Diversity and Inclusion

OCU and Diversity

Towards Inclusive Excellence

Diversity and inclusion on campus

At OCU, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are not just tag works, but a lifestyle. We seek to change the culture of our campus, classroom, leadership, and community. We don’t just simply want to give our students the tools to thrive in a diverse society but a heart and mind to understand and embrace diversity.  It is my desire that we don’t just talk about DEI but will create an environment that creates a place of progress and a sense of belonging for all.

Diversity Mission Statement

OCU strives to provide an environment where all members of our community can develop the necessary skills to find their way in an increasingly diverse world and contribute towards building a more just and equitable global society.

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Diverse Student Body

OCU’s strategic plan includes a commitment to valuing and promoting diversity, and our efforts are bearing fruit.

International Students


Diverse Student Population





Collaborative Leadership for Diversity and Inclusion

The Diversity Coordinator and OCU Diversity Committee provide leadership for diversity-related initiatives. The Committee is a cross-cutting team of students, staff, faculty, and administrators working collaboratively to develop and support the implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives across the university. It accomplishes its mission by:

  • Bringing input from relevant communities inside and outside OCU,
  • Advocating diversity and inclusion issues, policies, and initiatives among key stakeholders,
  • Promoting innovation (new ways of thinking and doing things),
  • Building critical capacity for understanding and addressing relevant issues through awareness raising and professional development,
  • Supporting the success of university constituents – especially those of underrepresented or vulnerable backgrounds, and
  • Partnering with community members dedicated to diversity and inclusion work in our area.