Waxahachie Ė Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) celebrates 71 years in Waxahachie, Texas. The University was established in 1927 in Enid, Oklahoma, but relocated to Waxahachie in 1943. After 87 years, SAGU remains committed to Bible-based education, preparing students for Christian service in a variety of professional and church careers.
SAGU offers organizations for students to serve in the local community:
* SAGU students spend every saturday serving the Waxahachie community.
* Students serve at the Renfro Healthcare Center to show honor and appreciation for the elderly.
* Students volunteer to help women and children through safe houses and other support organizations in the Dallas area.
* Students assist the homeless in Downtown Dallas every Friday night.
* Students spend time with k-5 at risk students through an after school programs.
* Students travel weekly to other Universities around Texas to assist in any needs on their campus.
* Students visit prisons and juvenile detention centers weekly to spend time with the inmates and build relationships.
* Students serve in foster homes and serve kids with special needs.
SAGU has grown from its humble beginnings of 43 students to nearly 2,000 students. This fall, SAGU set its second consecutive record dorm enrollment with 1002 students living on campus. The number is the highest in SAGUís history.
Also, SAGU's Harrison Graduate School reached record highs thanks in part to the addition of an MBA and Doctor of Ministry. SAGU offers more than 70 academic degrees in professional and theological studies including criminal justice, social work, digital media arts, and sports management. Small class sizes and a student teacher ratio of 21-to-1 provide a personal and comfortable learning environment.
The 73-acre campus has five residence halls; two of which, Bridges and Teeter, were built since 2006. A new two-story wellness center opened in 2010, and in Fall 2013 SAGU opened the state-of-the-art John & Diana Hagee Communication Center (HCC) to house the digital media, music and theatre programs.
In addition to opening the campus for special events and camps during the summer, SAGUís HCC provides more opportunities to partner with the community. The HCC also houses a 600-seat performing arts auditorium and an Einstein Bros. Bagels. The new eatery offers a full selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner menu items beyond the traditional bagel. The new venue also provides a new place for campus family and the local community to work and study while enjoying hot and cold coffees, smoothies and more.
Service has been the center of SAGUís academic focus since inception. While partnering with local outreaches like Common Ground Ministries, Big Brother Big Sister and Royal Family Kids Camp of South Dallas, SAGU launched Mission TEN (To Every Nation). Mission TEN is an initiative to place humanitarian workers in every country in the next ten years. In the past three years, students have visited more than 100 countries.