OSF is a student organization closely linked with the university’s declared ideals of vision, integrity and service. In fact, our motto is “students helping students” because we believe that we have a call and a responsibility not only our fellow students but the broader Ouachita community. We accomplish this in four unique ways represented by our four committees: student recruitment, special events, fundraising and finance, and communications.
The entire Ouachita Student Foundation works closely with the president’s office to host campus guests and events. Our student recruitment committee is connected with the office of admissions and sends many of our members to college fairs and recruiting events to give a firsthand account of what life is like at Ouachita.
Our special events committee is responsible for two of Ouachita’s biggest events: Tiger Tunes and Tiger Traks. These, along with our other fundraising efforts headed by our fundraising and finance committee, provide funds for student scholarships to assist students who need aid to continue their Ouachita experience.
Our communications committee helps to promote the events we host and publishes updates to Boomalacka.com – a student-run website sharing about life at Ouachita. Our historian also leads the group’s endeavors to protect Ouachita’s rich heritage by learning, recording, and reminding current students of the thousands of stories that define who we are as Ouachitonians. Through everything we do, we hope to keep the entire Ouachita community–past, present, and future students–connected with each other and Ouachita.