Learn why Olivet’s dedication to faith and integrity have earned its rank as Illinois's number one Christian university.
At Olivet, you’re challenged not only in the lecture hall, but also in Chapel, the sports arenas and the rehearsal studios– connecting over conversations in campus housing, across the dinner table, and in every corner of the Olivet campus.
Our engaging, outgoing and endlessly-energetic Student Development team exists to maximize each student’s college experience and help prepare you for wherever life leads after your four years at Olivet.
Learning and growing go hand in hand at Olivet. Here, you’ll learn truth and gain wisdom as you are stretched academically and spiritually. The entire campus gathers twice each week for chapel, and there’s a freedom to discuss matters of faith openly. Professors and staff serve as mentors, and worship is a vital part of campus life.
Journalists, equestrian enthusiasts, tabletop gamers (along with all the rest of you), join like-minded students in our 73 different student clubs and organizations. There truly is something for everyone, and new clubs are organized each year.
With championship-winning teams, and a kinetic energy in the stands, our athletic teams add excitement to campus each week. More than 600 students in 21 intercollegiate athletic teams make up the varsity and junior varsity teams known as the ONU Tigers.
Living on campus is one of the highlights of the ONU experience. Resident directors and resident assistants live within our student residence halls, providing guidance and support, ensuring a positive living experience for every student.
MSS is housed in the Elwood Center for Student Success and is one of the many ways the University affirms and fosters ethnic and cultural diversity. Multicultural programming is designed and implemented to increase cultural awareness, promote diversity and inclusion and provide cultural and social growth for the University community at large. All students who are interested in ethnic diversity mindfulness are welcome to MSS and its events and programs.
For more information visit the MSS page
One of the keys to a successful college career is navigating all the various elements: academic, social, spiritual and physical. We don’t take that lightly at Olivet, and we have provided students with healthy eating options, and a dynamic Recreational Life Center, where students can swim, climb, exercise, and enjoy fun together.
One of the nation's premier top 20 Christian radio stations, Shine.FM, is at the footsteps of the campus. Now in its 50th year of broadcasting, Shine.FM and its partners Brilla.Fm and Sparkhd.fm reach a limitless online audience with the daily message of hope.
At Olivet, we make health and nutrition a priority. When it comes to food, we provide an extensive variety of healthy and delicious meal options in our four on-campus locations.
Everything you need to know as a college student is listed here, within the student handbook. Take a look.
As a student at Olivet, you will have access to every service necessary to prepare you for success in your career and in life. We are, in every way, a student-centered University. Nowhere is this commitment more evident than in the many services and resources we provide to ensure the academic and personal success of our students. We take a caring, highly personalized approach — not only in the classroom, but in every area of student support. We believe in the vast potential of every student. And we do all we can to help them become their best.
The best way to see if Olivet is a good fit for you is to visit the campus. We offer unique, customized visit days every weekday, and special Purple & Gold days, too, where you can get up close at all things ONU.
The Olivet Gazette (formerly the GlimmerGlass) is the official newspaper of the Associated Students of Olivet Nazarene University and a member of the Illinois College Press Association. All articles are written by Olivet students. The opinions expressed are those of each individual writer and are not necessarily held by the Associated Student Council, faculty, administration or students of Olivet Nazarene University.