Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Institutional Goals

  1. Cultivate an inclusive campus climate.
  2. Improve recruitment, hiring and retention of faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups.
  3. Improve recruitment and retention of graduate and undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups.
  4. Create an enhanced learning environment based on diversity and inclusion.
  5. Strengthen institutional infrastructure to achieve diversity goals.

University Plan

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion worked collaboratively with OU Outreach to help frame the University’s strategic plan for diversity and inclusion. Using a Theory of Change methodology, this roadmap provides the basis for strategic plans where actions are aligned to desired outcomes and metrics to benchmark progress.

VIEW UNIVERSITY PLAN The mission of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to enhance OU's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, recognize and respect the essential worth of each individual and value differences amongst groups. We commit to building a welcoming and supportive campus environment where each individual feel welcomed, valued, and supported for success.

Our vision is to become the leading voice in inclusive excellence.

We aspire to be the pacesetter institution in our commitment to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community where diversity is embraced, celebrated, and equity and inclusion is weaved into the fabric of our university community.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will continue to be the point of contact and arbiter of engagement, discourse, information, interaction, outreach and leadership in the mission of diversity and inclusivity at the University of Oklahoma.

Mission

To enhance OU's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, recognize and respect the essential worth of each individual and value differences amongst groups. We commit to building a welcoming and supportive campus environment where each individual feel welcomed, valued, and supported for success.

Vision

To become the leading voice in inclusive excellence.

We aspire to be the pacesetter institution in our commitment to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community where diversity is embraced, celebrated, and equity and inclusion is weaved into the fabric of our university community.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will continue to be the point of contact and arbiter of engagement, discourse, information, interaction, outreach and leadership in the mission of diversity and inclusivity at the University of Oklahoma.


Our Values

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