Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Message from Dr. Belinda Higgs Hyppolite

While much is still to be done, progress has been made since February 2019 in implementing the University Diversity & Inclusion Plan. Find out what current initiatives are in progress.

The We Are campaign is designed to establish a campus-wide movement centered around community and togetherness. We need your voice to help build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture.

Get Involved in #WeAre


Care about diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Oklahoma? Want to contribute to making OUHSC a better experience for all? Want to be a catalyst and an active change agent by making sure our campus is open and welcoming to all? Help create the home away from home experience for others. 

Become a D.O.V. Diversity Outreach Volunteer pronounced "dove," and join a community of care that is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion-related matters on campus and beyond.   Who can volunteer? Students, faculty, and staff   How do I sign up? Complete a quick survey ( to be added to the D.O.V. list.

Bias Reporting Hotline

In light of incidents on other campuses and 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. 

Reporting Hotline: 844-428-6531
Online at:

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April 14th: Unlearning Trans + Homonegativity

April 16th: Unlearning Racism

April 23rd: Unlearning Ableism

April 28th: Unlearning Sexism

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Teara Flagg Lander at

Diversity Statement

The University of Oklahoma advances a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. OU Norman, OU Tulsa and the Health Sciences Center recognize that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission and enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff.

Our Values

  • Empathy
  • Accountability
  • Civil Dialogue
  • Collaboration
  • Equity
  • Integrity
  • Mutual Respect