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(C.A.R.E.) Program

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.
application testing

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 Oakwood University Career Advancement and Readiness Education (C.A.R.E.) Program is the key to unlocking your dream of an affordable college education. When you join the work scholarship program at OU, your earnings will be applied to reduce your educational expenses. Beginning with the Fall 2020 cohort, the OU C.A.R.E. Program will offer you, as a first-time freshman student, a path to degree completion and career success.


For OUr students, C.A.R.E. means:

  • Access to the Oakwood University, HBCU experience.
  • A faith-based education in a culturally diverse spiritual environment.
  • Lowering yOUr educational debt by about 66%.*
  • Helping you graduate in four years with $10,000, or less, in personal student loan debt.**
  • Translating your service-learning into quality work experiences.
  • Career-oriented training through internships and co-ops.
  • Accelerated skill development and career preparation.
  • Being ready for prospective employers, graduate education, or entrepreneurship.
  • Participation in our award-winning Healthy Campus initiative.

What makes students eligible for the C.A.R.E. program? 

  • Admission to Oakwood University as first-time freshmen for Fall 2020
  • Qualifying for federal financial aid (completing FAFSA)
  • Possess an unmet financial need.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0+ or an approved Academic Student Engagement Plan (ASE) with the Center for Student Success (CSS).†
  • Enrolled in at least 15 credit hours each semester
  • Committed to working to defray educational expenses
  • Residence hall occupancy during matriculation
  • Community-minded and service-oriented
  • Dedicated to continuous development.

Restrictions may apply.
*Lower than the average undergraduate Oakwood University student.

**The amount of individual student loan debt is dependent upon multiple factors.
†Students with an SE must exhibit satisfactory academic progress.


Cunningham Hall
Phone: (256) 726-7356
Fax: (256) 726-7154
Email: admission@oakwood.edu