Established in 1865, Ottawa University started as small university and has grown so much that it now has not only a main residential facility in Ottawa, but also campuses in Kansas City, Milwaukee, Phoenix and the Louisville/Jeffersonville areas. There is also a prolific online program that allows students to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional certificates from the comfort of their homes.
There is an active Greek life on campus as well as an abundance of student organizations including the Student Activities Connection that plans all activities and makes Ottawa a culturally centered, educational environment. Some of the activities that are frequently targeted are comedy acts, cultural and art programs and sports activities such as paintball and mud volleyball. There are also field trips and numerous other activities that promote a fun, active atmosphere on campus.
Ottawa University provides several different venues in which students may participate in sporting activities. On top of the diverse varsity sports and intramural activities programs, there is the Athletic Band that performs at both sports games and campus activities and also the Cheer Club that performs at all home football and basketball teams. Cheerleaders are chosen each spring.
Ottawa has a school magazine, radio station, video production group and a media sales team as well as a year book club that documents campus activities via different mediums. This offers students a chance to utilize and strenghthen multi-media skills in a fun, hands-on environment.
The university also offers numerous academic and social clubs and encourages each student to participate in at least one activity. With the sports, media, Greek and performing arts influences on campus, it’s difficult for a student not to find several different programs in which to participate. In addition to all of the fun programs, Ottawa prides itself on the quality of the education that it provides and strives to place this as the main priority for all students.