Passport to Native America

Passport to Native AmericaThe mission of Passport UCO is to inspire unity and understanding in the global community, while providing educational and entertaining cultural events for our students and surrounding commmunity. Every fall, the Passport program selects a country or region to investigate. In 2015, in conjunction with UCO's 125th Anniversary, our compass turns back home to the rich cultural diversity of Native America. All events are free of cost and open to the public.

University of Central Oklahoma students who participate in this program will accumulate one stamp in their personal passports at each event, and upon collecting ten or more stamps gain eligibility to enter a drawing for an iPad Air (graciously donated by UCO’s Center for eLearning and Customized Education).

Visit the Passport web page at for further information and updates.

UCO Expands Academic Offerings with New Programs this Fall

Beginning in fall 2015, students at the University of Central Oklahoma will find several new choices among the university’s 117 undergraduate majors, 85 minors and 70 graduate programs as Central continues to expand the offerings that make it a smart investment for success.

In the College of Liberal Arts, new minors include documentary film, interpersonal communication, and gender and sexuality studies.

The gender and sexuality studies minor explores the ways in which gender and sexuality shapes lives and includes courses like Race, Class and Gender in U.S. History, Sociology of Gender, Masculinity in the Media, Women in Politics, and more.

“Social expectations about women and men — which intersect with issues of race, class, sexuality and nationality — influence our legal, medical, educational and political systems,” said Lindsey Churchill, Ph.D., assistant professor of history and director of the minor. 

The minor will give students the tools to analyze issues of gender and its constructions in their chosen disciplines and allow students to examine the ways in which constructions of masculinity and femininity affect political systems, culture and history, as well as both national and international ideas about gender, sexuality and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.