Student Life and Campus Inclusion

Learning does not stop when you exit the classroom at Oakton. We believe that one of the most important aspects of attending college is your personal growth and enrichment, in addition to your academic development. Oakton is proud of our community’s diverse and equitable environment in which all our students can find a club or activity with which to engage. The Office of Student Life and Campus Inclusion has made it our mission to emphasize and encourage student engagement throughout the college and the larger campus community. With office locations on both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses, we encourage you to reach out to our team any time to learn more about what life at Oakton has to offer.



The Center for Campus Inclusion and Diversity

Oakton is dedicated to ensuring equity and opportunity for every member of our diverse student body. The Center for Campus Inclusion and Diversity exists to address students' needs and concerns from historically marginalized communities and help them access opportunities through programs, services and resources related to equity, diversity and inclusion. Every program and service we offer provides rewarding co-curricular experiences and opportunities for learning, growth and making a difference. Oakton is a safe environment where we aspire to encourage every student to discover and be their best self. Learn more about our inclusion and equity initiatives, including our neurodiversity and anti-racism statements. 

Getting Involved On Campus

A group of students at Oakton College's Student Center playing board games.

Exploring Your Interests

There are more than 30 student clubs available at Oakton, and we encourage you to grow that number by starting your own! Learn more about our active clubs and student activities.

A picture of the weights and exercise machines at Oakton College's Fitness Center.

Staying Active

Oakton students can participate in more than 12 intercollegiate sports, join an intramural sports team and take advantage of specialized personal training at our Fitness Center.

Students performing on-stage at Oakton College's Performing Arts Center.

Enjoying the Arts

Visit the Koehnline Museum of Art located right here on Oakton’s campus and enjoy our permanent and rotating collections. Or check out the Performing Arts Center; it’s always humming with music and activity.

Work Opportunities

There are plenty of ways to get involved on campus and with the Oakton community, earn a bit of money and still have some fun. Our apprentice and internship programs offer the whole Oakton campus experience, allowing you to engage and network to further your career goals.

With our Apprenticeship Program, you can learn while you earn. Work part-time in a high-demand field, earn a salary and be paid to complete a certificate or degree.

During the Internship Program you make your work hours count while building a professional résumé or portfolio. Internships are available in almost every major.

Contact Us

Office of Student Life and Campus Inclusion

Des Plaines Office
Room 1530

Skokie Office

Room A130

Kristian Harris
Manager of Student Life and Campus Inclusion
Room 1530 DP

Princess Escudero
Coordinator of Student Life
Room A130 SK

Gabrielle O'Connor
Coordinator of Student Life
Room 1530 DP