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Access, Equity, and Diversity

Our vision is an inclusive and accepting campus climate free of bias and hate where students, employees, and other stakeholders are resilient as we work together to create positive change in our community. Oakton enjoys a rich legacy of diversity on campus, educating students of all ages and from all walks of life. Our students and employees hail from more than 50 countries around the globe!

Committed to enriching its shared learning and working environment, the College continues to attract and support a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and equally values and celebrates members of the community for their contributions. Connecting What Matters, Oakton’s strategic plan for 2013 – 2017, reflects the College’s goal to overcome racism and other forms of bias. The College’s Office of Access, Equity and Diversity and several institutional groups, including the Anti-Racism Team and the Diversity Council, provide leadership for access and equity. We invite you to explore these various offices and institutional groups, and connect with the people.

Upcoming Access, Equity, and Diversity Events

04/16/2014 - Boosting Retention of Women in Higher Ed: It's Cheaper to Keep Her
Geared toward department chairs and deans, this presentation explains the benefits of instituting family-friendly policies and finding ways to retain women in the workforce. Reduce legal liability by avoiding gender bias and learn how to avoid discrimination lawsuits. For information, contact Gloria Liu at or 847.635.1738.

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