• SNU Welcomes New Colleagues to our Academic Team

    BETHANY, OK – Southern Nazarene University welcomes seven new, full-time colleagues to our academic team.                   Steve Betts, Ph.D., is a familiar friend and back on campus among us after teaching at California Baptist University. He is the new SNU dean for the College of Humanities.   Full Story

  • SNU Honors Drs. Leo Finkenbinder and Wally Quanstrom at recent Costa Rica visit

    Southern Nazarene University has recently honored two couples by naming facilities at the university's Costa Rica cloud forest research project after them. Drs. Leo Finkenbinder and Wally Quanstrom and their spouses have been key figures in this 35-year effort to conserve a high altitude primary forest habitat for the resplendent Quetzal bird and other rare animals and plants.   Full Story

  • SNU's Trip to NYC a Memorable Success

    Southern Nazarene University's recent trip to the Nazarene Youth Conference (NYC) in Louisville, KY was a successful time for connecting with Nazarene students from all over the states. SNU's academic deans and several professors, as well as current SNU students, were available to share the SNU experience with those in attendance.                               Full Story

  • Retirement of Dr. J. Michael Crabtree Announced

    Dr. J. Michael Crabtree, Associate Vice President for University Advancement at Southern Nazarene University (SNU), officially retired on June 30, 2015.   Full Story

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Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-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. Read More