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Come see members of OU’s Diversity Enrichment Programs at upcoming events on-campus and throughout the state of Oklahoma! To see specific dates and to register for an event, visit our on-campus events page

The Oklahoma College Day & Night Coordination Committee (OCDNCC) hosts the annual Oklahoma College Cash Night at Oklahoma City Community College. Universities, including the University of Oklahoma, will be there. 

Students can choose from a myriad of sessions including Oklahoma's Promise, Oklahoma 529 Savings Plan, Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Native/Tribal Resources, undocumented/DACA resources and so much more! Additionally, there will be a college fair for students and families to speak with admission counselors about the process! 

For: 8th, 9th and 10th grade students and their parents

First Sooner I Norman

At this event students can learn how University of Oklahoma can help them sow seeds for their future. Whether you are the first in your family to attend college, from a rural community, or looking to transfer to OU, you can thrive on our campus and impact not only your community but also the world. During this event, you will explore OU, hearing about topics like the admissions process, financial aid, campus resources, and student life.

For: First-Generation, Rural Senior and Transfer Students

The Asian American, Pacific Islander, & Desi American (APIDA) Leadership Conference (TALC), is an annual one-day conference which seeks to celebrate and empower student leaders of APIDA identity. TALC is hosted by the Asian American Student Association (AASA) at the University of Oklahoma. At the conference, students will be given the opportunity to develop as leaders, prepare for college, and build their APIDA community.

For: High school juniors and seniors of APIDA (Asian American, Pacific Islander, & Desi American) identity

Fiesta de Las Americas
Fiestas de Las Americas
Fiestas de Las Americas

Each year, a group of students and staff from OU’s Diversity Enrichment Programs and Hispanic American Student Association participate in and volunteer at Fiestas de Las Americas in Oklahoma City in the Capitol Hill business district, located at SW 25th St. between S. Hudson Ave. and Robinson Ave.

The family-friendly event includes the Parade of the Americas, live entertainment ranging from cultural dance groups to live bands, an artist’s market, exhibits, a kid’s zone, food trucks, and many other fun activities throughout the day. For more information about the Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off, visit Historic Capitol Hill

No registration required! 

American Indian Visitation Day

Indigenous Preview Day is an on-campus experience for American Indian high school seniors and transfer students to connect with their American Indian heritage through cultural celebrations, candid conversations, and sometimes a keynote speaker. The day can include sessions focused on equipping American Indian students for success in both academic and student life at OU. Family members attending with their student can also have the chance to hear from staff, students and alumni on how to provide support for their student’s academic career.

For: American Indian Senior and Transfer Students

George McLaurin & Sylvia A. Lewis Conferences

Each year, this 2-day conference hosts admitted seniors who are exposed to campus life and the University of Oklahoma like never before! Participants will interact with student leaders and administrators focusing on cultural involvement, campus leadership and social responsibility.

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Latinos Without Borders (LWB) is an organization that was founded for the purpose to provide high school students with the necessary tools to achieve academic success after graduation. LWB has helped open opportunities to students that were once pushed to believe that college was not for them and is a testament of how the Latino/a history can help shape tomorrow’s future leaders.

For: Latino and latina high school juniors and seniors

OU TREE Conference
OU TREE Conference
OU TREE Conference

The TREE Conference is the largest Latino high school educational empowerment conference in the state of Oklahoma and takes place in November. The goal of the conference is to inform Latino high school seniors of the numerous resources available to assist them as they prepare for the next step in life. This conference is named in honor of Dr. Tomás Rivera, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, who grew up working alongside his family as a migrant worker and who was later named the first minority chancellor at the University of California Riverside.

For: Latinx high school seniors

Registration by Invite Only

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