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How to get involved
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. 
OSU is home to many diverse organizations specifically tailored towards its faculty and staff. We are committed to generating an all inclusive atmosphere to ensure the success of everyone in our Cowboy family.

Faculty and Staff Awards 

The Dr. Howard Shipp, Jr. Inclusive Excellence Staff Award and the Dr. Patricia A. Bell Inclusive Excellence Faculty Award are funded by private donors and the Office of the Vice President of Access and Community Impact. Members of the OSU community, including students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to nominate meritorious candidates. The recipient receives a plaque, a one-time award, and is recognized by the university.

Diversity-related faculty and staff organizations

Black Faculty and Staff Association

The Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) is your go-to resource at Oklahoma State University! We're here to support African-American faculty, staff, and students by promoting professional development, mentoring, networking, wellness, scholarships, and programs that highlight the rich legacy and traditions of the African-American community. Join us in shaping a vibrant and empowered OSU experience!

Native American Faculty and Staff Association

Elevate your voice with the OSU Native American Faculty and Staff Association (NAFSA)! We empower OSU Native Americans by advising the administration on issues affecting our community. Join us in making a meaningful impact within the university community. Your voice matters!

Veterans Faculty and Staff

Join the mission of the Veterans Faculty and Staff Association! We foster positive interaction among Veteran faculty, staff, students, and University leadership. Mark your calendar for our vibrant gatherings every third Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Let's connect and make a difference together!

Women's Faculty Council

The Women's Faculty Council (WFC) works to improve the status of women at OSU by being advocates for women through educational programming, award funding, research, and career support. 

Fellowship of Christian Faculty and Staff

Join us in encouraging faculty, staff, and students to embrace and extend His love and grace within our community. Let's journey together towards a meaningful and impactful academic experience!

Asian Faculty and Staff

Our objectives are clear: promote fellowship, dive into exciting social and cultural activities, connect with diverse organizations, and serve as a vital link between OSU faculty and staff of Asian origin and the broader Stillwater and Oklahoma community. Join us in creating meaningful connections and enriching experiences!

Employee Queers & Allies League

Forge a welcoming environment with us! Our mission is to establish a safe, supportive, and equitable space for all OSU employees and students, embracing diversity, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, allied, and other inclusive (LGBTQA+) individuals.

Hispanic/Latino Faculty & Staff Association (HLFSA)

Join the Hispanic/Latino Faculty and Staff Association in an exploration of the rich variety within Hispanic culture! We aim to enlighten and inform students, faculty, and staff about the diverse contributions that Hispanic culture makes to our society. Let's celebrate the vibrant tapestry of Hispanic heritage together!

Curriculum Programs

Gender/Women’s Studies

We are a vibrant academic program offering a minor for undergraduates, support for curricular development and research by faculty, and opportunities to collaborate with community and campus partners who are intrigued by how gender shapes the world.

Africana Studies

The goal of the Center is to serve as a primary scholarly resource for OSU students, faculty, and staff who are seeking to gain knowledge and information related to Africa and its Diaspora.

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