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    Southern Nazarene University Receives Approval for First Doctoral Degree

    BETHANY, OK – Southern Nazarene University received approval from the Higher Learning Commission Friday afternoon to offer the first doctoral program at the university.The Doctor of Education in Administration and Leadership program, lasting 32 months, has a dissertation embedded into the curriculum. Upon completion, graduates will be prepared to reach higher leadership positions both in education and in other industries.“SNU's reputation as a premier provider of education f...  Read More...

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    Hall of Witnesses Induction Date Set

    Southern Nazarene University is pleased to announce that February 19, 2019, has been selected as the date for the next Hall of Witnesses Induction Ceremony. Since its establishment in 2008, there have been more than 150 individuals or couples inducted into SNU’s Hall of Witnesses.  Located in the Ludwig Religion Building on SNU’s campus, this hallowed Hall stands to honor those elders and laity who have invested their lives in Christian service as well as builds endowed resources for educat...  Read More...

  • SNU Educator Preparation Program

    Southern Nazarene University's School of Education is pleased to announce that the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has granted the SNU Educator Preparation Program continuing FULL National Accreditation.  This decision is the result of SNU School of Education's Accreditation Site Visit in April 2018, and the CAEP National Accreditation Board's vote on October 22, 2018.  The School of Education is grateful for this distinction with NO areas for i...  Read More...

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    SNU's Noah Starkey participates with Athletes In Action

    BETHANY, Okla. — At 6-11, Southern Nazarene’s Noah Starkey literally has a different perspective than nearly everyone else around him.After playing a central role for the best season at SNU in Division II history, Starkey was able to use his talent on the court to see the world in a different perspective. One of 10 college basketball players, the only Division II player on the team, Starkey was invited to participate with Athletes In Action for 14 days in the Czech Republic and Spain.“It was a g...  Read More...

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    Meet the New Director of Alumni Relations - Amy Shirola

    Amy Shirola, a Southern Nazarene University Accounting alum and Oklahoma City native, is the new Director of Alumni Relations. She has been a part time employee for the SNU Alumni office for 5 years. Being a wife and a mother has proven to be the most beautiful example of the Lord’s unconditional love for us, and she strives to live her life through that filter.   Read More...

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    SNU Receives Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

    [Bethany, Oklahoma] – [6-12-18] – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Southern Nazarene University a $2,000 grant to support the SNU School for Children’s SOAR summer literacy reading camp.  This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to more than 1,000 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.Camp SOAR for Summer L...  Read More...

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    Spring Commencement Celebrated at Southern Nazarene University

    Bethany, OK - Saturday May 12th, 2018.  Southern Nazarene University held its 115th Commencement on Saturday, May 12, 2018, conferring over 400 degrees in two ceremonies. University President, Dr. Keith Newman (pictured left), presided over his inaugural Spring Commencement, and Dr.   Read More...

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    April Collins, SNU Alum, Sworn In as Judge

    Bethany, OK -  On Monday, May 7th, Southern Nazarene University alum, adjunct professor and faculty advisor for Southern Nazarene University’s Law Club, April Collins, was sworn in as a special judge for the 7th Administrative Court for the State of Oklahoma.The ceremony was held at the Oklahoma County Courthouse and was attended by public officials, legal colleagues, former students, friends and family. After being sworn in, the Honorable Judge Collins shared her thanks of various pe...  Read More...

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    Commencement Activities Set for Southern Nazarene University

    Bethany, Ok - May 2nd, 2018.  Southern Nazarene University will hold its Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 12, 2018, expecting to confer over 400 degrees in two ceremonies held in the Sawyer Center on the main campus in Bethany, Oklahoma. Dr. Keith Newman, president of SNU, has invited Dr.   Read More...

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    SNU Alum Nathan Chamer wins 18th Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

    Oklahoma City, OK - Sunday, April 29th, 2018.  One of Southern Nazarene University's own, Nathan Chamer captured the 18th running of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Sunday morning.Photo by NEWSOK.comChamer, 40, completed the 26.2 miles in a time of 2:33.45. The 2004 graduate now is a registered nurse at Mercy.   Read More...

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    SNU Welcomes One of Their Own Back to the Fold

    Bethany, OK – April 25, 2018 - Yesterday afternoon, a full room of students, staff, faculty, and friends of the university, gathered for an official “Welcome Home” of Coach Trent May.  May was named Head Coach for the Crimson Storm Women’s Basketball team.  May is returning to his alma mater to coach as he is a proud alumnus of SNU holding two degrees (undergraduate and graduate).   Read More...

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    Trent May returns to SNU as the Head Coach of Women's Basketball

    BETHANY, Okla. — Southern Nazarene University announced Thursday that it has selected Trent May has as the new Head Coach for Women's Basketball. In 16 years of head coaching, May has been named a Conference Coach of the Year six times, averaged over 20 wins per season, and has amassed an overall record of 322-153.   Read More...

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    SNU School of Professional and Graduate Studies Career Fair

    The Career Fair sponsored by SNU and TulsaPros is THIS Thursday, April 19th! Attend Tulsa's premier Career Fair sponsored by SNU-Tulsa and TulsaPros. Companies from across Tulsa will be attending looking for fresh talent. No cost to attend.   Read More...



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 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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