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Student Affairs strives to enhance students' academic success by developing student skills, cultivating diverse campus life experiences, and enriching the university community through programs and services.

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The SafeRide program provides safe, free taxi and bus transportation to OU students within the Norman city limits. The program operates from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to offer OU students safe transportation at the end of their evening. 

Learn How to Use SafeRide

We're here to help. Student Affairs offers many services to create a safe and healthy environment, including, but not limited to the Behavioral Intervention Team, OU Advocates and the University Counseling Center.

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"Scatter Joy" - A Last Lecture  Speaker: Kristen Partridge Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Dean of Students  March 8th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM Zarrow Hall, Room 145 The University of Oklahoma RSVP at

If you could give one last lecture before you die, what would you say? This is the question posed in the Last Lecture speakers series presented by OU Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing. Join Student Affair's very own Kristen Partridge on March 8th at 2:00 in Room 145 of Zarrow Hall to hear her answer to this question!

Kristen Partridge serves as the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Associate Dean of Students and will speak to the idea of Scattering Joy.

Click below to learn more about Kristen, the Human Flourishing Institute, and to RSVP.




In light of incidents on other campuses and to further enhance responsiveness, the University of Oklahoma has established a 24-hour Reporting Hotline.  The hotline will serve as an added protection for OU students, handling reports of bias, discrimination, physical or mental harassment or misconduct by OU community members.  The 24-hour Reporting Hotline can be accessed by calling 844-428-6531.

24-HR Online Reporting



Free Spring Break Transportation

SafeRide is providing FREE Spring Break Transportation to and from Will Rogers World Airport March 10-11 and 17-18.

You must REGISTER on OrgSync.
Click the button below for more information.



Student Community Hours

OU students are welcome to use the Student Affairs Jan Marie Crawford conference room during "Student Community Hours." There will be food, drinks, music, TV, and a computer provided, and hopefully lots of students to chat with during these blocked hours. We hope you can make it! 

Student Affairs Conference Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union, Suite 265
(Second floor located above Crossroads.)
Walk into the suite and take a right down the hallway.
The conference room is the first door located on the right side.

   MARCH 2017
  • 7th - Tuesday - 11a.m. to 1p.m.
  • 13th-17th - Spring Break
  • 23rd - Thursday - Noon to 3 p.m.
  • 24th - Friday - Noon to 3 p.m.
  • 27th - Monday - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • 31st - Friday - Noon to 2 p.m.



The Paul Shanor Scholarship was created in loving memory of Paul by his family and friends.  As a University of Oklahoma student and Community Service Chair for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Paul established himself as a conscientious, responsible, caring student who was passionate about helping others through his involvement in volunteerism and community service.

Students interested in applying should demonstrate their involvement in the community. The application deadline is March 20th, 2017. A link to the application is provided below.


OU Parents 101: Learning with your Freshman

OU Parents 101: Learning with your Freshman

In Student Affairs, we want to keep you, the parent, connected. By providing you the information needed to stay informed and aware of what your student is doing and/or needing to do throughout the semester, your student's experience will be heightened, their success at the University fully supported, and their opportunities, endless.

Here you can find all the information you need to remain an engaged, supportive parent and/or guardian of your new Sooner. This course highlights dates, events, campus services, and tips for parents of new University of Oklahoma students.

Download the iTunes U course