Oral Roberts University is a charismatic university, founded in the fires of evangelism and upon the unchanging precepts of the Bible. The university was founded as a result of the evangelist Oral Roberts’ obeying God’s mandate to build a university on God’s authority and the Holy Spirit.
God’s commission to Oral Roberts was to “Raise up your students to hear My voice, to go where My light is dim, where My voice is heard small, and My healing power is not known, even to the uttermost bounds of the earth. Their work will exceed yours, and in this I am well pleased.”
Founded to educate the whole person – mind, body and spirit – Oral Roberts University promises a thorough education in the context of a vibrant Christ-centered community.
College should be a time of discovery, growth and fun. At ORU it’s all that and more. Through development of your mind, body and spirit, the ORU experience is designed to help you grow as a whole person, ignite your leadership skills and prepare you to impact the world for good. This is your time. ORU is your place.
Every aspect of the ORU experience—from classes to our many associations and clubs, from dorm life to campus worship—is focused toward making you an outstanding leader, an inspiration and a blessing to a needy world.