Clubs and Organizations

For more information on clubs and organizations contact:

Zachary Swalley
Director of Clubs and Organizations
clubs@orusa.org

 

 

Club Leadership - Find all necessary forms here:

Club Forms (Requests, Sanctioning, Etc.)

 

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The Accounting Society

President: Jonathan Hutchins (chefjonathanh@oru.edu)

Students coming together in educational, fun, interactive meetings regarding all components of business world and professional setting outside of college.

 

African Student Prayer Fellowship

President: Afolabi Fasehinde (revfash@oru.edu)

 

Ailing Mothers and Fathers

President: Angela Meter (s0cc3r_bab3@oru.edu)

Originally named for Anne Marie Fajgenbaum- founder David Fajgenbaum's mother, who passed away from a brain tumor when David was in college- and then an acronym for Ailing Mothers and Fathers, our group is now open to all grieving students and the letters AMF are now a tribute to our inspiration.

ORU Students of AMF is the 33rd chapter of the National Students of AMF. The mission of National Students of AMF is to support college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one.

Our chapter consists of:
A peer led Support Group, offering college students who are grieving the illness or death of a loved one the opportunity to share their feelings and experiences with others going through the same experience. The Support Group meets every other week.
A Service Group, open to the entire campus community, that provides opportunities to raise money and awareness for causes important to chapter members, help others in need, and channel energy toward positive outlets."

 

Alpha Epsilon Delta

President: Kathryn Brand (kebrand@oru.edu)

Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Health Pre-professional Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in pre-professional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary, and others. The Society welcomes ALL students engaged in the pursuit of a professional healthcare career. AED offers opportunities for intellectual and professional development, provides a forum for students with common interests, and extends a program of service to benefit the college/university community.

 

Alpha Lamda Delta

President: Rondah Frierson (fdfrierson@oru.edu)

 

Ambassadors for Life

President: Cynthia Carney (clcarney@oru.edu)

Our mission is too go into every man's world with the Light and Life of Christ and to educate the student body about abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide, equipping this generation for life.

 

American Chemical Society

With currently more than 163,000 members, the American Chemical Society forms the world's largest scientific community. The society is perhaps most recognized for its publications, which include numerous scientific journals and databases. The ORU student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society serves as a link between the undergraduate community and the Society at large, whose headquarters are located in Washington, D.C. In the past, the ORU student affiliate chapter has focused on increasing its visibility and availability to the students on campus, and has consistently provided its resources and manpower to those studying in the fields of chemistry and engineering. The continuing goals of the chapter include, but are not limited to, increasing involvement with the local Tulsa chapter, and providing support and resources for students who desire to attend regional and national ACS meetings.

 

American Scientific Affiliation

The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) is a fellowship of faculty and students of science and disciplines that can relate to science who share a common fidelity to the Word of God and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science. The ASA provides an open forum “to investigate any area relating Christian faith and science" and "to make known the results of such investigations for comment and criticism by the Christian community and by the scientific community." ASA's unique mission is to integrate, communicate, and facilitate properly researched science and biblical theology in service to the Church and the scientific community. Integration is not only possible but necessary to an adequate understanding of God and His creation. We hosts guest speakers usually every 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.  You can expect a presentation of a related topic in science and theology which allows for students and faculty to listen, think, and ask questions in an open and inviting environment.  All students and faculty are welcome, and you do not have to be a member to attend.

 

Association of Computing Machinery

President: Jonathan Leroux (lerouxjonathan@oru.edu)

The Association for Computing Machinery brings students from a diverse group of technology backgrounds together for fellowship, professional development, and good clean fun. Past club events have included parlor games, lectures from noted scientists on cutting-edge research, and participation in an annual programming contest. Although the club is geared towards computer programmers, anyone with an interest in using machines to make life better is more than welcome.

 

Bass Anglers

President: Zach Vankeulen (z.vank12@gmail.com)

We are a team of fishermen and women that compete in the sport of bass fishing. Its an opportunity for any type of angler to get some more time on the water and make new friends.

 

Beautiful Love

President: Katy Roso (kroso@oru.edu)

 

Biomedical Engineering Society

President: Jessica Shearer (jess4jesus@oru.edu)

 

C.S. Lewis Inklings Club

President: Jeff Kuney (kuneykane@oru.edu)

This club is dedicated to the study of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and friends. Club members gather to engage in book discussion, film viewing, and other fun activities to learn about these authors.

