Welcome to UCO and Welcome to the Fam

Impact – Fall 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to the University of Central Oklahoma, and welcome to the fam! The Office of Diversity and Inclusion advances cultural competence while implementing opportunities for our diverse communities to learn, thrive and succeed.

Highlights inside this issue

Meet the Team

Meet those who make up the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and help make all the goals and objectives of the office a reality.

Diversity Retention

Learn more about the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Success Initiatives and how these invaluable programs are helping students thrive and persist to graduation.

Diversity Enrichment

Learn more about the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Diversity Enrichment and the impactful programs that are changing and transforming our students’ lives.

Table of Contents

Letter from the Director

Meet Our Team

Office Structure, Measures of Success and Who We Serve

Diversity Retention

Diversity Enrichment

Women’s Outreach Center

Diversity Leadership Institute

Chickasaw Nation

From the Student’s Desk

ODI Alumni Spotlight

Upcoming Events

Buddy Broncho made his first appearance in UCO's own newspaper The Vista. It was the October 3, 1932, issue where a Broncho appears wearing a UCO football uniform. He has appeared numerous times throughout the years from local Edmond papers in the 60's to state-wide papers in the 80's. The commissioning of the first ever live mascot appears in UCO's 1979 Bronze Book where Buddy Broncho made his first public appearance at Homecoming. Since that time, Buddy has been a fixture at UCO events and in the hearts of UCO students.