Last month, we celebrated the anniversary of what would have been our founder’s 100th birthday. Oral Roberts was one of the great fathers of the Spirit-filled movement and his legacy will forever be remembered at this university. We commemorated his life and legacy at a Founder’s Centennial Celebration on January 24, and simultaneously launched a new International Quest Whole Person Scholarship. At a dinner that night, we raised $120,222 for this scholarship fund; overall, a total of $240,471 has been raised. This fund will bring more outstanding students from around the world to ORU for a Spirit-empowered whole person education. We also released “The New Oral Roberts University,” a book that tells the amazing story of ORU’s rescue and redemption. Thank you to everyone who participated in the celebration!


The Communication and Media Department recently received a $600,000 gift. It will allow this department to develop, train, and produce the world’s most creative and forward-thinking storytellers with a passion to lead in the field of media. This gift, along with a newly established Communication and Media Task Force, will also help make ORU a top choice of Spirit-empowered communication and media students from around the world. The funds will help develop new curricula that will challenge and encourage students to engage in the communication culture, purchase state-of-the-art equipment that will prepare graduates to thrive in the new media environment, renovate studio space, and more!


The 2018 Alumni Association Board of Directors election is currently underway. A link to the ballot has been e-mailed, so be sure to check your inbox. If you haven't received your e-mail, be sure to check your spam box. If you cannot locate this e-mail, please contact us at We also invite you to nominate a deserving ORU alumnus for a 2018 Alumnus of the Year award! Each year during Homecoming, we honor alumni for Distinguished Service to God, the Community, the Alma Mater, and “In Every Person’s World.”

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