Diversity Day 2020

Oklahoma State University Diversity Day

Welcome to Oklahoma State University’s Psychology Graduate Program! We are glad that you chose to participate in our First Annual Diversity Weekend program. We, members of the Department of Psychology, value diversity and inclusion and we seek to increase the enrollment of all underrepresented minority students in graduate studies. We are dedicated to raising awareness of the educational opportunities available to students and increasing minority graduate enrollment in our department. We know that diverse students can strengthen our program and provide unique contributions to the work that we do.

Through this program, it is our goal to encourage talented underrepresented minority students to pursue a graduate education in psychology, and to provide information and knowledge needed to successfully navigate the graduate school application. The program also aims to provide the opportunity to network with graduate students and faculty, and learn more about what our department has to offer you. We hope that you find the program to be enjoyable and productive. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions that we could be helpful in answering. Once again, welcome!

When: November 14th 2020
Where: Virtual via Zoom!
Registration: Please click here to register for the 2020 Diversity Day! 

Why Diversity?

  • The Oklahoma State Psychology Department is actively and intentionally committing to building an inclusive field. While we intend to be more intentional about increasing diversity and support for diverse individuals within our own department, we also feel strongly that we should help historically minoritized individuals pursue training in psychology no matter what institutions they're interested in, because the field needs everything you have to offer! As such, our goal in offering this workshop is to help you put your best foot forward as you apply widely for training opportunities in psychology.

Diversity Day General Information

  • Our Diversifying Psychology Weekend is an opportunity for talented marginalized undergraduates and recent college graduates who are invested in pursuing doctoral-level training in clinical or experimental psychology.
  • If you hold membership in one or more underrepresented and/or historically minoritized groups, including but not limited to, non-cis-gendered individuals, members of the queer community, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), individuals who are differently-abled or who experience disability, first-generation college students, and those from low-income / low-resource backgrounds, you are invited to apply for this opportunity.
  • This is a FREE event, open to all diverse undergraduates considering pursuing higher education in psychology.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students from educational, cultural or geographic backgrounds that are underrepresented in graduate study in their discipline in the United States or at Oklahoma State University
  • Students who are first-generation U.S. citizens or are the first generation in their family to graduate from a four-year college
  • Students who have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances
  • Be enrolled at a college or university as a sophomore, junior, or senior OR have graduated with an undergraduate degree within the past two years;
  • Identify as an ethnic/racial minority traditionally underrepresented in graduate psychology programs; and
  • Have a strong interest in pursuing a doctoral degree in either clinical or experimental psychology.


To register for Diversity Day please click here.


To view/download the itinerary click here