1963 — Oral Roberts University is built and is noted for its then-futuristic architecture. 1965 — ORU opens as a nondenominational school in south Tulsa. First buildings include a six-story learning resources center, a seven-story women’s dorm and two smaller men’s dorms.
1971 — The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 1977 — Oral Roberts claims to have had a vision of a 900-foot Jesus, who tells him to build a hospital and healing center. 1981 — City of Faith Medical Center opens. 1985 — Oral Roberts announces that ORU is turning over its law school as a "seed-faith gift" to television evangelist Pat Robertson’s CBN University in Virginia. 1987 — Richard Roberts becomes chief executive officer at City of Faith after the hospital’s top management quits. 1989 — Oral Roberts announces both the medical school and the City of Faith Medical Center will close. 1993 — Richard Roberts becomes president of ORU. Oct. 2, 2007 — Three former professors sue ORU and Richard Roberts for wrongful termination. Nov. 21, 2007 — Two students sue the school and Roberts for fraud, and a former accountant sues the school and Roberts for wrongful termination. Nov. 23, 2007 — Roberts resigns as university president. Nov. 27, 2007 — Oklahoma City businessman Mart Green pledged to donate $70 million to the debt-ridden university.