Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents

Governance Philosophy


The Board has full responsibility and authority to the extent specified by law for the control and administration of the agricultural and mechanical colleges. Its functions are legislative in the establishing of all general policies affecting the agricultural and mechanical colleges, their relation one to another, and the prescribing of such rules and regulations as may bring these policies into effect. Its judicial functions shall be limited to acting as a court of final settlement for matters that cannot be satisfactorily adjusted by the Presidents of the colleges. Its executive power is delegated to the Presidents of the agricultural and mechanical colleges and their assistants.

The Board consults with and gives advice to the Presidents on matters related to the institutions. The Board expects that there be free and open communication between the Presidents and the Board regarding matters of strategic importance and matters that have the possibility of significant risk to the Board or the institutions. The Presidents shall establish systems and procedures at the institutions for identifying and reporting such matters.

The Board, as well as all of the institutions and other entities governed by the Board, in compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category, in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This provision includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.

Approved Date: 
October 9, 1987
Revised Date: 
June 20, 1997
January 20, 2012
April 24, 2015
Amended Date: 
March 1, 2013
June 22, 2018