OSU Alumni Association
The OSU Alumni Association engages alumni, students and friends to experience lifelong connections to the Alumni Association, Cowboy Family and Oklahoma State University.
The organization offers numerous programs for current students designed to educate them on OSU history and traditions, engage them in OSU programs and events, and prepare them to be productive graduates of the university.
The OSU Student Alumni Association is the student membership program of the Alumni Association. With more than 3,000 members, SAA is the largest student group on campus. Members receive many exclusive benefits both as students and alumni including discounts at more than 40 Stillwater merchants and 800 online retailers, a monthly e-newsletter, exclusive T-shirts, networking opportunities and more.
Life memberships are available at a discounted rate of $600 ($400 savings) to students who opt in to a $75/semester bursar charge for eight semesters. Students may opt in to the program at any time, and post-graduation payment plans are available for non-freshmen who graduate before making eight payments. Annual memberships are also available for $30 per year. Join as a life or annual member at orangeconnection.org/joinsaa.
Student Alumni Board
SAB is a leadership development organization sponsored by the Alumni Association. SAB serves as the governing body for the Student Alumni Association and acts as a liaison between the Alumni Association and the student body. SAB is responsible for planning SAA events, passing along OSU traditions to students, serving as ambassadors at alumni and campus events, speaking at high school scholar banquets on behalf of OSU and planning the annual OSU Legacy Weekend. Students interested may apply for SAB in January 2019 at orangeconnection.org/sab.
Tradition Keepers Program
The Tradition Keepers Program is designed to educate students on the history and traditions of OSU. The program includes the Cowboy Legend book and mobile app with more than 80 traditions to complete and become a “True Cowboy.” Printed Cowboy Legend books are available during New Student Orientation and at the OSU Alumni Center. Download the Cowboy Legend app to start your journey to becoming a True Cowboy at OKStateTradition.com.
“America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration” has been presented each year by the OSU Alumni Association since 1920. It is run by more than 150 Homecoming student committee members with the collaboration of thousands in the Greek, residential life and student organization communities. Students interested in serving on a committee may apply for the Big Committee in September 2018 and the Steering Committee in January 2019. Find more information at orangeconnection.org/homecoming.
Students with 60 or more credit hours are eligible to purchase an Official OSU Class Ring. The Alumni Association sponsors the ring program officially recognized by the university and hosts a ceremony each semester to present recipients with their rings. Life Student Alumni Association members receive their ring in a distinct orange box. Visit orangeconnection.org/ring or call 405-744-3600 for more information.
The Alumni Association recognizes students for their scholarship, campus leadership and service to campus and community with the Seniors of Significance and Outstanding Seniors awards. Seniors are encouraged to apply in September 2018 at orangeconnection.org/studentawards.
The Oklahoma State University Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Gifts to the Foundation are deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Established in 1961, the Foundation unites donor passions and university priorities to achieve excellence and manages donated resources efficiently and effectively.
The OSU Board of Regents, through a resolution passed in 1966, directed that gifts or donations made for the benefit of Oklahoma State University be made to the OSU Foundation.
Although it is a separate and distinct legal entity from the Oklahoma State University System, the OSU Foundation maintains a close and cooperative working relationship with the University to establish fundraising priorities and cultivate constituency relationships.
Howard G. Barnett—President
Pamela Martin Fry, EdD—Provost
Sheryl Tucker, PhD—Vice Provost
Oklahoma State University (OSU) offers undergraduate and graduate programs at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa (OSU-Tulsa). For undergraduate programs, lower-division courses (1000- and 2000-level) are available at Tulsa Community College or other area two-year colleges. Students should consult an OSU-Tulsa academic counselor for a list of transferable courses. Upper-division courses (3000- and 4000-level) and graduate courses (5000- and 6000-level) are offered at OSU-Tulsa.
Students applying to OSU-Tulsa must be admitted to either the academic degree program of choice or as a non-degree seeking student. All students must comply with admission procedures of OSU. Once admitted, regulations published in the OSU Catalog govern the student’s pursuit and completion of the degree program.
OSU provides admission, enrollment, financial aid and academic advising services at OSU-Tulsa. Scholarships are also available from OSU-Tulsa. Students may enroll in classes in Tulsa or Stillwater and pay tuition at either location. The student’s official academic records and transcripts are maintained by OSU at the Stillwater campus. Faculty are hired by OSU and the college offering the degree program. Upon completion of an academic program, the degree is granted by OSU. Students are responsible for making certain each course taken will apply toward the chosen degree or certificate program. Courses taken from other participating universities are treated as transfer credit courses. Transfer credit hours are applied to a student’s degree program in accordance with regulations of OSU.
OSU-Tulsa is administered by a Board of Trustees and is under the governing authority of the OSU Board of Regents. Classes are held at 700 N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, OK 74106-0702.
Semester class schedules for OSU-Tulsa are available online at http://www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu/schedule/index.php. For additional information on undergraduate programs, contact the OSU-Tulsa campus at 918-594-8355. For additional information on graduate programs, contact the OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services Center at 918-594-8455. Information is also available on the OSU-Tulsa website at www.tulsa.okstate.edu.