Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Oakland Center, Suite 150
312 Meadow Brook Rd
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3496

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays with extended hours 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Oakland Center, Suite 150
312 Meadow Brook Rd
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3496

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays with extended hours 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Oakland University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all community members; as well as those visiting our campus. Diversity, equity and inclusion objectives are grounded in the realization that one cannot build a foundation of collaboration while focusing on differences between contributors. Instead, the foundation must be built on the shared aspirations, commitments and surmountable challenges of all. At OU, learning and diversity are inevitably linked by the common pursuit of knowledge and understanding.


Mandatory COVID Vaccine Policy - Exemption Process Information

Oakland University currently requires that all faculty, students and staff who will be on-campus or in other University controlled facilities be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination of faculty, students and staff against COVID-19 will significantly reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and is the clearest path to the resumption of full on-campus living and learning.

Faculty and staff may request an exemption from the University's COVID-19 vaccine requirement due to a religious belief or medical condition.  Exemption requests must be submitted on or before September 1, 2021 and will be reviewed by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  The exemption process for students is reviewed by the Dean of Students office.  More information for students can be found at oakland.edu/deanofstudents.  Please see the specific exemption forms for additional information.

FACULTY AND STAFF RELIGIOUS BELIEF EXEMPTIONS

Please fill out the exemption form for reasons of religious belief

FACULTY AND STAFF MEDICAL CONDITION EXEMPTIONS

This is a two-step process.  Step one, have your medical provider complete the OU Medical Exemption Request form.  Step two, after you have the completed form from your medical provider, you must complete the exemption form for medical conditions and upload the form completed by your medical provider.