Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

Bridging Equity Conference 

The illustrious Oakland Community College (OCC) in beautiful Auburn Hills, Michigan will be the meeting place of the inaugural Midwestern DEI Conference on Bridging Equity: Creating Innovative Spaces for K-12 and Higher Education on Friday, October 27, 2023. Learn more!

At Oakland Community College, we prepare our students to be contributors to the larger world as global citizens. Toward that end, we foster a campus community that is inclusive—for students, faculty and staff, independent of appearance or how they began life or where they came from. What matters isEmpowered that they are here. And we are here for them. For you.

  • We support all perspectives and cultures; we respect all differences. We strive to listen, to understand. And to learn.
  • To foster these values, we provide services, programs and initiatives that ensure an inclusive community that affirms diverse perspectives.
  • We want our OCC community—students, faculty and staff—to feel safe and supported.
  • Education is more than intellect. It is the application of that intellect with character, with respect for other people, and for the community.

As part of that community—indeed, our world—Oakland Community College strives to be more than an advocate of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. More than a practitioner. We strive to be a champion—and, by extension, to create a community of champions. Including you.

Thank you for all you do every day to make our community a better place for everyone.

Quote from Peter ProvenzanoMessage from the Chancellor

“Across the country, we are living in a time of continued uncertainty—as well as optimism, tremendous hope for health and healing, and an opportunity for change. I am so proud of our entire OCC community as we make a difference by listening, learning and empowering our students, and each other, with an unwavering commitment to these core values.” — Peter Provenzano, Chancellor, Oakland Community College

Diversity Events

Student Org Fair
September 25, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Auburn Hills Campus - Building G
Student Org Fair
September 26, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Southfield Campus - Building A Lower level
Student Org Fair
September 27, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Orchard Ridge Campus - Building J Lowery level
Hispanic Heritage Month Buffet
September 28, 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM @ Orchard Ridge Campus - Building J J305/J306
A Feast for Eyes: An Evening with Peter Cook
September 28, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Orchard Ridge Campus - Building T Smith Theatre
A Week of "Make A Difference Day" Ideas
October 23, 12:00 AM - October 27, 12:00 AM @ Oakland Community College
Midwest Bridging Equity: Creating Innovative Spaces for K-12 and Higher Education Conference
October 27, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Auburn Hills Campus - Building G G240
Let's Make A Holiday Ornament!
December 12, 12:00 AM - December 14, 12:00 AM @ Oakland Community College

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Executive Council on DEIJ at OCC

Lydia Martin

Lydia Martin

Winner of the 2022 Social Justice Award at this year's Student Art Exhibition.