Services Availible through the University Chaplain's Office

For Current Students:

  • Medical or prescription assistance (we will need a copy of your insurance to assist.)
  • Unlimited visits to the food pantry and clothing bank (all household members.)
  • Textbook and school supplies (for labs, choir, etc)
  • Rental Assistance (not to exceed $700 per household, per semester.)
  • Dental Care
  • Host family or Room Mate brokering
  • Car repairs, fuel assistance and vehicle insurance (not to exceed $500 per household, per semester.)
  • Emergency Assistance (TBD)
  • Work study or stipend placements to assist with cashflow (Students must find available time in their schedule for required hours or tasks
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  • Monetary  assistance is limited by what funds are available to spend each month.                                                                                                    
  • A student committee helps to prioritize requests and we fund as much as we can.                                                                                                         
  • Additional funding for students impacted by the COVID crisis is exhausted...(applications closed 7/25/2020)    These were funds NOT related to the CARES Act, but raised through donations.     CARES reporting
                                                                         
  • Click here with questions, prayer requests or to get a assistance request form or email campus.ministries@ottawa.edu for a more immediate response from Chaplain John or his assistant, Keith Shrimpton.

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The assistance fund for Current/past OU staff impacted by the COVID 19 crises is now closed,  (applications acceptance closed on 7/25/2020)

Unfunded requests will carry over to the next month, in hopes that they will be funded then (but carry-over requests will still need to go through the next month's prioritization process and committee recommendation protocols.)

     Braves Support App vrzn41320.docx (Current and past staff members)

Programming and Contact Information

OU Faith Programming and Contacts

 

Church Relations    Center for Faith and Church Vitality      Fredrikson Programming     University Chaplain

(785) 248-2334                   (785) 248-2575                            (785) 248-2397                   (785) 248-2578

AB Regional Connections   Theology Action Understanding   Campus Ministries           Pastors Cohort

ABC-USA                                    AiF/Faith Ambassadors             Chapel Worship  Congregational/Pastor Support

AB Home Missions                 Palmer Grant Programming         Game Prayers        Pastor’s & Laity Conference

Pulpit Supply/Job Postings      Thiel Grant Programming              F.C.A.                            Bemmels’ Broadcasts

Mission/Camp Teams                    OUTheater                                 Braving                            Host Families

Alumni Relations                      Fredrikson Clubs                             Escape                     Barrier Reduction Services

 

Urgent messages for Chaplain John, during his travels, can be left with the

Assistant for University Advancement   (Susan @ 248-2331)

 

Chapel Scheduling should be routed to the

University Facilities Scheduling Manager  (Sydnee @ 248-2312)

 

Fundraising activities, related to faith, should be cleared with the

Annual Giving & Social Media Manager  (Garrett @ 248-2335)

 

Let us know what your 'educational barriers' are (time, support, 'stuff' or funds...)

As there are a limited amount of funds each month, completed Applications will be considered on a case by case basis, as assessed and scored by the Barrier Reduction Committee and the University Chaplain. All requests are subject to the following requirements:

1. Services are available to students enrolled at an on-ground installation only (Ottawa, Kansas City, Phoenix or Surprise).

2. Current student status (can be less than full time).

3. If the student lives ‘off campus’, the “per household” rule with apply.

 

Title Description

Come visit our food bank on campus! After you fill out this order request, we will contact you to go over details and availability after the order is completed. If you would like faster service and direct information on current selection please contact us at Contact us at (785) 248-2461. Please feel free to stop by Atkinson Hall's Basement to contact us!

Need a jacket? Suit for a big interview? After you fill out this order request, we will contact you to go over details and availability after the order is completed. If you would like faster service and direct information on current selection please contact us at Contact us at (785) 248-2461. Please feel free to stop by Atkinson Hall's Basement to contact us!

Have some extra time? Volunteer with us! We always need volunteers to help in the following areas:

Food Bank Volunteer

Solve world hunger! Slow and steady wins the race, as they say. Come volunteer with TAU as we work together to provide food for those without. Help sort and restock the pantry, assisting in organization and distribution to help end hunger one small step at a time.

Clothing Bank Volunteer

In California, it doesn’t get this cold; many students come to Ottawa unprepared for Kansas’s frozen tundra. Bring some warmth back to winter and volunteer at TAU’s clothing bank. Here you can help sort clothing, take inventory, and spread the word about the resources we offer. I mean, who doesn’t like free clothes?

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