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Our Vision

To be a collaborative community that educates and empowers students and faculty to address complex health and scientific challenges through innovative interdisciplinary research, rigorous academic programs, and community engagement.

Our Mission

The mission of the Oxley College of Health & Natural Sciences is to advance the frontiers of scientific knowledge and promote human health and welfare through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. We prepare our graduates to be leaders and innovators in their respective fields by providing a robust interdisciplinary education that integrates theoretical and applied learning, and emphasizes the importance of collaboration, diversity, and social responsibility.

Our Values

  • Advocacy – support health related and social justice issues locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Cultural humility – demonstrate ongoing self-reflection to better understand cultural differences
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity – ensure all persons have fair, equitable, and appropriate opportunities and resources
  • Ethical Practice – demonstrate moral conduct and behavior, competence, and skills appropriate for the profession and professional standards
  • Human Dignity – show respect for each person and the person’s individuality
  • Scholarship – promote scientific literacy to facilitate the discovery of new knowledge, integration of existing knowledge, and the application of interprofessional and evidence-based practice.

The college is housed on campus and downtown in the Oxley Health & Natural Sciences Facility. The space includes offices for college administrators, staff, and faculty, six high tech classrooms, a computer classroom, student lounge, the Lawson Family Simulation Center, skills labs for the athletic training, exercise & sports science, and nursing programs, a research lab, and the Hurricane Health multi-disciplinary clinic.

The College is the sponsor of Oklahoma’s only Albert Schweitzer Fellowship program. Several faculty members within the College are full-time neuroscience researchers at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, sponsored and led by the William K. Warren Foundation. Faculty within the college also teach in the OU-TU School of Community Medicine.