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Campus Life

Would you like to learn in an environment that is totally focused on your educational, vocational, and spiritual development?

If so, SLCC is the place for you!

Our campus life experience is focused on helping you achieve your Christ-centered goals, allowing you to come as a Christian but graduate as a leader. SLCC provides an environment that nurtures your spiritual growth through classes, community, and events with staff and faculty who care. Relationships are an essential part of the learning process.

Our students learn and grow in a nurturing yet challenging environment that features opportunities for service, recreation, and making lifelong connections.


Throughout the school year there are special functions designed to contribute to the growth of the student, or of the people who support SLCC. In addition to the regular events listed below there are special events sponsored by the Student Government Association as well as events hosted by our staff and faculty.

New Student Orientation is held prior to the start of each semester. New students are introduced to the college and informational sessions are given to help them become acclimated to their new surroundings. Orientation is required for new students.

All Day Students are invited to join one of our Family Groups led by a faculty or staff member. There are a number of Family Group Activities throughout the year to help these groups build community and bond together.

Family Day is a chance for family members to spend a day with the students worshiping chapel, attending classes, and seeing campus together.

In addition to serving weekly in a church setting, students are encouraged to serve together as a college family during the fall Service Day.

Alumni Homecoming is celebrated by the alumni in November. There is usually a special chapel, and an alumni banquet. Homecoming is planned by the alumni steering committee.

Men’s Day is held a Saturday in March and brings men together from area churches for fellowship, worship, teaching and preaching.

Boatman Leadership Intensive is held in the spring to honor Russell E. Boatman, academic dean from 1962 to1978.


Week of Service during the spring semester is a chance for students to experience ministry beyond the campus. Students work in ministries in St. Louis and throughout North America to sharpen their ministry skills and as part of their spring Compass requirements.

Ethnic Dinner is hosted each Spring by World Christians United (WCU). Here students give an update on their ministry partner and selected a ministry to support with chapel donations the following year.


Potluck Palooza is an on-campus “skip day” for faculty, staff and students. Students compete in an competition to have the best themed table before challenging the staff to a game of wiffleball. It is organized by the Student Government Association.

At the annual Awards Chapel in May, students are recognized for outstanding scholarship and leadership and participation in other areas of College life.

Commencement is the formal graduation ceremony of the College. It’s a time of celebration for the College family as degrees are awarded. Commencement is held on a designated Saturday morning in May.

Student Organizations

Servant leadership is at the heart of our mission. SLCC offers opportunities for students to step up into leadership on campus formally and informally.

Student Government Association The SGA is the liaison between the College and the student body. It represents student interests to the administration and faculty. The SGA plans spiritual and social activities each year and assists with New Student Orientation. SGA provides students with opportunities to experience and grow in Christian leadership. The SGA is comprised of the class officers elected from each class as well as evening representatives. The SGA president, vice-president, and secretary/treasurer are chosen from those class officers. All members of the student body are encouraged to share their ideas and concerns with their representatives/class officers. The Vice President of Student Life serves as adviser to the group.

World Christian United The WCU raises awareness for missions and works hard to bring missions to the forefront of student’s minds. In the fall WCU encourages the whole student body to attend the International Conference on Missions (ICOM). Each spring WCU hosts an ethnic dinner; a celebration of world cultures. Throughout the year WCU collects offering during chapel to support missionaries abroad. WCU membership is open for all students to participate.

Intramural Athletics Various intramural athletics are made available so that students can be physically fit while they train for spiritual growth here at SLCC. These sports help students relax after working hard in the classroom, and provide more avenues for connections to be made.