NOOC was established over fifty years ago by a group of concerned citizens in Oxford, with support from the British Council and Oxford City Council.
The North Oxford Overseas Centre is run by the Oxford Overseas Student Housing Association Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. The Board of Management runs NOOC through various committees: the Housing Management Group, the Building Working Group, the Social Working Group, and the Finance Committee. The Board of Management is made up of well-qualified local professionals and academics who are committed to NOOC’s aims and Christian ethos.
The Association is registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 under reference 18697R.