When you decide to attend the University of Oklahoma, you become part of the OU Family. We don’t just say that – we mean it. One of the cornerstones of OU is our commitment to student success and enrichment, and we strive to support those in the OU Family by providing a variety of campus resources, and you will have many avenues through which you can connect with your campus and community. Here are a few of the countless resources available to OU students:
The mission of Student Life is to guide students in realizing academic, professional, and personal goals as they progress toward graduation and beyond. There are more than 550 student organizations to choose from, including groups that celebrate your culture and background and others that are tied to your major.
Multicultural Programs and Services (MCPS) is a department within the Office of Student Life at OU. MCPS offers several programs a year - cultural and intercultural celebrations, heritage and awareness events, dialogues, workshops, student leadership and cohort meetings, prejudice-reduction trainings, wellness initiatives and Social Justice Engagement opportunities - all focused on teaching students personal and interpersonal skills necessary to be most effective in a diverse world.
More than 6,000 current students have chosen to join the fraternity and sorority community at the University of Oklahoma. Each of our 55 active chapters is a member of one of our five Greek councils and each offers unique opportunities for personal growth and meaningful experiences to 29% of University of Oklahoma students.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion works to enhance OU's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, recognize and respect the essential worth of each individual, and value differences amongst groups. The office is committed to building a welcoming and supportive campus environment where each individual feels welcomed, valued, and supported for success.
OU's International Student Services assists international students and their dependents, providing expert advice and support to every international student. We work with international students, faculty and staff, community members, U.S. federal officials, and a variety of government agencies. The International Programming teams offers many events and cultural activities, including new student orientation, helpful workshops, excursions to experience Oklahoma, and the Friends to International Students program.
The International Advisory Committee (IAC) serves as the umbrella organization for the international student organizations at OU and is committed to being the voice of these organizations. IAC organizes and facilities various cultural, social, political, and intramural events and also promotes and increases awareness of the international community on campus.
The mission of the Gender + Equality Center is to foster social justice by advocating for the rights of women and LGBTQ students, empowering those without a voice, and challenging inequality. A few of the programs coordinated by the center are OU Advocates, LGBTQ Ally Training, and Gender-Based Violence Prevention.
The Center for Social Justice is an initiative of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies to promote gender justice, equality, and human rights through local and global engagement. By participating in programs, classes, and events sponsored by the Center, students receive practical and academic tools to better understand the sources of inequality in their communities and the means to address them.
OU’s Veteran Support Alliance seeks to provide a positive and supportive learning enviroment, helping military service-connected students achieve academic excellence and personal success. It offers various projects and initiatives, including veteran appreciation events, veteran student orientation, and student scholarships, among others.
Our Faculty-in-Residence program allows students living in university housing to receive mentorship from current OU faculty. In this program, faculty members and their families live in apartments in the residence halls and plan events for the residents. OU is one of only a few universities in the nation to have this program!
This class helps high school students transition to college. Taught enthusiastic and caring instructors, First-Year Foundations is a letter-graded, two-credit-hour elective course that teaches new incoming students how to successfully navigate OU and build a strong foundation for collegiate success.
With a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1 and an average class size of just 32 students, our students receive the personal attention they deserve. All of our freshman English Composition classes are capped at only 19 students, and Honors College classes will never have more than 22 students.
OU Health Services (OUHS) provides the convenience of an on-campus location at the Goddard Health Center to students, faculty, staff, and their dependents. The center offers many services, including a full-service medical clinic, women’s center, LGBTQ health resources, pharmacy, vaccinations, and counseling.
Located in the on-campus Goddard Health Center, University Counseling Center (UCC) offers individual counseling, couples counseling, group counseling, psychiatric services, and career counseling and testing to students, faculty, and staff. UCC is staffed by professional psychologists and counselors, as well as advanced graduate students under supervision.
The Accessibility and Disability Resource Center offers support services and resources for students, faculty, and staff, alternative testing opportunities, one-on-one tutoring appointments, and adaptive computer laps, among others. OU is committed to the goal of achieving equal educational opportunity and full participation for students with disabilities.