Student Organizations

Student Organizations

There are many benefits to becoming active in a recognized student organization- such as building your resume, increasing your leadership/professional skills, networking opportunities, time to blow off steam and make life long friends.

Explore your personal interests and meet new people by becoming a member or taking a leadership/officer role in a campus student organization.  Check out the student organizations currently meeting on your campus.

If you don't see something that interests you, start your own!


Gamers Alliance

It's our purpose to provide a fun, stress-free environment where students can game, chat, and easily make friends with people with a variety of interests. This club is a place where anyone can come and find a warm welcome because we accept, encourage and appreciate people from all walks of life. We love to game and we love to chat. Come down to room G-104 (the glass "Fishbowl" room in the far end of the Student Center by the Raiders Store) or room G-106 during one of our games or ask about us in the Student LIFE office in G-150! Shawn Dry - Advisor  

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

InterVarsity is an evangelical campus mission serving students and faculty on college and university campuses nationwide. Our vision is to see students and faculty transformed campuses renewed and world changes developed through the power of the Holy Spirit and the good news of Jesus. Join us for weekly bible study, fellowship and more.  We can also often be found in the Student Center recruiting.  Stop by and say hi!  Mark Hopkins- Advisor 

International Student's Club

We, the students of the Oakland Community College (OCC) campus at Auburn Hills are of multiethnic origin, and in order to promote international goodwill and friendship, unite to ordain and establish this constitution. Let there be understanding and respect among us; derived from our efforts as scholars, and our respective social and cultural heritage. Sarah Lemelin - Advisor

Optimists International

The Optimist Club at Auburn Hills Campus is the collegiate branch of Optimists International, Clarkston, Michigan chapter. Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local clubs whose members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves. Our collegiate club is committed to optimism and self-development for the improvement of youth and community.  It gives OCC students opportunity to help local youth through membership in one of the largest service organizations in North America.  Our campus branch specializes in outreach, friendships and advocacy for OCC students and youth with autism spectrum disorder.  Robin Brose - Co-Advisor and Kimberlea Reid - Co-Advisor

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Alpha Omicron Rho

Leadership – Scholarship – Fellowship - Service

The path to opportunity begins with Phi Theta Kappa, the world's most prestigious honor society for two-year colleges. Becoming a member of this elite organization helps students excel in college and beyond. As a Phi Theta Kappa member, students gain access to nearly $37 million in exclusive transfer scholarships to approximately 750 four-year colleges and universities.

Phi Theta Kappa members join the ranks of an exclusive group of highly recognized scholars. With over 3 million members inducted in nearly 1300 chapters worldwide. Since Phi Theta Kappa's founding in 1918, over 3 million scholars have been inducted in nearly 1300 chapters worldwide. Members of the honor society gain special opportunities to pursue scholarships, honor studies, leadership development, and civic engagement. Our honor society members look forward to national and regional conventions, special discounts and offers from our corporate partners, Competitive Edge training, and many other exclusive benefits. Being distinguished as a Phi Theta Kappa member helps students stand out in the transfer application process as they look to continue their education beyond Oakland Community College. Email us at to learn how you can be part of Phi Theta Kappa. Stacey Jackson- Co-Advisor and Jeff Farrah - Co-Advisor

Student Government 

 Student government not only looks good on a transfer resume, but it exists to be the voice of the students, advocating for their needs and providing support for issues when they occur.  We also seek to help students make their time in community college more enjoyable and fulfilling, through clubs and special events. General Membership is offered to all students who attend the Auburn Hills campus, regardless of major.  Student issues or suggestions may be submitted for consideration of the Executive Board via a  Student Concern/Suggestion Form or dropped off in our office in the Student Center G-150; via email; or in person at our  Open Meetings.  You may also visit the student government website here for further information about running for office or being appointed by our advisors to an open position. Stacey Jackson - Co-Advisor and Jeff Farrah- Co-Advisor


We celebrate the diversity of sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; welcoming everyone regardless of how they self-label.  Join our club and be yourself in a supportive environment! Michelle Samtouni - Advisor

Student Veteran Association (College-Wide)

The SVA's mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. Join veteran students for friendship and group discussions.  Beau Everitt and Carlos Olivarez- Advisor

Psychology Club

Grow and work with us in Psychology Club! Our main goal is to cultivate an environment for those who are interested about the ins and outs of psychology itself. We meet once a month to discuss either one or a myriad of interesting psychological topics. All brains and bodies are welcome to join! Kathy Tiell, Ph.D -Advisor

Spanish Club

¡Hola! Welcome to the Spanish Club! We meet in D-313 on Mondays at 5:30 for an hour to discuss the cultures of Spanish speaking countries, actively practice those cultures, and to build community. Whether you have experience with the language or not, you are welcome to participate and contribute to our fellowship! Join us for snacks, music, movies, news, and friends every Monday! Contact Charles Gwiazdowski for questions and inquiries! Advisor - Gheorghita Tres


