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H. Religious Life

Oklahoma City University is proud of its affiliation with the United Methodist Church. The Office of Religious Life seeks to bring faith and learning together through worship services, community service, student organizations, and mission trips. Religious Life is a vital part of the student experience at OCU. The following are some of the signature features of Religious Life at OCU.

Location: Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel

Phone: (405) 208-5484

Click here to visit the Religious Life website.

Chapel Services

Chapel Services are every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. throughout the academic year. The community gathers for a service of worship led by the Director of Religious Life and professors from Wimberly School of Religion. In addition, students help plan and prepare for Chapel. These services, usually around 40 minutes in length, feature many of our talented musicians. They usually follow a traditional format with occasional special services. Inspirational messages are presented by the campus clergy at many of these services, with students, faculty, and special guests speaking on occasion. Students have many opportunities to participate in leadership including singing in a volunteer Chapel Choir. Visitors from outside the campus community are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Evensong meets each Monday night at 8:00 p.m. during the academic year the community is invited to a service of worship led by the Director of Religious Life, students, and our Evensong Band. This contemporary style service includes praise, prayer, scripture, sermons, and Holy Communion each week. It is an interactive worship experience. Leadership opportunities for Evensong include: participation in the Evensong band, reading Scripture, serving Holy Communion and sharing the message.

Student Organizations

Religious Life offers a wide range of student organizations to help students deeply engage their faith through religious study, fellowship, and service.

The organizations reflect specific faith backgrounds including the Jewish Stars, Catholic Student Association and Baptist Collegiate Ministry, or ecumenical ministries like Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kappa Phi and DAX. All groups related to OCU are welcoming of any student.

Our Better Together organization focuses on Interfaith understanding. This group helps build relationship and cooperation across faith differences, including those with no faith backgrounds.

Religious Life or the Office of Student Engagement can help students connect with these groups.

Bible Studies and Mission Opportunities*

A variety of Bible and spiritual studies are offered on the campus of Oklahoma City University, many of them led by students (check with the Director of Religious Life for a current list of studies and their locations). In addition to Bible study, OCU Religious Life is also committed to community engagement through service. This takes many forms, including service opportunities, and annual mission trips, serving both domestic and international locations.

*Please visit section IX Student Organizations to learn more about forming religious student organizations.