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Important Update:

The UCO campus is closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July. Operations will resume Monday, July 6.

Campus buildings reopened to the public effective July 1. Services are available virtually or by appointment only. Visitors should reach out to individual departments regarding appointments. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. To learn more about current operations, view the university's summer reopening plan

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 […]


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 […]

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