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Diversity & Engagement

The education of people of diverse backgrounds and cultures lies at the heart of TU’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 is home to a diverse population, with more than 1,100 international students representing 73 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.

TU alumna helps start Greenwood Leadership Academy

TU alumna helps start Greenwood Leadership Academy

Emboldened with a vision of a thriving north Tulsa, TU alumna Ebony Easiley (BFA ’14) is cultivating young community leaders. By transforming the neighborhood with holistic education and economic growth, Easiley is giving back to a place she calls home.

TU honored for excellence in global education

TU honored for excellence in global education

The University of Tulsa has received the Global Education Award from the Dialogue Institute of Southwest, a nonprofit educational organization that promotes understanding, respect and cooperation among faiths and cultures.