Protecting Our Future

“This is an SOS,” says President Leslie Pollard. “We need every hand on deck. We are 18 days away from HBCUs losing $85 million a year to educate our students. The program we are trying to protect and get funded is the Mandatory Title III / SAFRA funding—expiring  on September 30, 2019 . On a practical level, this means that our beloved Oakwood University would lose about $800,000 a year for the next four years. That is $800,000 less dollars available to support students at Oakwood.”
Every alumni, student, faculty and staff member is asked to take action to save these funds for HBCUs, let Congress know that HCBUs matter, and to protect our future!
Today you can follow these four easy steps, and ask a supporter to do the same: 

  1. Go to
  2.  Click “write your Member of Congress”
  3.  Fill out the blank fields & click “next”
  4.  Click submit. A pre-written letter will be sent to your Member of the House of Representatives and U.S. Senators. You will get an email from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) confirming your letters were sent.

Click on the picture below to watch Senator Doug Jones (AL) speak about HBCUs and urge his fellow senators to pass the FUTURE Act (Mandatory Title III / Part F funding).  

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The mission of Oakwood University, a historically black, Seventh-day Adventist institution, is to transform students through biblically-based education for service to God and humanity.