To foster scholarly engagement, intellectual excellence, and authentic Christian spirituality and the connections between them within an international academic community at Oxford.

SCIO strives to do this by:

  • Helping students drawn largely from CCCU colleges realise their academic and personal potential at Oxford, at graduate or professional school, and throughout life
  • Encouraging high quality research on the part of its staff and faculty from CCCU colleges as individuals and as members of research programmes based at SCIO
  • Cultivating a community of alumni who support each other and SCIO’s mission
  • Enabling its staff to develop professionally and flourish personally


  • Integrate vocation and scholarshipBath-girl
  • Present community as integral to scholarship
  • Enhance critical thinking and analysis: create learners
  • Model a life of scholarly reflection
  • Cross cultures: academic and international
  • Contribute toward skills, confidence, and opportunities
  • Help students make good choices about graduate school, apply, succeed, and find funding.
  • Encourage aspiration and excellence in context of one’s vocation
  • Inspire and form future scholars