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Where should I recruit?

Where should I recruit?

1. In your family – keep the Sooner legacy going!

Oklahoma Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman (‘96), influenced his daughter, Ashley, to attend OU. She hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps and lead a career in journalism.

Jeff Hickman ('96), Ashley Tucker (Class of 2020) and Jana Hickman

Jeff Hickman ('96), Ashley Tucker (Class of 2020) and Jana Hickman

“During my college search and application process, I kept trying to make that ‘homey feel’ happen at other universities and even had my mind set on another school. But then when I visited OU, my dad helped me connect with my admissions counselor and I had such a great, personalized time on campus. A professor at Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication asked me, ‘Where do you want to go? Because we can get you there.’ In addition to Dean Ed Kelley remembering my name and talking to other students in the hallway between classes, that feeling of being at home simply existed at OU.” –Ashely Tucker, Class of 2020


2. In your town or city.

Despite working for and supporting another well-known university in Princeton, N.J., Evan Schneider '02 hopes to introduce more New Jersey students to OU.

“Since I work in the Civic Engagement office here at Princeton, I often interact with low-income students from around the area who come to campus for tutoring, college preparatory programs or summer academic programs. So I’m starting by reaching out to people who run these programs to ask how I can get connected to their seniors who are starting to aply to colleges in order to tell them about my OU experience. Then I can put them in contact with either someone from Admissions and Recruitment or from a particular degree program that interests them.” – Evan Schneider, '02

3. Anywhere! The alumni fee waiver code can aid any prospective Sooner when student applies.

You only need a communication device (or an in-person conversation) to give your unique alumni fee waiver code to the high school senior of your choice. This code will waive the required $40 application fee when applying for undergraduate admission. 

+1,120 prospective students utilized the alumni fee waiver last year! With the rising costs of attending college, we are glad to assist so many prospective students and take care of this required fee. Thank you for your continued support! 


How can I get started?

The Office of Admissions & Recruitment is thrilled to get you involved with recruiting in your area! If you are interested in exploring how to take up a more active and influential role in this capacity, please contact Allison Stanford in the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at (405) 325-8004 or email allisonstanford@ou.edu

Living On: Annie Funke ('07)

Living On: Annie Funke ('07)

What should I say about OU?

What should I say about OU?