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GES1122 Strategies for Student Success (S3)

Resources for students enrolled in Strategies for Student Success (S3) at Nelson University (formerly Southwestern Assemblies of God University) in Waxahachie, Texas, and online.


GES1122 Strategies for Student Success Course Guide 


Course Description

This course aids incoming students in the process of acclimation to the university environment. The curriculum addresses student growth in knowledge, skills and abilities in academic, social, personal, and spiritual areas. This course also provides an avenue for students to learn operational aspects of the university.

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Campus Involvement

Student Congress 

The Student Congress is an organization that provides leadership for the student body, along with many special events for the campus. These events include: Battle of The Dorms, Homecoming Coronation, Homecoming Tailgate Party, Christmas and Valentines Banquets, Finals Week Stress Relief Party, Class Night, Class Chapels, TWIRP Week, Student Led Chapels and more. This organization also governs many groups and organizations of the student body. Furthermore, many of the concerts and special events are sponsored and brought in by the Student Congress. This group of students works to promote Christian fellowship and cooperation among the students and faculty. It encourages religious activity, fosters school pride, promotes school spirit, and builds school loyalty. Students may make recommendations to the Administrative Committee through Student Congress regarding matters of student concern.

To contact any Student Congress executive, call 972-825-4800 or visit the office in the Barnes Student Center!


Southwestern Missions Association (SMA) is a student-led organization on campus that provides ways for students to get involved in ministry. Our purpose is to help every student find a place to make a difference. SMA is composed of three main areas. Mission TEN organizes mission trips around the world. Community Outreach coordinates local ministries to both Dallas and Waxahachie. Various prayer groups are also available throughout the week.

To contact any of the six SMA executives, call 972.825.4698 or email The SMA office is located on Campus in the 2nd Floor of the Sheaffer Center.



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