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Golden Pride

Be Golden Be Golden – Oakland University

Being golden is about putting in the hard work. It’s a rallying cry to believe in yourself.


0:11 Gold.

0:15 It’s first place.

0:19 A beautiful sunrise.

0:26 Prestige and admiration.

0:30 A standing ovation.

0:34 You think that’s all being golden is about?

0:38 Take what you know, flip it. Think again.

0:44 Being golden is about putting in the hard work.

0:50 It’s a rallying cry to believe in yourself.

0:58 It’s searching for answers where others aren't looking.

1:02 Rising before the sun, and staying up long after it sets.

1:09 Launching technology and stepping into a new world.

1:17 It's about balance, and making time to experience life.

1:25 It’s defying expectations

1:27 and making people look twice.

1:33 At Oakland University, our students power Michigan.

1:39 They get internships and jobs locally

1:42 and give back to their community.

1:50 Our nurses care for you when you’re sick.

1:55 Our engineers drive the motor city into the future.

1:58 Our business leaders propel the economy.

2:03 Our educators teach your children,

2:06 and inspire the next generation.

2:11 We’re moving forward, but remembering where we came from.

2:15 We’re proud to be Golden Grizzlies.

2:21 So never settle for less.

2:23 Be the spark that ignites change.

2:27 Be golden.

Student feature Golden Inspiration: Mahki

See how Mahki was able to turn his passion for music into a thriving future at Oakland University.

Aspire. Advance. Achieve.

The Campaign for Oakland University

President's Perspective

Oakland University is a place where inspiration thrives, where groundbreaking research is nurtured, and where a diverse community of thinkers, dreamers, and doers come together to shape a brighter future. Here, we share a commitment to fostering an environment of intellectual curiosity and societal impact. Thank you for joining us on this journey of education, discovery, and transformation.

The President's Office

Vision Statement

Oakland University will unlock the potential of individuals and leave a lasting impact on the world through the transformative power of education and research.

Mission Statement

Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.

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