The Student Consumer Regulations of the U.S. Department of Education require universities to provide their students access to certain information to which they are entitled as consumers.
This publication contains a brief description of various important pieces of information about OSU, web sites to view this information, and addresses and phone number of the offices from which you may request the information. Additional information about specific programs and services is available from the individual academic colleges and departments.
Nondiscrimination Policy Statement: Oklahoma State University, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, or status as a veteran, in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services.
Title IX of the Education Amendments and Oklahoma State University policy prohibit discrimination in the provision of services of benefits offered by the University based on gender. Any person (student, faculty or staff) who believes that discriminatory practices have been engaged in based upon gender may discuss their concerns and file informal or formal complaints of possible violations of Title IX with the OSU Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Tanya Lowery, 408 Whitehurst, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. Phone 405-744-9154. OSU-Tulsa Title IX Coordinator, Sandy Cooper, J.D., Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, 1405 Main Hall, OSU-Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74106. Phone 918-594-8221.
In carrying out their assigned responsibilities, many offices at OSU collect and maintain information about students. Although these records belong to the university, both university policy and federal law accord student a number of rights concerning these records. The essence of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is to give a student the right to inspect his or her education records and to protect the privacy of these records.
Students have the right to inspect, review, and/or request an amendment to these records; consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in these records; restrict disclosure of information designated as directory information that may be released without consent of the student; and file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education for alleged failure by OSU to comply with FERPA requirements.
The OSU FERPA Policy Statement, with individual FAQs for students, parents, faculty, and staff, is available on the website of the OSU Registrar’s Office. Go to the Registrar's Office website and click on the “FERPA and Privacy” menu choice. A copy of the complete policies and procedures for reviewing educational records, requesting an amendment of the records, and restricting disclosure of directory information, may be obtained from the OSU Registrar’s Office, located at 322 Student Union, Stillwater, OK 74078.
Contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (see contact information). Most information is available on our website.
The OSU Refund of Tuition/Fees Policy and the procedures for withdrawing from the University are provided by the OSU Registrar.
Students who are withdrawing from (or cancelling) all classes at the University must notify the Registrar’s Office or the OSU-Tulsa Enrollment Services Office by following specific withdrawal procedures.
The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may only keep the financial aid (federal Title IV grant and loan assistance) they have “earned” up to the time of withdrawal. Funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by OSU and/or the student to the federal government.
Information on OSU’s academic programs, degree offerings, instructional, laboratory, and other physical plant facilities that relate to the academic program, and faculty and other instructional personnel facilities are available from the various departments and colleges and from the online OSU Catalog in the Registrar’s Office. You can also find detailed information regarding programs in each academic college. OSU-Tulsa has courses for students who are ready to take Junior and Senior level courses and graduate students. Available degree programs are located here.
Student Disability Services (SDS) is committed to providing a community that ensures full participation for students. SDS provides assistance to students that will facilitate their independence and academic progress. For information on facilities and services for disabled students, contact OSU Student Disability Services, 315 Student Union, Stillwater OK 74078, Tel: 405-744-7116 (Voice/TTY), (405) 571-9765 (VideoPhone | Sorenson).
OSU-Tulsa Student Disability Services (SDS) provides support services to students with disabilities and is committed to providing equal access to programs, services and activities. For information on facilities and services for disabled students, contact:
OSU-Tulsa Student Disability Services
Troby Thompson, Disability Services Coordinator
North Hall 204
Tulsa, OK 74106
OSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) (a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools), and programs within the colleges are also accredited. The HLC may be reached at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, phone (800) 621-7440.
Details of accreditation by academic program can be found in the OSU Catalog, available in the Registrar’s Office (select “University Catalog” from main menu), and on the U.S. Department of Education’s College Navigator site.
The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject students to civil and criminal liabilities. You can find information about OSU’s polices on the use of copyright material, including peer-to-peer file sharing. Information and resources to ensure the security of data is available from the OSU IT Information Security Office.
Residents may register to vote on the OSU campus at the following locations:
Residents may register to vote on the OSU-Tulsa campus in Campus Life (North Hall 130).
The annual Teacher Preparation Program Report (Title II Report) is available upon request from the OSU College of Education Professional Education Unit NEW, 325 Willard Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078. Tel: (405)744-6252.
Policies related to transfer of credit earned at another institution is available in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and OSU-Tulsa Office of Undergraduate Admissions (see contact information), and in the OSU Catalog, located at the Registrar’s Office (select University Catalog from the main menu and review the “Undergraduate Admissions” section of the Catalog). Transfer Credit Guides for Oklahoma two-year institutions are available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
To the maximum extent practicable, the institution must disclose on its internet course schedule used for preregistration and registration purposes, the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and retail price information of required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials for each course listed. To access this information at OSU, go to the SIS Student Self-Service main page and click on “Available Courses.” The textbook information is displayed by term and course.
