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African American Programs and Services welcomes you to the University of Oklahoma and wants to be a strong support system for you at OU! As a student here at the university there are a multitude of opportunities to get involved. Allow us to aid you in the successful pursuit of your college degree, and take advantage of the unique position you are in as an OU student to grow as an individual as we collectively grow as a community!

African American Programs and Services is focused on retaining and graduating African American students by helping them make the most of their academic opportunities at the University of Oklahoma.  In doing this, we provide our students with positive campus life experiences, and prepare them for successful careers and lives after graduation.  Through campus and community involvement, mentorship, leadership development, and cultural support we guide students to the best versions of themselves. This is most commonly achieved through involvement in our organizations geared toward Black students and our nine historically Black Greek letter organizations.

Student Life is located in Suite 370 in the Oklahoma Memorial Union. We encourage you to visit us early and often!

Shekina Roberson

 

“Work at being grateful in everything you do. It will change your life.” Shekina Roberson serves as Coordinator of African-American Programs and Services and is a native of Oklahoma City. After achieving success in sales and production arts education in Los Angeles for close to a decade, Shekina came back to Oklahoma using her experiences to cultivate her passion for serving and mentoring students. She spent time working in institutions supporting various communities of students including, The Art Institute- Hollywood, United States Department of Labor, and Oklahoma State University- Oklahoma City. Shekina also served as co-advisor for the Black Student Association at OSU-OKC where she advocated for students and helped groom their leadership and decision-making ability.

In her spare time, Shekina loves domestic and international travel, reading, and the performing arts. Shekina earned a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University and her MBA in Strategic Communications from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

To contact Shekina, please feel free to reach her via email at Shekinar@ou.edu or contact the Office of Student Life at (405) 325-3163.