The Accessibility and Disability Resource Center encourages full participation for students with disabilities or learning differences and helps ensure equal educational opportunities throughout their time at OU. In order to benefit, students must self-identify and meet with a member of the ADRC team to develop an individualized accommodation plan. Common accommodations include note takers, exam assistance (extended testing time and/or reduced distraction environment), use of a word processor in the classroom, audio recording lectures, sign language interpreter, real-time transcription, captioned videos, reader and/or scribe for exams, and other reasonable accommodations to provide an equal opportunity for the student.
If you know or suspect that you have a disability that may be impacting your academic success, reach out to the Accessability and Disability Resource Center for more information at ou.edu/drc.
The University of Oklahoma offers a number of important resources to support your health and wellbeing. If you are experiencing significant stress, anxiety or depression, or have questions or concerns about drug and alcohol use, please reach out for help immediately.
Goddard Health Center is staffed by professionals who are dedicated to serving the health needs of the OU community. It offers a suite of services, including allergy injections, ADD/ADHD testing, immunizations, lab and x-ray services, nutrition guidance, a full pharmacy, physical therapy, women's health and LGBTQ health.
Counseling Services - OU offers psychological counseling services at Goddard Health Center.
OU Fit + Rec offers a number of opportunities to be physically active and enjoy the social elements of group exercise. Sarkey's Fitness Center, OU's 150,000 square-foot indoor fitness facility, offers sports courts, a climbing wall, an indoor track, weight rooms, a cardio room, massage therapy, indoor and outdoor pools, intramural sports, group fitness, and personal training.
OU believes that finances are a crucial component of your life as a student. We understand that you and your family have been planning a lifetime for your college career and many families need help "filling the gap" between what they can afford and the resources needed to pay for the cost of attendance. We also know that financial stressors can have a significant impact on your overall experience while in school. Your future earnings potential as a University of Oklahoma college graduate is well worth the investment you make today in obtaining your degree and it is OU's highest priority and commitment to assist you with your financial needs.
How am I going to pay for college? - Schedule a meeting with an OU MoneyCoach. A MoneyCoach is a financial processional available to all students at the University of Oklahoma. Your MoneyCoach will help you build lifelong money management skills and navigate the process of paying for college.
What do I need to pay? - Visit the Student Financial Center. This office is available to answer questions about the financial aid process and Bursar Services. These staff members are the experts in the financial aid application process, financial aid packaging, billing and the installment plan options available to you.
Unexpected Financial Crisis - Contact Student Affairs to apply for the Sooners Helping Sooners grant.
College is not always what you expect it to be. You may not have found your fit or your people yet on campus. It is OK, building relationships take time. It might feel easier to go back to everything you know at home but there is something for you here! When OU doesn’t feel right, we encourage students to dig in! Put yourself out there, knock on people’s doors and talk to people in your classes. It can be scary and uncomfortable but is always worth it. Eventually you will find those friends that make OU feel like home.
We also have some great people on campus that can help! Visit Student Life to meet student leaders and staff that can help you get connected. Visit ENGAGE to learn about more than 500 student organizations. Follow social media accounts so you can hear about what is happening on campus and connect with like-minded people.