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Theme Verses: Luke 4:18-19Access and Opportunity at SNU

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

These words from the beginning of Christ’s ministry set the framework for our work in Access and Opportunity at SNU.  At SNU, we believe the core of our Christian identity is defined by Christ and his work on earth.  In this passage, Christ emphasizes that the work of the gospel is one of liberation and flourishing.  We believe that by providing access to educational support and resources and by guiding students to opportunities that allow them to grow and flourish, we are fulfilling this central mandate of Christian work in the world.  Many of our students find themselves held captive not only by systems of inequity and poverty but also by spiritual and social experiences.  We take seriously Christ’s words to “proclaim release to the captives (and) to let the oppressed go free.”  With God’s help, we work together with our students to create a place where every student at SNU can thrive and grow in Christ-centered community.

SNU Mission: To make Christ-like disciples through higher education.

Access and Opportunity Mission: To make Christ-like disciples by providing access to educational support and opportunities for spiritual and intellectual enrichment.

McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program

McNair Scholars Mission:  To create Christ-like scholars by providing preparation for doctoral studies, access to research and scholarly activities, support for the graduate school admissions process, and academic advising.

Student Support Services (SSS)

Student Support Services’ Mission: To create Christ-like disciples by providing academic support, leadership skills development, and financial literacy education.

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 educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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