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Welcome to OSLEP

The Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program (OSLEP) is a unique intercollegiate, interdisciplinary program designed to develop the scholarship and leadership abilities of Oklahoma's outstanding college and university students. The program is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and administered by the University of Oklahoma.

Small groups of students selected from Oklahoma's four-year colleges and universities study with distinguished visiting scholars. Students tell us over and over again that being in an OSLEP class is one of the most rewarding experiences in their academic careers because of the unique learning environment, the time devoted to one subject, and the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with a world-famous scholar and make lasting friendships with students from around the state.

Many of the visiting scholars present a free public lecture, open to the community. These programs always include a question & answer session and an opportunity to meet and talk with the scholar.

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APPLY NOW FOR 2015-2016 CLASSES

Please note that although there are 3 classes listed for Fall 2015, the one and two credit options are components of the three credit class. If you want both the Death Penalty and Human Trafficking components, select the Social Justice option.

Firing the Social Justice Imagination: Deploying Research Methodologies & Creativity in Advocacy Studies(3 credits)
September 12-13, September 26-27, and October 31-November 1, 2015 at the University of Central Oklahoma
Austin Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor Jurisprudence & Political Science, Amherst College
Janelle Grellner, Assistant Director of the American Democracy Program at University of Central Oklahoma
Lindsey Churchill, Assistant Professor of History at University of Central Oklahoma
Sister Helen Prejean, member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, Ministry Against the Death Penalty

Engaging and Informing Citizens about the Death Penalty in the U.S. (2 credits)
September 12-13 and October 31-November 1, 2015 at the University of Central Oklahoma
Austin Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor Jurisprudence & Political Science, Amherst College
Janelle Grellner, Assistant Director of the American Democracy Program at University of Central Oklahoma
Sister Helen Prejean, member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, Ministry Against the Death Penalty

Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Human Trafficking: A Creative Approach (1 credit)
September 26-27, 2015 at the University of Central Oklahoma
Lindsey Churchill, Assistant Professor of History at University of Central Oklahoma

The Exotic Universe: The Science Behind the Movie "Interstellar" (3 credits)
January 4-8, 2016 at Oklahoma State University
Duncan Lorimer, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia University

Biosecurity and Bioterror (3 credits)
February 3-7, 2016 at the University of Oklahoma
Jeanne Guillemin, Senior Advisor, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Anti-Americanism: Impact and Policy Implications (3 credits)
March 5-9, 2016
Monti Datta, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Richmond

Galileo, Renaissance Science, and the Arts (3 credits)
March 14-18, 2016 at the University of Oklahoma
Mark Peterson, Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Mount Holyoke College

Landscap and Memory in the American Southwest (3 credits)
May 16-21, 2016 in Santa Fe
Alison Fields, Mary Lou Milner Carver Professor of Art of the American West, University of Oklahoma