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Civic Engagement at TU

At The University of Tulsa, civic engagement is an institution-wide commitment that draws upon the power of education, community service, civic leadership and informing policy to create lasting impact and opportunity in Tulsa and beyond.


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Join us in fostering civic engagement—an institutional pledge that harnesses the transformative potential of education, community service, civic leadership, and policy advocacy. Together, we strive to cultivate enduring change and expand opportunities, not just for TU, but for communities far and wide

Office of Civic Engagement

Our Staff

Since 2017, Melissa Abdo has been dedicated to community service, advocacy, and civic engagement with True Blue Neighbors. She connects TU students to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and public schools across greater Tulsa. With experience in local, state, and federal education advocacy and policy, Melissa has contributed both professionally and as a volunteer.

Current Boards and Committees

  • Board of Education, Jenks Public Schools
  • State Superintendent’s Advisory Committee
  • Tulsa Regional Chamber One Voice, Education Committee
  • Oklahoma State School Board Association, Board of Directors
  • Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, Regional Selection Committee