Diversity Department

Dream of Destiny

OCC's Dream of Destiny Diversity Department seeks to help Ozark transition toward a multiethnic, multicultural campus and constituency. The department enhances the social, cultural and educational environment on campus to embrace diversity.

The Ozark community is committed to honoring and broadening the diversity of our community and to treating every person with respect, dignity and love. By reflecting the diversity of God’s kingdom, Ozark equips students to serve in a diverse world. As we train men and women for Christian service, we seek to raise them up as leaders who love, honor and encourage cultural and ethnic diversity for the sake of the gospel. 

For more on OCC's Diversity Department, contact Matthew McBirth at mcbirth.matthew@occ.edu or 417.626.1234 ext. 2378. For more on OCC's Mosaic Leadership Scholarship, visit occ.edu/mosaic. 

Why Diversity Matters

Mosaic Breakfasts

Mosaic Breakfasts provide a safe environment for ethnic/cultural minority students to come together for encouragement, to help them feel more at home during their time at OCC. For more information, contact Matthew McBirth at mcbirth.matthew@occ.edu or 417.626.1234 ext. 2378.    

Mosaic Lunches

Mosaic Lunches offer a safe environment for all students who are passionate about or interested in ethnic/cultural diversity, letting them meet and discuss difficult topics of diversity, ethnicity and culture. Read more about our upcoming Mosaic Lunches here. For more information, contact Matthew McBirth at mcbirth.matthew@occ.edu or 417.626.1234 ext. 2378. 

Heritage Celebrations

Heritage Celebration Weeks and Days inform and honor the culture of a specific people group, letting the college campus see the diverse Body of Christ. In February 2017, students celebrated African American History Month with several events. Read about the celebration here. For more information, contact Matthew McBirth at mcbirth.matthew@occ.edu or 417.626.1234 ext. 2378.

Read about our 2018 African American Heritage Celebration Week here.

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