Frequently asked questions about Oakton's LGBTQIA2+ Community

Oakton Pride is an Oakton student club for LGBTQIA2+ identifying students, allies, and others who simply want to know more about gender identity and sexuality topics.

The Office of Student Affairs, Office of Student Life, and other departments often work in partnership with Oakton Pride to host events that educate students and create a safer and more hospitable campus. Women’s and Gender Studies offers classes and programs that foster critical thinking about the complex intersections between gender and other identity categories such as sexuality, race, class, ethnicity, age, and ability.

Oakton currently offers SafeZone and ally training for employees and students to become more aware, inviting, and inclusive of community members of all genders and sexual orientations. The Diversity Council focuses on Oakton’s diverse population and identifies ways in which Oakton can become more welcoming and improve the campus climate for all.

All employees who have completed the SafeZone and ally training are expected to place a sign on their door or in their office space stating, “Oakton College Safe Zone.” Trained students are requested to wear their pin at all times while on campus to identify themselves as peer allies.

There are a few single-stall restrooms in the Enrollment Center on the Des Plaines campus. Additionally, we also have all-inclusive restrooms in the main building of the Des Plaines campus (rooms 1470 across from door 19 and room 2214 near the IT department). At the Lee building, there is a first-floor restroom 129, just past the main restrooms.  

Ray Hartstein Campus in Skokie has room A181 near the Facilities office.

Yes. Counseling services are available through the Office of Student Affairs at the Des Plaines campus, Room 2270. Students at both campuses may also call the Office of Student Affairs to set up counseling appointments (847.635.1739). Counseling Services has historically operated a voluntary support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students overseen by an experienced counselor when the need arises.

Yes. Read the policy here. Inquiries regarding compliance with nondiscrimination policies and regulations should be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs or the Chief Human Resources Officer, Oakton College, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016, 847.635.1600.

Yes. If you feel that you have been a victim of a hateful act, complete and submit the online Incident Reporting Form for Discrimination or Sexual/Gender-Based Misconduct. Oakton College practices zero tolerance toward violence and abusive behavior and takes such complaints very seriously. A Title IX investigator or conduct officer will respond to complaints within 72 hours of submission of the report.

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