Christian college students interact in Blue Hill Coffee, a student-run enterprise at SWU.

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Week of Giving 2020 is Week of Caring at Southern Wesleyan University! #SWUcares

 

Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

SWU provides a Christian college environment for fine arts engagement opportunities.

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Week of Giving

Week of Giving 2020 is Week of Caring

COVID-19 Resources for Alumni and Friends

As SWU and the entire world adjusts to the COVID-19 pandemic, some things do not change. Generosity and a spirit of compassion remain the hallmark of our Christ-centered community. If you have immediate health or career needs, please scroll down or select an option to access some of our alumni resources! 

Career Resources Health Resources | Media/EnrichmentSpiritual Resources

SWU’s faculty, staff, and students have risen to the occasion by adapting to online instruction and making daily sacrifices to keep others safe, doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  SWU cares for each other and SWU cares for the needs our neighbors, near and far.
 
April 20 to 24 is SWU’s Week of Giving.  This week celebrates the best of SWU, and one thing SWU does best is respond with compassionate care to the real needs around us.  Will you join us?

Text SWUcares to 41444 Donate Now

 


 

Concert for Hope: Facebook Live

On April 24, we live streamed a special presentation of music from fine arts faculty Professor Jane Dill and Dr. Amber James. Watch the recording here!


Students face unprecedented challenges and changes in life circumstances as well as family finances.  Right now, some are struggling with day to day needs and accessing the technology to finish the spring semester.  Others are overcoming loneliness, anxiety, and depression.  Others are sheltering on our campus for their own safety or to protect the safety of loved ones. Still others have lost job prospects and may be unable to afford school next year.

Despite these challenges, SWU remains committed to our students and community by providing immediate grants for student needs, maintaining support for special needs friends through The Jericho Project, offering support to valued mission partners, and growing the pool of scholarships and grants for returning students.
 
If God has blessed you with the means to share, please consider joining the #SWUcares community by making a gift today!

 

 

Mental Health Resources

In these times of uncertainty, we want our SWU family to hold steadfast to the words of Christ, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 14:27, NIV) Here are some blog posts from our own SWU community:

Below are non-affiliated links and resources:

General Resources

Find a Mental Health Provider

Option 1: Start with your medical insurance company to find an in-network provider. Go to your insurance company website and use your member ID to access resources available according to your coverage plan. Then you can narrow your search based on your parameters: location, distance, specialty, faith, type of treatment, etc.

Option 2: Research mental health resources in your area based on your parameters: location, distance, specialty, faith, insurance coverage, type of treatment, etc. Here are some resource options:

Option 3: Find an online counseling provider

Urgent Needs
    • Crisis Textline (24/7): Text START or HELP to 741-741
    • Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7 call or chat): 1-800-273-8255 or crisischat.org
    • SAMHSA National Helpline (24/7): 1-800-662-4357 (HELP) – treatment referral and informaion for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders
Other Community Resources
  • Hospice Bereavement Services: check your local hospice providers to see if grief counseling is available to you in your location
  • Department of Mental Health – check your local provider options for mental health clinics by county

Work and Career Resources

SWU Career Link

  • Search and find local job postings
  • Set up appointments with Career Services staff
  • View hundreds of short videos for you to learn great career advice
  • RSVP for Career Services events and job fairs
  • Gain access to all the resources offered by SWU Career Services in one location
  • App available from Apple App Store and Google Play

Visit SWU CareerLink

or Learn More

PathwayU

  • Self-Evaluation: Offers insight on your interests, values, and personality that aligns with your purpose.
  • Research Employers: Gives you a more meaningful life as a result from knowing your best-fit educational and career paths.
  • Take a lifelong journey: Supports you at any stage of your life whether you are considering going to college, ongoing education or a career change.
  • Apply to Job Postings: Connects you to jobs based on your purpose by establishing your fit in a career with real employers.

Visit PathwayU

or Learn More

Optimal Resume

  • View 500+ resume samples that are customized to industry and experience level
  • Use the Resume builder to easily and quickly create an impressive, professional resume
  • View 45+ cover letter samples that are customized by experience level
  • See samples for basic cover letters, thank you notes, letters to ask for a reference, and more!

Visit Optimal Resume

PDF Guides for More Assistance

United Way 2-2-1

Most United Way organization have a 2-1-1 program to help people in need find assistance.  Here in South Carolina the website is https://sc211.org/

Spiritual Resources

Prayer Requests

Contact Rev. Heath Mullikin or join us Fridays on Facebook


Chapel Services

Each Friday leading up to Easter, Chaplain Ken Dill led a virtual Lenten service from Freedom's Hill Chapel.

March 20
March 27 
April 3
April 10 

Watch past chapel services on the SWU Chapel YouTube channel!
Future chapel services and more university-related video content will be available on the main SWU YouTube channel. 

Media and Enrichment

SWU Alumni on Social Media

Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn


RightNow Media

SWU alumni get free access to Rightnow Media, the world's largest online resource for bible video content. Click here to create your free account!


Concert for Hope

On Friday, April 24, we live streamed Concert for Hope featuring fine arts faculty Professor Jane Dill on piano and Dr. Amber James, soprano, singing a medley of inspiring songs. Click here for the recording!


For the Kids

Download this PDF for tons of educational and entertainment resources for kids! From home-learning websites to virtual field trips, we've compiled some great options to keep kids learning and engaged through this time of quarantine.


Podcasts

Moments that Matter Podcast with Rev. Scott Williams and Dr. Paul Shotsberger

SWU Soul Stories with Rev. Heath Mullikin


SWU Media and Blogs

Freedom's Hill Primer - articles and media created by the faculty and students of the Humanities Division at SWU

SWU Blog - blog posts on a variety of topics written by students, staff, faculty, and alumni of SWU

SWU News - stay up to date with the latest news from the SWU Office of Marketing and Communications

SWU YouTube - video content ranging from student and alumni interviews to campus shots and event recaps


SWU Open Access

This free, self-paced online course, called “SWU Open Access: From Remote Instruction to Online Learning,”  offers educators a primer in the best practices of online learning – an approach which, while similar to our efforts in spring of this year, looks at learning online from the foundational level and anticipates the unique challenges and opportunities that online learning provides. The course focuses on mapping online courses, leveraging digital tools and fostering community in an online environment.

Giving to SWU is easy! Several convenient options are available.

 

 

Giving Options for SWU Employees

SWU employees are able to give through automatic donations from payroll. If you are a SWU employee and are interested in donating, please download and fill out this PDF form.

 

For questions or for gifting assistance, call 1-855-644-5008.