Office of Research & Creative Activities

Our Mission

Support faculty, students, staff and university administration in efforts to encourage and support research, creative activities, and other expressions of academic scholarship.

Mentored Learning

We sponsor several mentoring programs that connect undergraduate students with faculty mentors to work on research projects and creative endeavors.

Compliance Committees

ORCA houses three compliance committees responsible for managing and approving human subject, animal subject, and recombinant DNA research.


April 2014

1st IACUC Meeting
3rd IRB Meeting
10th IACUC May Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
18th IRB May Meeting Deadline
IACUC May Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
20th Easter Sunday
29th First day of spring term

May 2014

1st IRB Meeting
6th IACUC Meeting
9th IACUC June Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
11th Mother's Day
20th IRB June Meeting Deadline
IACUC June Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
26th Memorial Day Holiday

June 2014

3rd IACUC Meeting
5th IRB Meeting
10th IACUC July Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
15th Father's Day
20th IRB July Meeting Deadline
IACUC July Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
23rd First day of summer term

July 2014

1st IACUC Meeting
3rd IRB Meeting
4th Independence Day Holiday
10th IACUC August Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
21st IRB August Meeting Deadline
IACUC August Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
24th Pioneer Day Holiday