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Oral Roberts University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
7777 South Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74171
Phone
(918) 495-6518
Email address
admissions@oru.edu
School Information
"ORU is a liberal arts university with programs for every interest, from business and biology to engineering, computer science, nursing, criminal justice, theology and ministry, and more! Going beyond the textbook, you’ll be equipped with practical assignments, real-world projects, internships, and mentorships by experienced professors who are leaders and innovators in their industry. With this, our students are prepared to be whole leaders for the whole world when they graduate. Choose from over 150 majors, minors, concentrations, and pre-professional programs. Participate in cancer research, work with our state-of-the-art supercomputer, present business ideas to trend-setting entrepreneurs in our ONEOK Shark Tank, or train in our newly upgraded and technologically advanced Nursing Simulation Labs. Study Abroad with ORU and encounter a life-changing experience that will transform the way you see the world. Be part of the Stovall Center for Entrepreneurship, where you’ll create new business concepts, start-up incubators, accelerators, and launch pads. Complete your Whole Person Education on campus or online" (Source: https://oru.edu/about-oru/index.php). The university was founded in 1963. ORU has 4,300 students and a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.
General Information
Oral Roberts University integrates DEI concepts in several courses in its curriculum. In 2020, in response to the death of George Floyd, ORU created the "Multi-ethnic and Intercultural Relations Committee." At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Training is required. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • ORU offers a Social Justice Minor which entails "studying the issues of poverty, racism, discrimination, and oppression."
  • The Social Work major requires that students "appreciate that, as a consequence of difference, a person's life experiences may include oppression, poverty, marginalization, and alienation as well as privilege, power, and acclaim."
  • ORU offers a Criminal Justice major where "Diversity and Ethical Dilemmas" is one of the "core experiences" of the program.
Resources
  • In 2020, the school announced that it has "instituted and empowered a Multi-ethnic and Intercultural Relations Committee, including a new effort among our student-athletes called We Stand Together to work for equality, unity, and diversity."
Symbolic Actions
  • In 2020, ORU released a statement on diversity, saying, "We are opposed to racism in any form and to the demeaning of any individual because of their culture or ethnicity. We denounce racism as sin, and its presence among students, staff or faculty will not be tolerated. We also understand that a few former students and staff may carry the vestiges of implicit or even explicit racial bias despite our very best efforts."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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