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Initiatives

Diversity and Inclusion

Current Initiatives

The University of Oklahoma is committed to building a more diverse, and more importantly, inclusive, University. While much is still to be done, progress has been made since February 2019 in implementing the University Diversity & Inclusion Plan.

Our core values:

Empathy

Accountability

Civil Dialogue

Collaboration

Equity

Integrity

Mutual Respect

Five Diversity and Inclusion Goals

1. Cultivate an inclusive campus climate.

2. Improve recruitment, hiring, and retention of faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups in support of the Affirmative Action Plans. 

3. Improve recruitment and retention of undergraduate and graduate students from historically underrepresented groups. 

4. Create an enhanced learning environment based on diversity and inclusion.

5. Strengthen institutional shared infrastructure to achieve diversity goals.

"We must come together across all races, beliefs and identities. We can only be great if we are diverse and inclusive to all."

-Interim President Joseph Harroz, Jr. 

Progress Highlights


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is working to help frame the University’s strategic plan for diversity and inclusion. This roadmap will provide the basis for strategic plans and actions that will set outcomes and benchmarks.

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Student Affairs

Student Affairs has been at the forefront of the diversity and inclusion initiative. This includes updates to physical spaces that foster inclusiveness and belonging, programming updates and continued training for faculty, staff and students.

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21 Colleges and Departments have Compiled Diversity and Inclusion Reports

Colleges and Departments from across OU have put together reports detailing their plans for diversity and inclusion efforts in their areas.

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Student Code of Conduct

Beginning May 2019, a group of OU faculty, students, and administrators met to consider the charge to investigate how the University could better-address issues of hate speech through the code of conduct.

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Multicultural Student Programs

Find multicultrual programs available to OU students.

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The We Are Campaign focuses on community and togetherness.

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University Plan

The University has created a draft plan for diversity and inclusion efforts across all three campuses. While the University goals will remain constant, strategies will be regularly evaluated to meet the needs of the institution. The following is a guide for University entities to develop plans that meet the University goals and specific area needs.

Read the Plan and Action Steps