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Message from OBU President David W. Whitlock Regarding Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017

Dear Bison family, 

We know many of you have been affected either directly or indirectly by the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey that continues to wreak havoc along its path. We pray God's protection and provision for those who have been impacted by this disaster. We also offer our support and assistance to affected students and their families through services offered by our student services (405-585-5260) and spiritual life (405-585-5700) offices. Please reach out to either of these departments for support during this difficult time and in the days of recovery ahead. 

Our alumni and student groups are working to gather resources and mobilize efforts to assist fellow Bison within the impacted areas. Please encourage alumni and students you know to get involved in these efforts. Alumni may access more information through the alumni Facebook page or by contacting the alumni office directly at 405-585-5413 or Students may contact the spiritual life office at 405-585-5700 or email for more information.

We pledge our continued thoughts, prayers and compassionate support for our brothers and sisters whose homes, families, businesses and churches are within the path of destruction.

David W. Whitlock

Ways you can help

Volunteer to GO

Send an e-mail to to declare you would like to volunteer to go on a Project Hurricane Harvey trip. Project Hurricane Harvey trips are in development for Fall Break, J-term, Spring Break and Summer.  If you are a faculty or staff member, let us know if you are interested in serving as a mentor for these trips.

Get Training

Plan to attend a disaster relief training on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Moore, Oklahoma.  Let us know of your interest in the disaster relief training by sending an e-mail to

Watch for Updates

Over the next week, updates will be sent letting you know of the developing opportunities to serve our alumni, families and friends in south Texas.