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Are there fraternities and sororities on OU's campus?
Yes. Oakland University has a number of Greek Organizations.
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Can new students and transfer students join any student organization?
All recognized student organizations must be open on an equal basis to any OU student in membership and programming. (By law, fraternities and sororities are permitted to be single sex.)
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Do you have athletic programs?
Yes. We have 18 Division I sports for men and women. These include:

Men
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)
Women
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)
  • Volleyball

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Does OU have any club sports?
Besides 18 Division I sports OU also has a number of club sports, including:
  • Aiki Kai (Aikido)
  • Curling
  • Fencing
  • Men's Ice Hockey
  • Women's Ice Hockey
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Soccer
  • Triathlon Club
Contact the Center for Student Activities office at 49 Oakland Center or (248) 370-2400 for more information.
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How do I contact a student or Greek organization?
The Center for Student Activities has a list with contacts from each student org, found here.
Or you can contact the office, 49 Oakland Center, (248) 370-2400, csa@oakland.edu
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How do I join a student organization?
Find out about OU's student and Greek organizations by visiting the Center for Student Activities Office, through the Involvement Fair after New Student Convocation, Student and Greek Organization Days held during Welcome Week in the Oakland Center, and attending the meetings and programs sponsored by student and Greek organizations.
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How much does it cost to join a student organization?
Most student organizations are free to join. Some organizations do have membership dues, including the Greek organizations.
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What does CSA stand for?
CSA is the acronym for the Center for Student Activities (CSA) Office (more formally known as The Center for Student Activities and Leadership Development).
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What does the CSA (Center for Student Activities) office offer?
The Center for Student Activities Office encourages OU students to "GET INVOLVED!!!" by providing many co-curricular and community outreach opportunities that complement the classroom experience, prepares students to be leaders for the future in a diverse society, develops mentoring and networking connections, fosters interpersonal relationships, and promotes professional and personal enrichment with other OU students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public.
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What is New Student Convocation?
Convocation is a formal ceremony designating the beginning of a new student's academic career. All new students and their families are invited to attend Convocation at the beginning of fall semester. For more information, contact Orientation and New Student Programs at gold@oakland.edu or (248) 370-GOLD.
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What is OUSC, SPB and SAFB?
OUSC stands for Oakland University Student Congress, OU's student government, 62 Oakland Center, (248) 370-4290.
SPB stands for Student Program Board, 64 Oakland Center, (248) 370-4295.
 SAFB stands for Student Allocations Funding Board, 62 Oakland Center, (248) 370-4290.
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What is the CSA Service Window?
The CSA Service Window, operated by the Center for Student Activities Office, provides ticket sales and sign-up opportunities to many programs, activities and events sponsored by student and Greek organizations. Discounted tickets to professional theatres in Metropolitan Detroit, such as the Fisher, Fox and Detroit Opera Theatres are also available, as well as professional sports venues. Services also include faxing, stamps, depositing money into student organizations, disc golf.
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What is there to do on OU's campus? How do I find out about activities?
There are educational, social, cultural and recreational programs offered all the time on OU's campus. To find out what's happening and when, check out the CSA website. You can also check out campus bulletin boards, look at banners hanging in the Oakland Center, read The Oakland Post, listen to WXOU 88.3 FM, watch OUTV on Comcast Cablestation channel 74, stop by the service desk in the Recreation Center, and OU's home page and Campus Calendar.
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What is Welcome Week?
Welcome Week is a week of activities for students that begins on the first day of classes in the fall semester. Coordinated by the Center for Student Activities, this week includes information tables to help students locate classes and services, social activities, study skills workshops, and campus lectures. For more information, please contact the Center for Student Activities.
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What kind of student organizations are at OU?
Each academic year, there are over 170 student organizations registered at OU. They fall within the categories of academics, community service, engineering, Greek fraternities and sororities, multicultural, political, religious, social and club sports.
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What other services does the CSA Office provide?
The Center for Student Activities offers leadership, diversity and community service opportunities, campus programming, communication with student and Greek organizations, financial advising and managing of the student organization accounts, travel authorization for student organizations, access to university forms, making banners and other publicity material, table tent approval in the Oakland Center, approval for posting printed materials around OU's campus, computer lab with printing services, and locker rentals in the Oakland Center, within the CSA are the Leadership and Volunteer Center, Student Resource Center, and Gender and Sexuality Center.
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What types of events take place during Welcome Week?
There are many exciting events that take place during Welcome Week. The most popular events include: New Student Convocation, the Student Affairs Ice Cream Social, and the Sigma Pi Pig Roast. For more information, please contact the Center for Student Activities at csa@oakland.edu.
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Why should I get involved?
Getting involved connects you to Oakland University, enables you to make new friends and study partners, provides you with a sense of purpose and direction academically, professionally, and personally, improves your grades, enhances your resume, and adds fun to your college experience!!!
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