Diversity and Inclusion
OSU Diversity Statement
Oklahoma State University is a land-grant institution committed to excellence in diversity and inclusion. We strive to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment that appreciates and values all members of the University community. We define diversity as engagement in meaningful actions, behaviors, and conversations that reflect a commitment to recognizing, understanding, and respecting the differences among students, faculty, staff, and visitors throughout the OSU system. We do not condone acts, behavior, language, or symbols that represent or reflect intolerance or discrimination. OSU is dedicated to cultivating and enriching the competitive advantages that diversity and inclusion provide all members of the University community. We identify diversity as a quality of life issue, as well as an important economic driver for the prosperity and well-being of the state, nation, and world.
OSU supports DACA students
"Oklahoma State University urges Congress to move quickly and take away the uncertainty created by this week’s DACA ruling. We have several DACA students, and I am pleased to see the strong support they have received from across our campus community. We are doing what we can to support them and provide what resources we can. Our DACA students are fine students, they don’t get any aid and they work hard. I think they will make great members of our society. They were brought to the United States as minors through no decision of their own. Many were so young the United States is the only home they have known. We need to make sure they can continue to pursue their American dream.” -- Burns Hargis, OSU President