In keeping with OU’s mission to “exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment,” the OU Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides a collaborative, advisory context for sharing information across academic and non-academic units, devising overarching strategies, making recommendations, and raising the visibility of the University’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
- Provide a collective and coherent voice and serve as a resource for all stakeholders on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Provide the institutional leadership pertaining to the development of short and long-term strategies for structure, policies, processes, curricula and engagement in response to the climate survey and other matters concerning diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Provide direction and oversee the implementation and assessment of short and long-term strategies in response to the climate survey.
- Support the engagement and key cultural change initiatives that further promote, enhance and improve the knowledge, skills and competence of the University and the community it serves.