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Student Services


Being a student at Southern Nazarene University is about more than just getting a degree. During your time in our adult studies program, while you are doing all the reading, writing, lectures, and projects... life will happen.  Student Services are here to help! 



Intercultural Learning and Engagement (ILE)

Asteward_HeadshotToday’s students graduate into a highly diverse world in which they encounter a myriad of viewpoints and experiences. Intercultural learning and engagement prepares them for this reality by introducing them to new perspectives, embracing diverse learners, and asking students to think critically about the role that their own experiences and biases play in their beliefs and behavior.SNU strives to be a culturally responsive community where all members of the community are respected, valued, and appreciated. We believe all people are made in the image of God, and a diverse community valuing the contributions of every person is essential to SNU and the Kingdom of God. Learn more about Intercultural Learning and Engagement (ILE) at SNU.

Ashley Diaz Steward
Director of Intercultural Learning & Engagment, | (405) 491-6697


Academic Accommodations

SLott_HeadshotAcademic Accommodations provides support services that enable students with disabilities to receive equal access to all aspects of university life.

The Accommodations Specialist provides accommodations to qualifying students, educates students on policies, laws, and regulations associated with academic accommodations, advocates for students in their interactions with faculty and staff, and creates a culture of inclusiveness for all types of learners at SNU. Academic Accommodations provides services for traditional undergraduate students, professional studies students, and graduate students at SNU. 

Sylvia Lott
Accommodations Specialist, | (405) 717-6272


RENEW Counseling Services

Holly SappRenew Counseling Center is here to provide help and hope. We offer the opportunity for people like you to pursue wholeness, healing, support, and growth within a Christian context while remaining respectful of your background and experiences. As we work with you, we will listen to your concerns, assess your needs, and respect your values.

Holly Sapp, Executive Director of Renew Counseling Center, 


New Client Process
  • Schedule a phone screen.
  • Conduct a phone screen (or in-person screen) with a Renew therapist.
  • The phone screen goes to the intake committee for assignment.
  • Your therapist will contact you to schedule your first appointment.
Individual Therapy
  • FREE Consultation
  • All Sessions = $40
  • Groups = FREE
  • Psych Testing = $250
  • Must be currently enrolled at the university

Call (405) 717-6200 or email us at to schedule.

Hybrid Psychoeducation/Process Groups (Beginning February 5th, 2024)
Groups are free for SNU Undergrads and Full-time SNU Faculty/Staff and $10 for Community members. Please note that groups marked "Community" are open to all. Groups are one hour, start the week of February 5th, and last six weeks. A second round of these groups starts March 25 for another six weeks. If interested, please call Denise at 405-717-6200 to sign up.
Monday  6pm Navigating Motherhood-Postpartum Anxiety/Depression Community
Tuesday 1pm Grief Faculty/Staff
1pm Attachment and Relationships Faculty/Staff
6pm Attachment Styles and Relationships SNU Undergrads
7pm  Thriving with Anxiety  SNU Undergrads
6pm  Somatic Practices for Emotional Regulation Community


VETS Center and Veteran Services

Mark Headshot-1-1Since 2015, SNU's award-winning VETS Center has proudly supported our nation's service members and veterans as they work towards their educational and career goals. SNU accepts ACE credit for military training and experience, and all of SNU’s adult education programs can be used with VA Educational Benefits. Our full-time staff at the VETS Center are here to help make the transition into education as seamless as possible.  As a service member or veteran, there are many different options to finance your bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree. Use this free assessment to see which VA education benefits you qualify for based on your unique situation.

Mark Nadig
VETS Center Director, | (405) 717-6299


Financial Aid and Services

2021-05-12-005_ Diehm, Perry-9924-12-XLOur financial aid office takes the guesswork out of applying for financial aid and will ensure you take full advantage of all the support that is available to you. We will meet with you either in person or over the phone to help you:

    • Estimate total costs, including hidden expenses like childcare

    • Figure out which documents you need to apply for aid and help you get them all in one place
    • Fill out your FAFSA and guide you through the process

Perry Diehm
Director of PGS Financial Assistance, | (405) 491-6310


Career and Financial Literacy Resources

SNU's Title III Office is excited to introduce FREE resources in the Canvas Student Toolkit to empower you on your path to success! The Student Toolkit link can also be found in your Canvas courses under the Course Information and Communication module. 

