Student Life

Get involved in the community of Southwestern Christian University!

The community standard at SCU is one that is based upon integrity, respect, personal accountability and concern for interpersonal relationships. There is so much to do and there are so many different ways to become involved. Check out the different opportunities for campus involvement below!

Co-Curricular Activities

Kappa Kappa Pi
- Kappa Kappa Pi is an intentional women's small group that promotes freedom through laughter, involvement, genuiness, honesty and relationship building

Identified Services
- An Identified Service is a student led praise and worship experience that takes place once a month in the Minchew Auditorium. Students can use this time to experience the dynamics of campus wide fellowship as they worship the Lord together. Identified Services are organized through Student Senate and the Student Senate Chaplain.

Music Ministry -  Ensemble(s)
- Music has always been an important part of the SCU tradition. Through the ministry of music, the Great Commission of Jesus Christ is fulfilled by sharing the Gospel in song in many of our churches in the Southwest region.

Student Senate
The SCU Student Senate is the executive committee of the student body and has general charge of student activities on the campus. The Student Senate seeks to develop the spiritual, social, intellectual, and athletic aspects of the whole person. In doing so, it promotes spiritual growth, cooperation, and goodwill on the campus.

Included in the responsibilities of Student Senate are campus spiritual emphasis, dorm prayer and Bible study groups, and campus social and intramural events. Persons serving in the SCU Student Senate are provided opportunities to develop leadership skills which they may later utilize as leaders in the church.

Intramural Activities
SCU's intramural athletic program challenges students to stay fit physically and familiarize themselves with a wide range of sports and activities.  A Christ-centered sportsmanship assures that everyone is challenged, strengthened, and gains something from the spirit of competition.  Some of the intramural sports include: flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, academic challenges, etc.  SCU's faculty and staff often enter teams to participate with the students.  For questions, please contact the Office of Student Development.

Intercollegiate Sports
The SCU athletic program is a member of the MCAC conference at the NAIA Division II level. SCU's athletics are scholarship eligible programs. For more information about our athletic department, check out the athletics page by clicking here!

Student Services

Food Service

The food service provided by Pioneer College Caterers offers a well balanced food program for resident students. Commuting students are welcome to utilize the cafeteria on a per meal cost. Three meals are served Mon-Fri and two meals on Sat and Sunday. All resident students must be on a meal plan.

Library & Information Center

The campus library contains information in several formats, including 30,000 volumes, reference books, computers, online databases, instructional DVD's, and periodicals.   It is open late almost every night and on Saturday afternoon. Most volumes may be checked out for a two week period. Fines are issued for materials not returned within the specified time limit.

Computer/Tutorial Lab

All students have easy access to internet ready computers in the Library and Information Center and a tutorial lab. These resources support the academic endeavors of the classroom. Trained individuals are there to answer questions and encourage good study habits.

Tripp Student Center/Pickens~Springer Gymnasium

The Tripp Student Center and Pickens~Springer gymnasium was developed to be a place where students can relax and play. It has two TV’s, which are connected to local cable services. The gymnasium seats approximately 500 people and is designed for competitive sports as well as intramural activities.