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The Office of Student Success consists of several distinct areas: Student Success and Retention, Career Services, Peer Coaching Programs, Veterans/Active Military, and Parent Resources.  

The dedicated STAFF in this office works with students to ensure their success at the university. Take a moment to meet us! The tabs listed at the top of this page contain valuable resources for all ORU students and families.

Our STUDENT SUCCESS AND RETENTION staff works with students to help them overcome obstacles that may have become barriers to their success at the university.  We not only partner with students to ensure their academic success, but we help to create solutions that allow students to remain on campus.  Our doors are open to all students, including at-risk students, Bridge students, and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP review) students. 

The office of CAREER SERVICES coordinates the campus-wide effort to ensure our students and alumni are successful upon the completion of their academic journey.  Our staff helps students and alumni shape and realize their career goals by providing counseling, workshops, and events designed to help them attain their life goals.

The PEER COACHING PROGRAM is our newest addition to the department. It facilitates programs that utilize students helping other students to succeed. The new Eagle Teams program featuring Peer Success Coaches and the GAP International Mentoring program operate within this area. 

 Our VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY program ensures that our Military students receive exceptional support and resources.  We house a Veterans/Military lounge, special programs and a resource bank.

The Office of Student Success partners with PARENTS to maintain open communication and keep them ‘in the know’ through our ORU Parents Facebook Page, email communications, informational videos and parent resources available on this page. Parents are also welcome to contact our office - together, we can promote an environment of success!

Student Success is located at GC3. Contact us at 918.495.6223.

For Student Success, email Juli Atkinson at juatkinson@oru.edu

For Peer Coaching Programs, email John Damon at jdamon@oru.edu

Career Services is located at GC314 (next to Hava Java). Contact us at 918.495.6912.

For Career Services, email careers@oru.edu.

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