SNU also hosts a Career Closet.  Whether you need an entire outfit or just a few items to complete your interview look, we want to help you feel confident from the inside out when meeting your potential future employer. Anything you choose is yours to keep! Please reach out to schedule an appointment. The Career Closet is located in the Student Life Office (Webster Commons/lower level)—Email Thokozani Houston at thouston67@mail.snu.eduto schedule an appointment. 

Tutoring and Workshops

Do you need a little tutoring in accounting or a tutor to edit that paper?  Every student has access to 5 hours of pre-paid services from to help you be successful in your courses. Request your account setup by emailing

The SNU Virtual Writing Lab is available for students who need assistance with their writing.  A schedule of available times can be found here. Students can join the lab via zoom 



IMG_0141Slingshot is a course materials auto-fulfillment program offered here at SNU. Think of it as a subscription box for all of your learning materials. Simply enroll in classes, and all of your required course materials will be delivered to you before the first day of class.

Chris Moore
SNU Slingshot Account Director, | (405) 491-6366


Library Services

Screenshot 2023-11-01 at 1.50.07 PMOur library offers a wide variety of reference materials, both in-person and online. You will also have access to online research databases, housing thousands of peer-reviewed articles you can use on research and class assignments.For in-person students, our spaces offer a range of study zones to support individual and collaborative learning, as well as a coffee shop.

Joshua Achipa
Library Director, | (405) 491-6351


Information Technology Support

keith-1The IT Support Center office hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Our team is ready and eager to help with:

    • Software and class applications
    • Email and network problems
    • Lab computers and printers
    • Maintenance and work orders for campus equipment
    • Approving, ordering, and installing all computer equipment
    • Network connections for all offices and on-campus housing

Keith Cummings
IT Executive Director, | (405) 491-6396


PGS Care Team

The PGS Care Team for SNU’s College of Professional and Graduate Studies is a ministry that cares for the spiritual needs of adult students by providing Christ-centered support, resources, and services. This is done primarily through direct contact with a care team member via email or telephone call, as well as providing spiritual formation resources. The goal of the PGS Care Team is to provide private and caring support for PGS students.

Prayer Requests can be emailed to


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* Retired Chaplin Dr. Doug Samples pictured with Outreach Coordinator Ruben Reyes

Spiritual Oasis Featured Videos

Life is difficult. It is especially difficult when we have added school to an already busy schedule. Finding an Oasis that offers a cool drink of spring water to help us in our travels is always refreshing. During his ten years of teaching in our PGS classes, Retired Chaplain Samples heard hundreds of questions about God, the Bible, and Christianity from PGS students just like you.

In this popular series, he tackled the most asked questions in short six-minute videos. Click on the title to watch the video.

Lent - A study of guilt, shame, and freedom

Brene Brown says that Shame only needs three things to grow: Secrecy, Silence, and Judgment! During the Season of Lent, we want to discuss Recovery from Shame. 

Advent in Liminal Space

Liminality is when we are being pushed to the limits of our endurance... and we don’t know what’s next. Liminal is Latin for the threshold of a door. When you are in the threshold, you are neither in nor out. You are caught in a fluid space that can be paralyzing. No matter the time of year, these videos are guaranteed to encourage you.

Additional Videos

Click here to see more videos from Retired Chaplain Samples.


Alumni Relations


Connect with the thousands of Alumni who have graduated from Southern Nazarene University.  Whether you graduated with your Associate's, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree we hope you stay connected with the university and with one another. Alumni Relations serves and engages alumni and friends of SNU. This happens through events hosted by and functions sponsored by the Alumni Office staff and alumni volunteers. Ongoing communication is a vital part of our responsibility to alums around the world through the SNU Alumni Magazine and on social media. Our hope and desire are to keep alums informed and find ways in which to be engaged with one another and our alma mater.

Todd Brant SNU Class of 1994
Executive Director of Alumni Relations, | (405) 491-6616

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