The ability to speak and write in a clear, organized, and effective way is a central part of the liberal arts education at Hamilton College. The Oral Communication Center’s mission is to support the development of students’ speaking abilities. Through peer tutoring, the OCC assists students on a variety of types of communication assignments. Additionally, the OCC provides support for faculty developing speaking assignments, and hosts several public speaking competitions each year and other events centered on oral communication.
The Oral Communication Center has its roots in the College’s focus on developing excellent communicators. For more than a decade, the OCC has utilized peer tutoring to provide individualized support for students across all disciplines and activities at the College.