In June of 1898, five OU alumni joined together to form the OU Alumni Association. Their purpose was "to promote through union the interest of our Alma Mater, to create and perpetuate good fellowship among ourselves, and to renew our past pleasant relations."

The OU American Indian Alumni Society began in the 1990s and was created to support the American Indian students at the university.

The society awards the F. Browning Pipestem Scholarship to those students who show leadership and engagement in their Native communities.

The Outstanding Senior Award goes to the man and woman who exemplify the best that the OU education has provided. They are awarded in the spring of their senior year.

The society provides support to all American Indian student groups throughout the year by provide funds, mentoring and counsel to individual students and to student groups.

Each year's graduates become part of an OU alumni tradition that is more than 115 years old and consists of over 250,000 alumni and friends around the world!

The Alumni Association, along with clubs and societies around and the world, offers diverse opportunities for alumni and friends to celebrate being a Sooner and to contribute to the excellence of the state's flagship university.

As we near 120 years of OU Alumni Club activities, a bedrock for Sooner community around the world has been established. As we look toward strengthening our clubs in coming years, the future appears quite bright.

For more information about club and activities in your area, please contact Andrew Wertz at (405) 325-1710 or awertz@ou.edu.