When you decide to attend the University of Oklahoma, you become part of the Sooner 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 Sooner 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:
Mission is to guide students in realizing academic, professional, and personal goals as they progress toward graduation and beyond. There are more than 400 student organizations to choose from, including groups that celebrate your culture and background and others that are tied to your major.
OU Food Pantry
The OU Food Pantry aims to solve food insecurity for OU students, faculty, and staff. Located right next to the Residence Halls, it is easily accessible and open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Career Services is available to students looking for a job who need help writing a cover letter, creating a resume, or practicing for interviews.
OU's Math Center provides math assistance with tutors who are certified to tutor certain subjects from college algebra to upper division classes.
Offers many services for students at Goddard Health Center, such as a pharmacy, vaccinations, counseling, and a full service medical clinic.
OU Writing Center
Available to assist all students with any writing, whether it is a class essay, an application, or just for fun. With multiple locations and the availability to make appointments, help is always available at the Writing Center.
Project Threshold (Trio)
A resource that is extremely helpful for first-generation students, Trio includes academic advisement, financial aid information, enrollment assistance, computer lab acess, tutoring, and free printing.
Gender + Equality Center
OU's Gender + Equality Center provides resources for the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBTQ+ Community Lounge, located on the first floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union, is a place where people of all identities within the LGBTQ+ community can gather together in an accepting environment.
Gateway to College Class
This class helps high school students transition to college. Taught by some of the most
enthusiastic and well-known professors on campus, the three primary study areas include success in academic life, success in personal life and success in accessing OU resources. For more information, visit ou.edu/univcoll.
Graduation coaches meet regularly with students to discuss academic services on campus, goal setting, career and major choices, getting involved on campus and leadership skills training. To learn more, click here.
Sooners Helping Sooner
One Sooner Family. One Big Way to Help. Sooners Helping Sooners is a student led initiative to raise money for an OU Emergency Allocation Account. This fund was created to help students who find themselves in extenuating circumstances and in need of emergency financial assistance. Examples of such circumstances can include apartment fires, the death of a family member, and emergency medical care, among others. The goal of SHS is to come together and show compassion and support so that every Sooner has an opportunity to succeed at OU.
Small Class Sizes
With a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1 and an average class size of just 33 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.
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!