Service Archives - The University of Tulsa

Organization Type: Service

The Black Men’s Initiative

The purpose of The Black Men’s Initiative is to provide an assembly of empowerment to everyone with a concentration on African American, male student-athletes. This organization strives to provide to its members the necessary tools, information and opportunities to help student-athletes branch out into other endeavors, reach their full potential and be the change they want to see in the world.

President of The Black Men’s Initiative Chris Paul:


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat For Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty and homelessness around the world. The purpose of campus chapters is to educate campuses and their surrounding communities about poverty housing, raise funds for their affiliates and Habitat International, and of course, to help build.

Through house sponsorship, individual donations, and volunteer time, we build quality, affordable and attractive houses. These homes are sold to families through no-interest loans. Homeowners complete 500 hours of “sweat equity” in addition to paying for their homes, working side-by-side with sponsors and volunteers to help build their own and other Tulsa Habitat homes. Our prospective homeowners learn what is required to qualify for the Habitat program: steady income, good credit and a need for better housing. Other than the income guidelines, applying for a Habitat home is similar to applying for a conventional loan.

The TU chapter sponsors a number of fundraisers and events each year to raise awareness and the funds required to build a house. We no longer hold general meetings throughout the semester, but we do coordinate with our volunteers throughout the year for various fundraisers and, of course, building. If you’re interested in working with us, email one of our officers to get on our email list.

Circle K International of University of Tulsa (CKI)

Circle K International (CKI) is the premier collegiate and university community service, leadership development, and friendship organization in the world. CKI is more than the world’s largest student-led collegiate service organization. You gain resume-worthy skills, find lifetime friends and do community service that changes lives, including your own. Some service opportunities could include: TU Service Day, Iron Gate, Special Olympics with Kiwanis, Second Saturday with Asbury Church, etc. All are welcome to join.

Make A Difference Engineering at TU (MADE at TU)

Make a Difference Engineering (MADE at TU) initiative, a program that has fundamentally improved the lives of many disabled children in northeast Oklahoma through the design and development of mobility aids and other adaptive devices.

The social service aspect of MADE at TU is tremendously valuable to TU students and faculty: The technical challenges are comprehensive, and the client interactions are ideal exercises in developing design requirements.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

Engineers Without Borders-USA partners with developing communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects while developing internationally responsible engineers and engineering students.

EWB-USA’s vision is to have a world where all communities in the world have the means to access clean drinking water, adequate sanitary conditions, and the ability to meet their other economic and engineering needs.

These conditions require a commitment by professionals, to work with the local communities, businesses, non-government organizations and international development organizations.

TU American Red Cross Club

Guided by the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross and its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors the Club, we will learn, practice and exemplify humanitarian values through mission-related service projects.

Students for Sustainability

Our purpose is to lead the campus towards a greener future. We press for the change that is necessary, one step at a time.

We consist of three direct action committees working on campaigns on the TU campus:

  • The Plastics Committee
  • The Waste Management Committee
  • The Energy Committee

We connect with other groups in the community and on campus to create a better city and a better world.

Students for Sustainability strives to build a greener future for the campus and the community through direct action. Our three committees organize campaigns to improve our relationship with the environment. We work alongside other environmental groups and action teams in the community and utilize our diverse perspectives for more effective operation.

Alpha Phi Omega

Under the guiding principles of leadership, friendship, and service, Alpha Phi Omega provides service to the community by donating time and effort to various organizations and causes. This is known as a growing service fraternity.