|The University of Tulsa|
|Motto:||Wisdom, Faith, Service|
|Endowment:||$1. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point For the film of this title see Private School (film. Private schools, or Independent schools are Schools not administered A religion is a set of Tenets and practices often centered upon specific Supernatural and moral claims about Reality, the Cosmos Presbyterianism is a family of Christian denominations within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 3 billion (February 2007)|
|President:||Dr. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Steadman Upham|
|Location:||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Campus:||Urban, 230 acres (930,000 m²)|
|Colors:||Old Gold, Royal Blue, and Crimson|
The University of Tulsa is a private university awarding bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Steadman Upham is the 17th and current president of the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Oklahoma ( is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Tulsa Golden Hurricane athletics programs include the extramural and intramural sports team of the University of Tulsa. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification Old Gold is a dark Yellow, which varies from light olive or olive Brown to deep or strong yellow Crimson is a strong bright deep Red color combined with some Blue, resulting in a tiny degree of Purple. The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Unlike Public universities, private universities generally do not receive direct operational funding from national or subnational governments and thus rely on private It is currently ranked 91st among doctoral degree granting universities in the nation by US News and World Report and is listed as one of the "Best 366 Colleges" by the Princeton Review. A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D The Princeton Review (TPR is an American educational preparation company The university is historically affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. The Presbyterian Church (USA or PC (USA is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States.
The University of Tulsa was founded in Muskogee, Oklahoma, as the Presbyterian School for Indian Girls in 1882 under the leadership of Alice Mary Robertson, but was re-chartered as the Henry Kendall College in 1894 under the auspices of the Presbyterian Women's Board of Home Missions. Muskogee is a City in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States. Alice Mary Robertson (January 2 1854 &ndash July 1 1931 was an American Educator, Social worker, government official and Politician In 1907 the college moved to its current site in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A university was formed in 1920 when the college merged with the proposed McFarlin College to become the University of Tulsa. Robert M McFarlin was an American oilman, cattle rancher, Philanthropist, and Businessman who is best known for amassing a fortune
The University of Tulsa is noted for having one of the world's premier programs in petroleum engineering, and has distinguished programs in English, computer science, natural sciences, Clinical and I/O Psychology, and several engineering disciplines. Petroleum engineering refers to the subsurface engineering activities related to the production of Hydrocarbons, which can be either Crude oil or Gas. English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of Literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U Computer science (or computing science) is the study and the Science of the theoretical foundations of Information and Computation and their In Science, the term natural science refers to a naturalistic approach to the study of the Universe, which is understood as obeying rules or law of Psychology (from Greek grc ψῡχή psȳkhē, "breath life soul" and grc -λογία -logia) is an Academic and Engineering is the Discipline and Profession of applying technical and scientific Knowledge and The university also maintains a school of law, which is one of the few to specialize in Native American legal issues. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States The University of Tulsa College of Law Review ranks in the top 15% of most cited legal periodicals as ranked by Washington and Lee University. Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts college in Lexington Virginia, USA 
Currently, there are six colleges, programs, and departments at the University of Tulsa:
In 2008 Tulsa was ranked ninth in "Quality of Life" by the Princeton Review's "The Best 366 Colleges" guide. University of Tulsa College of Law is a private law school in Tulsa Oklahoma. The Princeton Review (TPR is an American educational preparation company The University of Tulsa also placed sixth among all colleges for "Happiest Students," was ranked eleventh in the "Lots of Class/Race Interaction" category, and in "Town-Gown Relations" Tulsa was ranked fifth in the country. In the 2006 edition, the university was described as follows: “The University of Tulsa is one of the sleeper gems of the Great Plains, a private school large enough to house numerous top-flight programs but small enough to facilitate one-on-one instruction provided in a homey atmosphere. The Great Plains are the broad expanse of Prairie and Steppe which lie east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada ”
TU is one of 150 colleges to be included in the inaugural edition of “Colleges of Distinction” and is also included in "The Unofficial Biased Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges, 2005 edition. " Cosmo Girl magazine named TU one of the top 50 schools in the country for women in its October 2004 edition. U. S. News and World Report also ranks TU as a top 100 national university, the only Oklahoma university to make the list.
