Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

We don't just say it. We live it.

We listen - listen intently, with compassion, to understand others.


We inspire - inspire others by working together and by the examples we set.

We value- value ourselves, others and the contributions we all make, our differences and our rights to a fair society, and the integrity we show one another through our words and deeds.

We empower - empower a culture of caring, of speaking out when something’s not right, a culture where all have the opportunity to be their best.

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 is 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.

“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