The primary mission of all educational institutions is learning. Orange Coast College recognizes that there are many activities and programs, outside of the classroom which enhance the learning process. Consequently, numerous student services have been established to help students move toward the attainment of their goals.
Students at Orange Coast College come from a diversity of backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles. The personal circumstances of many often include financial, physical and/or learning constraints that make attending college difficult. The variety and comprehensive nature of student services at Orange Coast College is intended to support a multitude of concerns for a large student population. All students are encouraged to explore the services available.
Memorable college experiences often include more than classroom instruction. To this end student activities and co-curricular programs are an integral part of Orange Coast College. These activities expand learning and living skills. The Student Services Staff and the Associated Students coordinate these programs. Examples of activities offered throughout the year are lecture series, Awareness Days, clubs, Coast Days, athletics, forensics, leadership opportunities and many more.