SRNML values diversity, inclusivity, and equity
Based on the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
The SRNML embraces diversity and welcomes, recruits, educates, employs, serves, and engages a diverse group of users, students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and talents, creating an inclusive community of teachers, learners, and researchers that exemplifies the best in all of us – in our intellectual pursuits, our diversity of thought, our personal integrity, and our commitment to excellence.
We believe that diversity includes the individual differences among people, including:
- Social, racial, or ethnic backgrounds
- Disabilities or handicaps
- Socioeconomic class
- Gender identity or expression
- Sexual orientation
- Appearance or personal characteristics
- Political affiliation and opinion
- Religion or beliefs
- Economic circumstances
- Philosophical outlooks
- Veteran status
- Life experiences
All of these characteristics, both singularly and in combination, contribute to the richness of the SRNML community, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment.
Long before the University of Oklahoma was established, the land on which the University now resides was the traditional home of the “Hasinais” Caddo Nation and “Kirikirʔi:s” Wichita & Affiliated Tribes.
We acknowledge this territory once also served as a hunting ground, trade exchange point, and migration route for the Apache, Comanche, Kiowa and Osage nations.
Today, 39 tribal nations dwell in the state of Oklahoma as a result of settler and colonial policies that were designed to assimilate Native people.
The University of Oklahoma recognizes the historical connection our university has with its indigenous community. We acknowledge, honor and respect the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this land. We fully recognize, support and advocate for the sovereign rights of all of Oklahoma’s 39 tribal nations. This acknowledgement is aligned with our university’s core value of creating a diverse and inclusive community. It is an institutional responsibility to recognize and acknowledge the people, culture and history that make up our entire OU Community.