Oklahoma State University joins network to help Afghan refugees


STILLWATER, Oklahoma (KFOR) – A local university says it has partnered with more than two dozen other colleges and universities to help Afghan refugees.

Colleges and universities in more than 30 states are actively involved in providing scholarships, housing, community sponsorship, and educational pathways to thousands of Afghan refugees and their families.

Oklahoma State University has partnered with Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma to help relocate and settle up to 40 Afghan families who were evacuated to the United States.

“As Cowboys we are called to serve, and we are here to answer that call,” said Kyle Wray, OSU senior vice president for executive affairs. “The outpouring of support we have already seen at OSU has been incredible, and I look forward to giving them a big cowboy welcome. We are proud to be part of this higher education coalition and let’s take the opportunity to do our part to make a difference in the lives of these courageous and resilient people.

The Welcome Campus network includes:

  • Alamo Community College
  • Arizona State University
  • Central Washington University
  • Colorado State University
  • Each campus a refuge
  • Houston Community College
  • Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis
  • National Association of System Managers
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Pima Community College
  • Alliance of Presidents on Higher Education and Immigration
  • Sacramento State University
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • San José State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Texas Women’s University
  • Texas International Education Consortium
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of Massachusetts at Boston
  • University of houston
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Commonwealth University of Virginia
  • Welcome.US.


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