 

Campus Israel Alliance

President: Estara Arrant (estaraj@oru.edu)

The Campus Israel Alliance works to engage the students and faculty of Oral Roberts University, as well as the local Tulsa Community, to become active and educated supporters of the U.S. relationship with Israel. We seek to do this through providing opportunities for education, cooperation, and political action. We believe there is a necessity to support Israel as a nation and a people, based on Biblical and political principles.

 

Chess Club

President: Adonis Turner (adonisdkturner@aol.com)

 

College Democrats

College Democrats consists of ORU students desiring to become actively involved in American politics and representing the values of the Democratic Party.

 

College Republicans

President: Brent McNeely (bmcneely@oru.edu)

 

Concerned Women of America

President: Linda Harrison (har73287@oru.edu)

 

Development Club

Development Club is an organization devoted to the real world application of classroom concepts. Members will participate in hands-on community development, take academic and professional trips, and learn practical applications to assist them in future development efforts through seminars, lectures, workshops and conferences.

 

Environmental Stewardship Club

Formed in 1998, the ORU ESC has been active in campus and community events. The focus of this club is two fold: education and service. Two to three times a semester,  local speakers are brought in to inform club members about sustainable activities going on in the community. On-campus and community service projects have been undertaken on a regular basis.

 

Free Running on Earth for Eternity (FREE)

President: Andrew Choflet (freekour@gmail.com)

Parkour, in its true form, is any form of movement that would/could be used in an emergency situation whether chasing or escaping. Free running is essentially the cocky brother to parkour; adding less efficient (in terms or getting from point A to point B) movements, flips, and style. These physical art forms of self expression develop the discipline of martial arts, while using the skill and technique of gymnastics; it constructs the camaraderie of a soldier and maintains the freedom of a playground.
Quite simply, this is using a gymnastic-like concept in a practical manner (no gymnastic background needed!). Parkour also develops the mental efficiency to go through the obstacle course of life, overcoming physical and emotional hurdles, to build one into the best person he or she can be.

 

Freestyle Friday

President: Olexys Washington (tolexylou_92@oru.edu)

The purpose of Freestyle Friday is to see all races of students unified under one common purpose: to glorify and lift up the name of Jesus Christ and their testimony of his or her work in their lives through self expression and forms of worship as they are gifted and are led by the Spirit. When students are of one mind and find common ground though Christ, the Holy Spirit moves through and speaks through their gifts and talents that they offer. We can reach a point of prophetic freestyling that ushers in the conviction of the Holy Spirit through all forms of expression including [but not limited to] rapping, poetry, the spoken word, singing, freestyling, and dance all from the depths of our hearts and beings.

 

French Club (Le Cercle Français)

President: Noelle Smits (noellesmits@oru.edu)

French Club (le Cercle Francais) is an organization for students taking French courses or for those interested in the francophone world.

 

Hebrew Culture Club

President: Callan McKinley (mckinleycj08@oru.edu)

The purpose of the Hebrew Culture Club is to engage and educate students about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith through media, events and guest speakers; to promote the cultural aspects of modern day Israel; and to provide a great learning experience for all.

 

Honors Student Council

President: Zach Wells (zachwells@oru.edu)

The Honors Program is an organization that focuses on challenging the students of ORU academically. It is designed to uniquely challenge its students to not only think, but to communicate and create as well.

 

HPER Club

President: Ricky Ortiz (rjortiz4@oru.edu)

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Club is specifically designed for students who are interested in or are have a major in HPER. The club's focus is to create a network among the HPER concentrated divisions and attain new ways to further advance the department in which we share.

 

International Relations and Development Organization

President: Margaret Penrose (mpenrose@oru.edu)

International Relations and Development Organization is a club that offers practical training to help enhance your international learning experience at ORU. It prepares you to effectively engage in everyman’s world. We educate and train through seminars in:

International Community Development
International Relations
Regional History and Cultural Sensitivity
International Law
Protocol and Diplomacy
Conflict Resolution
Social Graces and Dining Etiquette
Cultural Taboos
International Ministry Protocol
International Business
International Disaster Prevention/Management

 

International Student Organization (ISO)

President: Cumira Bill (bil55670@oru.edu)

The International Student Organization is an international student community builder, working to help strengthen the bond between international students on campus in order to provide students with a sense of family as they study away from home and hopefully enhance their learning experience at ORU; while working to assist in meeting their unique needs. In celebrating the diversity at ORU, the ISO also embraces national students as part of the international community and the diversity of the body of Christ.

