The University of Central Oklahoma recognizes the university's main campus is located on the traditional lands of the Caddo and Wichita people. Visit the UCO Land Acknowledgement website to learn more.
The UCO Office of Inclusive Community’s mission is to plan, lead and implement, in collaboration with university partners, institutional change initiatives to advance equity for the purposes of cultivating and sustaining inclusive excellence at the University of Central Oklahoma. Our goals are to:
- Provide our university partners with tools to identify and overcome barriers to equity; and,
- Advance an inclusive community that recognizes human dignity and mutual respect.
Inclusive Community at UCO
As a university charged with serving the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, it is our responsibility to nurture a compassionate environment that encourages students, faculty and staff to become their best selves so they may serve their local and global communities to the fullest. We celebrate the strength of our diversity by fostering personalized experiences that allow each member of the UCO community to feel seen.
UCO acknowledges that specific populations within the United States have been historically excluded and continue to experience marginalization within systems such as higher education. The Office of Inclusive Community strives to remove barriers that cause exclusion and marginalization. We do this not only because it is right, but also because removing barriers builds diversity, and diversity enhances the university’s ability to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves. Learn more about Inclusive Community's work by exploring our Annual Report.
INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY ANNUAL REPORT
Meet the Leadership
Dr. Jennifer Williams Molock (she/hers)
Asst. VP for Inclusive Community
Cristi Moore, M.Ed. (she/hers)
Liz Wallace, M.Ed. (she/her/we)
Director for the Student Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity results from the intersectional engagement of values, perspectives, and world-view that emerge from different identities and lived experiences such as, but not limited to, race and/or ethnicity; gender, including gender identity and/or expression; sexual orientation; ability and/or disability; age; religion; socioeconomic and/or class status; language; national origin and/or immigration status; status as a veteran; learning style; and organizational role.
Equity encompasses a variety of practices that remove barriers and facilitate the inclusion and empowerment of members of communities that have experienced exclusion from or marginalization within an organization.
An Inclusive Community is one that intentionally and consistently fosters belonging, personal growth, and empowerment for all.
Belonging is the feeling of security and support, the experience of mattering or feeling cared about, accepted, respected, valued by, and important to the community.