Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013

Diversity Education Program

Diversity Council | Graduate Assistant Program | Diversity Education

Education and awareness of diversity to all athletics department employees is important. That is why in 2005, the Diversity Education Program was started. Each year every department within athletics nominates one individual to participate in the program. The program is designed to enhance one of the core values of the Athletics Department, Inclusiveness.

The goal of this experience is to have participants understand further the "value" of diversity. It is not to tell people what to think or how to think, but to provide opportunity to consider various aspects of diversity, their own social identities, and how this may play a role in the climate in the Athletics Department at the University of Oklahoma.

Each educational session focuses on developing a greater understanding of the overall issues in diversity and how to work as a cohesive unit free of prejudice and discrimination. The sessions begin in September and run through May.

OU Athletics Diversity Programs

McClendon Center for Intercollegiate Athletics | 180 W Brooks, Norman, OK 73019
Phone: (405) 325-8798 | Email:




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