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Office of Access, Equity, and Diversity

One of the three overarching goals of the Oakton Community College strategic plan, Connecting What Matters, is an emphasis on “Connected Communities.” The College has also made a commitment to invest in anti-bias strategies with programs, services, and curricula to make Oakton a more inclusive institution for students and employees. This office partners with faculty, staff, and students to fulfill the access and equity goals and mission of the College.

The OAED does this by creating an open and accepting climate, using research and assessment to inform our practice, supporting the retention and success of our students, and being a transparent steward of the College’s assets and stakeholder interests. The primary areas through which we serve include:

Please follow any of the links to learn more about the services and staff in those areas. We also work with the Anti-Racism Team, the Human Resources department, and many of the faculty and College divisions in the work that we do.

I invite you to visit this site regularly to see what access, equity, and inclusion events and programs are coming up at Oakton!

Please know that my staff and I are here to serve you, and hope that you will reach out to us whenever you need. Contact me anytime at, or 847.635.1745.



Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
Chief Diversity Officer and
Assistant Vice President for Student Services

Upcoming Access, Equity, and Diversity Events

Nothing scheduled currently, please check back!

Des Plaines campus
Room 2273
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Skokie campus
Room B210
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For information, contact

* The College is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer (late May through mid-August.)