Traditions

The University of Tulsa has a rich heritage beginning with our founding in 1894.  TU's traditions establish a sense of community that last beyond the four years of the college experience. For more information on TU alumni traditions, click on the links on the left navigation.

Click here for a glimpse of TU Heritage with Chuck Scott, 1952 All-American Drum Major and a sample of his performance, featuring the Sound of the Golden Hurricane.


Heritage Collection

Leather football helmets, lettermen sweaters, pep-squad uniforms, old issues of the Kendallabrum and even long-forgotten event programs or report cards open a window on the past and give us a surprisingly rich perspective on the people who have gone before us or the people we once were ourselves.

The Heritage Committee of the TU Alumni Association asks for your help in locating and passing along TU memorabilia, of any type, before it is lost forever.  Donated items will be cataloged, preserved and possibly displayed in the Jill Zink Tarbel Heritage Room in Collins Hall.

The Heritage Committee is off to a good start, but we need your help.  Time is of the essence.  If precious memorabilia is not cared for properly, it could be misplaced, lost through decay, or even worse, thrown out by someone who does not realize its significance.

If you would like to donate an item to the TU Heritage Collection, click here to fill out the online form.  If you are interested in volunteering on the Heritage Committee, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at tualumni@utulsa.edu or 918-631-2555 or toll-free 800-219-4688.  All gifts, including donated items, are tax deductible.