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Update for Parents on Oakwood University Events, News, and Situations

Presidential Title IX Statement

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GE Peters Music Building Environmental Intervention

Building Environmental Intervention


Based on recent reports from faculty, staff, and students working and studying in the Peters Music Building, University administration launched an environmental inspection after reports of an unknown smell surfaced. The building was closed, and personnel were relocated until evaluation of the space concluded.

University Administration contracted with an environmental health vendor proficient in HVAC analysis and remediation. These steps are intended to assure that the Peters Music Building remains a safe environment for work and study. Professionals in air quality management have assessed the issues and work has begun to restore air quality to the building.

Oakwood University remains committed to enhancing the health, productivity, and quality of life of our students, faculty, and staff by making smart, informed decisions about the maintenance and environmental health.

Campus Response To Tragedy

Update for Parents Regarding the Oakwood University Student Shooting

One of our a second-year student was killed on Sunday evening, September 16, 2018, at approximately 11:00 pm at an off-campus location. The details behind the incident are still under investigation by Huntsville and Oakwood University Police Departments. For this reason, we are not able to provide detailed information. Here’s what we are doing and have done:
-Classes are canceled for today 09/17/2018.
-Currently, our school crisis intervention team is engaged in a number of different activities designed to help our students understand and cope with this tragedy. We have university and community-based counselors and clergy available for students to talk to as needed. If you feel your student would benefit from talking to someone, please let us know and we will let the counselors know. Multiple Counselors and clergy have been assigned to the residential facilities, cafeteria, the Millet Activity Center, Gymnasium, Market, Library.

Information Lines:   For Students: 256-726-8245.   For Parents: 256-726-7922

  •  Areas where Counselors will be throughout  the day (9/17/2018)
    1. Market – Octavio Ramirez, Isaac Ibarra, Shawnda Cotton
    2. Gym – Dedrick Blue, Cory Rowe, Isaac Olatunji
    3. Library – MAC, Recruitment – Chaplains
    4. Cafeteria – Local school counselors/Shalunda Sherrod
    5. Wade – Dee Ibarra, Lorraine Frye
    6. Edwards – Woodrow Vaughn, Janice Collins
    7. Carter – Linda Anderson, Pamlea Cook, Paulene Sawyers, Carmen Bucknor
    8. Holland – John Ruffin, James Caldwell, Martin Hodnett
    9. West Oaks/Annex, Camille Kibler, Manuel Moral

Please keep the student’s family in your thoughts and prayer as well as the entire Oakwood University community.
1. A prayer vigil was conducted today at noon at the Bell Tower.
2. Another prayer vigil is scheduled at 6:00 pm at the Eternal Flame (09/17/2018)

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Official Updates and Statements


Message from The President on the Carvell Goodlow Tragedy-Tribute
Water Situation
Mold In Cooper Complex Building 1
Emergency Notification System

Oakwood University Public Safety Department

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The Department of Public Safety will activate the emergency notification system in the event of
severe weather, campus lockdown, or other campus emergencies.
This system will include
sending alerts via text message, email, cell phone email, and PDA/Blackberry. The system will
also allow for two-way communication for anyone responding to the alert.

Signing up for this system is voluntary, but strongly encouraged. There is no cost for students,
parents, faculty, or staff of Oakwood University. However, Oakwood University is not
responsible for costs incurred by enrollees from individual cell phone and electronic media
services providers.




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