Outside the Classroom

Nearly all of the main campus students are involved in extracurricular activities. In 2020-21, 90% of the full-time campus undergraduate population received activity grants (scholarships), with about 70% of all activity grants being in athletics. The college offers activity grants in athletics, performing arts, communications, science, and service-learning.

SC Football running with flag at HomecomingThree official service learning programs – Leadership Southwestern, Discipleship Southwestern, and Green Team – are co-curricular offerings that have been nationally recognized for their groundbreaking work in helping students learn to take their places in an increasingly-complicated world.

Southwestern is a member of the NAIA Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) and participates in over 20 sports, including football (men), volleyball (women), baseball (men), basketball, track and field, cross-country, soccer, softball (women), tennis, golf, cheer and dance.

Theatre production of Spring AwakeningPerforming arts groups are exemplary in their ability to draw participants from a variety of majors across campus. Music groups and theatre productions are open to all students, including those who do not plan to major in music or drama but enjoy them as extracurricular activities.

Reflecting its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Southwestern affords broad opportunity for faith exploration and personal growth. The institution encourages enrollment and employment of all, regardless of religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, and provides a safe place for young adults to mature in their faith (whether Christian or other faith).

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