Diversity Council

Northern Oklahoma College Diversity Statement

Northern Oklahoma College is committed to developing an interconnected and globally responsive culture of diversity acceptance that includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, socioeconomic status, gender and identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship, political thought, and age. NOC invites different perspectives and encourages all individuals within the NOC community to listen respectfully, both to consider new viewpoints and broaden one’s own perspectives.

The mission of NOC Diversity Council is to assist in developing a culture of diversity acceptance across the campus community.

FY 2017-2018 Council Members
Eugene Smith, Chair; T. L. Walker, Gina Conneywerdy, Crys Davis, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Brandon Hobson, Greg Krause, Charmaine Munro, Dean Pearcy, Stephanie Scott, Milynda Wade, Diana Watkins; Sherryl Nelson; Barb Stadler; Bill Johnson; Scott Haywood

Ex-Officio: Dr. Cheryl Evans; Anita Simpson; Jason Johnson; Dr. Edwin Vineyard; Sheri Snyder; Dr. Shannon Cunningham; and Dr. Rick Edgington.

FY 2018 Charge
The Council will conduct monthly meetings to monitor progress. Responsibilities of the Council include the following:

  • Achieve access and equity for historically underrepresented groups. 
  • Advocate for the recruitment and representation of diverse faculty and staff.
  • Encourage diversity initiatives that enhance recruitment, retention, and engagement of diverse students throughout the college.
  • Create a multicultural and inclusive environment for every member of the campus community
  • Enhance community collaborations that support the interests of the college in the area of diversity and inclusion.
  • Encourage faculty, staff, students and administrators to participate in the professional development opportunities.
  • Develop curricular and co-curricular initiatives to prepare students for a diverse and global world. 

Cultural Competency Certificate Program

Begin or continue your professional development with the Diversity Council! We will offer workshops that cover topics in diversity, intersecting identities, developing cultural competence and working with first-generation students while creating inclusive communities! The workshops are opened to all students, faculty, staff and community members. 

Diversity Workshops for Faculty and Staff

Upcoming Workshops

  • Developing Cultural Competence - October 27, 2017
  • Creating an Inclusive Community College - February 23, 2018 
  • Working with International Students - March 30, 2018
  • Creating Engagement Strategies for Low-Income Students - April 13, 2018

Upcoming Lectures

  • Hispanic Heritage Lecture - October 12, 2017
  • Native American Heritage Lecture - November 9, 2017
  • Black History Month Lecture - February 8, 2018
  • Women's History Month Lecture - March 8, 2018
  • Autism Spectrum Awareness Lecture - April 6, 2018
  • Mental Health Awareness Lecture - May 4, 2018

Request a Workshop

If you would like to request a specific diversity workshop for your office or organization, please email eugene.smith@noc.edu or call (405) 744-2858. All requests need to have a minimum of 10 participants and requested at least 3 weeks in advance of the date. 

For more information about the program, please contact Eugene Smith at eugene.smith@noc.edu or (405) 744-2858.