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Q. Speakers Policy

In its pursuit of truth, Oklahoma City University acknowledges the benefit of examining a variety of ideas and opinions. In order to enable and support the mission of the University, this policy is made in the spirit of providing an open atmosphere for the exchange of ideas, the nurture of critical inquiry, a commitment to value-conscious education, and a maximization of benefit for the University community.

Any student, group, or registered student organization inviting an external speaker (not affiliated with the University) to campus, must abide by all University regulations.

Allowing or sponsoring an event in which there is an external speaker does not imply approval or endorsement by the University of the views and opinions expressed at the event.

Registering an External Speaker

  1. All students or student organizations inviting external speakers to appear on-campus with an invitation to the entire campus community or to the general public must obtain prior approval of the Dean of Students or designee at least one week before the speaker is expected to be at the University.
  2. The Dean of Students may require a meeting with the students/student organization inviting the external speaker in order to determine the parameters of the external speaker’s remarks.
  3. The Dean of Students may prescribe mandatory conditions for the conduct of the meeting in which the external speakers will make remarks.
  4. The University reserves the right to exclude external speakers whose nature or presentation is inconsistent with the University’s mission.
Allowing or sponsoring an event in which there is an external speaker does not imply approval or endorsement by the University of the views and opinions expressed at the event.