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Adding the Experience to the Academic Journey

Student Affairs strives to enhance students' academic success by developing student skills, cultivating diverse campus life experiences, and enriching the university community through programs and services.

Regarding the National Climate

Student Affairs Statement to the OU Community (June 3, 2020)

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Click the PDF below to read an email regarding the national climate from the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Dr. David Surratt, shared with his division staff on May 29, 2020.

News and Updates

OU Counts: 2020 Census Now Available

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The 2020 Census is here! Taken every decade, the Census counts every person living in the United States, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. This year, the Census is going digital.  

College students living away from their parent(s)’ home while attending college (living either on-campus or off-campus), will be counted at the on-campus or off-campus residence where they live and sleep most of the time. In short, students should be counted at their residence in Norman! Students that normally live at school should be counted at school, even if they are temporarily living somewhere else due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, visit ou.edu/oucounts. To fill out the census questionnaire, visit my2020census.gov.

OU Counts Toolkit

Confidential Resources for Students, Faculty & Staff

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to the safety and wellness of the OU community. Student Affairs offers multiple confidential resources to University of Oklahoma community members. The OU Advocates team works with students, faculty, and staff who experience sexual assault, dating violence, stalking or harrassment. The University Counseling Center offers 1-on-1 counseling sessions to explore any aspects of your concerns and provide help and tools for moving forward.

Gender + Equality Center
(405) 615-0013
OMU 207
ou.edu/gec

The Division of Student Affairs
(405) 325-3161
OMU 265
ou.edu/studentaffairs

University Counseling Center
(405) 325-2911
Goddard, 2nd floor
ou.edu/ucc

OU Innovators Prize

To further enhance responsiveness, the University of Oklahoma has established a 24-hour Reporting Hotline.  The hotline will serve as an added protection for OU students, handling reports of bias, discrimination, physical or mental harassment or misconduct by OU community members.  The 24-hour Reporting Hotline can be accessed by calling 844-428-6531. More Information →

SQ788 Response

The University of Oklahoma (OU) and Oklahoma State University (OSU) receive federal funds, and the two institutions are legally bound to comply with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA), which mandates the implementation of drug prevention programs and prohibits the use of illegal drugs on campus or at University-sponsored events and activities. Read more →