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Student Experience in the Research University Survey

Every student has a voice. SERU Survey, Student Experience in the Research University.

Student Experience in the Research University Survey

The SERU survey (Student Experience in the Research University) is a comprehensive survey administered to all degree-seeking undergraduate students at the University of Oklahoma – Norman Campus. The survey data are used to provide OU administrators, faculty, and staff with unique insights into the student experience here at OU.

Tell us about your experience at OU and help create a better campus for all students.

The survey takes about 25 minutes to complete and will be available until June 17th. Your data will be kept completely confidential.

Your participation makes you eligible to win prizes, including iPads (10.2 inch, 2021), Apple Watches (Series 7), Apple AirPods, $25 Amazon gift cards, $20 Starbucks gift cards, regular season football tickets, and OU/TX football tickets.

Special Notice: The SERU survey is not related to the Student Experience Survey (SES), the new official end-of-course student survey. The SES asks students questions about their experience in each specific course they took this semester, while the SERU asks students about their overall sense of OU. Please visit the SES FAQ  to learn more.


A Message from President Harroz

Joe Harroz

At the University of Oklahoma, the student experience is essential to everything we do. Our obligation to prepare students for a life of success, meaning, service, and positive impact is one we take very seriously. In our constant efforts to assess the strengths of our campus and areas in which we can improve, the feedback we receive from our students – you – is essential.

At OU, we want our students to have the best educational experience possible, and the SERU survey (Student Experience in the Research University) helps by providing vital information about activities in and out of the classroom. Your participation is critical, so I hope you will complete the SERU survey. 

All responses to the SERU survey will remain confidential. Your collective input will be incredibly valuable as we build a university community that equips students for success in the classroom and well beyond. 

Take the Survey: SERU

The first 1,000 students who complete the survey will receive a Couch Restaurants meal pass or a Union Chick-fil-A sandwich coupon. Students will receive an email with more information on how to claim their survey incentive upon completion of the survey.

Students will also have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of over 100 different additional prizes, including iPads (10.2 inch, 2021), Apple Watches (Series 7), Apple AirPods, $25 Amazon gift cards, $20 Starbucks gift cards, regular season football tickets, signed athletic memorabilia, and OU/TX football tickets. 

If you have any questions about the SERU survey at the University of Oklahoma, please contact Dr. Felix Wao, Director of the Office of Academic Assessment, at  

Thank you in advance for taking a few moments to reflect on your experiences and help us strengthen OU. 

Live On, University, 

Joseph Harroz, Jr. 


Win One of Over 100 Prizes

Prizes include:

  • Apple iPads
  • Apple Watches
  • Apple Airpods
  • $25 Amazon gift cards
  • $20 Starbucks gift cards
  • Football Tickets (regular season)
  • Football Tickets (OU/TX)


The results will be used by your instructors, advisors, college, and other administrators to enhance programs, improve student services, strengthen learning opportunities, and ensure a vibrant and supportive learning environment for all students.  

This survey provides a powerful way for students to tell us about what’s working well, and what not so well, in classrooms, labs, and campus life.

OU SERU Survey Terms and Conditions:

The University of Oklahoma is the sole owner and operator of the OU SERU Survey and Incentive Program.  By participating in the OU SERU Survey, you acknowledge and agree to adhere to the following official rules. 

  • The OU SERU Survey is intended for all full-time and part-time degree-seeking Undergraduate students enrolled on the Norman Campus in Spring 2022. 

  • All student participants must be located in the United States.  

  • All entries obtained are subject to use by the University. 

  • Winners will be randomly selected at 12:00 PM CST weekly starting every Monday, April 25 and continuing until June 6. 

  • After each drawing, winning students will be removed from subsequent drawings. 

  • All other students will remain eligible for subsequent drawings

  • Prizes include 4 Apple iPads (10.2 inch, 2021), 4 Apple Watches (Series 7), 4 Apple AirPods, 25 $25 Amazon gift cards, 25 $20 Starbucks gift cards, 2 regular season football tickets, signed OU athletics memorabilia, and 2 OU/TX football tickets.

  • The University of Oklahoma reserves the right to modify or change the program rules at any time. The Program and drawings are subject to all applicable United States federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The survey will serve students in their Undergraduate years of college.

The first students will enroll in Fall 2023 and a six-year growth plan projects an enrollment of 500 students by Fall 2029.

By its sixth year, the school will graduate 200 bachelor's degree students and 60 advanced degree (master's and doctorate) students.