Campus and Community Organizations
Multicultural Student Services
Multicultural Student Services promotes an educational environment that recognizes and celebrates the diverse culture of the University of Central Oklahoma. The focus of Multicultural Student Services is on researching, designing, and implementing unique programs that promote the pursuit of academic success, encourage retention and enhance graduation rates of students of color. These programs serve to expand students’ cultural horizons and perspectives while honoring their respective cultural experiences.
Black Student Association
The mission of the University of Central Oklahoma Black Student Association (BSA) is to foster a better relationship among students, administration, faculty and staff. It seeks to encourage greater participation on the part of traditionally underrepresented groups in school activities and secure representation in all phases of campus life. Furthermore, the Black Student Association seeks to provide a comfortable atmosphere and serve as a focal point and information center for African-American students on the UCO campus. In order to successfully execute these tasks, the Black Student Association remains focused on the needs and wants of African-American
students on the UCO campus.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Knowledge of Self
Knowledge of Self’s (KOS) mission is to strengthen the validity of education among the African American family and greater multicultural community thereby enhancing the quality of life, the student body and the residents of our
respective communities. KOS encourages the advocacy, expansion, and promotion of positive knowledge covering people of African descent living in America. Through our commitment to excellence,
honesty, and integrity, KOS provides members with the necessary tools for intellectual vitality service to their community and greater psychological comfort as proud African Americans.
Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was founded in 1906 and was the first fraternity to be founded by Black men. Its mission is to develop leaders, promote brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities. For more information please contact http://www.alphaphialpha.net.
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded in 1908 and soon became not only the first sorority in America to be founded by Black women, but the first to be incorporated. Inherent in the founding ideals of the sorority, is the goal to improve the quality of life for ourselves, our families, friends and acquaintances while living up to our motto. For more information about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated please visit the official website at www.aka1908.com.
Omega Psi Phi
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Howard University in 1911. It was the first men's Greek Letter fraternity to be founded at
a historically black college. Their purpose is to bring about a union of college men of similar high ideals of scholarship and manhood in order to stimulate the ambitions of its members, occupy a progressive and constructive place in the political life of the community and nation, foster humanity, freedom and dignity in its individual members and humanity, and to achieve higher economic and intellectual status.
Delta Sigma Theta
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's Five Point Thrust of:
- Economic Development
- Educational Development
- International Awareness and Involvement
- Physical and Mental Health
- Political Awareness and Involvement
Phi Beta Sigma
The members of Phi Beta Sigma are the Fraternity's most valuable resource and strength. They are the primary means by which Phi Beta Sigma objectives will be achieved. In
order to accomplish the Fraternity's objectives, it is essential that systems are instituted that effectively embody "Culture For Service and Service For Humanity" and promote Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service.
Zeta Phi Beta
The principal activities and purpose of the trust, are to award scholarship/fellowship grants to worthy students for the pursuit of higher education; to conduct community outreach service programs that will aid in the educational and vocational improvement in individual and community living standards; to engage in events that will aid in the development of women; and to engage in any appropriate research related to the purposes of the Foundation.
Sigma Gamma Rho
Sigma Gamma Rho, was founded on November 12, 1922. The founders were seven young black women at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana . Fostering unity among women, the sorority currently has over 72,000 members found in over 400 chapters in the United States, and the Caribbean . The founders believed that self-respect, knowledge, and discipline gained through study, would help individuals to recognize their duty and responsibility for their society. Wisdom, education, sisterhood, scholarship, and community service bond the sisters
of Sigma Gamma Rho.
Urban League of Greater Oklahoma
The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. For more information contact the Oklahoma Urban League at www.urbanleagueok.org