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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

LifeCore© Research Focuses on University Students’ Spirituality

At the beginning of his administration, President Leslie Pollard outlined the case for immediately engaging in an unprecedented research study of Oakwood students’ spiritual commitments and beliefs. The LifeCore© family of surveys was developed to assess the spiritual needs of the University’s student body of which 852 students completed the 52-item survey in its first launch.

LifeCore© 2011 data indicated that Oakwood students reported deeper levels of commitment than that of their peers and other born-again Christians (per Barna) in every category of commitment. Home atmosphere was correlated with a positive faith. LifeCore© 2013 was a mini survey which assessed the student body in relation to spiritual development. The 29-question survey in which 1100 students shared information regarding their prayer and bible study habits, as well as the significance of demographics, parental influence, peer influence, and personal experiences in relationship to the shaping and development of the individual’s faith. LifeCore© 2014 focused on writing and publishing a paper of the 2011 and 2013 survey results.


DIRECTIONS: Students, let your voices be heard. Tell us about your spiritual experience. We would appreciate you filling out this quick survey. LifeCore 2015-16 is the third version of the LifeCore Survey of Student Spirituality. Your responses are voluntary and will be confidential. All responses will be compiled and analyzed as a group. Individual respondents will not be identified. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Prudence Pollard, Vice President for Research, at 256-726-7734 or the Senior Chaplain, Dr. Howard Weems at 256-726-7589. If you wish to participate in the drawing for prizes, you will be directed to an external link to register for the prize drawing. Prizes include: iPads, money gift cards, restaurant gift cards, and much more. You do not need to be present to win, but an Oakwood University issued ID is required at the time of the drawing for prizes to be claimed. Clicking on the link below will direct you to MyOakwood. You must have your MyOakwood username and password to participate. 

Contact Us

Phone: 256.726.7406
Fax: 256.726.7470