Scott Christian University (SCU) is the place to be. We offer quality higher education with Christian bend whereby, the student is equipped with not only the necessary knowledge but also with skills for service and character formation. The office of the Dean of Students exists as a liaison between the student body and University Administration to provide a cohesive academic and Christian community. The office provides quality and timely services to the students. At SCU, students are valued and find an environment conducive for learning that also offers extra-curriculum activities. Addressing students’ physical, social, spiritual and emotional needs is important to this office. We do this by engaging in open, honest, transparent and sincere interaction with students.
SCU’s Mission is to glorify God by providing quality programmes of education and training, promoting research, preservation and transmission of knowledge, skilled services and inculcating Godly character for sustainable holistic transformation of individual and society. Every staff member has a personal commitment and collective responsibility to turn SCU’s mission and vision into a reality. This greatly enriches and enhances capacity building and team spirit enabling students to pursue their academic skills and character development with minimal difficulty.
SCU’s Vision is to become a dynamic centre of excellence in teaching, learning, research and holistic service to society for God’s glory. It is therefore the objective of the office of the Dean of Students to have well rounded students in the areas of academics, skills and character development and to enhance the students’ experience at SCU through offering relevant quality services and activities that impact the lives of students. Prayer, active listening and upholding University rules and regulations ensure that students receive effective and timely service.
Some of these services are a medical scheme for students to participate in, counseling services, internship possibilities for students which can lead to future ministry and/or employment, and an annual student career fair where students can be advised on career choices as well meet recruiters who come with work/job opportunities.
The Office of the Dean of Students has the overall responsibility to ensure a smooth and cohesive interaction of students and other members of the SCU community. In matters of student discipline at SCU the emphasis is on counseling and support to enable students to develop the qualities of character necessary for their future work place rather than on imposing penalties. The primary aim is to enable students to develop self-discipline rather than respond to external.
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As part of the holistic atmosphere at Scott, there are a number of activities that students can be involved in outside of the time spent in class.
From assigned Friday fellowship groups and weekly campus-wide fellowships to chapel services held Monday through Thursday, there are many organized opportunities for students to fellowship with each other and faculty members. Since many students live on campus there are also many opportunities for less formal times of prayer, praise and relaxation with others.
Spiritual Life Department Activities
Mission Outreach Fellowship: allows students interested in missions to meet, pray, and travel to do missions even in places where the gospel has not yet reached. This group has also held seminars, inviting people from surrounding churches as well as students and faculty.
Scott Evangelistic Choir: is another ministry of the Spiritual life department. Since 2006 when it began, Scott Evangelistic Choir has produced 3 albums and is in the process of filming for a video. The choir is welcomes singers from within the entire Scott fraternity and seeks to minister through music and dance.
Each term students have the opportunity to compete with other universities in sports and athletic tournaments. These include football, table tennis, volleyball, basketball, athletics such as running and even board games. The aim is not only physical fitness and competition but also to build relationships with other universities.
SCU celebrates the diversity of its students, faculty and staff cultures through a cultural night where the beauty of various cultures is enjoyed and celebrated as God’s wonderful creation. SCU is a community with different cultural backgrounds, united and founded on Christian principles where everybody is somebody and God is glorified.
Each year students from Scott School of Theology are assigned a church where they minister each Sunday. Within the church they are given assignments from helping with praise and worship to teaching the children. Serving in the same church each week provides students with an opportunity to build relationships and gain first-hand experience.
Scott Community Chapel is a ministry of Scott Christian University that models the early church in matters of faith and practice. As a church, we are committed to the Person of Jesus Christ, and we base our teaching and practice upon God’s revealed word, the Bible. It is our desire that people come to place their trust in Christ to forgive and lead them, and that they grow in their relationship with Him.
“To glorify God and reach out to the community around us with a balanced and relevant biblical worship”
“To be a Christian community of excellence, equipping believers with the gospel of Christ to the glory of God”
We do this by:
Winning souls in obedience to the great commission. Mathew- 28:19-20, Acts 1:8
Discipline, mentoring, doing missions and equipping believers under the contours of sound doctrine- Titus 2:1,2 Timothy 2:2
Building servant leaders and leadership styles based on biblical principles- Mathew 20:26, 1 Peter 5:2-4.
Promoting and embracing a biblical model of worship- John 4:23-24.
Using holistic approaches to meet the needs of the society around us.