The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) is a four-year leadership program for top students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Weatherford. The program was founded in 2006 and is primarily supported by private donations.
Each year approximately 15 of SWOSU’s top entering freshmen are selected to be PLC Scholars. Each Scholar is awarded a $1,000 scholarship and also receives four years of leadership training that fosters both intellectual and personal growth. PLC develops leaders who will have a profound understanding of leadership and its responsible application within organizations, communities and their state.
PLC’s curriculum allows Scholars to develop leadership skills through weekly lectures given by staff, business and community leaders, discussion groups, group projects, community service, and internships.
New Student Orientation includes an Orientation Session prior to the beginning of the fall semester, Mass Orientation, a one-hour freshman orientation course, and Dawg Days (planned activities during the first few weeks of the fall semester).
For students starting in the spring semester, New Student Orientation includes an Orientation Session in the fall semester, and a one-hour freshman orientation course.
Southwestern Oklahoma State University is proud to announce the inauguration of the Honors Program. This new initiative will provide SWOSU students with opportunities to develop their intellectual potential to the fullest using enriching curricular and co-curricular educational experiences. The function of the program is to cultivate academic excellence and form a community of scholars sensitive to socioeconomic and environmental challenges.
The Honors Program builds from, and enhances the mission of SWOSU as it is “to provide education, research, scholarly and creative activities, and service in an intellectually stimulating and nurturing learning environment”.
Black Kettle Hall opened in January 2016. The residence hall rooms are set up in suite-style format. Two double-occupancy rooms share an entry with an adjoining private bathroom.