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The Jim Thorpe Multicultural Center (JTMC) is designed to create an educational and/or social awareness environment regarding issues of diversity for University of Oklahoma students, along with meeting the facility needs for University of Oklahoma registered student organizations.

Events may be held in the JTMC between the hours of 7 AM - 11 PM.

Click the appropriate button below to jump to the different-sized rooms, or scroll down.




Managing Scheduling Department of the space:

Campus Scheduling Office 
405-325-2121 | scheduling@ou.edu



Space Priority

Interior space at the JTMC shall be reserved through the Campus Scheduling Office and is assigned in the order requests are received. Priority for use of the JTMC goes to cultural groups associated with the office of Student Life. 

  • Priority of space is given in the following order (starting with the highest priority): 
    1. American Indian Student Association, American Indian Student Fellowship, Gamma Delta Pi, Sigma Nu Alpha Gamma
      • These groups may reserve space at any time in the JTMC for up to 2 years in advance.
    2. RSO groups under the categories: Cultural, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, OU Cousins
      • These groups may reserve space up  to 1 year in advance.
    3. Campus Activities Council, Interfraternity Council, Independent Greek Council, Panhellenic Association, Union Programming Board
      • These groups may reserve space on a semester-by-semester basis. Space reservations will be allowed for the respective semester on the Monday preceding the first week of classes for the semester.
    4. All other RSOs and university departments.
      • These groups may reserve space on a semester-by-semester basis. Space reservations will be allowed for the respective semester on the first day of classes for the semester.


Reserve Space at the JTMC

Click the appropriate button below for information on how your organization can reserve space for your event.



Multipurpose Rooms

There are three Multipurpose Rooms; each being open space with multiple set-up types. Multipurpose Rooms A, B and/or C may be reserved individually or all together. 

For certain events (open social events, banquets, concerts), all three rooms, as well as the 2nd-floor lounge, must be reserved so that other events are not disturbed.

Standard Setup:

image of empty room with tall windows

Location: First Floor, South

Square Footage: 2,048

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: 52" Screen

Auditorium Style Capacity: 160

Round Tables w/ Chairs Capacity: 112 

Classroom-Style Capacity: 84

Conference-Style Capacity: 40

If room furnishings are added to a space by Reserving Party, the room should be returned to the empty configuration at the conclusion of the event or may face additional fees.

Multipurpose Room A is located on the first floor of the JTMC. The room features brick walls, floor to ceiling windows, and can also be joined to Multipurpose Rooms B & C by retractable walls for larger events.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate*
$30 / hour$12.50 / hour$12.50 / hour

*Cultural Student Organizations (as registered on Engage) will not be charged a room rental fee.

Empty Room:

image of room with stage in the middle and 2 tvs on walls

Location: First Floor, South

Square Footage: 2,181

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: 12' in-ceiling projector screen, Two 66" Screens, in-house audio

Auditorium Style Capacity: 201

Round Tables w/ Chairs Capacity: 120 

Classroom-Style Capacity: 72

Conference-Style Capacity: 40

If room furnishings are added to a space by Reserving Party, the room should be returned to the empty configuration at the conclusion of the event or may face additional fees.

Multipurpose Room B is located on the first floor of the JTMC. The room features brick walls, floor to ceiling windows, and can also be joined to Multipurpose Rooms A & B by retractable walls for larger events.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate*
$30 / hour$12.50 / hour$12.50 / hour

*Cultural Student Organizations (as registered on Engage) will not be charged a room rental fee.

Standard Setup:

image of empty room with tall windows and TV on the wall

Location: First Floor, South

Square Footage: 2,046

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: 52" Screen

Auditorium-Style Capacity: 202

Round Tables w/ Chairs: 112

Classroom-Style Capacity: 84

Conference-Style Capacity: 40

If room furnishings are added to a space by Reserving Party, the room should be returned to the empty configuration at the conclusion of the event or may face additional fees.

Multipurpose Room C is located on the first floor of the JTMC. The room features brick walls, floor to ceiling windows, and can also be joined to Multipurpose Rooms A & B by retractable walls for larger events.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate*
$30 / hour$12.50 / hour$12.50 / hour

*Cultural Student Organizations (as registered on Engage) will not be charged a room rental fee.

Standard Setup:

Multipurpose Rooms have a standard setup of the room dividers deployed.

Empty Room:

image of empty room with a brick column in the middle

Location: First Floor, South

Square Footage: 2,048

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: 52" Screen

Auditorium-Style Capacity: 160

Round Tables w/ Chairs: 112

Classroom-Style Capacity: 84

Conference-Style Capacity: 40

Multipurpose Room A is located on the first floor of the JTMC. The room features brick walls, floor to ceiling windows, and can also be joined to Multipurpose Rooms B & C by retractable walls for larger events.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate*
$75 / hour$25 / hour$25 / hour

*Cultural Student Organizations (as registered on Engage) will not be charged a room rental fee.

 

If a combination of Multipurpose Rooms has been reserved, the Reserving Party may adjust the temporary walls that divide the spaces by following the below steps.

