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Southwestern Christian University is located on a beautifully wooded campus in the Bethany area of metropolitan Oklahoma City, one of the major cities of the Southwest. With an area population of about one million, the greater Oklahoma City area provides a large number and variety of churches and job and enrichment opportunities for students.
The campus of SCU adjoins the Research and Development Center of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, the university's parent body. This proximity allows for interchange with the denominational leadership on academic, professional and social levels.
SCU enjoys a relatively new campus. All of the buildings have been erected since the summer of 1984. The campus facilities include:
L. D. Patrick Building
This 10,000 square foot facility includes the Ollie Bell Cafetorium which serves as the dining hall of the university. Included in the cafetorium are a modern commercial kitchen and a seating area for 300.
In addition to the cafetorium, the Patrick Building includes the beautifully furnished Rena Patrick dining room which seats about 30. This dining room is used to entertain special guests of the university. The Patrick Building also includes The Quill, a coffee shop, and the Office of Admissions.
Bell Student Center, Irvin Hall & Light Hall
This facility provides student housing for both men and women.
East Hall/Glass House
This facility, erected in 2006, provides common areas and housing for both men and women.
This lovely and restful area features tributes from graduating classes and alums honoring faculty, staff, alums, and leaders. Pause here and read the stones and enjoy the bench and the lamppost.
Opened in 2011, this residence hall features two floors of living space and a common area flexible enough to use as classroom space and special events.
This facility provides a wide variety of student recreational activities as well as a full-size basketball court, volleyball court, and locker rooms. It is also the location of many formal convocations of the university.
C. H. Springer Learning Center
This facility houses the SCU Library and Information Centers and serves as the academic hub of the campus. On the ground floor is SCU's modern library, growing every year and contains about 30,000 resources. The library includes resources in both religion and general education, in several formats, as well as reference materials and periodicals (print and via databases). The Library and Information Center also house the Computer Lab with internet access and a variety of programs for word processing, desktop publishing, and spreadsheet design. The library is also wireless to provide more students with space to study and work.
All books and materials in the library are cataloged by Library of Congress classification. The library has a collection designated the Pentecostal Research Center (PRC). This section of the collection is comprised of books by Pentecostal authors and about Pentecostalism. It is also home to the Noel Brooks Collection, holding the library and papers of a mid-century Pentecostal scholar, and the SCU Archives Collection.
The second floor of the C.H. Springer Learning Center serves as the administrative center of the university. The offices of the president, academic affairs, student affairs, and business affairs are on this floor.
The Roberson Building/Graduate School of Ministry/Minchew Auditorium
This complex houses the graduate school offices, classrooms, a conference room, faculty offices, and the campus auditorium.
The Learning and Live Center (LLC)
Opened in 2016, this building house 108 students, classrooms, offices, a storm shelter, and laundry facilities. The LLC is also the home for the Center for Academic and Student Success (CAPS) that provides student services.