New SNU Students offer their hands in service to the OKC Community

A total of 500 new Southern Nazarene University (SNU) freshmen, transfer students and their leaders will fan out into the Oklahoma City community Tuesday, August 21, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., offering themselves in service to the OKC community.

This year’s service projects include more than 20 different locations throughout the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Projects will focus on serving the needs of local outreaches such as HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, REACHING OUR CITY (R.O.C.), THE CHILDREN’S CENTER, and OKC COMPASSION.

SNU’s annual service project day is a part of the 15th New Student Institute (NSI), a five-day orientation program for new freshmen and transfer students. The program focuses on helping new students begin to feel a part of the SNU campus community, and to start to feel at home before classes begin, according to program creator and coordinator Linda Gresham, wife of President Loren Gresham.

For further event information, contact Pat Buck, Office of Student Development, at 405.491.6336, e-mail: or log on to the SNU website and the featured NSI section at