Association for Black Collegians (ABC)

Kyla

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.

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Advice for Tulsa High School Students

02-26-14 haley anderson-210Today’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

Under the Radar and Over The Moon… A Mom’s Take on TU

FlowersToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa post comes to us from Palmer R., TU mom and Chicago resident.

I’ll admit bias right off the bat – our family loves TU! We first came for Junior Visit Day on Spring Break 2013. Tulsa was stop #6 on a college-of-the-day road trip that started in Chicago. The car felt smaller each day, probably because it was filling up with brochures. But despite fatigue and claustrophobia, we were immediately revived by the beauty of the TU campus. Of course, we hadn’t spent endless hours trapped in a car just to see a lovely campus. We arrived knowing little about TU, but our son’s high school counselor had said we might be surprised by what it has to offer. So there we were. And if we were looking for reasons NOT to like TU, we never found them. We were amazed by the strong academics, and also by the many ways in which undergrads can participate and have an impact – opportunities we hadn’t seen on other tours. Continue reading