Diversity Center

Overview

The Diversity Center embraces a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that empowers anyone from anywhere to be successful in their academic and professional endeavors. We strive to provide an environment that is enriching to all by understanding and appreciating our dimensions of diversity, becoming global citizens, and welcoming new ways of engaging the unique contributions of all people.

Functions of the Center

  • Serves as a crucial resource for the development of students of color and other underrepresented populations on campus.
  • The center provides support and guidance to ensure academic and social success by providing:
    • A safe and affirming space
    • Mentorship
    • Advisement
    • Case Management
    • Programming for students
    • Study Skills Assistance
    • Connection with Campus Support Resources
    • Early Alerts
    • SMART (Single Mothers Academic Resource Team) Grant
    • Resource for DACA Students
    • Volunteer and community engagement opportunities
    • Access to resources like— Raider Necessities and Raider Rack
      • Raider Necessities (Food Pantry)
      • Raider Rack (Clothing closet)

Raider Necessities (Food Pantry)

  • Raider Necessities is a food pantry on campus for RSC students, faculty and staff and is located in the University (Diversity) Center across from the Jeanie Webb Student Union.
  • Helps to serve households facing food insecurity provides food assistance up to twice per month. A school ID is required to shop the pantry. 
  • Choice-model pantry- You choose the food you want to take home like shopping at a grocery store. 
  • Raider Necessities is a partner agency of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and is staffed by the Diversity Center and volunteers.

Raider Rack (Clothing Closet)

  • Raider Rack is a clothing closet on campus for RSC students, faculty and staff and is located in the University (Diversity) Center across from the Jeanie Webb Student Union.
  • Helps to serve as a resource for those in need of professional attire (like for interviews, presentations or to enhance wardrobe).
  • Dress for Success Attire: Blazers, suits, pants, dresses/ skirts, blouses, collared shirts, polo shirts, shoes, ties, etc.
  • Raider Rack is a partner agency of the Sharing Tree OKC and is staffed by the Diversity Center and volunteers.

Diversity Clubs

  • Spectrum Alliance Club (LGBTQ+) 
  • Hispanic Student Association
  • Black Student Association
  • American Indian Association

Meet the Diversity Staff

Monique Bruner
Monique Bruner
Executive Director, Diversity and Cultural Affairs Diversity Center
(405) 733-7524

Courtney Peyketewa
Courtney Peyketewa
Coordinator, Diversity & Outreach Diversity Center
(405) 736-0344