Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board plans activities to develop a well-rounded social, educational and multi-cultural environment for Ottawa University's students, faculty and staff. Two student directors lead CAB. Past activities have included comedy, music, film and cultural programs, as well as activities such as mud and sand volleyball, paintball and trips to various activities and events in Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka.

The Whole Earth Club

The Whole Earth Club creates opportunities for the Ottawa University community to experience the diverse cultures represented by our faculty, staff and students. Led by Dr. Murle Mordy, the group organizes activities that allow students to interact and learn each other's customs, values and traditions through a variety of programs and cultural events. 

Intramural Athletics

Intramural athletic activities offer a voluntary program that allows students, regardless of degree or skill, to compete in athletic activities within the school. The program's aim is to not only contribute to the health and fitness of each student, but to develop wholesome recreational skills, constructive attitudes and desirable social relationships. Intramural athletics are recreation by participation. The program organizes activities such as basketball, flag football, volleyball, sand volleyball, whiffle ball, disk golf, racquetball, table tennis, and Frisbee.


The Ottawa University Competitive Dance Team finished 4th at the 2015 NDA National Collegiate Championship in Daytona Beach, FL.  The Braves were the defending 2014 NDA national champions in the NAIA Small Team category.

The OU Dance Team regularly performs at Braves athletic events and competes in competitions throughout the year.  Try-outs are held in the spring.


The Ottawa University Competitive Cheer squad finished 12th at the 2015 NCA National Collegiate Championships in Daytona Beach, FL in the NAIA Small Co-Ed Division.  This is the third straight year that the Braves have qualified for national competition.  OU was the top finishing team from the state of Kansas.

The squad regularly performs at Braves athletic events and competes in events throughout the year.  Try-outs are held in the spring.

Amnesty International

This organization campaigns for human rights worldwide.

Black Student Union (BSU)

The Black Students Union seeks to unite the OU student body and increase awareness of the black culture and support black students. The BSU plans activities to promote diversity, friendship and understanding.

Student Welcoming and Affirming Network (SWAAN)

Enhances the cultural and social climate at Ottawa University.