Office of Diversity Education & Support Services

Office of Diversity Education & Support  Services The Office of Diversity Education and Support Services (ODESS) operates in partnership with other college departments to acknowledge the value of diversity
Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) is one of 30 community colleges and 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. Located in Dryden, the college serves more than three thousand students in credit programs and another three thousand in non-credit workshops and customized training. The college offers 54 academic programs in business, computers, health, communications, liberal arts, criminal justice, and human services. Specific degree programs include broadcast production, computer forensics, aviation science, engineering science, new media, sport management, and several liberal arts programs, including education and general studies. The college attracts a diverse student body from most counties in New York State, several other U.S. states, and nearly 70 countries. The learning environment is enriched by students of all ages and backgrounds. About half of the college's graduates transfer as juniors to bachelor's degree programs at a wide variety of colleges and universities around the world, including Cornell University and Ithaca College. TC3 students study both full-time and part-time, and the college is a leader in online education. The college operates extension centers in Ithaca and Cortland. TC3 is extensively involved in our community. The college provides contract training for most major employers and provides an array of non-credit workshops designed to build skills relating to computers, leadership and supervision, personal growth, and many other areas. As a learning-centered college, TC3 is strongly committed to building on strengths to achieve student success.
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ODESS offers the following services: - The Network Peer Mentor Program - The Social Justice Peer Educator Program - Diversity Leadership Programs - Advisement and Transition Support - NYC Express Bus Charter - Sponsor Diversity and Social Competency Events

Mission: The Office of Diversity Education and Support Services (ODESS) operates in partnership with other college departments to acknowledge the value of cultural diversity by providing all students quality cross cultural programs, needed services, and engaging leadership development opportunities.

A Bagel Brunch will be provided, after a brief talk, participants will be able to take photos with and get autographs fr...
09/20/2019

A Bagel Brunch will be provided, after a brief talk, participants will be able to take photos with and get autographs from the group.

09/20/2019
Vector Network 2019 | Treman Park Hike
09/07/2019

Vector Network 2019 | Treman Park Hike

The legacy continues for our Vector Network students!
05/12/2019

The legacy continues for our Vector Network students!

05/07/2019
04/18/2019

Vector Network | Business Dinning Etiquette Program

Accepting Vector Network Applications Now!
04/05/2019

Accepting Vector Network Applications Now!

The Vector Network representing after the SUNY Oneonta Student Diversity Leadership Conference.
02/27/2019

The Vector Network representing after the SUNY Oneonta Student Diversity Leadership Conference.

We all share a mutual destiny that is only partially written. Our attitudes and works will define the pages yet to be re...
01/21/2019

We all share a mutual destiny that is only partially written. Our attitudes and works will define the pages yet to be recorded.

A great group of attentive young leaders.
11/16/2018

A great group of attentive young leaders.

Mrs. Bruno's Career and College Preparation class hosted an "Infinite Possibilities" seminar today at TC3! Guest speakers engaged with students in discussions about success, leadership, and finding your passion. #LionPride

11/13/2018

Happening Now in the Student Center!

06/21/2018
Network Peer Mentoring Program

Become a Network Mentee at Tompkins Cortland CC
Network Mentees are first-year students who are interested in achieving success in college, meeting new people, and having fun! To become a mentee, fill out an application form by August 2nd at : http://www.tompkinscortland.edu/student/odess_peer_mentor.asp

The Network Peer Mentor Program assists first-generation students and students from historically underrepresented groups in making a successful academic and ...

Legit Focus featuring Charleston Collins, Jr.Entrepreneur, father, writer, business owner: That’s what defines Charlesto...
03/26/2018

Legit Focus featuring Charleston Collins, Jr.
Entrepreneur, father, writer, business owner: That’s what defines Charleston Collins, Jr. It wasn’t always that way.
Born in 1987 and raised in Syracuse, Charleston played sports at an early age and was involved in other extracurricular activities, but soon was pulled into life in a gang. After six years in juvenile detention, he came to Tompkins Cortland Community College in 2008. From here, he graduated and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Charleston will share his story with hopes to inspire others to follow the path he found at Tompkins Cortland and avoid the pull of the gang life.

Co-sponsored by the Lion Legacy in Dryden and the College's Office of Diversity Education and Support services
http://www.tc3.edu/campus_info/event.asp?guid=1576

Noon | Room 210
10/19/2017

Noon | Room 210

08/23/2017
Goalcast

Be BRAVE and change the world.

You would be surprised what Bill Nye The Science Guy doesn't know

Change the world with his book, Unstoppable. Order now: http://amzn.to/2vTtnvj

What an amazing gift to the world Hip Hop has been!  Even though it has not always been viewed positively through it's j...
08/11/2017
44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop

What an amazing gift to the world Hip Hop has been! Even though it has not always been viewed positively through it's journey around the globe, it has been a constant critique of society, moved one to a somber place of reflection or made a joyful noise to get the party started. Enjoy making some of your own tunes!

