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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 four branch departments: Equal Opportunity, Inclusive Community, Human Resources and Risk Management and Safety Operations.

The Office of Equal Opportunity is dedicated to maintaining an inclusive campus by investigating, hearing and addressing any acts of discrimination and/or harassment. The university prohibits discrimination, retaliation or harassment based on characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Some of these characteristics include but are not limited to race/color, religion, citizenship status, age, gender/gender identity or expression and sexual orientation.  

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 HR Operations & Technology. Talent Management consists of People and Culture Communications, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Development, and Benefits. HR Operations & Technology consists of HR Operations, HR Information Systems, and Payroll & Compensation. 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 Office of Risk Management and Safety Operations 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 the office of Equal Opportunity through the EEO Concern Form or UCOMMENT. More information can be found on the Office of Equal Opportunity page.

Witnessed or experienced a behavior that is inconsistent with UCO's value of inclusion? Request assistance  from the Inclusive Community Response Team.

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 their supervisor within 24 hours of the incident, and submitted to Office of Risk Management and Safety Operations. 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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