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Extension and Engagement

Engaging with Oklahomans and the World

Oklahoma State University faculty, staff and students are committed to learning the needs and aspirations of the people of our state and beyond. Serving the public by reciprocally sharing talent and knowledge for the greater good is one of the tenets of Oklahoma State University’s historic land-grant mission. OSU Extension, community engagement and outreach efforts take many forms and cross all disciplines. Whether it’s the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station systems, or efforts such as fire safety training, executive business training, nutrition and health programs, services and distance learning, Oklahoma State University takes its calling to serve and engage with Oklahoma and the world seriously.

Oklahoma State University is classified as a Community Engaged Institution of Higher Education by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OSU is also an institutional member of community engagement consortia such as the Engagement Scholarship Consortium and Imagining America. OSU is also part of the Oklahoma Campus Compact organization created by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher education to articulate the importance of civic responsibility as an outcome of higher education.Learn more about our various engagement programs and services at the links below

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service 

University Network on Community Engagement (UNCE). In 2012, OSU created this network to advance a vision and understanding of community engagement at Oklahoma State University and the role it plays in advancing its instruction, scholarship and service missions.

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service fact sheets are a great source for research-based information on a wide variety of topics, such as livestock, community development, health and nutrition, finance, the environment, small businesses, home lawns and gardens, and crop production, and much more. Browse OSU fact sheets.