Oakland Community College

11. Student Activities at OCC

Student interaction and involvement in college activities is an important part of the educational experience. The college provides a variety of Student Life activities and clubs.

swimming poolA. Student Life Activities

Student Life activities include practical workshops, socials, physical recreation, and wholesome entertainment. Take a look at Calendar of Events to join the fun.

B. Athletics

Men's and women's Raider athletic teams participate in nine sports adding excitement to college life.  Gymnasiums with basketball, weight rooms and racquetball are all available to students at no cost. The Orchard Ridge Campus even has an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

AH Student CenterC. Entertainment/Dining

Numerous clubs, entertainment and recreational activities add to the college experience. A rich variety of local and national entertainers regularly perform on the campuses. A performing arts calendar is available.

Each campus has a food service facility where students congregate for a light lunch or just a cup of coffee and some friendly conversation.

The Orchard Ridge Campus is home to the highly respected Culinary Studies Institute. Students in the culinary program operate the Ridgewood Cafe (it serves a high quality luncheon menu) and the Reflections Restaurant, which provides a gourmet dining experience. Check them out, they're great places for a relaxed lunch. (The Studio Cafe, Orchard Ridge's cyber cafe, is a cozy spot for a cup of coffee with a friend, or a trip on the Internet.)

D. Womencenter

The Womencenter is a college program providing resources for students and area women. The purpose is to help empower women through the development of educational and supportive programs and services for to promote growth in both personal and political awareness.

E. Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members and 1100 chapters located in 50 united states, U.S. territories, Canada, Germany, and Japan. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.

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