Student Life

Student Life Calendar

Get involved in the community of Southwestern Christian University!

The community standard at SCU is one that is based on 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 various 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, 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)/Chapel Band Worship Team/ One Voice/Pep and Jazz Bands
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.  SCU has numerous groups that students can join to express their creativty through music. Chapel Band performs during our Chapel services weekly.  One Voice is our traveling student music group that travels around the country to different chuches and camps. Pep and Jazz bands play at our Athletic Events!

Student Government Association
SGA is the executive committee of the student body and has general charge of student activities on the campus. SGA 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 SGA are campus spiritual emphasis, dorm prayer and Bible study groups, and campus social and intramural events. Persons serving in the SGA are provided opportunities to develop leadership skills which they may later utilize as leaders in the church. 

Student Activities Board
The Student Activities Board program at Southwestern Christian University makes it possible for everyone on campus to get out and enjoy Oklahoma City as well as the great outdoors of Oklahoma while taking part in activities that are both enjoyable and sometimes challenging. Our activities are open to all students on campus and are built to be enjoyable, educational, and challenging. Finally, the SAB is made up of a committee of students that are responsible for organizing all SAB trips/activities. Each SAB member serves a 1 year term, which provides opportunities for other students to be involved as much as possible. The SAB is advised by the Director of Student Life.

Intramural Activities
SCU's intramural athletic program challenges students to stay fit physically and familiarize themselves with a wide range of sports and activities.  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, sand volleyball, basketball, bowling, 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 Sooner Athletic Conference at the NAIA, Division 1 level and a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), Division 1 level. SCU's athletics are scholarship eligible programs. For more information about our athletic department, check out the athletics page by clicking here!

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Black Student Association

The Black Student Association is an association in place to help enrich the community with ethnic culture and history.  The goal is to help students network and connect with their peers, and help build each other up with their successes and stresses.

Kinesiology Exercise Physical Education Club

The KEPE club is organized by the Kinesiology faculty and sutdents from the Sports studies department.  This club organizes different health and sport events and 5K races.

Psychology Club

Psych Club is organized by the faculty and students from the Behavioral science department.  Every year this club travels and presents at different conferences.

Rotaract Community Club

The Rotaract Community Club is SCU chapter of Rotaract that goes out to help the community and also organizes different events on campus and in the community.

 

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 at the Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS). These resources support the academic endeavors of the classroom. Trained individuals are there to answer questions and encourage good study habits.

Pickens~Springer Gymnasium
The gymnasium seats approximately 500 people and is designed for competitive sports as well as intramural activities.