Last week over 280 students from Irving Middle School in Norman visited the University of Oklahoma campus. The event was organized by Breea Clark, J.D., Associate Director of Academic Integrity Programs, and co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing.
The goal of the visit was to bring students from the most economically disadvantaged middle school in Norman to the OU community, to inspire them about education and to show them that a college degree is an attainable dream that every student can have.
Led in part by OU faculty and staff voluneers, the students toured the writing lab, the OU IT store, and a variety of OU departments. The ISHF sponsored lunches for all participants at OU's Couch Restaurants.
Before leaving campus, the students listened to a panel of OU students tell about their own challenges in facing the prospect of college. The students also learned about the financial aid options available to all Oklahoma high schoolers.
See the Norman Transcript's article on the event.