Oakwood, a historically black Seventh-day Adventist institution, provides Christian education that emphasizes academic excellence. OU is organized into five schools: arts & sciences, education & social sciences, business/adult & continuing education, nursing & health professions, and religion. As a Christian school, we encourage strong moral principles and a close relationship with God. We celebrate the diversity of faiths represented at Oakwood and respect the differences of persuasion that are present. We believe in a holistic approach to life that balances mind, body, and spirit in such a way that students are fully prepared to serve the world when they finish their studies.