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Department Descriptions and Services

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students is responsible for the oversight of several areas of operation, including student conduct, financial aid appeals, disability accommodations, campus activities, campus organizations, leadership development, and student-related ombudsmanship. For additional information, visit the Dean of Students website.

Enrollment Management

Office of Admissions & Recruitment

One role of the Enrollment Management offices is that of admissions and recruitment.  Whether you are a recent high school graduate, a transfer student, or a returning adult learner, the Admission and Recruitment Office serves you!  We offer tours of the campus and residence halls and answer general inquiries about SWOSU.  Please call us at (580) 774-3782 or visit the Admissions and Recruitment website.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a three-part experience at SWOSU. First, all freshmen are required to attend a New Student Orientation session prior to the beginning of the fall semester in order to enroll for classes. Next, students will attend Mass Orientation right before school starts. Finally, freshmen will enroll in SWOSUConnect, a semester course where students connect with one another, learn more about SWOSU, and learn more about college life.

In July, SWOSU NSO also offers Camp Duke to incoming freshmen who want to learn more about university life and SWOSU before beginning their fall semester. More than forty student Orientation Leaders (OLs) assist with all aspects of the program. For more information, contact New Student Orientation at (580) 774-3233 or visit the New Student Orientation website.

Career Services

The Office of Career Services aids both students and alumni with all areas of career development.  Career Services is available to assist students in many areas, from choosing a major to securing job placement.  Common services used by students and alumni include choosing a major, job and internship searches, mock interviews, jobs fairs, and networking information. Contact Career Services for assistance in applying for on-campus student positions as well as off-campus job opportunities at (580) 774-3233 or visit the Career Services website.

International Student Affairs

SWOSU is home to more than 200 international students from approximately 30 countries – literally all around the globe. The Office of International Student Affairs (ISA) supports international students in a variety of ways throughout their relationship with SWOSU—from admission to graduation and beyond. Our goal is to work with each student for their personal, academic, and career success. The office staff is available daily to answer questions and speak with anyone about international topics. Contact our office at (580) 774-6172 or visit the International Student Affairs website.

Campus Police

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is staffed by commissioned officers who meet the standards of the Oklahoma Council for Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) and who have the power to arrest and bring before the proper courts persons violating the law on university property. The university's police officers collaborate with local police authorities in the exercise of their responsibilities. It is the practice of the DPS to encourage accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes to the DPS or the appropriate local police authorities. The campus Department of Public Safety is located at the corner of State and College Streets and can be reached at (580) 774-3111 or by visiting the Campus Police website.

Registrar's Office

The registrar's office embodies the university's mission by providing personalized support services to the SWOSU community. It is the responsibility of the Registrar's Office to guide and direct students through the admissions process, keep accurate records, evaluate previous college coursework, provide registration services, and conduct degree checks.

The office is committed to embracing a collaborative teamwork approach, utilizing innovative technology, disseminating correct policy information, protecting privacy, and delivering both prompt and courteous assistance to students, administrators, faculty, staff, and alumni. Please contact our office by calling (580) 774-3778 or by visiting the Registrar's website.

Center for Health and Well-being

The Center for Health and Well-being is dedicated to students’ overall health, personal growth, and academic success. Staffed with two licensed mental health professionals and a licensed nurse, the CHW provides SWOSU students with a wide range of services through a Stepped Care Model. For additional information, call 580-774-3776 or visit the Center’s website.

 

Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education which is offered to qualified high school students based on family income and/or being a first generation college student. Students enter the program as freshmen, sophomores or juniors in high school. Participants in the program are offered academic counseling and guidance, cultural and educational field trips, and career exploration.  Students receive instruction in literature, composition, foreign language, math, science, study skills and financial literacy on Saturdays, after school, and during summer program. Graduating seniors bridge into the university by attending the summer bridge program and earn 5-6 college credits upon completion. For more information, visit the Upward Bound website.