Oklahoma Girls State 2023:
We are looking forward to hosting the 2023 American Legion Auxiliary Oklahoma Girls State session this year.
American Legion Auxiliary Oklahoma Girls State is a premier program for young ladies across the state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma Girls State is a patriotic, non-partisan government program that emphasizes God and County. There will be non-denominational prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance daily.
The ALA Oklahoma Girls State program will be held at Oklahoma Christian University on May 28 to June 2, 2023.
Candidates should be interested in government and current events and show strong leadership abilities. During this weeklong program, delegates create and operate city, county and state governments, while developing leadership skills and an appreciation of their rights as a citizen through interactive learning.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Female high school students who have completed their junior year. Delegates are either sponsored by an American Legion Auxiliary Unit or apply at-large. See the “How to Apply” tab for more information.
Sponsored delegates pay a $20 non-refundable fee by May 1, 2023. This fee covers one t-shirt for each delegate and additional resources. Payment will be made via PayPal.
At-large delegates must pay the $275 delegate registration fee and the $20 non-refundable fee by May 1, 2023.
WHAT TO BRING:
Oklahoma Girls State is also collecting funds for our service project. We are asking each participant to voluntarily bring a $5 donation to donate to the American Legion Auxiliary
The 2023 session of ALA Oklahoma Girls State will be held at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Check in begins at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday May 28, 2023, and will end at 2:00 p.m. You will check in at the registration tent near the dorms. The exact address and directions will be emailed to each delegate upon completion of their registration..
While not required, we suggest the following arrival times based off your location:
- If you live East of I-35 and South of I-40, you will check in at 12:00 Noon
- If you live West of I-35 and South of I-40, you will check in at 12:30 P.M.
- If you live East of I-35 and North of I-40, you will check in at 1:00 P.M.
- If you live West of I-35 and North of I-40, you will check in 1:30 P.M.
Girls State citizens who choose to drive themselves will be required to deposit their car keys with their Girls State Counselor and will not be allowed access to their car during the week.
Delegates must attend the entire session (May 28– June 2) without interruption and attend the closing ceremony to be a Girls State graduate. Once a delegate checks out, she will not be permitted to return. Please do not ask to come late or leave early.
Visitors are ONLY allowed for the closing ceremonies on Friday. If anything needs to be delivered to a Girls State delegate during the week, it must go to the Oklahoma Girls State office in the dorms. Information on the closing ceremony will be emailed to delegates upon completion of their registration.
Check out is Friday, June 2, 2023 at 12:30 P.M. following the closing ceremony.