RUF at OU is a community of students centered on the story of God's love for the world in the person of Jesus. As we are being shaped by the love of Jesus, we are growing in our love for God, our neighbors, and the world as we seek to serve our campus and community. Although we are a Christian ministry, students from all religious (or non-religious) backgrounds are processing together who Jesus is and what he means for their lives. We are growing together in what it means to be truly human as persons made in the image of God who embody his love for the world.
Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.
Come stop by the RUF table at the SOW Chill Involvement fair for some free stuff, snacks, friendly faces, and a welcome to OU!
Sooner Room @ the Union
Excited to see old friends and meet new ones at our first meeting of the semester! As always, we'll have coffee, and a ton of fun. We'll be going through the book of Acts this fall exploring the theme of Jesus' Uncommon Community.
Aug. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Back-to-school dessert and yard games in between the Walker and Adams dorms with free gourmet popsicles from local business Epic Pops!
Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Bartlett Room @ the Union
This fall in Freshmen Bible Study we'll be having weekly conversations from different passages of Scripture on how the gospel transforms every aspect of life. This is the best way for freshmen to plug into RUF and learn about who we are!
Sat., Sept. 2 at 11 a.m.
the Morrises' house
Come hang out and celebrate having made it through the first two weeks of school with some pancakes! After brunch, we'll walk over to campus together for the first OU game at 2:30 pm.
Get away from campus and into the beautiful Wichita Mountains (with herds of buffalo!!) for a day.
Pack a lunch, meet at the Lloyd Noble Center at 8:30 am, and we'll be back to Norman by 4 pm.
Christ the King Presbyterian Church
Come worship and share a meal with brothers and sisters who love and pray for RUF at OU!
Sept. 29 -Oct. 1
Grand Lake - Langley, OK
We'll be getting out of town for OU's bye week to rest and spend some quality time together on Grand Lake. More details to come!
We would love to connect with you and take you out for lunch or coffee! Call or email Scott if you are a prospective student, parent, or just someone who wants to learn more about RUF at OU!
Scott and Helen are displaced Southerners learning what it means to be Okies, “where the wind comes sweeping down the plains.” Scott was born into an army family and has moved all over, mostly growing up in Georgia and Alabama. He graduated with his Bachelor in Chemical Engineering in 2010 from Auburn University. He loves to run, read, do pretty much anything outside, and he loves college football (so we’re in the right place!).
Helen grew up in Florence, Alabama, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Music (Vocal Performance) from Birmingham Southern College in 2011. She also grew up an avid reader, but she exceeds Scott’s capacity for the arts in her love for everything music, from musical theater and opera to praise and worship.
Scott and Helen were both involved in RUF as students, and Scott served as an intern with RUF at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Scott and Helen dated and got married in Birmingham in 2012. After Scott finished up at Samford in 2013, they moved to St. Louis to attend Covenant Theological Seminary. They both graduated in 2016: Scott with a Masters of Divinity, and Helen with a Masters of Worship and Music. They have been so blessed by the ministry of RUF themselves, and they are excited to be called to love and minister to the students of OU. Boomer Sooner!