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Diversity and Inclusivity Academic Council

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Diversity and Inclusivity Council

The Diversity and Inclusivity Academic Council is the primary advisory committee to the leadership of Diversity and Inclusion on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusivity in our academic colleges and departments on the Norman Campus.

The priorities of the Diversity Council are to review and advise on critical diversity issues; to coordinate diversity programs and initiatives across the University; to advise on and manage diversity planning; and to identify and disseminate best practices.

Members of the Diversity and Inclusivity Academic Council include members of the University administration, staff members, and faculty members; and works with students and staff in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to carry out its goals.

Additionally, each college is charged with appointing a Diversity Officer/Liaison to work closely with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in matters of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Dr. Kelvin White
Faculty Working Group Chair
Dr. Anthony Natale Vice ChairOUN
Yvette Walker
Staff Working Group Chair  OUN
Sarah RobbinsVice Chair
Dr. Sherri Irvin
Graduate Students Working Group ChairOUN
Dr. Rodney BatesVice Chair
Dorion Billups
Undergraduate Students Working Group Chair
Kari Roop
Vice Chair
Dr. Jill Irvine Faculty Development  OUN
Dr. Belinda BiscoeAdvisory Board/ TOC   
Diversity Statement
The University of Oklahoma advances a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. OU Norman, OU Tulsa and the Health Sciences Center recognize that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission and enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff.