Hispanic Center

The ORU Hispanic Center is the first of its kind in Oklahoma and the first in the nation at a Christian university.
The Center is designed to help current and prospective Hispanic students feel welcome and to assist them to in building community at ORU.
Carlos Chale' serves not only as the Hispanic Center Coordinator but also teaches classes for the Modern Language department.
The Hispanic Center serves as a model for all ethnic cultures represented in the ORU community.
The Center offers resources to help students achieve academic success while at ORU.


El Centro Hispano

 

The Hispanic community is a vital piece of the fabric of this country and the world. It is the fastest growing population in the United States. Glaring needs in this community revolve around cultural and language barriers, education, social and health services, and community development. With this in mind, Oral Roberts University has aligned with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) to position ORU as their senior educational partner.

Along with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the following are associations that endorse the University as the premier learning institution for the over 20 million Hispanics that embrace the Spirit-filled Christian experience:

  • Hispanic National Association of Evangelicals
  • Hispanic Mega Church Association
  • The National Hispanic Pentecostal Congress

The central focus of the Hispanic Center is to assist the University in fulfilling its mission of educating the whole person while embracing ethnic diversity in the context of a Christ-centered culture. The center contributes in enabling Hispanic students to hear God's voice and to go into every person's world with God's message of salvation and healing for the totality of human need.

Although the specific focus at this time is the Hispanic culture, the center servse as a model for all ethnic cultures represented as a part of the ORU community.

The center is a caring and welcoming place for all students and is devoted to providing services to students and their families. The support staff is bilingual to help assist with language barriers that may arise. General objectives of the Hispanic Center at ORU include:

  • Assisting in student recruitment
  • Student transition
  • Student involvement
  • Leadership development
  • Persistence towards graduation
  • Collaboration with other University departments

The Hispanic Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Learning Resources Center (LRC) suite 222.

Contact information for staff:

Dr. Daniel Guajardo, Dean of Student Development, Director of the Hispanic Center, dguajardo@oru.edu, 918.495.7703
Carlos Chale, Hispanic Center Coordinator, cchale@oru.edu, 918.495.7707