In today’s increasingly challenging and complex world, higher learning in a Christ-inspired community is more essential than ever.  OUAZ seeks to develop the whole person intellectually, spiritually, physically, artistically, financially, vocationally – all areas that make them unique individuals who can lead a life of significance. As a steadfastly Christian university, proudly affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA, and positively open and inclusive, OUAZ empowers students from every background to become whole individuals who develop lives of stronger personal faith, balance and joy, while growing intellectually and in preparing for leadership in a global economy.
 
A key aspect of OUAZ’s Personal Growth Days is Spirit Life, where the entire campus community gathers weekly for worship, encouragement, and to be challenged to impact our culture with the grace, love, and mercy exemplified by Jesus Christ.  Music at Spirit Life is energizing and the speakers are dynamic.
 
Students can grow spiritually and develop meaningful relationships through participation in organizations and events such as Young Life College, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Bible studies, concerts, getting connected with local churches, ministries, and OUAZ Alliance member schools.
 
OUAZ student affairs and spiritual life team members are always ready to talk with students about their spiritual needs and to help them find ways to get connected and involved in the spiritual life on campus.