Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Name: Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Location: Bartlesville, OK
Religious Affiliation: Wesleyan Church
Enrollment: 960
Website: www.okwu.edu
Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Concerning GLBT Equality:

The Oklahoma Wesleyan University 2005-05 student handbook includes the following:

We Affirm the Sanctity of the Human Body.
The human body should be maintained through a proper balance of rest, exercise, and diet. The use and possession of tobacco products, hallucinogenic drugs, marijuana, narcotics, alcohol, or the misuse of prescription drugs may create considerable spiritual, physical, and psychological problems; consequently, such behaviors are unacceptable and are strictly prohibited on or off campus. An atmosphere of wellness, devoid of unhealthy, unbalanced behavior is the goal for this community. Furthermore, the use or possession of pornographic material in any medium is unacceptable because it exploits the sanctity of the human body. Involvement with pornography in any form is strictly prohibited. The Scriptures specifically speak against premarital, extramarital and/or homosexual relationships. Therefore, all such sexual practices are prohibited on or off campus. Finally, all human life must be respected and protected from its conception to its completion.

Student Conduct

4. All students, regardless of age, residency, or status are required to abstain from any involvement in premarital, extramarital, or homosexual relationships while on or off campus.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University considers homosexuality a major violation. The student handbook goes on to state:

1. Major Violations likely to result in suspension or dismissal upon the first occurrence include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Sexual Immorality, which would include: Pre-marital sex, Extramarital sex, Rape, Sexual Harassment, Bestiality, Cohabitation or Homosexual relations.

To view a PDF of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University student handbook click here.