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People and Culture

The Division of People and Culture provides a unifying voice to care for the UCO community by strategically leading UCO’s investment in people and inspiring a welcoming climate of inclusivity, mutual respect, equitable accountability and valued performance. 

UCO's People and Culture division is home to three branch departments: Inclusive Community, Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety.

The Office of Inclusive Community plans, leads and implements, in collaboration with university partners, institutional change actions and initiatives to advance and support inclusivity and equity for the purposes of cultivating and sustaining inclusive excellence at the University of Central Oklahoma.

The Human Resources department is composed of two areas: Talent Management and Compensation and Benefits. Talent Management consists of People and Culture Communications, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Talent Development. Compensation and Benefits consists of Benefits, Compensation and Payroll Operations. With an in-depth knowledge of all Human Resources functions and processes, the HR team is here to support UCO faculty and staff throughout their experience with the university – from the moment a position is accepted through the day of separation or retirement. 

The department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) ensures a safe and healthful learning, living and work environment for faculty, staff, students and the surrounding community.

Reporting Information

Concerns of discrimination or harassment in violation of UCO’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy should be reported to Human Resources through the EEO Concern Form or UCOMMENT. More information can be found on the EEO page of The Hub.

Have an idea or concern that the Inclusive Community team could potentially assist with? Contact us at Please note that the online submission form for reports to the Inclusive Community Response Team is currently under revision.

Concerns of unethical, illegal or otherwise inappropriate behavior in violation of UCO policy should be reported to Human Resources though UCOMMENT, or alternatively, directly to The Board of Regents for the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) through EthicsPoint.

Report violation(s) of UCO's sexual misconduct policy to a responsible person and/or the Title IX Office by filing a report. Incidents of sexual misconduct may also or alternatively be reported to the police.

To report an employee injury, an Occupational Injury & Illness report shall be completed by the employee or his or her supervisor within 24 hours of the incident, and submitted to  Environmental Health and Safety at If life threatening, call 911. 

After office hours or on holidays, reports may be made by contacting University Police Services at (405) 974-2345.

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EEO Concern Form UCOMMENTEthicsPoint Title IXWorker's Compensation

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