Getting Involved on Campus
The OCCC Office of Student Life is the hub of all opportunities for non-academic engagement at the College. From student clubs and organizations to community service to employment assistance to culturally stimulating forums to fun events, Student Life provides students and the entire OCCC community with opportunities to engage with one another and experience personal growth.
Ways to get involved:
- Campus Activities (ex: casino night, OCCC Scavenger Hunt, movie night, Job Fairs, etc.)
- Student Government Association
- Service Learning/Civic Honors
- Join a Club (27 recognized clubs on campus or create your own)
Students Connecting with Mentors for Success (SCMS)
The purpose of the SCMS program is to improve the academic achievement, retention, and graduation rates of our students, with the goal of preparing them to transfer to a four-year university or successfully enter the workforce. This will be achieved by furnishing mentors who will provide one-on-one supportive relationships, and offer advice, insight, and guidance to mentees regarding academic and professional pursuits and general life matters.
The SCMS program is for any interested student who is in an academic program that results in an associate’s degree or certificate of mastery. Students can be full- or part-time, and must be willing to invest the time required. Additionally, students must be willing to work hard and be held accountable by mentors and SCMS program staff.
TRIO is a set of federally funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. More than 800,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities — from sixth grade through college graduation — are served by over 3,100 programs nationally.
- One-on-one weekly tutoring with TRIO peer tutors
- Academic advisement and support with course selection
- Degree and graduation planning
- Transfer assistance
- Financial and economic literacy training and support
- Career assessment and planning
- Assistance with completing financial aid and scholarship applications
- Informational workshops
- Educational trips and cultural events
Recreation and Fitness
Recreation and Fitness aspires to enhance the quality of life to students, employees, and the community through offering recreation and wellness programs that will instill healthy habits and aid in the development of a healthy lifestyle.
Virtual Fitness Workouts
Operational hours are 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The cost is FREE for current students, faculty and staff.
Cultural Programs is a Division within the OCCC Office of Community Development which aims to enrich the lives of students, staff, and the south Oklahoma City community at large, by fostering a thriving arts environment.
Because art has both instrumental and intrinsic benefits for individuals and society at-large, the College believes that people, notwithstanding their station in life, should have the opportunity to actively engage in the arts both as participants and patrons. To this end, OCCC’s Department of Cultural Programs provides affordable, or no-cost performing and visual arts experiences, as well as community arts outreach and education activities. Principal among these are:
Applying for any campus job will require you to have both a cover letter and a resume. If you need assistance with creating those documents, you can contact Student Life at (405) 682-7523. Their Office area is located in the Main Building near entrance MB3 and the Bursar’s Office