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/saa.
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 2018 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 2017 and the Steering Committee in January 2018 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 2017 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.
OSU Institute of Technology
Bill R. Path, EdD—President
Scott Newman, EdD—Vice President, Academic Affairs
Jim Smith, MS—Vice President, Fiscal Services
Ina Agnew, PhD—Vice President, Student Services
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) is a residential branch campus of OSU that focuses upon offering quality education in advancing technological and academic programs. Graduates earn Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science and/or Bachelor of Technology degrees.
The institution’s core curriculum is as diverse and innovative as its student body. Through OSUIT, individuals receive the comprehensive education required to prepare them as competitive members of a world-class workforce and contributing members of society. Unique in Oklahoma, the Okmulgee campus blends the best of emerging technologies, and general education coursework to prepare students for rewarding careers in business and industry. Each program is carefully reviewed twice each year by teams of industry and business advisers to ensure course content and instruction remain current and relevant. Students enjoy a low student-to-faculty ratio, an emphasis on hands-on learning, and instruction by industry-experienced faculty.
Significantly contributing to OSUIT's uniqueness and success is its extensive array of business and industry partnerships. Many national and international corporations have chosen to partner with OSUIT and support the University and its students through scholarships, training aids and equipment. Students benefit by having greater access to these sponsoring partners and employers at graduation and students in most programs of study also participate in internships. These closely monitored, authentic work experiences in business and industry are directly related to students’ disciplines and offer students the opportunity to apply their new knowledge and skills in a real world setting, and many OSUIT interns receive pay during their internships.
OSUIT also works collaboratively with a broad range of educational partners—including K-12 systems and career technology centers, as well as other colleges and universities—in the development and facilitation of robust career and educational pathways to and from OSUIT.
Several industry certifications and program accreditations attest to the quality of instruction at OSUIT. The Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) as well as the Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN). The Orthotics & Prosthetics program is accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE), which serves in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The Bachelor of Technology programs in Civil Engineering Technology and Instrumentation Engineering Technology are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET). The Automotive Service Technologies and Automotive Collision Repair Technologies programs are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and maintain Automotive Service Excellence certifications.
The combination of the University’s high-quality educational programs, business and industry partnerships, internship programs, and modern, well-equipped instructional facilities, ensures OSUIT graduates are highly marketable and competitive. Job placement for OSUIT graduates is among the highest in Oklahoma, with many receiving several job offers prior to graduation.
The University’s educational programs are divided into ten academic schools, most with multiple instructional programs. Programs include:
- School of Arts & Sciences: Associate in Science degrees in Allied Health Sciences, Business, Enterprise Development, Pre-Education, and Pre-Professional Studies;
- School of Automotive Technologies: Associate in Applied Science degrees in Automotive Collision Repair Technologies and Automotive Service Technologies (a general technician degree and multiple manufacturer-specific degrees are available;
- School of Construction Technologies: Associate in Applied Science degrees in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology, Construction Technologies (with options in Construction Management and Electrical Construction), and High Voltage Lineman;
- School of Culinary Arts: Associate in Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts;
- School of Diesel & Heavy Equipment: Associate in Applied Science degrees in Diesel & Heavy Equipment (a general technician degree and multiple manufacturer-specific degrees are available);
- School of Energy Technologies: Associate in Applied Science degrees in Industrial Maintenance Technologies (with options in Natural Gas Compression Technologies and Plant Maintenance Technologies), Pipeline Integrity Technology, and Power Plant Technology;
- School of Engineering Technologies: Associate in Applied Science degrees in Civil Engineering/Surveying Technologies, Engineering Graphics & Design Drafting Technologies, Engineering Technologies (with options in Electrical/Electronics Technologies, Electromechanical Technologies and Instrumentation Technology), Manufacturing Technologies, and Watchmaking & Microtechnology, as well as Bachelor of Technology degrees in Civil Engineering Technology and Instrumentation Engineering Technology;
- School of Information Technologies: Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Bachelor of Technology degrees in Information Technologies;
- School of Nursing & Health Sciences: Associate in Applied Science degrees in Nursing and Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologies;
- School of Visual Communications: Associate in Applied Science degrees in 3D Modeling & Animation, Graphic Design Technology and Photography Technology.
OSUIT operates on a year-around trimester calendar (three full-semester terms each year). New academic terms typically begin in early September, early January and late April. The institution participates in both national and state financial aid programs. The deadline for financial aid applications and most University scholarship applications is March 1.
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is located at 1801 East Fourth Street, Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447-3901.
The toll free phone number at OSUIT is 800-722-4471. Further information is available at www.osuit.edu.
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
Joey Fronheiser, PhD—Vice President of Academic Affairs
Bradford Williams, PhD—Vice President of Student Services
Robin Roberts Krieger, MS—Vice President of Business and Industry Training & Economic Development
Ronda Reece, MS—Vice President of Budget and Finance
Mike Widell, MBA—Vice President of Operations
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is a North Central Association accredited, state-assisted public college serving the technical education and training needs of Oklahoma. Located in the heart of Oklahoma City, at the crossroads of Interstate 44 and Interstate 40, this campus enrolls approximately 6,000 full and part-time students each semester. OSU-OKC has grown from a campus of one building with fewer than 100 students in 1961 to a campus today consisting of 110 acres, 14 buildings, a multistory parking facility and 307 full-time faculty and staff.