 

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)

President: Brittney Hunter (britthunt2009@oru.edu)

The Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (M.A.P.S.) is one of the Student National Medical Association National Protocols that are focused on increasing the percentage of minority students matriculating to upper division science courses pipelining them to medical, dental, and graduate schools.

 

Missional Living

President: Christian Aranza (detroithp77@yahoo.com)

 

 

Model United Nations (MUN)

President: Greg Tanis (gtanis@oru.edu)

ORU Model United Nations Team is made up of a group of students who wish to take an active role in learning about current global affairs. The team trains in the Spring and competes in the Midwest Model United Nations Competition in St. Louis, MO. ORU Delegates have brought home the highest awards possible for the last two years running as well as numerous other smaller awards.

 

Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (OIL)

President: Greg Tanis (oruoil@gmail.com)

Once a semester, universities all over Oklahoma compete in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (OIL)  competition, a 5-day mock legislative session at the state capitol in Oklahoma City. In the past eight sessions, ORU has won Best Overall delegation among numerous other awards. In addition to the legislature, the event also includes moot court and a journalism competition.

By participating in this extraordinary event, you will not only hone your interpersonal communication skills but you will also gain first hand experience with the workings of state government. In addition, you have an opportunity to present your views before the actual state lawmakers and cultivate extemporaneous speaking skills. A packet of the most compelling legislative ideas is delivered to the legislators and has resulted in the adoption of progressive changes in the state.

Discover what it is like to be a part of the state legislature.
Meet current and future leaders in the state.
Hone your abilities to think and express your ideas on paper and orally.
Make new friendships with both ORU students and students across the state
Cultivate Legislation to be presented to Lawmakers with the possibility of adoption into Oklahoma Law.

 

ORU Artisits 4 Christ

President: Arielle Monks (ariellemonks@yahoo.com)

An artistic outreach to all people through art galleries.

 

ORU Film Club

President: Larrisa Nugroho (larrisan@oru.edu)

The ORU Film Club is a group of students who are passionate about telling stories through film and photography. We want to transform the perspective of our generation by providing alternative entertainment that inspires and encourages. We create short films, documentaries, and other works as well as analyze and evaluate movies from different eras.

 

ORU Formula Racing

President: Joseph Krause (jkrause@oru.edu)

ORU Formula Racing is a multidisciplinary student lead race team with the goal of applying classroom theory to real world applications. This is done through the building and racing of Formula SAE style racecars, with the goal of competing nationally against other college teams.

 

ORU Lead

Presidents: Brian Nhira (briannhira@oru.edu) & Caleb Perkins (jcaleb@oru.edu)

ORU Lead is a leadership program that hosts dynamic speakers to challenge and grow students on the topic of leadership as well as getting to know other leaders on campus in smaller settings.  ORU Lead focuses on learning and applying how to lead others with excellence.

 

ORU Swim Club

President: Chris Miller (cris9310@oru.edu)

Swim a lap, do a dive, or splash a friend with the ORU Swim Club. You'll be glad you joined.

 

ORU Veterans Club

President: Jonathan Thoennes (jthoennes@oru.edu)

The ORU Student Veterans Organization exists to provide advocacy for all student veterans: regarding their benefits and to ensure that ORU maintains its Military Friendly campus status.

 

The O-Zone

President: Bobby Baehr (bobbybaehr@oru.edu)

A group of students within the student population who have caught the vision of what school spirit can really be.  We sit - or rather we stand - in the very front of Student Section during the Men and Women basketball games and cheer our fellow student-athletes on.  Come join us in cheering on our fellow student's as they give their all competing for our school- O-R-U!

 

Pentangle-English Club

President: Hannah Covington (hcovington@oru.edu)

The English club provide movie nights, game nights, and a Christmas party for its members for free. The English club also has an annual retreat for any member, but space is limited. We also work alongside Promethia, the literary magazine, to help promote 4 poetry readings per year.

