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Center for Student Success
The purpose of the Oakwood University Handbooks are to help you understand the operation of the University relative to administrative staff and employees, and to present in a convenient form the major policies and practices as they relate to the employees of the University.
Staff Handbook
Faculty (Full-time) Handbook
Faculty (Part-time) Handbook
HR Policies
The Department of Human Resource strives to keep the policies on this web site current. From time-to-time policies are revised to keep pace with generally accepted business practices and to comply with changes in state or federal law.

Ethical Foundations for OU Employees
Summary of Benefits (Faculty)
Summary of Benefits (Staff)
Various Institutional Guidelines
Workplace Free of Harassment Policy
Faculty and Staff-Student Non-Fraternization Policy

New Employees

New employee orientation effectively integrates the new employee into your organization and assists with retention, motivation, job satisfaction, and quickly enabling each individual to become contributing members of the work team.

Employment Eligibility Verification (I9)
Instruction for Form I9
Federal Withholding W4-2019
Alabama Department of Revenue Employee Withholding (A4)
Direct Deposit Form

Request for Leave/Vacation

Following receipt of a leave request notice, the employee will be provided applicable notice, information and forms related to the leave, which must be returned to the Office of Human Resources electronically.
Additional forms can be viewed by doing the following:
 1. Login to MyOakwood.
 2. Click the "Employee Info" tab.
 3. Look in the left column for the  "HR Forms" page

Campus Leave Request/Travel Expense Report

Other Forms

Forms designated as PDF require Adobe Acrobat Reader which may be downloaded for free.

Job Announcement Request & Job Description Worksheet
Personnel Change Form
Personnel Requisition

Additional forms can be viewed by doing the following:
 1. Login to MyOakwood.
 2. Click the "Employee Info" tab.
 3. Look in the left column for the  "HR Forms" page.

Additional Forms

Additional forms can be viewed by doing the following:

  1. Login to MyOakwood.
  2. Click the "Employee Info" tab.
  3. Look in the left column for the  "HR Forms" page.
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Employment Application

Oakwood University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please Complete all sections, EVEN IF A RESUME IS SUBMITTED.

Personal Data

(if under 18)


Name of School
Grade Completed
Hours Completed



*BEFORE YOU BEGIN FILLING YOUR APPLICATION* The document must be downloaded in Google Chrome then opened in Adobe Reader (not optimized for MACs)
Faculty/Staff Application  

Online Adjunct Faculty Application

Contact Us
Human Resources
7000 Adventist Blvd.
Huntsville, Al 35896

Phone: (256) 726-7274
Fax: (256) 726-7302

The mission of CSS is to help students thrive at Oakwood University and beyond, by providing academic and transitional support. Utilizing a holistic approach, we develop services that empower students to take responsibility for their learning.
Programs and Services
Academic Advising

The goal of academic advising is to help each student follow an individualized path through the curriculum, allowing that student to meet his or her personal, professional, and academic goals.

Advisers also serve as a primary point of contact with the University. Students should always inform their Advisers if they are experiencing particular problems in class, suffering health issues that interfere with their studies, or are encountering other unforeseen events that pose a challenge to their academic success. Advisers work with their students to resolve the issues, often seeking assistance from administrators or partner offices, as necessary.

Beyond academics, Advisers also provide guidance on achieving personal and professional goals. They often advise students on pursuits outside of the classroom and help students coordinate their academic choices with emerging career goals.

Academic & Financial Challenges
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Disability Services
Disability Services empowers students with disabilities to realize their academic and personal potential by facilitating equal access and coordinating accommodations and support services for eligible students. This approach is consistent with the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and places an emphasis on a student’s ability and independence. Click Here for more info
Faculty Early Alert & Consult
First Year Experience & Advising
FYEA provides programs and services that support students’ academic success and personal adjustment to university life.
Men's Leasership

The Center for Student Success, in a collaboration with the OU  the Residence Hall’s Alpha Male Program is offering Carvell Goodlow Men’s Leadership Academy.  After we lost Mr. Goodlow to gun violence, our Oakwood community wanted to ensure his legacy of Christian transformation and brotherhood was sustained.


Objectives: The objectives of the Carvell Goodlow Leadership Academy are to:  

  1. Encourage self-introspection for students using psychological constructs and discussions (Awareness)
  2. Prepare students for successful matriculation within a scholarly and supportive environment through bi-monthly mentoring meetings with males who model success (Knowledge)
  3. Expand the worldview of students through participation and leadership in volunteer activities on the civic level (Challenge)
  4. Empower students to became change agents through participation in volunteer activities with middle and high school students (Change & Celebration)
Peer Mentoring
We’re looking for Oakwood sophomores, juniors and seniors who are community-minded, goal oriented, self-aware and empowering to mentor underclassmen. We want incoming students to feel a sense of community at Oakwood, to develop and work towards academic and professional goals, to be self-aware enough to always be improving, and to feel empowered to be all they’re called to be. If you have a GPA of at least 3.0, are in good social standing, and you want to be the type of mentor every college freshman can use, please apply below!

To apply to be a mentor, fill out the form below or visit BeAMentor.


Reading & Writing Lab

The Writing Lab assists students with all levels of writing. Students receive tutoring from peers who provide direction at every stage of the writing process, including beginning a paper, writing a thesis, organizing ideas, using APA style, or simply getting feedback from a second pair of eyes.

The Reading Lab is designed to improve students’ comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills through individualized and computer-assisted instruction.

Please Contact the Reading Specialist 

Please Contact Writing Specialist

Testing Services

The Testing Services Lab provides testing accommodations for students registered with Disability Support Services. All tests are proctored to ensure academic honesty.

Services include:

  • Extended Testing Time
  • Reduced Distraction Testing Spaces
  • Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Computers
  • Other Assistive Technology, as appropriate

Cunningham Hall, Room 232


Phone: 256-726-7149


Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Friday: 9:00-12:00

Extended Hours during Midterm and Final Exams

Testing by Appointment Only




Tutoring is offered for a variety of subjects to all enrolled students. Depending on the course, we offer one-to-one and small group tutoring.

STAR (Students Taking Academic Responsibility) – Peer Assisted Study Groups
The STAR program offers small group peer-led study sessions for multiple courses each semester. The sessions are led by students who have previously excelled in the course and have been selected and trained for the position. The STAR leader offers several study sessions weekly, permitting currently enrolled students to review content, ask questions, discuss issues, and employ effective studying strategies.