Taking pride in its student-centered approach to collegiate education, OSU-OKC offers:
- One bachelor of technology degree program,
- 28 associate in applied science degree programs with numerous areas of option,
- nine associate in science degree programs,
- nine certificate programs,
- ten embedded certificate programs,
- developmental education courses, and
- business and industry training.
Curriculum is designed in response to current business and industry needs, and with input from professionals who serve on advisory committees. All energies are directed toward one goal: blending academic and student support services to create a collegiate educational experience that addresses individual student goals and workforce needs.
Bachelor of Technology
The bachelor of technology degree is a 124-credit hour technology-intensive application-focused baccalaureate degree.
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Associate in Applied Science
The associate in applied science degree signifies the completion of at least 60 semester credit hours of collegiate course work (excluding any physical education courses), which will place the graduate on a career path. Oklahoma State University-OKC offers 28 associate in applied science degree programs in six divisional areas:
- Horticulture Technology
- Veterinary Technology
- Cardiovascular Sonography
- Nurse Sciences
- Nutritional Sciences
- Crime Victim/Survivor Services
- Early Care Education
- Emergency Medical Services-Municipal Fire Protection
- Municipal Fire Protection
- Police Science
- Sign Language Interpretation
- Applied Technology
- Graphic Design
- Technical Spanish/Translation and Interpretation
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
- Architectural Technology
- Computer Information Systems
- Construction Technology
- Electrical Power Technology
- Electronics Engineering Technology
- General Engineering Technology
- Information Technology
- Management Information System
- Power Transmission and Distribution Technology
- Renewable/Sustainable Energy
- Surveying Technology
- Wind Turbine Technology
Associate in Science
The associate in science degree is a program designed for transfer to an upper-division bachelor’s degree program. It is typically awarded to those who wish to major in subjects with heavy undergraduate requirements in mathematics and science. This degree represents successful completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours (excluding any physical education courses). OSU-OKC offers nine associate in science degree programs:
- Agriculture Technologies
- Horticulture Technology
- Business Administration
- Enterprise Development- Reach Higher
- Health Sciences
- Health Care Administration
- Human Services
- Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling
- American Sign Language
- Police Science
- Liberal Arts
- Enterprise Development - Reach Higher
- Public Service
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
- Fire Protection & Safety Technology
OSU-OKC operates on the belief that each person should be:
- treated with dignity and respect,
- afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience,
- given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights,
- provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.
Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City develops and delivers collegiate-level career and transfer educational programs, professional development and support services that prepare individuals to live and work in an increasingly technological and global community.
Institutional Effectiveness and Institutional Grants
This office develops and implements processes that provide the campus with data, information and analysis concerning the effectiveness and efficiency of classes, degree and certificate programs, and support services. Timely and accurate data reporting to state and federal agencies as well as institutional and departmental accrediting agencies is a major function since continued accreditation is crucial to the mission of OSU-OKC.
Institutional Effectiveness is the focal point for campus-wide process improvement. Ensuring that all offices are operating in the most efficient and effective way possible helps the college to continue excelling at preparing its students to live and work in an increasing global and technological society. In pursuit of this academic mission, the office also devotes time and effort in support of special projects related to research and funding.
Institutional Grants is dedicated to procuring grant funding to advance the university’s strategic initiatives. This department supports faculty and staff members’ efforts to develop, compose, and submit grant applications. Grant proposals are monitored through this office to ensure compliance with funding guidelines and reporting requirements.
Functions of OSU-OKC
- Maintain an open-door policy, which will provide access to higher education for all eligible individuals, treating all students fairly and equally and with no discrimination, regardless of social, economic or academic background
- Provide learning opportunities for students to complete a bachelor of technology degree, an associate in applied science degree, an associate in science degree or a certificate program primarily in technical education.
- Prepare students for upper-division academic study; when appropriate, participating in reciprocal and cooperative relationships with educational and various other types of institutions.
- Provide students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to accomplish specified career or personal education goals.
- Provide a developmental studies program to enable students to be successful at the college level.
- Provide a complete student services program, including academic advisement, career planning, enrollment management, counseling services, judicial programs and services, admissions and records, minority student programs and services, veteran services, student life, financial aid, assessment, student support services, job placement, family resource center and wellness services.
- Conduct classes, workshops, seminars and conferences to accommodate the needs of local business, industry and community groups on a non-credit basis.
- Engage in a continual campus-wide program of assessment and improvement, including regular systematic review of program and funding sources, conduct long- and short-range planning, and provide and encourage faculty and staff development activities, to meet stated goals and improve efficiency and effectiveness.
For further information, visit www.osuokc.edu.
Howard G. Barnett—President
Pamela Martin Fry, EdD—Provost
Sheryl A.Tucker, PhD—Vice Provost
Oklahoma State University offers undergraduate and graduate programs at 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 advisor for a list of transferable courses. Upper-division (3000- and 4000-level) and graduate (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 74106-0700.
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 or visit the website at www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu.