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1981: Black Profiles Booklet

OU Black Faculty and Staff BookletDean of Students, Manuel H. Pierson, approves the production of "Oakland University Black Profiles," a booklet of OU African American student leaders, faculty, and staff. Distributed on October 27, 1981, this publication was compiled to facilitate solidarity and academic success within the OU African American student population.

Image: OU Kresge Library Archives


1990: Mission: Unity

Mission: Unity, consisting of students, staff, and alumni, was formed to discuss racial issues. Marc Allen Payne, a senior, was its founding president. The organization was later renamed Cross-roads. (11 July 1990 Board of Trustees minutes).


2004: LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group

Oakland U LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group OU employees establish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Ally Employee Resource Group (LGBTQIA). The group's mission is to " to foster an inclusive, open campus community, and to advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and allied people." LGBTQIA notes that its mission also "support[s] the diversity and full inclusion and achievements of [the OU] student body."

Image: LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group


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