Alumni & Friends

"To the Uttermost Bounds of the Earth"

We invite all alumni and friends of ORU to join us in celebrating the university's golden anniversary by participating in our comprehensive campaign. It will literally take us "to the uttermost bounds of the earth" as we make ORU's unique brand of Whole Person education more accessible to millions around the globe.

pie chart The campaign has four major components:

  • Globalization of Whole Person Education
  • Enhanced Physical Campus
  • Quest Whole Person Scholarships
  • Strengthened University Endowment

Read more about these components and what they will mean to ORU's future -- and to the world.

This link provides details on naming opportunities for the Global Learning Center and the Track & Field Facilities and Tennis Complex. Click here to watch a video of construction progress in the former Baby Mabee/Studio One…soon to be the Global Learning Center. 

Within the Global Learning Center will be a Virtual Reality Classroom. We would like to name this room for longtime business professor Dr. George Gillen. More information is available here.

Coach Bernis Duke, ORU's very first tennis coach, is famous for his recruitment methods--and admired and respected by his former players as well as by more recent students who are enrolled in his badminton classes. You can help us name the new Tennis Complex for him; read more

We are also offering naming opportunities for Quest Whole Person Scholarships; go to this page for details. And, as always, you are welcome to contact the Office of Development if you have questions or would like to make a commitment to one or more of these projects. E-mail us at development@oru.edu or call us at 918.495.7336 or 800.822.8203 (toll-free).

Click here to make a gift to the campaign.

To add an element of fun to the campaign, we have a friendly T-shirt competition going on. For any gift to the campaign, you get your choice of a T-shirt: Titans (ORU's former mascot) or Golden Eagles. Once you receive your shirt, we encourage you to have someone take a photo of you when you're involved in an ORU-style "whole person" activity: spirit (e.g., church, serving others, praying, preaching), mind (e.g., studying, reading, at work), or body (e.g., working out, walking, playing sports).

Then, using the appropriate hashtag -- #ORUTitan or #ORUGoldenEagle -- share your photo on one or more of ORU's social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or LinkedIn. We'll be choosing a "best photo" in each category and featuring the photos in a future issue of ORU Excellence magazine. And at the end of the T-shirt competition, we'll announce which T-shirt proved most popular: the Titans T or the Golden Eagles T. Check this page now and then to see which mascot is the fans' favorite!