UP TO US is a student organization comprised of students with an interest in economics and fiscal policy, specifically concerned about raising awareness about the growing U.S. National Debt. The purpose of UP TO US is to create dynamic campus discussions concerning the U.S. Debt Crisis and how it will affect the future of our nation. Advisor-Jeff Farrah


Have you ever wanted to make a plane, design a mobile app, or research the cure for an illness? Then STEMulated is the perfect group for you. We are a dedicated group of students majoring in STEM who are committed to increasing diversity in our respective fields. Through bi-weekly meetings, workshops, and other campus events, we hope to increase student interest in STEM and help them to gain valuable experience in their careers. Advisor-Mark Stevenson


Dental Hygienists Association

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Alpha Omicron Kappa

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.  
Lisa Skowronski  - Advisor

Nursing Student Association

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.  For more information, please visit the NSA Facebook page.
Rosalind Woodson- Advisor

Optimists Club

The Optimist Club at Highland Lakes is a collegiate branch of the Clarkston Optimists, the international service organization for people committed to the improvement of youth and community.  It gives OCC students opportunity to help youth through membership in one of the largest service organizations in North America.  
Kim Boose - Advisor

Psychology Club

This organization meets once a month to discuss current psychology issues.  Speakers, topical movies and field trips are key components.
Dr. Krishna Stilianos  - Advisor &
Professor Meta Lothman


Support, Inspire, Grow and Network!  The SIGN Club 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 and personal level. For more information on SIGN Club, please visit the SIGN Club Facebook page.  
Pam Klock - Advisor


We celebrate the diversity of sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; welcoming everyone regardless of how they self-label. Join our club and be yourself in a supportive environment! Kurt Stanley - Advisor


Muslim Student Association (MSA)

We demonstrate Islamic values and positively represent the Muslim community through various events to promote understanding and communion between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities of Oakland Community College. Co-Advisor-Julie Seiler 248.522.3798 Co-Advisor-Tony Baraco-248.522.3563

Forensic Team (Collegewide)

This speech, performance and debate team competes from September-April, travels to two or three tournaments a semester, and OCC covers the cost of judging, registration and etc.  Undergraduate students can compete in one or more events (Informative Speaking, Poetry, Dramatic Interpretation, Parliamentary Debate and more), earn college credit for their work, and can even be eligible for scholarship money.  See Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League (MISL) and Oakland Community College Forensics on Facebook for more information.
Carole Bennett - Advisor
Phone  248.522.3692

French Club

Kathryn Stewart - Advisor
Phone  248.522.3678

Intercultural Student Organization

The Intercultural Student Organization (ISO) at Orchard Ridge campus enhances understanding of the differences between oneself and people from other countries or other backgrounds, especially differences in attitudes and values.  The Mission of this organization is to provide support to international students, educate the community about cultures and religions throughout the world, celebrate diversity, and organize both entertaining and charitable events. President: Tiffany Abbo Email: , Pam Micallef - Co-Advisor Phone 248.522.3459 Cindy Finger-Hoffman - Co-Advisor Phone 248.522.3624

Jewish Student Organization (JSO)

We are the Jewish Student Organization (JSO) at Oakland Community College! Under the guidance of the Hillel of Metro Detroit, the JSO @ OCC host a variety of events (both on and off campus) to help bring Jewish life and culture to OCC campuses. Rhonda Brown - Advisor  Phone  248.522.3455 

The Orchard Ridge Art Society

Nathan Tonning - Advisor 
Phone 248.522.3594

The Damned Spot Theatre Club

Dennis North - Advisor
Phone  248.522.3636 

Phi Theta Kappa - Alpha Omicron XI

Marikay Clancy - Co-Advisor
Phone  248.522.3699

Ken Faulk- Co-Advisor
Phone  248.522.3666


National Leadership Society of Success

 The Society is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. With over 475 chapters, the Society currently has over 475,000 members nationwide. In addition to honorable distinction, the Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country. Members are able to list their affiliation on all statements of personal accomplishment, including their resume.  Membership is for life and provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and much more.  
Stacey Jackson and  Yolanda Hargrove

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society - Alpha Omicron Psi 

Rich in history, this honor society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming.  
Andrew Muniz  - Advisor



Lisa Skowronski
Associate Dean of Student Services
Highland Lakes Campus

Stacey Jackson
Associate Dean of Student Services
Auburn Hills Campus


Andrew Muniz
Interim Associate Dean of Student Services
Royal Oak/Southfield Campus

Marikay Clancy 
Associate Dean of Student Services
Orchard Ridge Campus