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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
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Letter from the Director

Greetings University of Central Oklahoma Community, I am excited to share with you the impactful and invaluable programs and services provided by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The mission of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Women’s Outreach
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Meet the Team

Meet the team that powers the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Central Oklahoma! Table of Contents

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Diversity Retention

The Black Male Initiative (BMI) The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Black Male Initiative is going into its 6th year this academic year. This distinguished program, which began Fall 2014, increases the fall-to-fall retention of black males on campus. For
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Structure and Measures of Success

Structure of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is comprised of three functional areas: The Women’s Outreach Center, Diversity Retention, and Diversity Enrichment. Through the efforts of each of these areas the Office of
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Diversity Enrichment

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion promotes an educational environment that recognizes and celebrates the diverse cultures present at the University of Central Oklahoma. One of our fundamental goals is to cultivate opportunities for students to explore their diverse ideologies
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Women’s Outreach Center

The Women’s Outreach Center offers meaningful programing touching upon the experiences of students, faculty, and staff who live as women. From in-depth discussions of literature, to the issues women encounter on a daily basis, the WOC serves to equip and
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Diversity Leadership Institute

The Office of Diversity’s Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI) offers participants an opportunity to put theory in practice as they experience the sights and culture of another city through the lens of adult learning theory. This institute is designed so that
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Chickasaw Nation Recruitment and Retention Program

Chokka’ Cilimpi’ “Strengthening Cultural connection through cultural activities, guest lectures and social events.” The Chickasaw Nation Recruitment and Retention Program assists with identifying tribal services, navigating campus resources and exploring career options. For more information contact Bill Anoatubby, Governor: 405-974-8943
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From the Student’s Desk

A Word from Mindy Vo Being on the Asian American Student Association (AASA) executive board for the second year has been a wild adventure. I was previously the historian for the AASA 2018-19 executive board. This year, I have taken
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ODI Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Diontrey Thompson Our alumni spotlight is Dr. Diontrey Thompson, Associate Dean and Executive Director for Residential Learning at Stanford University. Dr. Thompson completed his doctoral program in Organizational Change and Leadership in 2018. His dissertation, which he titled “Uncovered:
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Office of Diversity and Inclusion Events for Fall 2019

Upcoming Events

September 2019 11 – Debate Night September Black Student Association 12 – Intros Black Student Association 17 – “Its Lit,” Lunch and Literature Discussion UCO Women’s Outreach Center 18 – LatinX Heritage Month Kickoff, “Primeros Pasos a UCO Connection” Sponsored
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