TU Action Steps

From TU’s Office of Diversity and Engagement

The University of Tulsa will:

  1. Create a Diversity Training and Bias Incident Response Team to administer diversity and bias training across campus. This committee will also serve as an incident response team to properly address acts associated with discrimination, racism and prejudice.
  2. Create a Tulsa Community Advisory Group to assist the Office of Diversity and Engagement in diversity related counsel.
  3. Offer virtual spaces for black and multicultural student dialogue.
  4. Recognize MLK Day and Juneteenth as official campus holidays where staff are encouraged to honor these holidays by participating in community events (such as Tulsa’s MLK Day parade), engaging in community service, exploring educational resources and supporting local black-owned businesses.
  5. Offer legal assistance for Tulsans participating in peaceful protests/rallies with the help of representatives from the TU College of Law.
  6. Host a TU Community Forum “Standing in Solidarity: Black Lives Matter” program to listen to our peers and colleagues on what it means to be Black in America from their perspective.
  7. Host various TU Campus Conversations for students, faculty and staff to engage in open and honest dialogue surrounding topics such as race, oppression and social justice.
  8. Create a virtual platform to sign the TU Diversity Pledge to illustrate support and initiate accountability.
  9. Compile a list of book recommendations with input from TU faculty and select one to be used as a campus community read.
  10. Continue to modify and add to items 1-9 with input from all TU constituents to create institutional change within our campus community.