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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Building a supportive campus environment where each individual feels welcomed, valued, and supported for success.



Recent Highlights

(D.E.I. video welcoming students back to campus)



Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Special thanks to BOLD-Multimedia and The Norman Philharmonic for their hard work and dedication to making this video possible. 



Upcoming Programs

For additional programs, events, and awareness days visit our calendar.

This program was created in collaboration with the OU Gender and Equality Center to celebrate women's achievements, reduce bias and work to create a more equitable world.

Choose to Challenge is the theme of International Women's Day 2021.  We ask you to Choose to Challenge with us, by joining in on the International Women's Day (IWD) summit.

We will engage with women innovating in health care and have a panel of female students discussing leadership. We will come together and meet up with interest groups on specific topics and finally we will close out the day in a conversation with Julie Castro Abrams of How Women Lead. She will discuss the national and global impact of How Women Lead, and share with us ways in which she has worked to create lasting change and give her insights on what it looks like when we empower women.

IWD Schedule

11 a.m. - 3 p.m: Main Zoom Meeting Room |

3 - 3:55 p.m: Interest Groups, separate Zoom Meetings

4 - 5 p.m: Main Zoom Meeting Room

11 - 11:45 a.m.

Opening Session 

Main Zoom Meeting: registration link

Noon - 1 p.m.

Innovative Women in Healthcare Panel

Main Zoom Meeting: registration link

1:30 - 3 p.m.Student Leadership Panel
Main Zoom Meeting: registration link
3 - 3:55 p.m.

Lean In Circles

These will take place in separate meeting rooms, please register in advance for the one that interests you.

Circle 1: Executive Leadership
Host: Belinda Hyppolite, Ed.D.

Circle 2: Work/Life Balance
Host: Dr. Jasmine Willis- Wallace

Circle 3: Pursuing a Masters or Doctorate
Host: Jasmine Henry, M.Ed.

Circle 4: Personal & Professional Branding
Host: Danielle Pullen

Circle 5: Male Allyship
Host: Derek Binsfield

4 - 5 p.m.Closing session with Julie Castro Abrams of How Women Lead 
Main Zoom Meeting: registration link

Each year, IWD has a theme to help us engage in the day with intention. Visit the website to learn more about how to engage in IWD with this year's campaign theme:  (

IWD 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.







Contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Norman Campus

Copeland Hall, RM 130
860 Van Vleet Oval
Norman, OK 73019

Phone: (405) 325-2284
Fax: (405) 325-7546

Office of Vice President

Evans Hall, RM 201
660 Parrington Oval
Norman, OK 73019

Phone: (405) 325-7314
Fax: (405) 325-7546

Health Sciences Center

Robert M. Bird Health Science Library, RM 126

1105 N Stonewall Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Phone: (405) 271-3044


Tulsa Campus

OU Tulsa is in the process of hiring a Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

In the meantime, direct any questions about diversity and inclusion to:

Tracy Kennedy - OU Tulsa Marketing and Communications

OU Tulsa Office of Diversity and Inclusion

4502 E. 41st Street, Room 3B07, Tulsa, OK 74135