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*Entry to all home regular season contests is free to students when they present their student ID*

Oklahoma City University sponsors 22 varsity sports programs, including men’s and women’s basketball, women’s softball, men’s baseball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s rowing, men’s and women’s wrestling, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, women’s volleyball, competitive cheer, pom, and STUNT teams that participate in regional and national competitions.

Oklahoma City University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sooner Athletic Conference.

Oklahoma City University is home to 73 national championships, 3 NAIA Learfield Cups, and is renowned for its proud sports tradition.


Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center
Jim Wade Baseball Stadium
Ann Lacy Softball Stadium
Brian Harvey Soccer Complex
* Athletics venues are located on the North side of campus (1790 NW 27th)

Click here to visit the OCU’s Athletics website where you can find competition schedules, and more!

The Division of Student Affairs seeks to impact the campus community through insightful, engaging, and useful co-curricular activities in a quest for transformative learning. To meet these goals, the Division of Student Affairs provides the following programs:

The President’s Leadership Class

The President’s Leadership Class (PLC) is a program for new students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in academics and extracurricular endeavors. PLC is comprised of five different scholarships (American Indian Scholarship, Bishop Scholarship, Clara Luper Scholarship, Methodist Leadership Scholarship, OCU Leads Scholarship). During their first-year at the university, these students will participate in The President’s Leadership Class course and will reside with other PLC students in a Living/Learning Community.

Student Civic Engagement Committee

The Student Civic Engagement Committee is a student-led group that works to promote and foster democratic principles and social responsibility at Oklahoma City University. Working closely with the Division of Student Affairs, the Student Civic Engagement Committee is

responsible for hosting a variety of programs and events throughout the academic year for the Oklahoma City University community.


G.O. OCU is a half-day student leadership conference that focuses on organization management and personal leadership development. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with fellow OCU students and administrators on how they can lead with intentionality to bring the goals of an organization to actualization.

Star Summit

Star Summit for Student Leadership is a half-day leadership conference near the end of the academic year for OCU student leaders. The conference focuses on the needs of student leaders at the completion of an academic year, assessment of academic and non-academic University services, and preliminary planning for the next academic year.

The First-Year Experience (FYE) program is committed to integrating first-year students into a diverse community that values holistic development. To achieve this, the FYE program hosts fun, educational, and social programs throughout the year to help new students succeed academically and socially at Oklahoma City University and beyond.

Stars Week (New Student Orientation)

Stars Week introduces first-year students to their new life as OCU Stars. The action-packed week includes a variety of programs providing new students opportunities to build community while becoming familiar with many of the campus resources and engagement opportunities at OCU.

Oklahoma City University is proud to host five women’s organizations- Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi, Gamma Phi Beta, and three men’s organizations – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Sigma, and Lambda Chi Alpha.

Core Values of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life at OCU centers on four core values: Scholarship, Leadership, Community Service, Sisterhood and Brotherhood. These three core values enhance a student’s academic career by providing opportunities for practical application of the knowledge gained in the classroom.

  1. Scholarship: Scholarship is an important aspect of any college organization, but OCU Greeks have taken their commitment to scholarship to the next level. Only students with at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible for recruitment, and chapters maintain individual scholarship standards for new members. Each Greek member is expected to maintain a GPA higher than the all-University average. Due to these high academic standards, OCU Greek men and women have consistently outperformed their non-Greek cohorts in the classroom.
  2. Leadership: Greek members take Oklahoma City University’s mission of servant leadership to heart every day as they serve not only in their own chapters but in all campus organizations. Involvement in the Greek community contributes to the development of positive leadership qualities in its members including vision, motivation, persistence, collaboration, communication, self-awareness, and character.
  3. Community Service: Updated: Community Service & Philanthropy: OCU Fraternity & Sorority Life also believes strongly in community service and philanthropy. Each year, members of the Greek community contribute thousands of hours and dollars to local and national charities. Each Greek chapter supports its national philanthropy as well as local philanthropic projects throughout the year including support of veterans, women’s heart health, ovarian cancer awareness, Campfire USA, domestic violence awareness, children’s miracle network hospitals, the regional food bank and the USO.
  4. Sisterhood & Brotherhood: Sisterhood and brotherhood are words with deep meaning in the OCU Greek community. Greek women and men form bonds that last a lifetime. Being Greek is not just four years of college, being Greek is for life.

Human Dignity Statement

Greek women and men believe in cultivating an environment that fosters the development of integrity and respects the dignity of all human beings.


