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Recruitment and Retention Program

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Prepares, supports and empowers Chickasaw students for success on the campuses of the University of Oklahoma, East Central University, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Community College and Murray State College.

The program provides community, support and a connection to Chickasaw Nation and campus resources. Student centers at each campus provide space for students to meet with staff and utilize amenities. Community building activities include monthly social, cultural, academic and career development events. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase degree completion rates for Chickasaw students and offer support up to graduation.

You Provide:

  • Completed recruitment and retention program application
  • Completed recruitment and retention program consent and liability

Eligibility:

  • Chickasaw citizen
  • Enrolled at the University of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Community College, East Central University or Murray State College

Apela (to assist):
As part of the recruitment and retention program, Apela assists with developing, implementing and monitoring recruitment and retention programming. Participants develop mentor relationships with fellow students.

Apela mentors can receive compensation for mentoring. Applicants must meet program eligibility, vaccination requirements and campus masking protocols.

You Provide:

  • Completed Apela application

Eligibility:

  • Chickasaw citizen
  • Enrolled full time at the University of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Community College, East Central University or Murray State College
  • Recruitment and retention program participant

Service Area

Both

This service is available both inside and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

Phone:
(405) 767-8882

Email:

Locations

East Central University
1100 E. 14th St.
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(405) 652-5372

Murray State College
One Murray Campus Administration Building, Room 315
Tishomingo, Oklahoma 73460

(580) 387-7283

Oklahoma City Community College
7777 S. May Ave., Room 3P1
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159

(405) 686-6225

Recruitment and Retention
103 W. Boyd St.
Norman, Oklahoma 73069

(405) 767-8943

University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Drive, NUC 115
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034

(405) 974-5916