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Southern Nazarene University

Bethany, Oklahoma, United States
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university-a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 44-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

The history of the institution is one of various mergers and, therefore, one of differing institutions.While SNU claims its founding date as 1899, that founding date refers to an institution that merged with what is now SNU: Texas Holiness University. As an Oklahoman institution, SNU dates back to 1906, with the founding of the Beulah Heights Academy and Bible School.

Education

SNU provides students undergraduate degree options in several different fields of interest. It also offers three graduate degrees and seven professional programs for adults.Southern Nazarene is an open admissions college, meaning that all who apply with a high school diploma are accepted without regard to course grades or standardized test scores; the 2007 acceptance rate for students who applied to the college was 100 percent.

Research

Students at Southern Nazarene University have many opportunities to be actively involved in research opportunities as a part of an enriched academic experience and pursuit of knowledge in the chosen fields of study. Our faculty often work together with students in a mentoring relationship to explore together what they may discover through research. Although primarily a teaching university, SNU is committed to including research as a part of the experiential learning involved in excellent academic pursuit.

Career

Specifically we provide the following services:

  •  Posting of part-time, full-time, temp and summer jobs & internships on our online career portal.
  •  Counseling, advising & placement of "Work Study" qualified students, and all other students who need to locate employment opportunities.
  •  Assistance with resume writing, cover letters, mock interviews, letters of reference, & employment applications, and more.
  •  Workshops on writing resumes, proper business clothing and dining etiquette for interviewing opportunities.
  •  Part-Time Job and Career Fairs and Networking Events

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Services

Student services

As at most Christian colleges, there is an emphasis on spiritual development at SNU. . There are also alternative chapel credit opportunities available to students: missions trips, community service projects, and regular church attendance. Chapel speakers and musical groups are arranged by the VP of Spiritual Development. 
The Student Government Association (SGA) coordinates events and services for students. The SGA is broken up into four councils executives. The SGA councils are responsible for hosting school activities, including the SNL (Southern Nazarene Live) talent contest, T.W.I.R.P., Heart-Pal Banquet, Junior-Senior Banquet, class chapels, and class parties.

Housing services

SNU provides on-campus apartments and various dormitories. All students under the age of 22 must live on-campus, although exceptions are made for local students living with families. The housing options include Bracken Hall and Chapman Apartments for upperclassmen,

Library services

The SNU Library purchases database access for the students, faculty, and staff of Southern Nazarene University. These links will open in a new window, so be sure pop-up blocking software is not preventing them from opening properly.

Medical services

The Student Health Center aims to provide primary care and health education to the students of SNU, as well as the faculty and staff of Southern Nazarene University. The Christian atmosphere of the school is continued in the health services department.

Student Life

Campus life

The A.M. Hills Residential Complex is divided into 2 separate halls, Garey Hall & Jernigan Hall. One hall houses male students while the other houses female students. There are a total of 288 student beds for students. In addition, the building also is home to the Bud Robinson Room, located at the center of the 1st floor which holds 300+ people and is equipped with a projector and 3 TV's which can be synced to the main projector or used independently.

Sports facilities

SNU is a member of the Great American Conference (GAC), in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division II level. SNU offers 17 sports for men and women: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, indoor track, soccer, tennis, track and field, softball, and volleyball. SNU also competes in cheerleading. There are five facilities and sites for athletic competition and training, including the Sawyer Center (1998) for basketball, volleyball, indoor track, commencement, and other ceremonies, McFarland Park Stadium (2001) for football, the Claud & Betty Cypert Athletic Complex (2000) for baseball and softball, the Wanda Rhodes Soccer Complex (1978), and the tennis courts (1985).

Student clubs

Various clubs are offered across campus, highlighting different interests and passions of our students. Students who wish to charter a new club may submit an application to the Student Body President and the Director of Student Leadership.

Accreditation

Southern Nazarene University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

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