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African American Student Association

The purpose of the African American Student Association (AfroAm) is to unite and promote the cultural heritage of African American people at OSU and in the larger community. This organization promotes interaction between the academic, social, and political lives of the African American students attending Oklahoma State. The purpose of this organization is to create a more functional relationship with the campus and general Stillwater community.

African American Business Students Association (AABSA)

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AABSA is an organization designed to advance professional development among African American students. In addition to promoting professional development, AABSA promotes the study of business on the OSU campus, and assists African American students in gaining admission into the Spears School of Business.

The following are AABSA’s objectives: • Create networking opportunities between corporations, students, and faculty.

• Assist each member in assessing the skills to be competitive in the job market. • Inform students concerning the Business Schools’ policies and procedures and aid them in formulating academic programs that meet their academic goals.

• Sponsor community service projects that allow our members to assist in the positive development of young minds and the opening of doors to the greater world around these youth.

NAACP (College Chapter) The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. We strive to inform all young adults and youth of color about the issues in America dealing with economics, politics, education, health, and more. The NAACP is dedicated to informing young adults and youth about pertinent issues, developing leadership and professional skills, and improving the campus and surrounding communities.

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The Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) serves as a resource for African American faculty, staff, and students at Oklahoma State University through the promotion of professional development, mentoring, networking, wellness, scholarships, and programs that emphasize the legacy and traditions of the African American community. Throughout the year BFSA will discuss university and community issues of concern to faculty, staff, and students.

Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA)

Minority Women’s Association (MWA) Minority Women’s Association seeks to foster a sense of accountability and social responsibility within Oklahoma State University, primarily among minority women, MWA looks to bridge the gap between new generation women and their predecessors via outreach, conferences, programs of uplift and community service.

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National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Omega Phi Psi Fraternity, Inc. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other medium for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

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National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

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NSBE offers academic excellence programs, scholarships, leadership training, professional development and access to career opportunities for thousands of members annually. With over 2000 elected leadership positions, 12 regional conferences and an annual convention, NSBE provides opportunities for success that remain unmatched by any other organization. NSBE’s mission, “to increase the number of culturallyresponsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.” The National Board establishes an annual vision which is always incorporated into our chapters mission at OSU. The vision for this year is being traditional and implementing the values of the mission, our vision as Oklahoma State University is: “F.O.C.U.S” this means: “Following On Course Until Successful.” Our goal is to show individuals how great NSBE is and the love we have for it and to also make sure that we influence others to achieve beyond expectations.

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) The purpose of this organization shall be to: a) enhance and promote social and professional development for BGSA members; b) improve the quality of University life for BGSA members; c) to serve as a networking organization for students and alumni, d) create a sense of community, for persons of the African Diaspora, within Oklahoma State University (the University) and surrounding areas; e) represent the interests of the African American graduate student body with respect to the institute; and f) assist the University in the recruiting of qualified students of African heritage to the University’s graduate and professional programs.

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Black Alumni Association

The mission of the OSU Black Alumni Association is to serve its members and alumni, and to support and serve the needs of Oklahoma State University, its students, faculty, staff, and friends. The OSU BAA is the gateway that fosters lifelong connections between its alumni and Oklahoma State University.

Goal Statements • Promote and preserve the distinctive values and traditions of Oklahoma State University. • Promote OSU’s role as a modern, comprehensive university dedicated to excellence, while emphasizing its land grant mission.

• Communicate to alumni, students and other constituents the achievements, concerns and activities of the Association and the University.

• Encourage alumni and friends to make their human and financial resources available to the University, and influence others to help the University achieve its goals.

• Provide networks for alumni to interact with each other and with the University.

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• Provide alumni with services and programs that support their educational needs and other interests.

• Building on the legacy of past leadership, pass on to future generations a strong Association that will serve effectively the interests of alumni and be a strong advocate for Oklahoma State University.

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DISTRIBUTION  OF  UNDERGRADUATE  AND  GRADUATE   DEGREES  GRANTED  TO  AFRICAN  AMERICANS  BY  COLLEGE   OKLAHOMA  STATE  UNIVERSITY   ACADEMIC  YEAR  2009-­‐2010  

EducaBon   12%  

Ag  Sci  &  Nat  Res   2%  

Engr,  Arch,  &   Tech   8%   Human  Envir  Sci   8%  

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Arts  &  Sci   32%  

UNDERGRADUATE  

Spears  School  of   Bus   38%  

Ag  Sci  &  Nat  Res   0%  

EducaBon   37%  

GRADUATE  

Arts  &  Sci   18%  

Spears  School  of   Bus   13%  

Human  Envir  Sci   5%  

Graduate  College   16%  

Engr,  Arch,  &   Tech   11%  

Note:  Interdisciplinary  graduate  programs  that  do  not  have  a  specific  area  of     specializaBon  are  reported  in  the  Graduate  College.    This  page  does  not  include   the  74  professional  degrees  granted  by  the  Center  for  Veterinary  Health  Sciences.  


DISTRIBUTION  OF  UNDERGRADUATE  AND  GRADUATE   ENROLLMENT  OF  AFRICAN  AMERICANS  BY  COLLEGE   OKLAHOMA  STATE  UNIVERSITY   FALL  2010  

Human  Envir  Sci   8%  

Ag  Sci  &  Nat  Res   3%  

University  Acad   Serv   12%  

Engr,  Arch,  &   Tech   12%  

Arts  &  Sci   31%  

UNDERGRADUATE  

Educa<on   11%  

Spears  School  of   Bus   23%  

Ag  Sci  &  Nat  Res   4%   Arts  &  Sci   10%  

Graduate  College   25%  

Spears  School  of   Bus   11%  

GRADUATE   Human  Envir  Sci   8%   Engr,  Arch,  &   Tech   5%  

Educa<on   37%  

Note:  Interdisciplinary  graduate  programs  that  do  not  have  a  specific  area  of     specializa<on  are  reported  in  the  Graduate  College.    This  page  does  not  include   enrollment  in  the  Center  for  Veterinary  Health  Sciences.  

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For more information please contact:

Coordinator of African American Affairs Office of Multicultural Affairs Institutional Diversity (405) 744-5481 oma@okstate.edu http://oma.okstate.edu

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Institutional Diversity 408 Whitehurst Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-1060 Phone: 405.744.9154 Fax: 405.744.5576 Email: diversity@okstate.edu http://diversity.okstate.edu


African American Student Resource Guide