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
  • 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 for a more immediate response from Chaplain John or his assistant, Keith Shrimpton.


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)