised: Fall 2014