SCU offers its students not only a quality academic education, but an opportunity to develop
the total person (spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social). Spiritual Life plays a key role in
the students overall experience at SCU.
Christian fellowship and worship are vital components of the Christian life; therefore, all
SCU students are encouraged to faithfully attend and participate in churches from their own
Campus Chapel Services
Campus chapel is a purpose-driven endeavor designed to enable the student to capture the
spiritual mission of the gospel and is distinctive in its contribution to the student’s spiritual
experience. Through the Chapel Program, SCU hopes to provide a setting where every
individual will come to know the true character of God and discover the destiny to which the
Lord is calling each student. Chapels are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:50 –
General Chapel Attendance Guidelines
• Students arriving more than ten (10) minutes after the service begins will not
receive credit for the service.
• Students who leave before the service ends will not receive credit for that
• Courtesy and respect to fellow students and speakers is expected if the
service extends beyond the allotted time.
• These procedures apply to Chapel, Spiritual Emphasis Services and other
Spiritual Life Events based upon the advertised times for the service/event.
• One Chapel Credit is earned per chapel service.
Full-time students (12+ hour s)
Students enrolled in 12+ hours must earn 23 Chapel Credits for the semester.
Part-time students (<12 hour s)
Students enrolled in 9-11 hours must earn 11 Chapel Credits per semester.
Students enrolled in 8 hours or less must earn 9 Chapel Credits per semester.
EXCUSED AND UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
The VPSL does not recognize “excused” and “unexcused” absences regarding chapel
credits. Chapel credits are recorded at each chapel session and are updated weekly to your
student portal. There are over 30 opportunities to earn chapel credit every semester. If you
are involved in any SCU function that will require you to miss chapels during the semester,
you need to preplan in order to obtain your required number of chapels. With few exceptions,
there are no school-related events that would require you to miss more than a handful of
chapels per semester.
Note: The VPSL reserves the right to review specific situations in which students
missed more than the required number of chapels and make decisions regarding
Policy Revised: Fall 2014