What makes up intellectual wellness?
Intellectual wellness is engaging in creative and mentally-stimulating activities, expanding your knowledge and imparting knowledge to others. You can develop intellectual wellness through academic pursuits, but also through cultural, artistic or skill-based learning.
How to improve your intellectual wellness
- Listen to and consider the perspectives of others to improve critical thinking.
- Read, especially beyond your discipline, dig into books that spark your curiosity.
- Attend conferences, talks and programs that increase your knowledge in various areas.
- Participate in a new activity or group on campus to stay open-minded and expand your horizons.
- Pursue off-campus opportunities to experience a new language or culture.
Opportunities for developing your intellectual wellness
Arts & Culture
Arts on Campus
Highlights Arts facilities available in Oklahoma State University campus.
McKnight Center for the Arts
The McKnight Center is a world-class epicenter for the arts, attracting celebrated national and international programs featuring notable performing arts productions and artists.
Prairie Arts Center
The mission of the Prairie Arts Center is to encourage the exploration of art and promote creativity for all ages and skill levels.
Science Museum of Oklahoma
Provides a glimpse into the evolution of museum, and understanding of science.
National Cowboy Museum
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the Museum collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to promote interest in the enduring legacy of the American West.
Museum of Osteology
Museum of Osteology, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a unique educational experience. Focusing on the form and function of the skeletal system, this 7000 square ft. museum displays hundreds of skulls and skeletons from all corners of the world. Exhibits include adaptation, locomotion, classification and diversity of the vertebrate kingdom.The Museum of Osteology is the only one of its kind in America.
Oklahoma Historical Society
The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people.
Gilcrease Museum of Art
The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, known as Gilcrease Museum, houses a comprehensive collection of the art, culture and history of North America. The museum represents hundreds of Indigenous cultures from across North and South America, with material culture and archeology ranging from 12,000 BCE to the 21st century. The collection includes more than 350 years of American paintings, sculptures and works on paper, including the largest public holdings of art of the American West.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
OKCMOA is dedicated to providing an activated Museum space at all times with interactive experiences and art-making activities. From tours to exhibition-inspired art activities and Discovery Packs, OKCMOA is committed to creating enriching experiences in the galleries for visitors of all ages.
Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial and Museum
We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity. In the Memorial Mission Statement, the Task Force called for the creation of a memorial to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever – in short, all who were touched directly or indirectly by the bombing.
John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation-Tulsa
Beginning with the 2008 groundbreaking for Reconciliation Park, which was Dr. John Hope Franklin’s last public appearance before his death in March 2009, the Center’s Board of Directors has created an exciting vision – to transform the bitterness and mistrust caused by years of racial division, even violence, into a hopeful future of reconciliation and cooperation for Tulsa and the nation.
Did you know that more than 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water? That means our oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams are critically important to the overall health of our planet. Our mission is "to educate and inspire conservation of our aquatic world through interactive discovery."
The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra is a community service organization that entertains, educates, heals, and inspires through musical excellence, innovation, and collaboration.
Philbrook Museum of Art
In 1938 Waite Phillips surprised Tulsans with the announcement of his gift of the 72-room mansion and surrounding 23 acres of grounds as an art center for the city of Tulsa. The vision first made possible by Waite and Genevieve Phillips is now one of America’s finest art museums. The integrity of the original residence remains intact while later additions to the facility and gardens complete this classic Tulsa attraction. Serving over 160,000 visitors annually, Philbrook has become a poignant testimony to Tulsa’s past while building a shining example of this city’s bright future.
The Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) assist the university and its international community to facilitate the education and personal development of international students and scholars.
OSU Writing Center
The writing center aims to help students with their writing through revising techniques in order to best support students' with their papers and with the individual as a writer. The Graduate Writing Center specifically supports graduate students.
The Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ITLE) offers programming to develop your teaching skills.
360° CSCS Program
The 360° Critical Skills for Career Success program equip you with skills that develop beyond your discipline, skills that can help differentiate you as a candidate in your job search and dramatically impact your overall career success.
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services at Oklahoma State University offers academic support services to students with disabilities.
Graduate Student Success Center
The Graduate Student Success Center (GSSC) is a space for graduate students to gather, work on group projects, access the Graduate Writing Center, attend activities for the 360° Critical Skills for Career Success program and more.
Edmon Low Library
The Edmon Low Library (ELL) is the main library of Oklahoma State University . The Library offers a number of workshops specifically for graduate students. Many of the workshops qualify for 360° Critical Skills Program Credit.
Graduate Workshops at ELL
Workshops available to graduate students in OSU via Edmon Low Library.
Stillwater Public Library
The library provides over 90,000 items in a variety of formats including hardback books, paperbacks, largeprint material, books on CD, CD music, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, ebooks, downloadable audio books and downloadable music.
Tulsa Public Library
With 24 locations the Tulsa Public Library system as well as virtual resources, Tulsa-based students can access a wealth of books and other materials.
Provides links to public events, student organizations and latest news in and around Oklahoma State University campuses.
Student Volunteer Center
The Student Volunteer Center intends to make sure that students leave their mark on the community and gain valuable career experience through community service projects.
OSU Events Calendar
The calendar of events at OSU a great way to find out about cultural and other events you may be interested in. There are great filtering functions to help you find what you are interested in.