The University of Tulsa is known for the large number of National Merit scholars in attendance, one in every ten undergraduate students. According to "The Chronicle of Higher Education" for 2004 The University of Tulsa's freshman class ranked 9th nationally among research universities in the number of National Merit Scholars per capita. 
It is also one of the first universities in the United States to have a mosque on campus.
The campus of the University of Tulsa centers on a wide, grassy, quad-like space known as "The U. " The predominant architectural style is English Gothic. Most of the buildings are constructed from tan and rose-colored Crab Orchard sandstone from Tennessee interspersed with stone quarried in Arkansas. Sandstone is a Sedimentary rock composed mainly of Sand -size Mineral or rock grains. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. Arkansas ( is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Other materials include Bedford limestone from Indiana and slate quarried in Vermont. Limestone is a Sedimentary rock composed largely of the Mineral Calcite ( Calcium carbonate: CaCO3 The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union Slate is a fine-grained foliated homogeneous, Metamorphic rock derived from an original Shale -type Sedimentary rock composed of Clay Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America.
Completed in 2006, Bayless Plaza houses the Kendall Bell, which hung from the cupola of Kendall Hall prior to its destruction. The plaza lies directly south of Tyrrell Hall, long time home of the School of Music, and serves as the apex of Tucker Drive, the University's main entrance.
TU football played in Skelly Stadium until 2007 when the arena was renamed Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium, following renovations. The Case Athletic Complex in the north end of the field provides office facilities for the football staff, a new locker room and trainer facility, a letterman's lounge and box seating on the top level, and meeting rooms, a computer lab, and study spaces for student-athletes. Renovations currently underway will provide renovated seating throughout the stadium, new turf, an updated score board and Jumbotron, and an expanded press box. The changes will also include the addition of an extensive plaza area on the west side of the stadium to accommodate restrooms, food and drink stands, and souvenir shops.
At the top of The U sits one of the campus' most notable landmarks, the McFarlin Library, which is named after Robert and Ida McFarlin, the library's primary benefactors. Ground breaking ceremonies took place on May 3, 1929 and the edifice was dedicated on June 1, 1930. Events 1491 - Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries adopting the baptismal name of João Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The library continued to grow over the years, adding two five-story additions by 1979. Currently, the library houses over three million items and is noted for its collections of twentieth-century British, Irish, and American literature, including the world's second largest collection of materials by James Joyce. British literature refers to Literature associated with the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands as well as to literature For a comparatively small island Ireland has made a disproportionate contribution to World literature in all its branches American literature refers to written or literary work produced in the area of the United States and Colonial America. James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 &ndash 13 January 1941 was an Irish expatriate writer widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the It also houses the papers of Nobel Prize winner V.S. Naipaul. The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul Kt, TC (born August 17, 1932 in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago) better known The library also contains a vast collection of books on Native American history. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States Renovations began in the spring of 2007 on a 12,000-square-foot addition that will consolidate the library's computing and technology resources into one location. The library's reading rooms will also be restored to provide quiet areas for student and faculty study. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2009.
Home to women's volleyball along with the men's and women's basketball programs, the Reynolds center houses office and meeting space, practice and weights facilities, as well as the main basketball arena.
Named for its principal donors, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Sharp, Sharp Chapel was completed on November 27, 1959. Events 1095 - Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It replaced the university's original chapel that was located in Kendall Hall before its destruction and replacement by the current Kendall Hall theater building. Sharp Chapel houses the Offices of University Chaplain and serves the religious needs of multiple denominations present on campus as well as hosting many awards ceremonies and weddings.
