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Important Update:

Campus buildings reopened to the public effective July 1. Services are available virtually or by appointment only. Visitors should reach out to individual departments regarding appointments. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. To learn more about current operations, view the university's summer reopening plan

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.

Inclusive Community at UCO

The University of Central Oklahoma affirms and promotes diversity in every area of the university’s life in order to provide transformative educational experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community.

Diversity enriches the experiences and expands the social and conceptual horizons of students and of faculty and staff members, and it enhances the university’s ability to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, economic, and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.

In order to promote and sustain diversity in areas including race, class, gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, ableness, affectional orientation, gender expression, and other aspects of self-identification, UCO provides a variety of resources for students, faculty and staff members, and members of the wider community.

Committee on Diversity

The Committee on Diversity aims to articulate, challenge, advance and collaborate in implementing university policies, plans and programs related to the presence and contributions of faculty, staff, and students with different identities. Through developing policies, plans, and programs that shape the institutional climate and that serve diverse communities, the Committee fulfills its institutional role and assists the university in realizing its Diversity Vision.

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