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We are committed to achieving excellence for all
Oklahoma State University thrives on the many strengths of our community. Our dedication to excellence isn't just a concept; it's a powerful catalyst for embracing inclusive thoughts and actions. Access and community impact, to us, is more than a quality-of-life enhancer – it's a vital economic force, fostering prosperity and well-being globally. Join us in shaping a future where inclusivity leads the way!


The number of students of color earning a bachelor's degree since 2010

25National awards and recognitions

for university commitment to access and community impact

Community at OSU

OSU is committed to fostering and enhancing the competitive advantages that access and community impact offer to every member of the University community. From the state’s largest number of Oklahoma’s Promise students, to the growing number of first-generation college students, to the nation’s returning military veterans and traditional and non-traditional learners from urban centers to the most rural corners of their states – OSU is a community and environment that welcomes all.
Students at First Generation Day event

Student Resources

Discover success with OSU – we offer a wealth of resources, from scholarships and community support to employment opportunities, tailored to fuel your journey to success!

Native American Student Resources

 OSU stands as the nation's most successful land-grant institution for Native American students. The Center for Sovereign Nations at OSU actively forges powerful partnerships between the university and tribal nations. Join us in this exceptional journey of support and collaboration!

African American Student Resources

Discover vibrant opportunities at OSU! Our campus hosts numerous African American student organizations, empowering students to lead, engage in community service, and foster cultural unity. Join us in a dynamic community where your leadership and cultural contributions shine!

Asian American Student Resources

Join the Asian American Student Association at Oklahoma State University on a mission to amplify diversity! We're here to spread inclusivity through exciting events and networking opportunities. Be part of a community dedicated to fostering connections and celebrating diversity!

Hispanic/Latinx Student Resources

Immerse yourself in the richness of Hispanic/Latinx culture at OSU! Join us in celebrating traditions that honor and embrace diversity. These events not only pay homage but also create vibrant social and educational opportunities for our Hispanic students. Engage with the heart of our campus culture!

LGBTQ+ Students

Experience support and community at OSU! We actively champion LGBTQ individuals, fostering social cohesion and addressing crucial national and local issues impacting the LGBTQ community. Join us in creating an inclusive and impactful environment for everyone!

Women's Resources

Discover pathways to success at OSU! From scholarships to curricular support, we provide empowering experiences. Join our collaborative community, where faculty, staff, and student organizations unite to host events celebrating and supporting women's programs. Your journey to success begins here!

Student Veterans

Empowering success for our military community! The Office of Student Veteran Success at Oklahoma State University is dedicated to supporting active-duty military, reservists, National Guardsmen, veterans, and their families. Your success on campus is our mission!

Academic Colleges Resources

Join us as we expand efforts across academic colleges to enhance the overall student experience and prepare the ideal graduate. Let's collaborate to create a more enriched educational journey together!

International Student Services

Embark on an exciting journey with OSU Global! We're dedicated to supporting the university's international community and nurturing students' educational and personal growth worldwide. Join us in fostering a vibrant cultural exchange for an enriched OSU experience, and together, let's shape a diverse and dynamic campus!

Student Accessibility Services

Dedicated to fostering inclusivity, we're here to support your journey from academic to professional success, regardless of abilities. Our services range from classroom/testing accommodations to accessible textbooks and assistive technology support. Join us in creating an environment where everyone can thrive academically and beyond!

First-Generation Student Resources

OSU takes pride in championing first-generation college students! We provide many resources to ensure academic excellence and support your unique journey. Join us in making your mark as a trailblazer in higher education!

System-Wide Resources

Join us in our commitment to cultivating a supportive and welcoming environment where inclusive excellence thrives. Engage with collaborative efforts and strategic planning that includes all institutions within the OSU System. Together, let's build a community that is not only inclusive but also thriving!

Events and Programs

Promoting awareness and education
Immerse yourself in enrichment, enlightenment, and engagement with OSU's Division of Access and Community Impact! Join us at events and programs that advance OSU's steadfast commitment to inclusive excellence. Become a valued part of a community that actively cultivates a welcoming environment for students, faculty and staff from all walks of life and backgrounds!

Faculty and Staff Resources

We are committed to achieving excellence with inclusion
Join us in supporting every member of the Cowboy community. Our goal is to actively empower OSU faculty and staff to build a stronger community among themselves. Let's unite to cultivate a more inclusive and vibrant community together!

Heritage Months

Celebrating as a family
At Oklahoma State University, we cherish every member of the Cowboy family. Annually, The Office of Multicultural Affairs collaborates with campus units and departments to organize a series of engaging events, programs, and meetings. Join us in celebrating the rich and vibrant heritages of our diverse communities!
Contestant in Mr. and Miss Hispanic/Latinx OSU Scholarship Pageant

Oklahoma State University Land Acknowledgement

OSU Land Acknowledgement plaque on campus

We acknowledge that the land granted to Oklahoma State University (OSU) was originally inhabited and cared for by First Americans. We also recognize and acknowledge that OSU resides and operates upon the territorial lands currently inhabited and preserved by citizens of the 39 sovereign Tribal Governments within Oklahoma. As a land-grant institution, OSU is committed to engaging in university and community efforts to represent and honor the proud cultural heritage and history of Native citizens throughout the state and nation, including our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. OSU continues to respect and serve the sovereignty of the original Indigenous People owners and protectors of these lands by cultivating and strengthening our institutional collaborations with sovereign Tribal Nations and their citizens.

College of Education and Human Sciences hosts Nancy Randolph Davis celebration College of Education and Human Sciences hosts Nancy Randolph Davis celebration Mar 6

The Oklahoma State University College of Education and Human Sciences hosted a celebration honoring Nancy Randolph Davis, the first African American to enroll at what was Oklahoma A&M College in 1949, marking the 75th anniversary of her revolutionary enrollment.

OSU to celebrate 75th anniversary of Nancy Randolph Davis’ enrollment OSU to celebrate 75th anniversary of Nancy Randolph Davis’ enrollment Jan 30

A pioneer who broke racial barriers at Oklahoma State University, Nancy Randolph Davis will be honored on the 75th anniversary of her historic enrollment. The campus community is invited to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Davis’ enrollment as the first Black student at OSU during a celebration on Feb. 29, 2024.



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