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Consistent with revised CDC guidance, vaccinated individuals are recommended to wear a mask when in public indoor spaces where COVID-19 virus transmission is considered substantial or high. Oklahoma County is currently listed as an area of high transmission by the CDC. The CDC further recommends that unvaccinated individuals continue to wear a mask when around others indoors, regardless of their area’s rate of transmission. 

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The University of Central Oklahoma’s shared values of Community, Character and Civility inform our commitment, during this period of national and global emergency, to an ethos of inclusion, transparency, collaboration and respect across the institution. As part of that commitment, we celebrate the unique value of each of our traditional and non-traditional students, faculty, staff, […]


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Dear Campus Community, We are aware of the reports of the assault of a local man and the alleged use of homophobic slurs by the suspects. One of those arrested in conjunction with the incident is a UCO student who was last enrolled in spring 2020. The incident has been referred to our Office of […]


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University of Central Oklahoma Letters of Support Countless UCO departments and offices continue to show their support and dedication to racial justice, diversity, inclusion and equity. This week we are proud to share three additional letters from the College of Liberal Arts, Max Chambers Library and Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning. College […]


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Today, the University of Central Oklahoma recognizes and encourages our community to celebrate Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. This holiday began in 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. News spread much slower back then, and when slaves in Texas finally learned of their freedom, the holiday […]


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Memorial with painting of George Floyd on a brick wall

Departments on campus will not remain silent in the face of systemic racism plaguing our nation… Discover some educational tools, self-care resources, and organizations recommended by Inclusive Community Director, MeShawn Green, to guide you as you address racial and social injustice.


Tags: ally | educational resources | institutional racism | racial trauma | self-care | social justice education | social justice tools | systemic racism
Students from all walks of life smile for the camera

For the past week, we have collectively mourned the needless death of George Floyd and the many other men and women who have died as a result of systemic racism. We know that racism and inequality are complicated and layered issues that are not going to be swiftly resolved. However, the University of Central Oklahoma […]


Tags: D&I | diversity | inclusion | University programs
President Neuhold-Ravikumar

Far from a formal statement, I’ve taken time to speak with several of our black Broncho family members over the past few days and felt compelled to share what I’ve heard and learned with you. First, let me say that I am a white woman with privilege. I say that out loud to make it […]


Tags: ally | students of color | support | white privilege
MeShawn Green

This past week has been difficult. The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, as well as the disturbing exchange between Christian Cooper and Amy Cooper, have resulted in many feelings of confusion, sadness, anger, hurt and frustration. It is essential that members of our Central community know that we hear you […]


Tags: inclusive community | racial trauma | self-care
President Neuhold-Ravikumar

Our hearts go out to the family of George Floyd as we are saddened and sickened by his senseless death. The recurrence of this type of event in our society is a pandemic for which there is a known cure: education, peace and compassion. The civil unrest in Minneapolis and throughout the nation is the […]


Tags: ally | inclusive community | self-reflection | support