Critical Race Training in Education

Oklahoma City University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
2501 N Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106
Phone
(405) 208-5050
Email address
ocuauditions.okcu.edu
School Information
Oklahoma City University was founded in 1904. "Oklahoma City University prepares all learners to Create, Lead, and Serve. We provide a diverse, inclusive culture committed to producing graduates who think critically and innovatively, communicate effectively, and use their knowledge and talents to make a local and global impact" (Source: https://www.okcu.edu/main/about/mission). The total undergraduate enrollment is over 1,700 students and a total graduate enrollment of 600 students. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. The school offers over 70 undergraduate degrees and over 20 graduate degrees.
General Information
OCU has hired a new vice president for diversity and inclusion. In addition, the school incorporates DEI into several courses. Further diversity initiatives are in development. See developments below:

Activity

  • Resources

    The OCU library offers the link to a "Whiteness and Education" database which includes "critical discussions of White racism, Whity identity, privilege, power, and intersectionality."

  • Symbolic Actions

    OCU states that it is "committed to doing the work to create spaces that are diverse, equitable, inclusive, and reflect our position of leadership in the community."

  • Resources

    The OCU School of Law's library offers a resource on "How to Be an Anti-Racist Educator" which features an interview of Ibram X. Kendi.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    In September 2019, the president released a statement saying that she intends to incorporate diversity initiatives.

  • Resources

    The university has an Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion which hosts events and programs.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    OCU's School of Law states that it "fosters an inclusive environment that engages faculty, students, staff, and administration in a commitment to equity, social justice, and intercultural awareness both inside and outside of the classroom."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    On March 26, 2020, OCU announced that the school has appointed Talia Carroll as the vice president for diversity and inclusion. Carroll will work to " guide, develop, enhance and implement diversity and inclusion programming, training and other initiatives." In addition, "she will also identify and build new community engagement opportunities."

  • Symbolic Actions

    OCU's School of Theatre states that it is "committed to its ongoing efforts to create and maintain a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive culture and environment for our community."

  • Resources

    OCU provides "diversity and inclusion career resources."

Last updated December 6th, 2021