Frequently Asked Questions About Ethos Reductions

You may be eligible for an Ethos reduction based on your class and work schedule.

No. The cafeteria serves lunch until 2:00, so if you have a class that meets until 1:30, you can still make it to the cafeteria!

Yes. You qualify for a 50% reduction of the credits that would have otherwise been required. This policy is in place to try and reduce any burden on you in meeting your Ethos goal while still encouraging your spiritual development, which is a core University belief and expectation at Oklahoma Christian. Keep in mind that there are many Ethos approved events that happen during hours outside of the 11:00 hour. Be sure to look at your choices in these other time slots when looking for options.

If you have a job that takes place at the same time as 11:00 chapel, you may be eligible for a reduction. In order to receive an Ethos reduction, you must have your employer compose an email from their work email account and send it to, or you provide a printed letter on company letterhead, signed by your employer and delivered to the Ethos office.

If you have class until 11:00 chapel, and go to work directly after chapel lasting until at least 1:30, you may be eligible for a reduction. Additionally the converse may be true. If you have work before chapel, and class after chapel until 1:30.

If you live off campus and you do not have classes that both end 30 minutes before or start 30 minutes after chapel (both must be applicable), you may be eligible for an Ethos reduction.

No. Tealridge is on-campus housing.

A non-traditional student is classified as someone who has already graduated from college, or is older than 24 years of age. If you fall under either of these categories, you are not required to participate in the Ethos program. However as part of the OC community you are welcome in the Ethos program and we want you to participate when you are able.

No, you have no Ethos requirements. But as part of the OC family, the university would love to have you participate when you are able.

Yes. However, you will be given a reduction based on an average of chapel days you miss during the school year, which will be decided prior to the semester by the Athletic Department and Ethos office.

You may be eligible for a reduction, but you must contact Katy Roybal in the Student Success Center to determine eligibility first.

Yes, but you must have your supervisor or teacher send the Ethos program confirmation of your clinical/ practicum hours.

No. During the semester when you are student teaching you will not have any Ethos requirements.

Yes, you are required to attend chapel.

Yes, you are still required to attend chapel.