Diversity at OU: 2010s


2011: CMI C.O.R.E. Summer Bridge Program

core_imageA diversity initiative headed by the Center for Multicultural Initiatives, Collectively Oakland Retains Everyone (C.O.R.E.) Summer Bridge Program is a free, week-long residential experience on campus, designed to help new students bridge the gap between high school and college, while building relationships and honing academic skills. The Bridge Program is the first step in helping first year working-class and other minority students succeed at Oakland University.  After the Summer Bridge Program, CORE students meet with mentors weekly to facilitate academic  progress.  They  are also required to live on campus during their first year.

Image: CORE

2011: Women in Science and Engineering at Oakland (WISE@OU)

NSF AdvanceIn September, National Science Foundation (NSF) awards Oakland University a four-year, $519,000 ADVANCE grant to increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities in the STEM fields. According to the program's website, W.I.S.E. has four institutional goals: Image: WISE@OU Celebrating Faculty Achievements

2012: OU Female Engineering Faculty

OU Women FacultyFor fall 2012, the  American Society for Engineering Education ranks Oakland University 4th in the country for percentage of women tenure-track/ tenured faculty in engineering. See "Engineering by the Numbers" (p.30). Image: WISE@OU

2013: OU Minority Enrollment 2013

The OU Office of Institutional Research and Assessment reports a minority student population of 4,012 in its Fall 2013 headcount. This represents roughly 21% of the total student population. This number does not include possible minorities among  the 1,013 unreported students. For more information, please consult Office of Institutional Research and Assessment Student Profile.

2013: Women as Majority of OU Student Population

OU Women Medical StudentsAccording to the OU Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, 20,169 students enrolled in the fall 2013 semester.  Approximately 66% are women.  This percentage seems to reflect  gender enrollment statistics compiled by the National Center for Educational Statistics.

Undergraduate students

Graduate students

Image: OU Women medical students

Photos courtesy of the Oakland University Archives.