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Get Involved

OCC wants you to get involved!
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Students are encouraged to participate in any number of leadership opportunities.  Leadership opportunities become available in Spring for the following academic year, but positions may open up at any time during the year. Please check with the ASOCC office for open positions or for more information on how you can get involved.

Leadership Opportunities
  • Student Senators
  • President of the SGOCC
  • Vice President of Diplomatic Affairs
  • Vice President of Communications
  • Vice President of College Life
  • Vice President of Fiscal Affairs
  • InterClub Council President and Officers
  • Fiscal Affairs Council Members
  • College Life Committee Members
  • Advocacy Committee Members
  • Volunteer Team Members
  • Orange and Blue Spirit Crew
  • Shared Governance Committee Members

Student Senate
The Senate is the legislative branch of the Student Government of Orange Coast College (SGOCC) and is responsible for writing and passing resolutions, student government policies, and approving financial allocations to OCC clubs and programs.
 
Executive Board
The Senators appoint the  majority of the SGOCC Executive Officers:  SGOCC President, OCC Delegate, Vice President of Diplomatic Affairs, Vice President of College Life, and the Vice President of Communications.  The Vice President of Fiscal  Affairs is appointed by the council members while the InterClub Council is elected by the club delegates. The SGOCC Executive Officers perform duties which help  facilitate the business conducted by the Senate.
 
College Life Committee
Every year, College Life hosts many events that integrate community service into the campus community. Some examples of these are the Angel Tree Drive, the American Red Cross Blood Drive,  Special Olympics, and Science Night. The committee also sponsors many events on campus such as Open Mic Nights and Movie Nights. In addition, College Life sponsors events with other programs such as the International Center, Student Health Center and Children’s Center. These activities unify the students, clubs and staff at OCC with the surrounding community.  
 
College Life Volunteer Team
The Volunteer Team assists students who would like to get involved in Orange Coast College student life by volunteering for ASOCC’s College Life Committee events.  Through this experience, students will be exposed to and learn about event planning and leadership development.
 
Orange and Blue Spirit Crew
The student-run Orange & Blue Spirit Crew coordinate student attendance to athletic games, organize events pertaining to athletics, and promote student awareness about the OCC athletic department. The purpose is to encourage students to network and to promote student involvement in order to create a more meaningful college experience.

The Advocacy Committee
The Advocacy Committee is a group of student leaders who seek to protect the college’s interest as it relates to education policy, financial aid, and other legislative issues.  The committee educates the campus on current issues, holds petitions and letter writing campaigns, tracks legislation, and lobbies with our state and federal representatives.
 
Fiscal Affairs Council
The Fiscal Affairs Council is appointed by the Student Senate, and the Council selects one of its members to serve as the Vice President of Fiscal Affairs.  The Fiscal Affairs Council provides oversight and stewardship of ASOCC funds, including: considering all requests for funds outside of the ASOCC annual budget, reviewing and revising ASOCC fiscal guidelines, and address any other fiscal concerns that affect the Associated Students’ funds.
 
Shared Governance Committee Members
Students can also apply each semester to sit on a variety of shared governance campus committees such as Facilities, Bookstore, Technology, etc.  Theses appointed  students  work side by side with OCC administrators, faculty, and staff and represent the student voice. 
 
InterClub Council
The InterClub Council, headed by the elected InterClub Council President and other elected and  appointed officers, hold monthly meetings with active clubs, sponsor club events, workshops and organize campus-wide club activities such as Club Rush and Coast Days.
 
Join or Start a Club
Orange Coast College is home to approximately 60 student clubs that engage students with shared interests.  There are many clubs to meet a variety of social, cultural, political, career, recreational and religious interests. Stop by the ASOCC office for a complete listing of all registered clubs on campus or information on starting your own.
 
Stop by the ASOCC office located in the Student Center or call (714) 432-5730 or email us at asocc@occ.cccd.edu for more details on how to be a part of the ASOCC Leadership and Governance Program.
 
The ASOCC office hours are:
Mondays & Tuesdays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Closed Saturday and Sunday
During the summer, the office is subject to periodic closures for lunch and tasks around campus.

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