The Emeritus Institute
The institute is an organization of OCC retirees who desire to maintain an ongoing connection with the college and with other retirees. Participants are encouraged to attend occasional meetings and to provide some volunteer time at the college.
Faculty and staff (and their spouses) who have retired in good standing from Orange Coast College or the Coast Community College District are welcome to become involved with the group.
Some of the current activities for members include Holiday luncheon, newsletters, ongoing Archive Committee work, hosting Information Tables at the beginning of each semester, and involvement in campus events such as Senior Day and Commencement.
A major activity of the Emeritus Institute Archive Committee is the collecting and cataloging of OCC historic memorabilia. A dedicated Archive Room in the Library houses the collection of materials. Members generously donate their time and skill to sort and preserve the history of Orange Coast College.
Volunteerism is a very important component of the organization. Emeritus Institute members provide helpful assistance to new students at the Information Tables during the first few days of each semester. Volunteer staffers allow the college to host thousands of high school students on Senior Day, when prospective students can visit the campus.
With active participation by Emeritus Institute members, the spirit that has made Orange Coast College such an outstanding campus shall continue to be enriched.