 

PRSSA

President: Kerisha Vanterpool (kerisha_vanterpool@oru.edu)

PRSSA is the only student public relations organization geared to Communication Majors pursuing a career in the communications field. This club offers scholarships, internships, co-ops, jobs locally and globally through various professionals in the field.

 

Psi Chi Rho

President: Courtney Borsellino (courtneyborsellino@oru.edu)

Club for students interested in learning more about psychology, preparing for grad school, and listening to in the field speakers.

 

Sign Language Club

President: Tammie King (tammiek@oru.edu)

Sign Language club for those who are learning or wanting to learn American Sign Language, and deaf culture.

 

Social Justice Society (SJS)

President: Jehoshaphat Sells Berachah (jehoshaphatberachah@oru.edu)

The Social Justice Society is an ORU student-led organization dedicated to 1) awakening people to the social injustices of our world 2) stirring their hearts with the active love of Christ and 3) offering them opportunities to express this love to a world in need. SJS partners with multiple humanitarian organizations in their efforts; it also heads up various committees each year devoted to a particular social justice issue. There are various ways to get involved including helping partner with local non-profits in the promotion and coordination of awareness/fund-raising events, planning an on-campus awareness/fundraiser event, or getting a national organization to visit ORU.

 

Social Work Club

President: Catherine Coussens (catherinecoussens@oru.edu)

The ORU Social Work Club has been an on-campus club for approximately 19 years. The two purposes for the club's existence that stand out the most are the following: (a) to enlighten students concerning the opportunities available in the professional field of social work and (b) to enhance the relationship, communication and cohesiveness of social work students on campus. Club meetings will involve service outreach to communities which may be serving meals to indigent populations at various holidays throughout the year or sponsoring two or more needy children at Christmas. Guest speakers from a variety of agencies and organizations are invited to the meeting to share with the group their experiences, expertise and tell what services they provide to communities. This serves to assist students in integrating knowledge learned in the classroom and in the application of such learning to real life situations. Social Work Club members in good standing may receive credit to apply to one of their social work classes or other classes in the Behavioral Sciences.

 

Spanish Club

The purpose is to enlighten and create fuller appreciation of the Hispanic and Latin worlds, to encourage the study of the language and to visit a Spanish-speaking country or work with the Hispanics in Tulsa. It presents the need for Spanish-speaking missionaries and for supporting foreign churches financially. Spanish Club also sponsors a child in Guatemala through World Vision.

 

Student Finance Society

President: Jameson Headley (jamesonheadley@oru.edu)

The Student Finance Society hosts events and in speakers in the area of finance.

 

Students For Life

President: Christine Monteith (christine-monteith@oru.edu)

Students For Life is devoted to raising the issues of life regarding born and unborn persons. Our goal is to further educate the ORU student body regarding community resources as alternatives to abortion as well as resources that respect the dignity of human life. Our group is Christ-centered committed to being prayerful as well as peaceful.

 

Student Human Resources Management

President: Ashley Hamilton (ashleyhamilton@oru.edu)

 

Student Nurse Association

President: David Hubbard (dhubbard@oru.edu)

Student Nurse Association is an organized association of students in the nursing program for instructional academic support, leadership development, community outreach involvement,  and christian fellowship.  It is our goal to communicate with nursing students the opportunities that are available within the community to apply their degree and passion to help people.

 

Students in Free Enterprise

SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious SIFE World Cup. In addition to the community aspect of the program, SIFE’s leadership and career initiatives create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.

 

Study Abroad Council

President: Aandra Fujita (afujita@oru.edu)

• Educate, Inspire, and Empower students to Study Abroad
• Mentor, Support and Counsel Future World Changers
• Equip a Global Community

We are a club dedicated to broadening the experiences of the students at ORU by cultural exposure through higher educational experiences. We look forward to assisting every student interested in Studying Abroad and sharing our experiences to inspire them to make studying abroad a reality.

 

Tri-Beta

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

 

To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA)

President: Christina Jumper (cjoyjump@oru.edu)

The ORU TWLOHA University Chapter is part of a group of student organizations on college and university campuses that exist to embody the mission and vision of To Write Love on Her Arms. Through organized meetings and events, the chapter serves as a voice of hope, inspiration, and support for students and their surrounding communities.