For information about the diversity of the OSU student body, contact OSU Institutional Research and Information Management Information about Pell recipients and diversity by gender and ethnicity can be found on the U.S. Dept. of Education’s College Navigator site (in the school name field, enter Oklahoma State University).
Information on types of employment obtained by graduates of OSU’s degree programs is available from the OSU Office of Career Services. This information is also available on the OSU Report for the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA College Portrait).
Available information about the types of graduate work and professional schools in which OSU graduates enroll can be found in the OSU Alumni Survey Report provided annually by OSU Office of Assessment and Testing, 105 UAT Building, Stillwater, OK 74078. Tel: 405-744-6687.
Retention and graduation rates are located in the Student Profile, published each fall by the OSU Office of Institutional Research and Information Management.
Data is also available on the OSU Report for the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA College Portrait).
Retention and graduation rates by academic college and department are located in the Academic Ledgers published by the OSU Office of Institutional Research and Information Management.
This information must be provided to student athletes, their parents, high school coaches, and guidance counselors when an athletically-related student aid offer is made. The NCAA provides this information directly to high schools. For information, contact the OSU Athletic Department Compliance Office, Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, OK 74078. Tel: 405-744-7862.
The annual Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Report that contains participation rates, financial support, and other information on men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs is available by request from the OSU Athletic Department Compliance Office, Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, OK 74078. Tel: 405-744-7862.
The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires colleges and universities to provide information on security policies and procedures and specific statistics for criminal incidents, arrests, and disciplinary referrals to students and employees, and to make the information available to prospective students and employees upon request.
The Annual OSU Public Safety Guide includes detailed information on emergency services, safety tips, University policies and state laws, and additional support services, fire safety in on-campus housing, confidential crime reporting, missing student notification policy, and timely warning reports. The report also includes crime statistics for the most recent three calendar years.
A daily crime log, and access to the online Oklahoma Sex and Violent Crime Offender Registry, can be found with the OSU Police Department.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa provides a report on the numbers and types of crimes on the OSU-Tulsa campus for the previous three years. You can also find information in the Public Safety Guide including procedures for reporting a crime, as well as links to personal safety, fire emergencies and tornado safety.
The Campus Crime Report and Public Safety Guide is available in printed form upon request from the OSU-Tulsa Police Department by contacting their office at 918-594-8123 or writing to them at OSU-Tulsa Police Department, 700 N. Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74106-0700.
Victims are entitled to know about the results of proceedings involving alleged crimes of violence or non-forcible sex offenses when they request this information in writing from the University, as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Both the accused and complainant/victim (upon written request) will be notified in writing of the results of any hearing involving alleged crimes of violence or non-forcible sex offenses. Related policies and procedures can be found in the OSU Student Code of Conduct or OSU-Tulsa Student Code of Conduct.
Institutions are required to keep a fire log that states the nature of the fire, date, time, and general location of each fire in on-campus student housing facilities. OSU complies with this rule by including all fire-related incidents in the Annual Fire Safety Report and Fire Log maintained by Environmental Health and Safety.
In the event of a campus emergency, OSU may use a variety of tools to communicate to the campus and the public. Depending on the nature of the emergency, OSU may use all or some of the following: CodeRED text and voice alert system, siren system, PA system, university group email, social media, cable TV/campus monitors, local media, weather radios, patrol car announcements, calling trees, and the Campus Safety website.
The OSU-Tulsa University Police department, in partnership with OSU in Tulsa Marketing and Communications Services and Human Resources, maintains and communicates information about safety on campus. OSU-Tulsa's official methods of communication include email, the OSU-Tulsa website, OSU Alerts and social media.
Students, faculty and staff are always encouraged to check their OSU email first and the OSU-Tulsa Campus Safety website second for information regarding weather and other emergency campus closures. Information will subsequently be posted to Facebook and Twitter as it becomes available.
Any student or employee of the University who has violated the institutional drug and alcohol policy shall be subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to, suspension, expulsion, termination of employment, referral for prosecution and/or completion, at the individual’s expense, of an appropriate rehabilitation program.
The OSU Policy for all Students and Employees Regarding the Drug-Free School and Communities Act includes a description of standards of conduct, legal sanctions, health risks, and resources for treatment, rehabilitation or re-entry. More information is available from the University Counseling Office’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center.
The Drug-Free Workplace Act requires federal contractors and grantees to certify that they will provide a drug-free workplace. OSU has an associated policy.
OSU’s policies on immunizations for new students can be found on the University Health Services website.
OSU-Tulsa Office of Undergraduate Admissions
First Floor, Administration Hall, Tulsa, OK 74106
Tel: (918) 594-8020
OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services
130 North Hall, Tulsa, OK 74106
Tel: (918) 594- 8445
Information for individual academic colleges can be found at: news.okstate.edu/index.php/academics.
OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
130 North Hall, Tulsa, OK 74106
The Oklahoma State University Guide to Student Consumer Information is produced by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid:
OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
130 North Hall, Tulsa, OK 74106