Additions to Sharp Chapel were completed in the spring of 2004, including the Westminster Room, an atrium, kitchen, and a second floor including administrative offices and a conference room.
On-campus housing consists of six residence halls, six sorority houses, and six university-owned apartment complexes, including eight apartments designed like townhouses.
The University of Tulsa is home to more than 200 student organizations, registered with and partially funded by the Student Association.
The Student Association is the University of Tulsa student government body. It is organized into three branches: the Executive Branch, which includes Cabinet and is in charge of organizing large campus wide events and activities; the Judicial Branch; and the Legislative Branch, or Student Senate, which coordinates funding, oversees student organizations, and addresses general issues impacting student life on campus. Its budget is provided partially by the university and partially by a fee paid by students each semester.
Traditionally, the Student Association coordinates Homecoming activities, including cross campus competitions and the homecoming game tailgate. Another traditional event is Springfest, a week long series of events including food, various on campus activities, and a concert bringing in such names as Cake, Guster, and Ben Folds. Activities organized by Student Association are free to all TU students.
There are 5 IFC fraternities and 6 NPC sororities on campus. The living quarters in the back of the sorority houses are university owned residence halls, but, traditionally, only current members of the sororities live there.
There are also a number of historically black sororities and fraternities on campus that fall under the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Currently, there are five active organizations:
Other fraternities on campus that do not fall under the National Pan-Hellenic Council include:
Tulsa's sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division I-A Conference USA. Tulsa Golden Hurricane athletics programs include the extramural and intramural sports team of the University of Tulsa. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. The university's mascot is the Golden Hurricane. The Sound of the Golden Hurricane marching band plays at all home football and basketball games as well as traveling to championships in support of the Golden Hurricane. The Sound of the Golden Hurricane is the school Marching band for the University of Tulsa, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tulsa has won six national championships (three NCAA), four in women's golf and two in men's basketball. The University of Tulsa currently fields a varsity team in eight men's sports and ten women's sports.  Tulsa's current athletic director is Bubba Cunningham. Athletic director (commonly "athletics director" is a position at many American Colleges and universities, as well as in larger High schools
Athletic facilities are distributed throughout a number of buildings on campus. Mabee Gym houses an extensive indoor rowing facility, an indoor golf practice facility, and volleyball practice gyms. Renovations in Spring 2008 incorporated FieldTurf into an indoor practice field for the soccer, softball, and football programs. The tennis teams are housed in the Michael D. Case Tennis Center, which includes a number of indoor and outdoor courts. The Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium is home to the track and field and soccer programs.
The school's colors are Old Gold, Royal Blue, and Crimson.
In 2003 Tulsa joined the efforts of Brown University on the Modernist Journals Project, an online archive of early twentieth-century periodicals. Brown University is a highly esteemed private University located in Providence, Rhode Island and is a member of the Ivy League. The Modernist Journals Project was created in 1995 at Brown University in order to create a database of digitized periodicals connected with the period loosely associated with Tulsa has contributed various modernist texts from McFarlin Library’s Special Collections to the project's website.
Dr. Sean Latham, editor of the James Joyce Quarterly, brought the 2003 North American James Joyce Conference to the University of Tulsa.
The University of Tulsa Collegian is the long-standing independent and student-run newspaper on campus. The Collegian is the official student newspaper at the University of Tulsa. New to the campus is the 631, another independent and student-run publication offering a conservative alternative to the Collegian.
TU also hosts several meetings of the Tulsa Computer Society, including the Linux SIG. Linux (commonly pronounced ˈlɪnəks This article is about computer associations For political advocates see Interest group.
The university's motto used to read, in full, "Faith, Wisdom, Service: For Christ, For State. "
Tulsa's faculty includes the famous Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, political scientist Robert Donaldson. Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (Евге́ний Алекса́ндрович Евтуше́нко (born July 18, 1933) is a Russian poet Robert Donaldson (born June 14, 1943) is an American political scientist known for his work regarding US and Russian (formerly