The University of Tulsa is committed to educating people of “diverse backgrounds and cultures” and creating an environment in which all members of TU’s community are valued and empowered to succeed. The Diversity Action Plan sets a course for fulfillment of those objectives.
TU hosted the third annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum April 24, bringing together panelists who shared their views about creating and cultivating an inclusive environment in colleges, corporations and communities.
University of Tulsa international business and language junior Austin Boyington has received an INSIGHT Into Diversity Global Engagement Scholarship to further his studies abroad in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa.
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.
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.
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.