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A religion graduate alumnus ’04 addressing students at chapel

School of Religion

Welcome to the School of Religion

Welcome to the Oakwood University School of Religion, where God, knowledge and ministry intersect to fulfill Jesus’ mission of hope an wholeness to all the world. We invite you to:

  • Experience a welcoming and diverse community.
  • Explore the path of purpose and service,
  • Expand your horizons as you deepen your faith

– DEAN, Dedrick Blue

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Alumni News

Have you signed up for our BRAND NEW Oakwood Alumni Network yet? What are you waiting for?! Join the hottest new private social media network exclusively for Oakwood alums. Reconnect with your classmates, stay updated with University news, post jobs and internships,...

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Oakwood Students Win at ALSAMP Research Conference

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, nine students from Oakwood's science departments and Dr. Kenneth Lai Hing, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Oakwood Program Coordinator, to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, to participate in the Alabama Louis Stokes...

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Make a Gift. See the Difference.

The Oakwood University Annual Fund Campaign supports the basics for our students. From student aid to academic department support, your gift makes a difference for the future of Oakwood. Don’t delay— make your gift today! Make a secure gift online at: www.OUgiving.com, or call us at: 256-726-7201, to speak to a development associate.

Distinguished Alumni

Dr. Barry C. Black  was elected the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate in 2003, the first African American and the first Seventh-day Adventist to hold this office. Prior to Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for over 27 years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains. Chaplain Black is an alumnus of Oakwood College, and has earned Master of Arts degrees in Divinity, Counseling, and Management, and he has received a doctoral degree in Ministry and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology. In 2006 he authored his autobiography entitled, From the Hood to the Hill and in 2011 The Blessing of Adversity.