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Diversity & Engagement

The education of people of diverse backgrounds and cultures lies at the heart of The University of Tulsa’s core values and mission. TU furthers its mission of educational excellence by creating an environment of equity and inclusion that values diverse life experiences, ideas and perspectives.

TU is committed to aligning its practices to cultivate a community that reflects these fundamental values and goals.

TU receives 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

TU receives 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

The University of Tulsa has received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

President Clancy joins call for feds to uphold DACA

President Clancy joins call for feds to uphold DACA

TU President Gerard P. Clancy has joined with hundreds of other university leaders to encourage elected officials to uphold DACA and remain true to the values upon which this nation of nonnatives was founded.

About Our Diverse Community
TU is home to a diverse population, with 876 international students representing nearly 70 countries. Faculty, administrators, students and staff value our diverse campus population because it enriches the educational experience.

Through the university’s focus on internationalization, students are choosing to study abroad in record numbers and faculty are developing international research and teaching collaborations that advance their scholarship.

Multicultural Organizations

A variety of multicultural student organizations on campus provide cultural enrichment, information, assistance and support to international and minority students and provide forums for discussing relevant issues with other students and faculty.

There are 25 campus organizations representing African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Latin American, Middle Eastern American, Native American and international students at TU.

The groups sponsor food bazaars, festivals, symposiums, lectures and guest speakers throughout the year.

Chevron Multicultural Resource Center

The Chevron Multicultural Resource Center located in the Holmes Student Center was created to address the growing multicultural population and its needs. The center:

  • provides space for small groups to meet
  • provides space for individuals and groups to study, relax and work on projects
  • is a resource for current and prospective students

Multicultural Awareness Committee

The Multicultural Awareness Committee is comprised of student representatives from TU’s many multicultural organizations. The student-run committee provides programming, networking and support for these organizations as well as the community.