Student Activities Board

The Students Activities Board plans activities to develop a well-rounded social, educational and multi-cultural environment for Ottawa University's students, faculty and staff. Activities have included comedy, music, film and cultural programs, as well as activities such as mud and sand volleyball, paintball and trips to various activities and events in the surrounding area.

Club Sport Teams

Club sports are organized and may have official coaches assigned. Teams will practice regularly and compete against other club teams in the area. Travel will be limited and scholarships are not offered for club sport teams. Offerings may include baseball, golf, softball, lacrosse, soccer, and more.

Intramural Athletics

Intramural athletic activities offer a voluntary program that allows students, regardless of degree or skill, to compete in athletic activities within the school. The program's aim is to not only contribute to the health and fitness of each student, but to develop wholesome recreational skills, constructive attitudes and desirable social relationships. Intramural athletics are recreation by participation. The program organizes activities such as basketball, flag football, volleyball, sand volleyball, whiffle ball, disk golf, racquetball, table tennis, and Frisbee.


The Ottawa University Competitive Dance Team finished 4th at the 2015 NDA National Collegiate Championship in Daytona Beach, FL.  The Braves were the defending 2014 NDA national champions in the NAIA Small Team category.

The OU Dance Team regularly performs at Braves athletic events and competes in competitions throughout the year.  Try-outs are held in the spring.


The Ottawa University Competitive Cheer squad finished 12th at the 2015 NCA National Collegiate Championships in Daytona Beach, FL in the NAIA Small Co-Ed Division.  This is the third straight year that the Braves have qualified for national competition.  OU was the top finishing team from the state of Kansas.

The squad regularly performs at Braves athletic events and competes in events throughout the year.  Try-outs are held in the spring.

Mountain Biking/Hiking

This club organizes trail rides and hikes in the nearby area. Trails may be found within the White Tank Mountains located to the west of campus.