The Campus Activities Council (CAC) was founded in 1971, and is the programming branch of OU’s Student Government Association. It is responsible for presenting campus-wide events and traditions for all students. As an organization, it initiates and implements quality campus-wide programs throughout the academic school year to all facets of campus life, with an emphasis on building community, developing leaders and leaving a legacy.
A large part of the college experience is learning outside of the classroom and the Campus Activities Council is proud to provide students with an opportunity to experience this real-life learning. While being involved in CAC, students learn about diversity, leadership, friendship and the skills it takes to program events for five to 50,000 people.
Drawing funds from student fees to provide a better college experience, CAC books concerts from national touring acts like Jack White and student-run shows like Sooner Scandals. CAC also helps college students get acclimated to campus life with events like Howdy Week and Winter Welcome Week. Howdy Week is one of students’ favorite traditions at OU and takes place the first week of the fall semester to welcome both new and returning students to campus. Winter Welcome Week takes place the first week of each spring semester to get returning Sooners excited for the new semester and welcome new Sooners.
For movie lovers, the Union Programming Board offers free first-run movies every Friday night at the Meacham Auditorium in the Oklahoma Memorial Union, while Film Series also hosts movie premieres and a student film festival each spring.
CAC also hosts College Bowl, the University of Oklahoma’s very own version of quiz bowl. This pop culture trivia competition offers teams of OU students the opportunity to go head-to-head in order to take home the title of College Bowl champion.
For future leaders and potential Sooners-to-be, The High School Leadership Conference is a three-day adventure into leadership for high school juniors from across Oklahoma and surrounding states to equip, empower and inspire high school students with valuable leadership skills that will benefit them in their daily lives.
Students will leave the conference embodying characteristics that will help them become productive, efficient leaders.
Mom’s Day, a welcoming of all families to campus and especially honoring our moms, is held each spring. Families and moms and enjoy a weekend packed full of fun and entertaining events for the whole family including the annual campus awards ceremony and the honoring of the OU Mom of the Year.
From helping new Sooners adjust to their new homes, to entertaining the community at large with must-see entertainment, The Campus Activities Council continues to provide a bright spot in the Norman entertainment landscape. For more information, visit ou.edu/sga/cac.html.