The Golden Hurricane Club has been the backbone of efforts to support the athletics program at The University of Tulsa since 1930, when it was founded by local business and community leaders in downtown Tulsa. Its original mission included funding uniforms for the marching band, securing a trained drum-major, organizing a cheer squad and selling football tickets. In 1976, the club was relocated to the TU campus and renamed the Tulsa Hurricane Club. Another name change occurred in 1987 when the club became known as it is today - the Golden Hurricane Club.
As the primary fundraising arm of TU Athletics, the Golden Hurricane Club strives to provide every TU student-athlete with the opportunity to realize a world-class athletic and academic experience. As the cost of intercollegiate athletics continues to rise, the resources necessary to maintain a quality athletics program continue to escalate as well. Last year, almost $17 million of the TU Athletic Department's $27 million operating budget was designated to support the student-athlete experience. This includes student-athlete scholarships, equipment, uniforms, game travel, academic support, enrichment activities, student-athlete insurance, and much more.
The University of Tulsa is committed to the continued development of a broad-based athletics program - and that commitment is central to the Golden Hurricane Club's efforts.