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Inclusion & Diversity Resources

Student Resources

African American Cultural Center
The African American Cultural Center (AACC) exists to assist Olivet College in creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for African American students. In addition, it promotes programs that facilitate the entire college community’s intellectual, cultural and social growth. The center also assists with coordinating educational activities and programs that inspire diversity and inclusion in all Olivet College students related to the recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation of African American students.

Betsy Dole Women’s Resource Center
The Betsy Dole Women’s Resource Center offers co-curricular events for the campus community, including speakers, films, forums, workshops and other special activities. Activities and services are designed to help participants improve communication skills, develop their full potential, and better understand the life experiences across gender and culturally diverse populations. The Betsy Dole Women’s Resource Center is open to all community members.

Campus Safety
Olivet College operates its own non-deputized Campus Safety Department, with personnel on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Campus Safety officers work closely with the college community to enhance the protection of persons and property of Olivet College while providing basic safety services to all students, employees and guests of the College. Success depends upon a true partnership between Campus Safety personnel and the diverse population of students and employees who comprise the college community.

Campus Safety provides the following services: crime prevention and safety programs, parking and traffic enforcement, criminal and non-criminal investigation, campus building security, arrangement of student medical transportation, 24-hour on-campus escorts, after-hour admittance to campus buildings for authorized students and employees, and event security.

To contact Campus Safety from an on-campus landline, dial 7911 or call 269-749-7911.

Comet Career Closet
The Comet Career Closet is a free resource on campus providing professional clothing to students. The Closet helps Comets have the confidence to dress for success when pursuing internships, preparing for class presentations, or entering the workforce.

Comet’s Cupboard
The Cupboard supports and addresses food insecurity issues on campus by serving students “One Bag at a Time.” Comet’s Cupboard is open every Wednesday during the fall and spring semesters.

Gruen and Speare Center for Academic Success
The Center for Academic Success provides students with academic advising, tutoring, test-taking techniques, writing assistance and accommodations for students with learning disabilities.

Multicultural Education and Initiatives Office
The Multicultural Education and Initiatives Office coordinates educational activities and program initiatives related to recruiting, enrollment, retention and graduation of multicultural undergraduate students. It is dedicated to providing educational programs to help students become more aware and accepting of the cultural differences on campus. Services and programs offered include:

  • Identity development workshops.
  • Resources regarding careers, internships, graduate and professional school, education abroad and job opportunities.
  • Assistance with questions on financial aid, scholarship and money management.
  • Advocacy service, when appropriate, for the needs of multicultural students as defined by the college.
  • Diversity training.
  • Conflict resolution and other interpersonal matters.
  • Mentoring.
  • Development of study skills, time management and test taking strategies.
  • Obtaining tutorial assistance.
  • Programs and activities that address campus climate issues, sociocultural isolation and other non-academic concerns.
  • Leadership training.
  • Program planning and development skills.

Office of Student Engagement
The Office of Student Engagement honors and respects diversity and promotes an inclusive community experience. We strive to help students navigate their path to becoming competent, socially just leaders who positively contribute to campus and the world. We are committed to creating a Culture of Care for all students and members who engage in the Olivet College community.

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