Requirements and Guidelines
The primary function and focus of Ethos events must be the spiritual formation of the participants.
The majority of the time of the event must be used to promote spiritual goals.
All Ethos events must be approved by the Spiritual Life Office at least one week before the event occurs. Ethos credit will not be given retroactively.
All student-led Ethos events must take place on campus in an approved location. Personal dorms rooms and apartments will not be approved for official Ethos events. The Ethos office will be happy to find an approved room to accommodate your Ethos event.
All events should be at least one hour in length and the primary focus of the event should be the spiritual development of the participants.
All full-time traditional students are required to participate in the Ethos program and can do so in the following ways:
Worship – worship events that honor the traditions of the churches of Christ
- These include chapel, alternative chapels, View 63, and other worship events
- These events must take place on campus unless given special approval by the Ethos Events Committee
Discovery – activities and events where faith and learning clearly intersect and that challenge students to think critically and creatively.
- These include lecture series, guest speakers to campus, campus debates, cultural events and other special events approved by the Ethos Event Committee.
- These events must take place on campus unless given special permission by The Office of Spiritual Life
Servanthood – activities and events that allow the OC community to serve the local community and world at large in the name of Jesus.
- Mission Trips
- Community outreach events
- Other special events approved by the Ethos Event Committee
Community – These groups can be led by faculty, staff, or students (with a faculty or staff approved mentor) that are active participants in the OC community.
- Community events include topical bible studies, small group bible studies, psychoeducational groups and other events approved by the Ethos Approval Committee.
Discipleship – leadership training and education provided by The Office of Spiritual Life. The discipleship program is designed specifically for students at Oklahoma Christian University to lead out in various areas of The Ethos Project.
- This includes special training, bible studies and mentorship programs that will train, educate and empower students to lead small group bible studies, mission trips, worship events, service projects and other Ethos events approved by the Ethos Events Committee.