Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Kyla S., a sophomore speech pathology major from Houston, Texas.
At the start of each school year, Student Association hosts a campus-wide activities fair for students to sign up for the various clubs that may spark their interest, grab a free t-shirt, and even a delicious snow cone (or two). As students congregate at the fair and listen to the latest pop chart hits, they also have the opportunity to speak with representatives from clubs about their goals and purpose. I proudly stood at my table as a representative of the ABC. I spent all weekend creating a table runner made of traditional kente clothe, something I recently pinned on my DIY Pinterest board!!! It turned out amazing and really put the finishing touch on our African themed table.
So what exactly is ABC? ABC stands for Association of Black Collegians, an organization on campus that strives to create a support base for African-American and minority students on campus, through providing activities for all students that promote harmony and understanding of black culture and all other cultures of the world. Before you ask, no, ABC is not just for black students. We strongly encourage diversity and membership amongst ALL students.
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes from senior Michael M., a History and Education major from San Antonio, Texas. Michael also serves as the president of TU’s Student Association.
TU is the perfect size: small enough to feel comfortable, yet big enough that you can easily find new friends and experiences. There’s always something going on that can take you out of your usual circle to try something adventurous.
Since freshman year when I roomed in the John Mabee residence hall with a student from Saudi Arabia, many of my closest friends have been international students. TU’s international students made up 26% of the overall student body. This brings a lot of unique opportunities for everyone. I love being able to meet peers who come from nations around the world and to share our cultures with each other. Continue reading
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Haley A., a sophomore psychology major from Sand Springs, Okla.
When I began my college search, I always envisioned myself somewhere far away from my hometown. I didn’t want to be another face among the graduating seniors going to the state schools. I wanted to be different.
I began looking into schools in the Northeastern region of the country. On paper, the schools I researched were amazing. But none of them gave me a feeling of absolute certainty. The University of Tulsa was never even on my radar until my dad convinced me to attend a “Junior Day” event on campus. After visiting campus that day, my outlook changed completely; I realized that finding the perfect school for me was more about meaning than miles. Continue reading