Multicultural Programs and Services
Multicultural Programs and Services (MCPS) is a department within the Office of Student Life at The University of Oklahoma.
MCPS offers several programs a year - cultural and intercultural celebrations, heritage and awareness events, dialogues, workshops, student leadership and cohort meetings, prejudice-reduction trainings, wellness initiatives and Social Justice Engagement opportunities - all focused on teaching students personal and interpersonal skills necessary to be most effective in a diverse world.
MCPS welcomes ALL students, faculty, staff and community members to our events while at the same time supporting and celebrating specific constituency groups (including African American, Asian American, American Indian/Indigenous, and Hispanic/Latino communities).
View our cultural communities for more ways to get involved in Multicultural Programs and Services:
- African American Programs & Services
- American Indian Programs & Services
- Asian American Programs & Services
- Latino Programs & Services
We also encourage you to see our campus partners for other involvement opportunities:
Multicultural Programs & Services Team
A Word to the Community
For our communities who are violently being oppressed daily:
We see you. We hear you. We are here for you. We understand that you may have pockets of support and communities of belonging apart from the Multicultural Programs and Services team, but we hope you include us as part of your holistic care. We are here as advocates for you.
The Multicultural Programs and Services (MCPS) team has received numerous requests concerning how to be more involved in confronting and dismantling racism, in condemning violent acts against marginalized populations, and specifically within our black communities, and how to be more intentional and more effective as an ally.
To be clear, MCPS condemns all acts of racism, bigotry, and violence against minoritized communities, whether implicit, explicit, institutional, or individual. We have condemned these mindsets and actions prior to the deaths that have made national headlines and will condemn these acts well into the future when members of our community, who names are not given a national voice, are suppressed, oppressed, and killed.
We wanted to take the time to speak to the OU community and beyond about what allyship looks like, how to place the emphasis and focus on oppressed identities, while also using those same societally and historically given privileges based upon the identities you have to both stand authentically in solidarity and work with diligence and humility to create lasting and effective change.