Diversity at OU: Native Americans


1990: Mission: Unity

Picture of OU students of various genders and ethnicitiesMission: Unity, consisting of students, staff, faculty, and alumni, is formed to facilitate cross-cultural discussions about race.  Marc Allen Payne, a senior, is its founding president. The organization is later renamed Cross-roads. (11 July 1990 Board of Trustees minutes).

Image: Oakland University Archives

2006: Native American Student Association

Native American Student AssociationThe OU Native American Student Association is founded to "increase awareness on campus about the culture and heritage of Native Americans".  For more recent information, see Student Aspires to Work for Native American Rights.

Image: Student Aspires to Work for Native American Rights

Photos courtesy of the Oakland University Archives.