Oklahoma City University did not start out as the fully formed institution that we know today. The early 20th century was a difficult time for a fledgling university. As a result, the school's name, its leaders, and even its location changed several times during those early years. In the face of so much instability, the university remained firmly attached to its Methodist roots as it evolved.
The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences and business.
By providing a student-focused learning environment and an inclusive, values-centered culture that engages the community and the world, Oklahoma City University will be a university of choice for talented and high-potential students, faculty, and staff.
Every course you take, every student organization you join, and every campus experience is an opportunity to build and diversify your skills and develop your goals. Through individual Career Advising, we will work closely with you to explore your professional interests and offer strategies and resources to help you along your journey.
Whether you are at the finish line or not sure where to start, the office of Career Services is here to help.
On-campus living not only enhances your college experience but also makes it easier to get involved in campus life. Intramural sports, Homecoming, Greek Life, and competitive sporting events are just a few examples of the more than 60 organizations and activities available to OCU students.
Oklahoma City University students, faculty and staff, OK-Share cardholders and courtesy card holders are allowed to check out items from Dulaney-Browne Library. Most items have a three week checkout period and can be renew four times.
Campus Technology Services provide and support information technology resources for the university in pursuit of its goal of continued growth in academic excellence. Campus Technology Services strives to provide leadership and excellent service across campus, and in doing so, develop collaborative relationships to enhance both the teaching and learning and ancillary support environments.
Campus Health Services is committed to providing prompt and appropriate health care. Our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle as a means to helping students achieve their highest potential. By providing opportunities to learn health-promoting behaviors, we help our students pursue higher levels of wellness throughout their lives.
As a top liberal arts & sciences university, Oklahoma City University has been leading students to their creative edge for more than a century. We are a diverse community of academic achievers, big thinkers, independent spirits, and dedicated artists.
Oklahoma City University sponsors 19 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 crew, men’s and women’s wrestling, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track and field and women’s volleyball.
Pi Sigma Alpha is the nationally recognized honor society for the field of Political Science. Membership is open to juniors and seniors who are Political Science majors or minors who maintain a 3.2 average with their major classes as well as meet other standards set by the national organization.
Oklahoma City University and many of its academic programs are accredited by nationally recognized organizations.