Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The College will ensure that diversity, in all its forms, is respected and valued by fostering and promoting an environment of inclusiveness.

Committee Goals

In support of its mission, the College Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will:

  • Lead College-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Serve as an educational resource for OCC and the community
  • Raise diversity and inclusion awareness through programs and activities
  • Promote and advocate a collaborative vision of diversity and inclusion
  • Review College policies and practices
  • Expand outreach
  • Support faculty

Committee Definitions of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity is the entire range of human differences that includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, veteran status, physical and cognitive ability or attributes, religious affiliation, national origin, citizenship, and political beliefs.

Inclusion is involvement and empowerment where the inherent worth and dignity of all people is recognized. An inclusive college promotes and sustains a sense of belonging; it values and respects the talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of living of its community members.