OC seeks to be a place that empowers and fosters inclusiveness for all students of color.
Oklahoma Christian University has proudly hosted History Speaks since 2014. During that time such civil rights legends as Fred Grey, Ambassador Andrew Young, and Diane Nash have shared their experience and wisdom with the OC Community.
John Thompson Scholarship
The John Thompson Leadership Program is named for one of Oklahoma Christian University’s most beloved and remarkable scholars. It will provide you with leadership training, mentoring and opportunities to engage in service learning and important campus, church and community initiatives. The required reading program helps you develop into a well-rounded, conscientious, spiritual leader.
Black Student Union
OC’s Black Student Union is an organization that provides an opportunity for all students to celebrate black culture and history while nurturing student unity and spiritual foundation. We are all made in the image of God and strive to support one another developmentally through genuine spiritual formation, diversity, academics, community services and outreach.
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March 6, 1969, 18 students courageously stood up to administration to seek equal rights. The group staged a sit-in in the President's office. As a result they were arrested and expelled.
Fifty years later, Oklahoma Christian University honored those who had been punished. On March 6, 2019, seven of the 18 students returned to campus and were received with a standing ovation and an apology from President John deSteiguer.
“And to you, as president of Oklahoma Christian University, I apologize for the way that you all were treated 50 years ago this morning.”