Diversity Education Program
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, "Appreciation of Diversity".
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.
monthly 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 October and run through May.
The group meets once a month for lunch sessions moderated
by Dr. Penny
"Only in a setting where people are cognizant
of issues of diversity and conscientious about making
social change through educational equity may leaders
hope to concretely change the perpetuation of the inequities
in higher education and society." - Dr. Penny Pasque
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OU Athletics Diversity Programs
McClendon Center for Intercollegiate Athletics |
180 W Brooks, Norman, OK 73019
Phone: (405) 325-8798 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org