Posted on December 11, 2019

Suspended Student Expelled After Posting “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” Flyers at OCU

Nuria Martinez-Keel, The Oklahoman, December 10, 2019

It's Okay to be White

A student has been expelled from the Oklahoma City University School of Law after posting flyers that said “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE.”

OCU Police Director Bill Citty said the male student was already on suspension from the law school, 800 N Harvey, and was not allowed to be on school property. The student violated the terms of his suspension when he posted the flyers on the door and exterior of the law school building the night of Oct. 31, Citty said.

Federal law prevents OCU from identifying the student in connection to disciplinary action, but Citty said the student is not considered a physical threat to the campus.

“The reason you look into those types of things is you want to make sure the individual is not a threat to other students,” he said. “You have to look into those issues in this date and time. People worry, students worry, staff worry, parents worry. You have to make sure.”

Administrators at the law school quickly recognized the student while viewing security camera footage of the incident.

Similar flyers have appeared on college campuses across the country in recent years.


OCU police contacted the Oklahoma City Police Department to locate and interview the student.


Law enforcement didn’t find evidence of a crime, and the student was found to be non-threatening to campus safety, Citty said. Although the student was expelled for coming on school property, he isn’t facing a charge of trespassing.