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University of Oklahoma

Coordinates: 35°12′31″N 97°26′45″W / 35.20861°N 97.44583°W / 35.20861; -97.44583
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The University of Oklahoma
Bizzell Library
MottoCivi et reipublicae (Latin)
Motto in English
For the citizen and for the state
Endowment$1.2 billion[1]
PresidentJoseph Harroz Jr.
ProvostNancy L. Mergler
OU Board of RegentsLeslie Rainbolt-Forbes, Chairwoman[2]
Academic staff
660 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK, 73019
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3,000 acres (12.1 km2) including north research park
ColorsCrimson & Cream[6]    
AffiliationsSoutheastern Conference
MascotBoomer and Sooner

Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Performing Arts

The University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a public university in the Norman, Oklahoma, United States. It has about 27,000 students enrolled, and it was started in 1890. Joseph Harroz Jr. is president of the university.

Sports[change | change source]

Oklahoma's athletics teams are called the Sooners. Oklahoma has 19 varsity teams, almost all of which compete in the Southeastern Conference (SEC).[7] In men's gymnastics, a sport that neither the Big 12 nor the SEC sponsors, Oklahoma is a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

References[change | change source]

  1. As of end of FY 2011. "University of Oklahoma Foundation". Current Value Reference. OU Foundation. Archived from the original (html) on August 24, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  2. Hall, Ben. "OU Board of Regents elects new chairwoman, vice chairman". OU Daily. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  3. "Employees by Campus, Fall 2003–2007". 2008 OU Factbook. University of Oklahoma. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
  4. This number only includes the main (Norman) and Health Sciences Campuses; numbers for the Tulsa campus were not available. Also, the number only include full-time and part-time faculty and does not include Graduate Assistants.
  5. "University of Oklahoma". The College Board. Retrieved May 27, 2011.
  6. Crimson: Pantone 201(#B30838); Cream: Pantone 468(#EEE1C5) "OU Web Media Relations Packet" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
  7. "Big 12 Announces Agreement for Withdrawal of Oklahoma and Texas" (Press release). Big 12 Conference. February 9, 2023. Retrieved February 9, 2023.

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