Welcome from the Vice Presidents
Welcome to SCU! We are thrilled that you have joined our campus and become an eagle. Southwestern is a place where we want to partner with you as you grow in your walk with Christ through Christ-centered living.
Our motto is Scholarship, Spirit, and Service. Those words are at the heart of this university. In your time at SCU, it is so important that you embrace each of these distinctive to make the most of your experience at Southwestern. Engage in the atmosphere and opportunities all around you. From the classrooms to the athletic fields, there are so many ways for you to grow and develop. We want to help you become all that God has called you to be, but your experience and success will depend on you. Here are a few things you can do to make your time at SCU fulfilling:
- Read the SCU Student Handbook
- Download the Spiritual Life App (Presence Software).
- Go to class!
- Engage in Campus Community by attending and participating in events.
- Join a club or ministry group.
- Go on a mission or ministry trip.
If you have any questions regarding policies or Procedures outlined in the Student Handbook, please feel free to contact us.
We are looking forward to getting to know you and join with you on your life adventure. Our offices are open and available to you at any time. Do not hesitate to contact us or any one of the Student Engagement Staff members.
Rev. Taylor Drake
Vice President of Student Engagement and Success
Office phone 405-789-7661 ext 2219
Dr. Shelley Groves
Vice President of Integrity and Strategic Projects
Office phone 405-789-7661 ext 2277
Welcome From Your Dean of Students
Hello Eagles! Thank you very much for choosing to make Southwestern Christian University YOUR University. I came here as a freshman in the Fall of 2010 and never left. I have experienced SCU in many different departments and settings over the years and it is truly an honor to be your Director of Student Life. SCU is a community with a home and family atmosphere where you will develop relationships and skills that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. During your time here, you will not only be nurtured but you will also be pushed and challenged to grow. I am here to serve as a resource for you when you need help along the way.
My office is on the first floor of the Learning and Living Center next to the soda machine. As your Director of Student Life and Dean of Students, I wear several metaphorical hats. I am the campus disciplinarian but I am also heavily involved in Student Life. My role is to support Student Life and serve as a resource to make sure that the needs of the student body are being heard and being met. Don’t know who to ask about something? I don’t mind helping you figure out who to get in contact with.
Things I can help you with:
- Obtaining a replacement Student ID
- Filing an official student complaint
- Getting you in touch with the appropriate department about an issue
- Getting more information about resources available to students
- Questions about the handbook
- Need a place to vent?
Dean of Students and Director of Student Life
Frequently Used Student Resource Quick Links:
- Counseling Referral Form
- Disabilities Services
- Drug Testing Consent Form
- Housing Form
- Lifestyle Covenant and Lifestyle Standard Agreement Form
- Off Campus Request Form
- Reduced Meal Plan Request
- SCU Counseling Resources
- Spiritual Life Credit Reduction Request
- Spiritual Life Event Request Form
- Student Handbook
- Official Student Complaint Form