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Student Life

At the University of Oklahoma, students enjoy the advantages of a flagship, public research institution while also being part of a group that is small enough to foster a deep connection to the OU family. OU is a pacesetter for public higher education, offering 170+ majors and earning the Carnegie Institution’s Very High Research Activity classification.

Students can use their free time to join one of 500+ student organizations or cheer on OU’s athletics teams. With students attending OU from all across the nation and 136 countries, students have a chance to learn from peers from all walks of life. Come see all that OU has to offer by exploring our student life resources below!

On-Campus Involvement

Leadership & Volunteer Opportunities

Through the Office of Leadership & Volunteerism, members of the OU Family are empowered to be an active of part of their community through participation in varied experiences, programs, and services.

Leadership & Volunteerism

College Specific Leadership Programs

As part of your academic college, you will have opportunities to get involved in organizations related to your field of interest. Many of our academic leadership programs provide a great way to connect with faculty, staff, peers, industry leaders, and top researchers.

Academic Leadership

Fraternity & Sorority Programs & Services

OU fraternity and sorority community has 55 active chapters and is filled with students, philanthropists, mentors, peer educators, engaged citizens, and much more. Over 30% of OU students are part of Greek Life.

Greek Life

Campus Activities Council

As the programming branch for OU's Student Government Association, the Campus Activities Council (CAC) is responsible for programming campus-wide events that serve all students to promote community, leadership, and leaving a legacy.

Explore CAC

Home Away From Home

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Housing & Food Services

Living on campus means that students are at the center of the university experience, including support, friends, and convenience. Creating a sense of family matters at OU, and the residence halls quickly become a home away from home.

Explore Housing & Food

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Norman & Oklahoma City

Norman is a vibrant college town, and just 30 minutes north is Oklahoma City, providing an array of activities from professional and spectator sports to local restaurants for all Sooners to enjoy!



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Champions in
Every Field

Whether you're a lifelong fan or new to the OU Family, you'll get swept up in the excitment of OU athletics and game day. OU owns one of the greatest winning traditions in intercollegiate athletics, and these events are an opportunity to connect with your classmates and community while making memories that will last a lifetime. OU has champions in a variety of sports, and events for each sport are free for students apart from football and men’s basketball. You may know about our seven football national championships and seven Heisman Trophy winners, but did you know that our softball team has won three straight NCAA titles and our women’s gymnastics team has claimed the last two? Across all sports, OU boasts more than 40 national championships.


OU provides residents with a welcoming and safe environment through our health and safety efforts. From detailed plans that explain exactly what to do in the event of a weather emergency, to transportation services available throughout the academic year, OU students are our top priority. 

Stay fit at Sarkeys Fitness Center! Conveniently located near the residence halls, this recreation area is great for exercise, weight lifting, racket sports, basketball, volleyball, rock climbing, and fitness classes such as yoga, kickboxing, and more.

OU offers a variety of part-time, flexible, and convenient work opportunities to fit students' schedules. OU Human Resources can also help connect students to on and off-campus employment opportunities.

At OU, we value our military service-connected students as civic assets and leaders to our university. To navigate the application process at OU as a veteran student or dependent, visit our Veteran Students & Dependents web page.

As a student at OU, you will have a variety of engaging student organizations, resources, and representatives from off-campus entities that will offer support, community, and opportunities to strengthen your faith through local ministries

Connect with Us

One of the cornerstones of OU is connecting with our students and families. Below, you'll discover how you can connect with OU, whether it's catching up with our Sooner Stories blog, learning more about how we support our students, or joining our mailing list.

Connect with the OU Family

To find more information and updates on everything OU during your college search and admissions journey, sign up for our mailing list. From there, you can connect with Office of Admissions and Recruitment representatives who can tell you more about academic opportunities, scholarships, admissions, and student life.

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Sooner Stories

Sooner Stories serves as the virtual home for student spotlights, admissions counselor Q&As, resource spotlights, college search advice, and more!


Read Sooner Stories

Student Support & Resources

At OU, you'll discover that our commitment to student success and enrichment goes beyond what's just required. As part of the OU Family, you will have ways to connect with your peers through student life, student government, committees, and unique departments. You'll also be able to take full advantage of our free tutoring centers, academic environments, and state-of-the-art facilities

OU Support & Resources