Student Clubs @ Highland Lakes

Here are the clubs that are available on the Highland Lakes Campus.  Please email the contact person for more information about the club.


Nursing Students giving BP checksNursing Student Association, Teresa Garcia, Advisor

The Oakland Community College Nursing Student Association (OCCNSA) is an active group within the nursing program, the college and the community. It is a chapter member of the state (Michigan Nursing Student Association) and the national (National Student Nurse Association) organizations. OCCNSA is the largest chapter in the state of Michigan and 4th in the national group.
OCCNSA holds monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month with special speakers. The group is also involved in many community activities including collecting school supplies for area children, food and blanket drives for area shelters, and volunteering in the Mobile Nurse Clinic.

Dental Students Association, Renee Fox & Tina Wilson,Advisors

The professional organization for dental hygienist is the ADHA. There is a state component (Michigan DHA) and a local component for Oakland County. Activities include going to schools to do presentations about dental health and fundraising to procure toothbrushes to give out at events.
All incoming dental hygiene students are charged a membership fee of $45 a year. Students are elected to the board from the student membership. The officers include: president & treasurer (2nd year students) and vice president & secretary (1st year students).

Psychology Club, Dr. Krishna Stilianos, and Professor Meta Lothman

This organization meets once a month to discuss current psychology issues. They often have speakers, show movies and take field trips.



The OCC SIGN Club (Support, Inspire, Grow, Network) seeks to support and expand student knowledge of and experiences in American Sign Language and the Deaf community. The club holds workshops and maintains a strong presence at community events. Its members share ideas and experiences in order to grow at a professional, as well as personal, level.
For more information on SIGN Club, please visit


Alpha Beta Gamma - Professor Jim Parker

ABG is a business honor society for the two year college. Students should have a 3.0 GPA and have completed 12 credit hours of business classes to be eligible for membership.

Phi Theta Kappa - Velma Jones, Advisor

PTK is an honor society for two year colleges that offer leadership development training. Phi Theta Kappa International offers scholarship information to four year institutions for its members. Students must have a 3.5 GPA or above and must have completed 12 credit hours at OCC to be eligible for membership.


Film Society - Jim Hallemann, Advisor

The Film Society members attend festivals and movies to discuss and critique them. They sometimes meet with the Psychology Club to view and discuss movies of importance.

Writers Club - Edwina Patterson, Student Coordinator

The Writers Club meets once a month to read and share poetry and works that they have written. Students and the public are welcome to join them at the readings and often come to share their works. Performance dates for 2010 are as follows: January 28, February 25, March 25 and April 22,  6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.


Ski Club - Alex Dziadzio, Student Coordinator; Donald Roehl, Faculty Advisor

The purpose of the snowboard/ski club is to get people together to participate in something they enjoy doing. Snowboarding and skiing are very expensive sports; a club can help lower prices by procuring quantity discounts for such items as lift tickets.


HL Student Government, Mary Stone, Advisor

Student Government is the voice of the student body. The purpose of Student Government is to:

  • promote student participation in campus activities and decision making processes;
  • enhance the quality of student recognition as it relates to student rights and concerns through student guided conflict resolution;
  • promote commitment to individual responsibilities according to the policies, procedures and bylaws of OCC, and activities and programs to benefit the student body academically and socially,
  • foster campus-community connectivity

The Highland Lakes Student Government has a faculty advisor and are looking for students to get involved.

Want to start your own club? Click here for the Student Organization Handbook (PDF).