Offices and Departments

Since our founding in 1969, the education, empowerment, and transformation of students have been Oakton's greatest mission.

The accomplishment of this mission is made possible by the tireless efforts of our entire community of educators, administrators, students and community members.

Here, you'll find the many offices and departments dedicated to making quality, accessible and equitable education a reality for our students.

Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs, through its work overseeing all courses and programs at Oakton, ensures that you get real value for your time at Oakton. The Office ensures Oakton's academics deliver on the mission and values of the College, bringing quality, equity and opportunity to our students.

Office of Access, Equity and Diversity

This office brings together students, faculty and staff to meet the access and equity goals of the college. The OAED achieves this through the college's Diversity Council, the Access and Disability Resource Center, Anti-Racism Team and other Oakton initiatives.

Administrative Affairs

The office of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs directs the business, finance, police, IT, and facility areas of the College. Business and Financial Services includes the departments of Accounting Services, Business Services, Facilities Operation and Construction, the Budget Office, and Public Safety.

Campus Safety

Oakton's police department offers a broad range of services designed to keep you safe and to promote a peaceful environment. It also offers a number of resources to keep you informed and alert.

Marketing and Communications

The marketing and communications team enhances the reputation of the College in the communities we serve by telling the Oakton story across channels including public relations, the website, social media, publications and marketing materials, and advertising campaigns. 

Educational Foundation

The Educational Foundation proudly supports the mission and vision of Oakton by raising funds for student scholarships, academic programs, teaching excellence, and other improvements.


The Facilities Department offers a full range of services related to college facilities, grounds and safety. The office coordinates and works on grounds, housekeeping, HVAC and maintenance.

Grant Strategy and Development

The Office of Grant Strategy Development provides support for grant writing, from planning and budget drafting to evaluation and data requirements. The office provides the expertise and support to transform your good idea into a succinct, detailed and competitive grant proposal.

Human Resources

In the same way our faculty and staff support our students, the Office of Human Resources supports the college workforce with a number of human resources needs, including hiring, benefits and more.

Information Technology

The Information Technology Department is dedicated to delivering high quality technical service to our students, employees and community. It is our goal to continuously meet the technological needs of all students, staff, faculty and visitors through IT support services, computer maintenance, network services and more.

Media Services

The Media Services Department provides audiovisual equipment, materials, and assistance for classes and special events at the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses, and oversees the college's cable and video operations.

Research and Planning

The Office of Research and Planning performs a wide range of services dedicated to gathering, analyzing and using data and information to enhance learning, teaching and institutional effectiveness.

Office of Student Affairs

From the moment you apply for admission to the time you file for graduation. Whether you're planning to transfer to a four-year college or hoping to enter the workforce quickly, the Division of Student Affairs offers a variety of critical services that support student success.