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Center for Student Success at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

Located next to the coffee shop in the Library, the Center for Student Success at SNU houses many distinct but interconnected areas, all focused on creating spaces of belonging and affinity for all learners at SNU.  Areas of the Center for Student Success include Academic Engagement Services, Disability Services, Intercultural Student Engagement and Learning Opportunities, Commuter Services, Student Retention Initiatives, and New Student Institute.  Each of these diverse programs works to promote and sustain inclusion and a sense of belonging in areas including race, class, gender, ethnicity, culture, and ableness. These programs work in close collaboration to embrace and support SNU’s mission of creating Christ-like disciples through higher education in Christ-centered community.  

Intercultural Student Engagement and Learning Opportunities

At SNU, we place great value on creating an environment that helps students understand who they are and how their unique identity intersects with others. Intercultural Student Engagement and Learning Opportunities helps to facilitate that learning through educational and co-curricular programs that help raise cultural awareness and appreciation for persons of diverse backgrounds.

The Office of Intercultural Student Engagement and Learning Opportunities promotes a welcoming and inclusive campus environment that supports the leadership development, social experiences and academic persistence of all students, with an emphasis on those from traditionally under-represented groups on campus. We provide an array of co-curricular programs, workshops, and student leadership opportunities that promote and celebrate the unique intersections of identity and enhance the development of an intercultural community. 

Academic Engagement

Our academic engagement services seek to provide all SNU students with a high quality educational experience through relevant academic programming and support services that fosters academic success. The high quality experience will lead to students’ readiness for career integration and/or advanced degree aspiration. We execute this mission by offering dynamic support services including academic advising, strategies courses for underprepared students, academic coaching, tutoring services, academic workshops, and our early alert system.

Disability Services

The office of Disability Services provides and coordinates support services that enable students with disabilities to receive equal access to all aspects of university life.  The Disability Services director provides accommodations to qualifying students, educates faculty/staff/students on policies, laws, and regulations associated with disability services, serves as an advocate for students in their interactions with faculty and staff, and works to create a culture of inclusiveness for all types of learners at SNU.  Disability services is distinct in that the program provides services for both traditional undergraduate students, professional studies students, and graduate students at SNU.  

Students may request services by contacting Disability Services.

Commuter Services

Did you know that 30% of our traditional undergraduates commute to SNU? That's 300+ commuter students at SNU!

The Commuter Connect program serves SNU’s commuter students via our Commuter Connect Mentor Program, Commuter Coffee Chat, Commuter Lunches, Commuter Small Groups, Commuter Lounge Space, All-Commuter Events, and more!

The Commuter Connect team works to:

  • Connect You to Community (live link) 

  • Connect You to Resources (live link) 

  • Connect You to Campus Events (live link)

  • Connect You to Leadership Opportunities (live link) 

  • Commuter FAQ’s (live link) 

Writing and Tutoring Services

We offer FREE tutoring for traditional undergraduate students. Tutoring is mainly drop-in style, meaning there is a set time each week the tutor is available to meet and you can drop in at any time - no appointment needed.  The Writing Center is an incredible service offered to our traditional undergraduate students for FREE and is located on the first floor of the Library, room 112. Students will have a 30-minute one-on-one tutoring sessions to review and help with any school paper on any subject. To sign up, go to or come by LRC 114 (located by the coffee shop). Students with appointments will be helped first.

New Student Institute

New Student Institute provides the opportunity for you to prepare for the academic, social and personal aspects of university life at SNU. You meet your classmates and take part in a wealth of information sessions, activities and events as you start your life in this new community! Orientation is mandatory for new undergraduate students.

Misty Jaggers
Associate Dean for Student Success


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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