Inclusion Programs

Inclusion is involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized. We strive to promote and sustain a sense of belonging.  Respect for the talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of living are primary values and practices of our institution.

Regardless of a student’s socioeconomic status, creed, ability, marital status, race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, political affiliation or sexual orientation, at some point in a student’s academic career they might need assistance outside of the normal realm of what is perceived to be in student services.

Retention Specialists

Sometimes, students need a little extra help to achieve success in college.

That’s where TCC’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion comes in. TCC’s three Retention Specialists –Thesha Zeigler, Joy Betz, and Sarah Carr – offer support and educational opportunities designed to increase the academic success, retention, graduation and transfer of students who may have barriers and challenges to overcome in order to realize their goals.

Programs & Services

Programs and services offered are accessible to all TCC students and aimed at providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations to meet all their learning and evaluation needs.


Starting at the Finish Line:
Developing a route and building a team with your end goal in mind.

Creative Ways to Take Back Your Day
Tips and tools to enhance time management.

Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Exploring career and program options.

Keep Calm: Ace the Test
Overcoming test anxiety with study strategies. 

S.M.A.R.T. Goals
A guide to setting Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely goals. 

Do the Hustle 
How to develop a healthy school, work, and life balance.

Chill & Subtract the Stress 
Helpful tools to reduce math anxiety

Ready, Set, Read
How to develop effective reading strategies

Cookies & Conversation
A series of roundtable discussions where students can voice their perspectives on topics of interest as they relate to diversity & inclusion issues and initiatives.


Student Advocacy

Diversity Conversations;

Cultural Enrichment Activities

Individual Coaching & Goal Setting

Holistic Resource Referrals

Academic Skills Assessment

Forums & Workshops

Leadership Training

Mentorship Opportunities

College Transfer Planning

Benefits of Academic Coaching

Students are acclimated into the college environment so they may successfully navigate through their academic career.  Specifics benefits include student empowerment, independence, self-accountability, networking, and a strong sense of confidence.

Study Skills Seminars

Time Management

Note Taking Strategies

Learning Styles

Reading and Remembering Strategies

Test Preparation and Strategies for Taking Tests

Asking Questions and Communication with Faculty

Math Anxiety

Tulsa Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success

The Society is the nation's largest leadership honor society.  Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential.  Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.  With 552 chapters, the Society currently has 680,089 members nationwide.

In addition to honorable distinction, the Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online.  Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country.  Members are able to list their affiliation on all statements of personal accomplishment, including their resume.

Membership is for life and provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and much more.

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Contact Us

Director, (open)

Retention Specialists

Thesha Zeigler, M Ed.

Joy Betz, M Ed.

Sarah Carr, MA