Open records: Your right to know
Oklahomans "are vested with the inherent right to know and be fully informed about their government," according to the state's open records law. But this isn't limited to what elected officials in the Capitol are doing — it includes public institutions like the University of Oklahoma. In the spirit of transparency, we have created this page for two reasons: (1) We want to educate the community so people understand what rights they have and (2) we want to let everyone to see what information we are asking from university officials.
The table below lists the who, what, when and why behind the requests Daily reporters have submitted. When the university responds to these requests, we will update the table to list the status and, if we receive a document we can upload, provide a link to the data.
Access to public records isn't exclusive to journalists, this information is made available because it belongs to all of us. To make an open record request to the university, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests also may be submitted in person or via fax to 405-325-9034.
For a request template, click here.
The State of Oklahoma has two laws that ensure citizens access to their government: The Open Records Act and the Open Meeting Act.