Coronavirus Updates and Resources
Students, faculty and staff are advised to read all university e-communication at this time – including the weekday employee newsletter, Centralities – for important updates related to the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All university sanctioned in-person events are canceled through June 30, 2020.
April 30, 2020: Moving Forward to Fall 2020
The health and safety of our campus community are our primary concerns here at the University of Central Oklahoma. After careful deliberation, it is our intention to resume face-to-face classes and activities on campus this fall. We are currently working to identify and implement proper safety protocols in anticipation of our return. As we approach the beginning of the fall semester in August, we will communicate with you further about these protocols. Our return to campus will be dependent upon guidance established by local, state, and federal entities.
Plans for our faculty and staff to gradually return to campus beginning June 1 are being developed within each division and will be finalized in the coming weeks. Faculty and staff should stay in contact with their immediate supervisor regarding work schedules and personal plans for returning to campus. Though our physical campus will be reopening, many services will continue to be offered virtually. Individuals who need to come to campus are asked to wear a protective face mask and observe social distancing guidelines when interacting with others.
We are eager to resume the opportunities for connection on campus that we have grown to value and appreciate so much more during our time apart.
I wish you all continued health and success as we conclude the spring 2020 semester.
University of Central Oklahoma Statement on Bias Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The University of Central Oklahoma’s shared values of Community, Character and Civility inform our commitment, during this period of national and global emergency, to an ethos of inclusion, transparency, collaboration and respect across the institution.
As part of that commitment, we celebrate the unique value of each of our traditional and non-traditional students, faculty, staff, administration and alumni, and we condemn in the strongest terms expressions of hate, bias and discrimination including any words and actions that single out and blame individuals or communities for the COVID-19 pandemic on the basis of race, ethnicity or culture.
The University of Central Oklahoma celebrates the global diversity of the Central community and of the local, national and global communities that we serve. We seek, during these trying times, to support all of the members of our community by providing and advocating for the resources that they need to ensure their safety and well-being, so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders in service to our global community.
Any member of the Central community who has experienced harassment, bias or discrimination related to concerns about the virus when participating in university related
activities or events is encouraged to report that incident to the Office of the
Inclusive Community Advocate by emailing ICReport@uco.edu or submit a report online.