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Student Life

The University of Oklahoma has one of the best student life experiences of any public university in the nation. At least, that’s what The Princeton Review thought when it ranked OU as one of the happiest student bodies! 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 the university. Our vibrant community offers something for everyone. At OU, not only will you receive a top education, you’ll make lifelong friends and become a unique part of the diverse OU family. At OU, you’ll find your home.

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OU's outstanding tradition in athletics brings an exciting vitality to the Norman campus! Across all sports, OU claims 38 total national titles, and students receive free admission to all athletic events, with the exception of football and men’s basketball. 

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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 to faculty, staff, peers, industry leaders, and researchers.

Campus Activities Council & Student Government Association

Campus Activities Council puts together campus-wide events, festivities, and fundraisers, while the Student Government Association (SGA) serves to advocate for undergraduate and graduate organizations and students' voices.

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Health and Safety

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. 

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Fitness & Recreation

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.

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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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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.

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Leadership & 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.

Fraternity & Sorority Programs & Services
Fraternity & Sorority Programs & Services

The OU fraternity and sorority community has 56 active chapters and is filled with students, philanthropists, mentors, peer educators, engaged citizens, and much more.

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Student Employment

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.

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Veteran Students & Dependents

At OU, we value our military service-connected students as civic assets and leaders to our university. This website is designed to help you navigate the application process at OU as a veteran student or their dependents. 

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Campus & Local Ministries

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

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Bizzell Memorial Library

Inside the Bizzell Memorial Library, students will find professionals who are committed to providing access to resources that fulfill the needs of academic, research, artistic, and scholarly objectives. Librarians and library student workers play a fundamental role in OU's academic and research success. 

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Arts & History

OU’s Arts District offers more than 350 performances per year for students to enjoy! OU is also home to two museums: the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art with works from artists like Van Gogh, Renoir, and Monet, and the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, which has more than seven million artifacts. 

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OU Startup Programs

Have a business idea or want to explore entrepreneurship? Located in the Tom Love Innovation Hub, OU Startup Programs fosters and grows the entrepreneurial spirit of the OU community by supporting students from ideation to testing and eventually, funding.

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Sooner Stories

Through Sooner Stories, learn more about the OU community through Q&As with students, staff, and faculty members, stories covering the latest on-campus news and resources, and so much more. 


One of the cornerstones of OU is our commitment to student success and enrichment. We strive to support those in the OU family by providing a variety of resources, including ways for students connect with campus and the community. 

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