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Phi Delta Lambda Mission & Purpose

Mission Statement

The name of this honor society Phi Delta Lambda is derived from the following: Phi standing for Philosophia (Love of Wisdom), Delta for Dikaiosune (Righteousness), and Lambda for Latreia (Service).


The purpose of Phi Delta Lambda is:

  1. the promotion of scholarship and friendly relations among students and graduates of the colleges of the Church of the Nazarene; and
  2. the stimulation and maintenance of high ideals of learning, character, and Christian service.

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