Today marks 44 yrs since the #BirthofHipHop! DJ your own mix with turntables & legendary beats 🎧 🎚️ #GoogleDoodle

07/15/2017
Damnlookathim

BRAVE conversations for men. Coming to campus this fall!

Footnotes for 4:44

07/06/2017
Seriously.TV

Fastest growing demographic in the U.S.

Shutting Down BS about Multiracial Identity

ODESS is pleased to share with our network that Dr. Orinthia T. Montague has been appointed as the College's Fourth Pres...
05/03/2017
College News: Release

ODESS is pleased to share with our network that Dr. Orinthia T. Montague has been appointed as the College's Fourth President. See more details at: www.tompkinscortland.edu/news/news_release.asp?guid=1481

The State University of New York Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Orinthia T. Montague, Ph.D. as the fourth president of Tompkins Cortland Community College.

04/20/2017

TASTE OF MUSLIM CULTURE

Come and indulge your taste buds with food from other countries!

Date and Time: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 from 12-4 p.m.

Location: Gym @ Beverly J Martin Elementary
302 W. Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY

Activities Include: Try on Cultural Clothes Booth, Henna and Jijab in Style Booth

Tasting Trays will be sold starting from $10

Great to see alumni Jacob Wright presenting with such power and brilliance!
04/09/2017

Great to see alumni Jacob Wright presenting with such power and brilliance!

Just a typical day in the ODESS office with our Director/CDO!
04/08/2017

Just a typical day in the ODESS office with our Director/CDO!

ODESS - 3rd Annual ID Summit. Big thank you to all of our presenters, Dr. Edita Wright and Cornell Woodson. An additiona...
03/14/2017

ODESS - 3rd Annual ID Summit. Big thank you to all of our presenters, Dr. Edita Wright and Cornell Woodson. An additional thank you to our participants from Corning Community College, Onondaga Community College, Binghamton University and lastly our very own Tompkins Cortland CC!

02/15/2017
CNBC

Is this the right move for you?

Here's why successful people are waking up at 4am
(via CNBC: Make It)

TC men in attendance at the Annual Men of Color conference hosted by Cornell University.
01/29/2017

TC men in attendance at the Annual Men of Color conference hosted by Cornell University.

Thank you for giving us a vision of what could be if we stood collectively for justice.
01/16/2017

Thank you for giving us a vision of what could be if we stood collectively for justice.

Timeline Photos
01/10/2017

Timeline Photos

11/30/2016

In light of recent incidents both nationally and within our community, it is important to know that Tompkins Cortland Community College fully embraces diversity, inclusion and equity and promotes respect and cultural awareness within an active learning environment. As an institution of higher education, we promote the sharing of differing viewpoints while promoting respectful dialogue. Please remember that your words matter, and that we can all learn and grow together.

John Bradac
Dean of Student Life

Seth A. Thompson
Chief Diversity Officer & Director

Student DIversiy Leadership Retreat 2016
11/04/2016

Student DIversiy Leadership Retreat 2016

Student DIversiy Leadership Retreat 2016

7th Annual Student Diversity Leadership Retreat!
09/25/2016

7th Annual Student Diversity Leadership Retreat!

Traveling to the Student Diversity Leadership Retreat!
09/23/2016

Traveling to the Student Diversity Leadership Retreat!

On Pre-Orientation Retreat with the Network Peer Mentor Program's | Network Living Learning Community #TCCCNetwork
08/21/2016

On Pre-Orientation Retreat with the Network Peer Mentor Program's | Network Living Learning Community #TCCCNetwork

Equity or discrimination?
06/23/2016
VICE News

Equity or discrimination?

Abigail Fisher believed she was racially discriminated against for being white.

06/13/2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who know, love, or care about someone who has been injured or killed during the horrific shootings in Orlando. Any person in the campus community who may have concerns can talk with a counselor on the main campus in Dryden in Room 216 | 8am-4pm .

05/18/2016

Changes are happening within our office during these next few months! We're excited to share them with you! Stay tuned!

Office of Diversity Education & Support  Services's cover photo
05/18/2016

Office of Diversity Education & Support Services's cover photo

Excellent film! Thank you to Amber Gilewski and the TC3 Sustainability Council, Environmental Studies Program, Social Sc...
04/19/2016

Excellent film! Thank you to Amber Gilewski and the TC3 Sustainability Council, Environmental Studies Program, Social Science Program, Sustainable Farming and Food System Program, and Sustainable Growers Garden Club for such a wonderful event!

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170 North Street
Dryden, NY
13053

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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(607) 844-8222

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