The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a coeducational public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. Founded in 1890, it had existed in Oklahoma Territory near Indian Territory for 17 years before the two became the state of Oklahoma. As of 2007 the university had 29,931 students enrolled, most located at its main campus in Norman. Employing nearly 3,000 faculty members the school offers 152 baccalaureate programs, 160 master's programs, 75 doctorate programs, and 20 majors at the first professional level. David Lyle Boren, a former U.S. Senator and Oklahoma Governor, has served as President of the University of Oklahoma since 1994.
Office of University Community
It is the mission of The Office of University Community to enhance the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, recognize and respect the essential worth of each individual and value differences amongst groups. Office of University Community aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including, but not limited to, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, spiritual belief, geographic origin, abilities or disabilities, and socioeconomic status. Furthermore, Office of University Community is committed to attaining diversity in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of students, faculty, and staff from underrepresented groups and communities.
The Office of University Community is committed to providing an inclusive community whereas diversity is the cornerstone that fosters a climate that is open and welcoming to diverse people, ideas and perspectives; that promotes a positive dialogue on the nature of diversity; and that engages faculty, staff and students in activities that promote the University's core values.
Community Outreach and Collaboration: The ability to empower and build strong relationships within the University student body, Faculty and Staff, Departments, community and Alumni.
Integrity: The ability to meet commitments, act responsibly, and promote University and community trust, while sustaining accountability for words and actions
Cultural Awareness and Understanding: To demonstrate understanding, awareness and respect of differences.