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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

partnerOakwood Named Parner of the Year finalist
501auctions.com – June 21, 2017 – The Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) Fit to Celebrate Gala is taking place on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, in Washington, DC at Dock 5.


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Pres. Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nut. News – September 14, 2016 – Developing Physical Literacy in Community Settings: Two Regions Piloting Progressive Approaches


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theatlantic.com – May 23, 2016 – Michelle Obama created a health movement over the last eight years. What happens to her initiatives when a new occupant moves into the East Wing?


HomeDepotHome Depot grant provides funds for fitness for Oakwood University
whnt.com – Dec 2, 2015 – HUNTSVILLE, AL – Oakwood University has received a huge boost to help students with fitness. The Home Depot has provided the school with a $50,000 grant.


winnersHealthy Campus Week Calorie Burn Challenge Winners Announced
Inside Oakwood – Nov 4, 2015 – On September 21, the Office of Public Safety challenged the entire Oakwood University campus to a “calorie burn” event during Healthy Campus Week 2015.


longevity The Black “Blue Zone”
Adventist Review – Oct 15, 2015 – Just recently Oakwood University initiated a program called Healthy Campus 2020 (HC2020), which endeavors to empower students to make healthful choices.


psychologyPsychological Sciences Pairs Learning with Physical Activity for Healthy Campus Week
Inside Oakwood – Sep 30, 2015 – On September 24, the Department of Psychological Sciences gathered for an exciting Healthy Campus edition of “Last Thursday.” This month’s meeting was titled “Super September,” and took the form of active learning activities that reinforced the principles of Healthy Campus 2020.


health amer thmOakwood University Joins Partnership for a Healthier America to Offer Healthier Choices for Students
Inside Oakwood – Sep 21, 2015 – Today, Oakwood University announced it will join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier, in a three-year commitment to adopt guidelines around food and nutrition, and physical activity and programming.


weekOakwood to Celebrate Healthy Campus Week
Inside Oakwood – Sep 16, 2015 – During September 21-25, Oakwood University will celebrate Healthy Campus Week through its Healthy Campus 2020 initiative, to help educate the campus about the importance of being healthy.


eventsStudent Activities Plan Healthy Campus Events
Inside Oakwood – Sep 9, 2015 – The Department of Student Activities has enthusiastically embraced the University’s goal to be the “healthiest campus in America” by planning a variety of fun and physical activities during the school year.


challengeOakwood Accepts Huntsville Mayor’s Walking Challenge
Inside Oakwood – Sep 2, 2015 – The Healthy Campus Ambassadors accepts Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle’s 100-mile Walking Challenge, issued by the Healthy Huntsville team.



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Adventist Review – Aug 25, 2015 – The program, called Healthy Campus 2020, began with a health … “Ninety-five percent of the people who come to Oakwood University emerge.



launchOakwood Launches Healthy Campus 2020
Inside Oakwood – Aug 19, 2015 – During the 2015-2016 Student Orientation and Registration Week, Oakwood University launched its new program – Healthy Campus 2020, an initiative that seeks to make the University the healthiest collegiate campus in the United States.


Oakwood students check in on path to healthy lifestyles
WTVM – Aug 18, 2015 – At the university’s Healthy Campus 2020 Wellness Day, students received free tests for obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Each student received a report telling them what areas of improvement to work on through the year. “We …


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BenefitsPro – Aug 18, 2015 – Oakwood University linked the concept of wellness to the … Healthy Campus 2020 has taken different forms on the 21 …


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HBCU Digest – Aug 15, 2015 – Oakwood University President Leslie Pollard discusses the Healthy Campus 2020 initiative, a program designed to promote healthy living and scientific approaches to better nutrition, exercise, and spiritual strengthening.


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whnt.com – Aug 13, 2015 – HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – What looks like physical education mixed with a health fair is a new wellness twist introduced at student …


Oakwood University health study
waaytv.com – Apr 16, 2015 – Oakwood University will soon keep an eye on students to make sure they’re living a healthy lifestyle.