OU-Pontiac Initiative: Making a Difference in the Community and on Campus

Excerpt: Anyone involved in the OU Pontiac Initiative will tell you that the relationship between OU and the city of Pontiac is truly a two-way street. Having weathered a bankruptcy, emergency management and major budget and staffing cuts in the early 2010s, it’s easy to see needs in Pontiac that an institution like OU might be able to assist with.

But OU and its students also have a variety of needs that Pontiac can help to fill, including service learning projects and opportunities for students to apply classroom learning to real-world situations.

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