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Oklahoma State University

About Partnerships

Created as a result of President Hargis’ vision for focused service to sovereign tribal nations in Oklahoma, the Center for Sovereign Nations was launched in August 2015.

The Center’s collaborative model was made possible through the joint investment of OSU and the Chickasaw Nation, with the ongoing invitation to other tribal nations to join as financial partners.
Center strategy is guided by partner input. Decisions are made collaboratively which ensures that the Center connects tribal nation partners to the students they send to our campus. This collaborative approach also ensures that Center activity is aligned with tribal nation partner interests.
Three types of partners collaborate to serve students and to build relationships:

  • Sovereign Tribal Nations
  • OSU Faculty and Staff
  • OSU Alumni and Friends

Learn more about how you can become a center partner and please contact us for more information.

We welcome you!