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OSU Diversity Highlights


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ENROLLMENT TRENDS

136%
increase in new first-year undergraduate
students of color from fall 2009 to fall 2016
96%
increase in undergraduate students of
color from fall 2009 to fall 2016
30%
of fall 2016 incoming first-year
undergraduate students were of color
22%
increase in graduate students of
color from fall 2009 to fall 2016

STUDENT HONORS

11
OSU Morris K.Udall Scholarship
recipients since 2009 
 

GRADUATION RATES

54%
increase in the number of students of
color earning a Bachelor's degree from
May 2010 to May 2016
43%
increase in the number of students of
color earning a graduate degree from May
2010 to May 2016
118%
increase in the number of students of
color earning a doctorate degree from
May 2010 to May 2016

 

FACULTY RECRUITMENT

46%
increase in African American, Native
American, Latino, & biracial/multiracial
faculty in OSU classrooms since 2010

ACADEMICS AND CAMPUS SUPPORT

  • Diversity course requirement for all undergraduates
  • Internationals dimension course requirement for all undergraduates
  • Institutional Diversity Capital Campaign raised $2.5M since February 2014; 12 endowed scholarships
  • Inaugural OSU Diversity Hall of Fame held October 2015
  • Formal University Diversity Statement
  • Center for Soverign Nations opened in August 2015 for focused service to soverign tribal nations in Oklahoma
  • SGA and Faculty Council supported diversity training for students, faculty and staff
  • Launched Oklahoma Diversity and Inclusion Institute October 2015

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

OVER
70
diversity-related student, faculty
and staff campus organizations

 

  • Retention Initiative for Student Excellence Program (RISE)
  • Inclusion Leadership Program (ILP)
  • Three U.S. Department of Education TRiO Programs
  • Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP) Program
  • NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Program
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs Mentoring and Retention Program
  • First 2 Go (first-generation student program)
  • OSU hosted the 38th Annual Big 12 Conference of Black Student Leadership and Government in 2015
  • Critical Conversations diversity program series (e.g., Ferguson and Race in America, Voting Rights, Confederate Flag, Islamaphobia, The N-Word, etc.)
  • National Veterans Entrepeneurship Program
  • OSU Diversity Hall of Fame
  • Recent campus and graduation speakers: Common, Dr. Tererei Trent, Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, T.W. Shanon, Piyush Patel, Jamele Hill, Stedman Graham, Dr. Bennet Omalu, Clifton Taulbert, Cornell William Brooks, Daymond John, Michael Che and Kenan Thompson.

AWARDS

  • 2017 American Association for Access, » Equity, and Diversity (AAAED) Roosevelt Thomas Champion of Diversity Award
  • 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED Award from Insight Into Diversity (One of eighteen four-year schools in the nation to have received the HEED Award five consecutive years, 2012-2016)
  • Purple Heart University designation in 2016
  • 2016 Minority Access, Inc. Institution Committed to Diversity Award
  • 2017 National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr. Distinguished Service Award
  • 2016 NADHOE Institutional Excellence Award
  • 2016 Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (SMSDC) Corporation of the Year Award
  • 2016 Mosaic Five-Star Inclusive Workplace Culture Award from the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce’s diversity business council

RANKINGS AND DESIGNATIONS

  • #1 in the nation among public land-grant colleges and universities for graduating Native American student since 2010
  • U.S. Department of Education Minority Serving Institution (MSI) designation since 2014
  • Diverse Issue in Higher Education Top 100 Degree Producers for African American, American Indian, Asian American, Latino, and biracial/multiracial graduates (2014, 2015, and 2016)

OSU DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Oklahoma State University is a land-grant institution committed to excellence in diversity and inclusion. We strive to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment that appreciates and values all members of the University community. We define diversity as engagement in meaningful actions, behaviors and conversations that reflect a commitment to recognizing, understanding and respecting the differences among students, faculty, staff and visitors throughout the OSU system. We do not condone acts, behavior, language or symbols that represent or reflect intolerance or discrimination. OSU is dedicated to cultivating and enriching the competitive advantages that diversity and inclusion provides all members of the University community. We identify diversity as a quality of life issue, as well as an important economic driver for the prosperity and well-being of the state, nation and world.