WHAT IS T.R.E.E. CONFERENCE?
T.R.E.E. Conference is an acronym for the Thomas Rivera Educational Empowerment Conference and was launched in the Fall of 2006. Dr. Thomas Rivera was a migrant worker who worked alongside his family in the fields before graduating from the University of Oklahoma. Several years after his graduation from OU, Dr. Rivera was named the Chancellor of the University of California at Riverside making him the first minority ever to reach the position.
T.R.E.E. Conference, hosted by the Omega Delta Phi fraternity, is the largest Latino high school educational empowerment conference in the state of Oklahoma. This conference was created to inform Latino High School Students of the numerous resources available to them as they begin their pursuit of higher education. Students spend the day at the University of Oklahoma’s campus where they attend informative seminars, a college fair, and end the day with a scholarship banquet.
The conference has been a tremendous success and keeps exceeding previous expectations every year for the past 16 conferences. In the Fall of 2021, the Historic T.R.E.E Conference hosted hundreds of Latino and marginalized high school students and was able to award over $32,000 in scholarships to High School Seniors. We are extremely proud to say that several of the students who attend T.R.E.E Conference later become a part of the OU family.
The 17th Annual T.R.E.E. Conference will be held on Friday, November 18th, 2022 at the University of Oklahoma.