The Disability Support Services office provides support services to students with disabilities as well as faculty and staff who work with these students.

First GenFirst-Generation College Students are those students whose parent(s) have not attained a college degree. 

green_dot-231x250The Green Dot initiative educates individuals on how to prevent imminent or potential acts of violence.

MultiCRWe offer a variety of opportunities and Intercultural Resources for our students from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 

  • Equality Eagle for LGBTQ+ ResourcesOTC’s LGBTQ+ Resources include Equality Club, LGBTQ+ support group and safe zone.
  • Self Identifyng LGBTQ+ students pursuing a technical program in select Missouri counties are eligible for a PFLAG scholarship. Visit their application for more information.

Substance Abuse Awareness Spring 2016For more information about your rights as a student that is pregnant or parenting, please see our Informational Brochure

OTC Veterans and Military Services assist veterans in using their benefits for continuing education.

*For a full list of student resources, please click here.

**We are always interested in expanding our student organizations. If you are interested in starting a club at OTC, please contact Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Joan Barrett: 

Community Resources:

League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri

  • The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. 

Springfield Free Thinkers

  • We are a social organization building a supportive community of freethinkers and non-believers in the Springfield, MO area.

Interfaith Alliance

  • Interfaith Alliance works to guard the religious diversity of the Ozarks.

Other Faith Based Organizations

GLO Center

  • The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of the Ozarks supports the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) persons in the greater Springfield, Missouri region by organizing and sponsoring community activities and by increasing public understanding and appreciation of LGBT citizens.


  • PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through support, to cope with an adverse society.


  • Self Identifyng LGBTQ+ students pursuing a technical program in select Missouri counties are eligible for a PFLAG scholarship. Visit their application for more information.

Tyler Clementi Foundation

  • The Tyler Clementi Foundation works to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces and faith communities. We believe that progress can be made through education, advocacy, research and collaboration among diverse communities.

It Gets Better Project

  • The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

Other LGBTQ+ Resources

National Alliance of Mental Illness of Southwest Missouri

  •  This organization improves the lives of persons affected by mental illness through support, education and advocacy. 

Greater Springfield Race and Faith Collaborative

  • We wish to enhance and promote a deeper understanding of race and race relations in the Greater Springfield area, and to educate and mobilize people to help build a fair and just community for all.

Grupo Latinoamericano

  • Our mission is to bring together Hispanic,  Latin and North American individuals and families  for mutual support and friendship, to sponsor and  promote cross-cultural social activities and to  serve as a resource to the community.

Hand in Hand Mulitcultural Center

  • The mission of Hand In Hand Multicultural Center is to empower individuals, ethnic and minority families, disadvantaged and at-risk populations to become healthier–enabling individuals to contribute actively and productively to their communities.

NAACP Springfield Branch

  • Our purpose and aim is to improve the political, educational, social and economic status of historically excluded groups, eliminate racial prejudice, keep the public aware of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and take lawful action to secure elimination of racial discrimination, consistent with the efforts of the NAACP Missouri State Conference and the National NAACP Office

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Please Report Harassment and Discrimination

It is very important that OTC is a safe environment for ALL of our faculty, staff and students.  If you ever witness or are the victim of harassment,  violence or discrimination, please report it immediately via OTC Cares.