Hazing practices are not only harmful, but also have no place in Greek organizations. OCU Greeks pledge to not allow themselves to be hazed nor to tolerate the hazing or harassment of any brother or sister. Hazing of any kind violates the OCU Student Code of Conduct.

Diversity & Inclusion

The importance of diversity and inclusion in our society and the promotion of human dignity are ideals upon which Greek organizations are founded and maintained. The Greek community promotes these ideals through education, communication, and actions.

Dry Recruitment Policy

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all recruitment events on or off-campus. This prohibition also includes the use of all illegal drugs. Alcohol and/or drugs use on-campus or during the period of recruitment, or at any time, are violations of the OCU Student Code of Conduct. Any student found using or distributing alcohol and other drugs on campus, in University approved housing, or during campus sponsored activities can face disciplinary action by the administration. Fraternity & Sorority Life complies with all University policies and NPC Unanimous Agreements.

Chapter Residences

Oklahoma City University is committed to maintaining a positive relationship with collegians, advisors, alumni, and national offices. A chapter residence is eligible to be classified as University approved housing. All University approved housing units will maintain the same standards of safety and risk management as the University residence halls. Chapters who fail to meet these expectations are at risk of losing their University approved housing status.

Chapter Advisors

Chapter Advisors are selected by the Fraternity & Sorority Life organizations and registered with the Office of Student Engagement and the University Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisor.

New Member Education

Oklahoma City University encourages cooperative and mutually supportive relationships among the institution, undergraduate students, chapters, advisors, and the international Greek organizations. Organizations must adhere to the standards of discipline established by the international offices and the University. Guidelines for new member education are established in accordance with the policies governing each organization.

OCU has a variety of health and fitness programs that provide something for everyone, regardless of interest or athletic ability. Events are scheduled so that the majority of students can participate without competing with other University programs. All participants are required to register in the Intramural Sports and Wellness Office for their particular areas of interest.

Intramural Sports

The Intramural Sports program at OCU offers a full selection of sports. The program is designed to enhance the social interaction with other students, faculty, and staff. The Intramural Sports program offers the campus community an opportunity to maintain physical fitness while interacting with friends. OCU has a variety of league and tournament events, including co-ed events, designed for both the competitive and recreational participant.

Location: Aduddell Fitness Center

Phone : (405) 208-5378

Click here to visit the Fitness and Intramural Sports website.

Henry J. Freede Wellness Center

The Henry J. Freede Wellness Center and its Abe Lemons Arena provide the home court to Oklahoma City University’s basketball, volleyball, cheer, and wrestling teams. It opened in January 2000, seating 3,360.

Every Sunday from 9pm to 11pm, Monday and Wednesday from 8 pm to 11 pm, the Freede Gym is open for use to anyone who carries an OCU ID.

Location: North side of Campus to the east of the baseball field

Phone: 405-208-5378

Click here to visit the Freede Wellness Center website.

Our Mission

The Office of Student Engagement provides transformative educational experiences that enhance student leadership development and engagement through active and intentional support, programs and events.

About Us

The Office of Student Engagement is the hub of student activity and information on campus. Through the Office of Student Engagement, students can obtain information about campus resources, student events, and student organizations. Additionally, the staff in the Office of Student Engagement oversee Stars Week, First-Year Experience (FYE) programs, leadership development, Parent & Family Services, and first-generation programming. They also advise the students in Miracle Marathon, Student Activities Council, Homecoming, and Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Student organizations are supported through the Office of Student Engagement. Staff members facilitate the processes for creation, registration, and maintenance of student organizations, room reservations, equipment reservations, and Engage online platform training.

Guiding Pillars

OSE Four Pillars: Cultivate Campus Traditions; Build Community; Nurture Identity Development; Develop Holistic Leaders


Suite 114 in the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center,

[email protected]

Phone Number: 405-208-5181

Click here to access Engage (use OCU login credentials)

Oklahoma City University recognizes that you are an important partner in your student’s success. Parent & Family Services connects parents and families to the university and nurtures a continuous partnership for student success.

Parents and family members are encouraged to participate in various on-campus programs and events throughout the year.


Facebook Page

The Parent & Family Services Facebook Page is an online resource for parents & family members of Oklahoma City University students to get news from across the OCU campus.

Click here to visit the Parent & Family Services Facebook Page.

