Educating students well means going beyond books and research. This includes enabling students to develop a strong sense of social responsibility. Through community engagement projects, service learning and open forums OU students can construct knowledge through addressing the social, economic and political concerns of their local and immediate communities.
The University of Oklahoma has a rich history of working with and within the community. To best meet the needs of partner agencies, provide valued community service and to ensure that students have meaningful community engagement, an advisory committee was formed to advise the university. Nonprofit representatives are members of the Community Engagement Advisory Committee and work with the university to build relationships in the community.