If temporary walls are moved, they must be returned to their original state at the conclusion of your event. Failure to do so may result in fees being assessed to the reserving party.

*You may request Campus Scheduling staff make room adjustments for an additional fee.

 

Use the Crank tool to loosen the extendable wall section (AB7 or CB7) nearest the South wall. This will allow the wall piece to pivot and be moved.


The location of the Crank Tool is in the East Storage room as shown below.

The Crank tool may also be used to lock/unlock individual wall pieces, using the bar on the side of each, individual piece.

  • To UNLOCK, turn the crank tool counter-clockwise
  • To LOCK,  turn the brank tool clockwise
Location map
Crank Tool location.
crank tool
Temporary wall section crank tool
storage shelf with Tubs
Location to find and return the Crank Tool
extend port
Use the Crank tool on this port to extend end wall pieces.
extend port
Use the Crank tool on this port to lock/unlock an individual wall piece.

2. Move the temporary wall sections to the storage spaces as shown below.

If temporary walls are moved, they must be returned to their original state at the conclusion of your event. Failure to do so may result in fees being assessed to the reserving party.

 

Reverse the above process to return walls to their original state.

Cultural Meeting Rooms

Cultural Meeting Rooms may be reserved for small meetings. Existing furniture will remain in each room. There are 5 different meeting rooms with a lobby area in the middle in the middle of the conference wing.

conference room with large table and chairs around it, chairs along wall

Location: First Floor, North

Square Footage: 498

Existing Furniture: Yes

Integrated AV & Tech: n/a

Conference-Style Capacity: 16

The American Indian Student Life Room was named in appreciation of the indigenous students that attend the university. The space features 3 large tables in a conference room formation, with a few additional seats on the edge of the room.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$10 / hourFreeFree
room with long conference tables surrounded by chairs; chairs along the wall

Location: First Floor, North

Square Footage: 338

Existing Furniture: Yes

Integrated AV & Tech: n/a

Conference-Style Capacity: 12

The Asian Student Life Room was named in appreciation of students with Asian heritage that attend the university. The space features 3 large tables in a conference room formation, with a few additional seats on the edge of the room.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$10 / hourFreeFree
room with long conference tables surrounded by chairs; chairs along the wall

Location: First Floor, North

Square Footage: 338

Existing Furniture: Yes

Integrated AV & Tech: n/a

Conference-Style Capacity: 12

The Disability and Diversity Action Room was named in appreciation of students that fight for advancement in diversity and disability resources. The space features 3 large tables in a conference room formation, with a few additional seats on the edge of the room.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$10 / hourFreeFree
room with long conference tables surrounded by chairs; chairs along the wall

Location: First Floor, North

Square Footage: 338

Existing Furniture: Yes

Integrated AV & Tech: n/a

Conference-Style Capacity: 12

The International Student Life Room was named in appreciation of the international students that attend the university. The space features 3 large tables in a conference room formation, with a few additional seats on the edge of the room. 

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$10 / hourFreeFree
room with long conference tables surrounded by chairs; chairs along the walls

Location: First Floor, North

Square Footage: 310

Existing Furniture: Yes

Integrated AV & Tech: n/a

Conference-Style Capacity: 12

The Latino Student Life Room was named in appreciation of the Latinx students that attend the university. The space features 3 large tables in a conference room formation, with a few additional seats on the edge of the room.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
$10 / hourFreeFree

Additional Spaces

The JTMC is also home to a kitchen that can be used to prepare food for events in the building, a conference lobby area, and a second-floor lounge.

empty room with cabinets along the outer wall

Location: First Floor, North

Square Footage: 918

Existing Furniture: Yes

Integrated AV & Tech: in-ceiling audio

The Conference Lobby is a large space in the middle of the conference rooms that can be reserved when reserving the entire conference wing. There is a serving bar and a serving window that accesses the kitchen.

empty kitchen with sink, stove/oven, and ice maker

Location: First Floor, Central

Square Footage: 317

Existing Furniture: No

Integrated AV & Tech: in-house audio

The kitchen was designed to allow cooking food at student group meetings/cultural events. The kitchen has a full stove, oven, refrigerator, sinks, and dishwasher. 

All food must be removed from the kitchen immediately after an event. No food can be stored in the refrigerator, cabinets or drawers. Any food items left will be thrown away.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate
n/aFreeFree
room with large long table surrounded by chairs in front of glass wall

Location: Second Floor, Central

Square Footage: 938

Existing Furniture: Yes

Integrated AV & Tech: n/a

Conference-Style Capacity: 12

The Second Floor Lounge may be reserved for special events with smaller attendance. The lounge is a medium-sized room with a conference table and lounge seating.

Non-University Rate    
University Department Rate    
Student Organization Rate*
$30 / hour$12.50 / hour$12.50 / hour

*Cultural Student Organizations (as registered on Engage) will not be charged a room rental fee.



ou reserve

OU Reserve is the online space reservation tool for all registered student organizations and OU departments to use when booking space on campus.

Log-in to your account to make your space reservation in a quick, online fashion. 

OU Reserve



Take a Virtual Tour

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