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At the heart of our Strategic Plan are five pillars that define how we will fulfill our Purpose. Together, the pillars are our fundamental objectives, and they are carried out through the implementation of thoughtful and concrete strategies and tactics.




1. Become a Top-Tier Public Research University

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2. Prepare Students for a Life of Success, Meaning, Service, and Positive Impact

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3. Make OU’s Excellence Affordable and Attainable

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4. Become a Place of Belonging and Emotional Growth for All Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni

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5. Enrich and Positively Impact Oklahoma, the Nation, and the World through Research and Creative Activity

Read Pillar 5 Strategies and Tactics