Student life is the heart of the OU experience. By getting involved on campus, students make life-long connections and unforgettable memories. We encourage all of our students to get involved early, and there are plenty (500+ to be exact) of opportunities to choose from!
The University of Oklahoma has the best campus life of any public university in the nation. At least, that’s what The Princeton Review thought when it ranked OU as the #1 public university for the happiest student body. It’s little wonder that Sooners are so happy; one stroll around our beautiful historic campus is enough to see why so many fall in love with OU. Our vibrant community offers something for everyone. In the pages below, you’ll find out more about Student Life (there’s hundreds of student organizations!), Athletics (36 team national championships and counting!), Housing & Food (check out the Caf!), Norman & OKC (so many things to do!), Giving Back (be the difference!), and so much more! At OU, not only will you receive a top education, you’ll make lifelong friends and become a unique part of the diverse Sooner family. At OU, you’ll find your home.
Camp Crimson is OU’s premier orientation camp for new Sooners. It is a three-day, two-night crash course on what it means to be a Sooner and how to succeed at OU. You’ll get a jump-start on your time here at OU by meeting other new students, current student counselors and OU faculty and staff members.
Leadership and Volunteerism
The mission of Leadership and Volunteerism is to empower students to become effective leaders and active community members through participation in varied experiences, programs and services.
Along with the University of Oklahoma’s growth in academic excellence for more than 100 years, an outstanding tradition in athletics has brought an exciting vitality to the Norman campus. Championship trophies have been earned in every sport, adding to the overall standards of distinction associated with OU throughout the world.
Fitness and Recreation Center
Looking to stay in shape while you’re at OU? Look no further than than the Sarkeys Fitness Center. Conveniently located near the Residential Halls, this massive recreation area is great for exercise and weight lifting as well as various racket sports, basketball, volleyball and even a rock wall. Students can enroll in fitness classes such as yoga, karate and much more.