Times are Changing and so is OCC's Mascot

Thanks for voting for OCC's new mascot!

We are counting the votes and will have an announcement very soon, so stay tuned to this webpage, social media and your OCC email.

OCC students, we value your input to create a new and updated mascot to better represent us: our College values, our students, employees and community. Our new mascot will promote a sense of belonging and inclusion, as well as build college spirit and maybe even bring each of us greater luck.


The OCC Raiders identity was developed shortly after the college opened in 1965. At that time, the Oakland Raiders were a professional football team that played in Oakland, California. The football team created the now-familiar team emblem of a pirate (or "raider") wearing a football helmet. Because OCC carried the same “Oakland” name, the College selected a Raider/Pirate for its mascot. 

In 2022, OCC  launched an inclusive effort to create a new mascot to replace the “Raiders” and “Rudy the Raider” and better represent our college community and brand today — and into the future. 

OCC students submitted 242 mascot submissions, which we narrowed down to the final three. In November 2023, thousands of OCC students and employees voted for their favorite! All designs were created by OCC Graphic Design students. Note that all mascot designs are concepts and may be slightly altered for the final design.

Which mascot will win?

Oakland Community College Owls

Oakland Community College Cobras

Oakland Community College Green Tide