Quarterly Parent & Family Newsletter

Parents and families who sign-up to receive the ‘Parent & Family Connections’ newsletter will be sent an electronic newsletter four times an academic year with updates from the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Housing & Residence Life, Student Engagement, University Counseling, Career Services, Student Government Association, Alumni Engagement, and Fraternity & Sorority Life.

Parents and families can click here to sign up to receive ’Parent & Family Connections’.


Parent & Family Orientation

Held each August on the Monday of Stars Week, this orientation program introduces parents and families to important staff members across campus, and offers breakout sessions on various topics and resources for their student’s success.

Parents & Family Day

Held each fall, this is a fun celebration where parents and family members of OCU students are invited to enjoy the campus’ annual Homecoming events. Parents and family members are invited to attend the ‘Welcome Reception’ too!

Oklahoma City University is proud of its affiliation with the United Methodist Church. The Office of Religious Life seeks to bring faith and learning together through worship services, community service, student organizations, and mission opportunities. Religious Life is a vital part of the student experience at OCU. The following are some of the signature features of Religious Life at OCU.

Location: Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel, Lower Level, Room L102

Phone: 405-208-5484

Email: [email protected]

Click here to visit the Religious Life website.

University Worship

University Worship is our university worship service. These services are every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. throughout the academic year. The community gathers for a service of worship led by the Director of Religious Life, professors from Wimberly School of Religion, students, and many community religious leaders. These services, usually around 40 minutes in length, feature many of our talented musicians and dynamic guest preachers. This service usually follows a traditional liturgical format with occasional special services. Students have many opportunities to participate in leadership including singing in a volunteer University Worship Choir, greeters, and liturgists. Visitors from outside the campus community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Wesley Center

The Wesley Center is OCU’s Campus Ministry with Rev. Aly Shahan as our Campus Pastor. We are located in the lower level of the Chapel. Though we are grounded in United Methodist theology, this is a ministry that is open and welcoming to students of all religious affiliations and backgrounds. Our four areas of focus are: worship, purpose, service, and community. We provide small groups and Bible studies, mission and services opportunities, times of fellowship, and an inclusive Christian community. Our goal is to be a safe home away from home for students to experience the unconditional love of God, grow in their faith, and find true community.

Wesley Worship

Wesley Worship meets each Monday night at 7:00 p.m. during the academic year. The community is invited to a service of worship led by the Director of Religious Life, students, and our Wesley Worship student Band. This contemporary style service includes praise, prayer, scripture, sermons, and Holy Communion each week. It is an interactive worship experience. Following worship we share in a free dinner together in a time of fellowship and fun.

Student Religious Organizations

Religious Life is proud to support a wide range of student organizations to help students deeply engage their faith through religious study, fellowship, and service. The organizations reflect specific faith backgrounds including the Jewish Stars, Catholic Student Association, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, and the Muslim Student Association, or ecumenical ministries like Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kappa Phi and DAX. All groups related to OCU are welcoming of any student.

Our Better Together organization focuses on Interfaith understanding. This group helps build relationship and cooperation across faith differences, including those with no faith backgrounds.

The Offices of Religious Life or Student Engagement can help students connect with these groups!

Mission and Service Opportunities*

OCU Religious Life is committed to community engagement through service. This takes many forms, including service opportunities and mission trips, serving both domestic and international locations. If you are looking for ways to serve your community, reach out to our Assistant Director of Religious Life, KC Curry ([email protected]).

Pastoral Care

No matter your involvement in Religious Life or your religious affiliation, Rev. Aly Shahan is available to meet with any and all students regarding faith, spiritual, or personal matters. If you need prayer, a listening ear, advice, or a friend to provide a distraction and light conversation, please reach out to Rev. Shahan.

*Please visit section IX Student Organizations to learn more about forming religious student organizations.

OCU celebrates diversity and practices inclusion in all its forms—from human qualities of gender, race, sexual orientation, and disability, to diversity of ideas regarding religious beliefs, cultural identities, and political and social convictions. It is understood that the intersections of varied social identities, lived experiences, and ideas enrich lives. The enrichment occurs all while developing personal values based on expansive interactions with those with whom common experiences are shared and those with whom few common experiences are shared. Diversity of thought, inclusion, access, equitable practices, and belonging enrich academic, professional, and personal opportunities, and is a source of strength and empowerment for all and allows OCU to prioritize inclusion, access, and equity as we consider and embrace all who are a part of our community.

Location: 205 Clara E. Jones Administration Building
Phone: 405-208-5030
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.okcu.edu/odei

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