Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Coaching & Programming
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office includes Academic Success Coaching, Peer Study Groups & Advocacy, Summer & Fall Bridge Programs, support for Student Organizations, Students Who Are Parents, African American Male Success Team, along with Equity Grants - all couched under the umbrella of Culturally Responsive Practices.
- 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.
Academic Success Coaching
For professional assistance with study skills management, prioritizing, life skills, and general coping, visit our Academic Success Coaching staff.
For support with study groups, study jam sessions, leadership development, and peer coaching/mentoring, connect with our student coaches/mentors.
Students Who Are Parents (SWAP) - mothers, fathers, grandparents, or students in a parental role
For information on our work with parents, connect with us for resources and support.
African American Male Success - The DREAM TEAM
For information regarding our African American Male Success work, connect with us for resources and support.
Fall/Summer Bridge Program
For information about our Summer and Fall Bridge Programs, connect with our office for student inclusion and faculty involvement.
Student Organization Support
For connecting with the student organizations, consider connecting with multiple groups that develop leadership skills, cultural awareness, and networking opportunities.
For information about our race equity grants, connect with our office for resources, applications, and support.
Culturally Responsive Practices
For information about our Culturally Responsive Practices, connect with our office for resources and support.
Dewayne Dickens, Ph.D.
Academic Success Coaches
Joy Betz, M Ed.
918-595-8454 NE Campus/ 918-595-7800 SE Campus
Michael Singleton, M.Th.
Thesha Zeigler, M Ed.