Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Student Government (Collegewide)

Student Government exists to promote student involvement in campus activities, assist and maintain order among student organizations, represent concerns brought forth by the student body, and encourage community outreach.

See the Student Organization Handbook

Student Veteran Association (Collegewide)

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
Jeff Arnold- Advisor
Phone: 248.232.4337

Forensic Team (Collegewide)

This speech, performance and debate team, Forensic 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

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society: 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 Honor Society (PTK), Alpha Omicron Rho

Auburn Hills Campus
Nicole Willis - Co-Advisor
Phone: 248.232.4464
Heidi Renton- Co-Advisor
Phone: 248.232.4473
Johnna Balk - Co-Advisor
Phone: 248.232.4131

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK), Alpha Omicron Kappa

Highland Lakes Campus
Nicole Willis - Co-Advisor
Phone: 248.942.3223
Heidi Renton - Co-Advisor
Phone: 248.232.4473


Featherstone Fabricators

Calling all Makers, Fabricators, Tinkerers, and anyone else who enjoys creating: The Featherstone Fabricators want you! Whether you are an experienced maker, just starting out, or don't know how to start, we are here for you! Hone your skills by working on your projects or a group project or learn a new skill from a fellow Featherstone Fabricator. You can try your hand at: welding, sheet metal work, 3D printing, CAD, CNC woodworking, even electronics and jewelry. Enjoy lectures from and networking with leading industry professionals. There is something here for everyone. We are here to help each other. To become a fellow Featherstone Fabricator, contact Cameron Berrier.

Meeting Dates:
Wednesday, November 16, 2022  - 6 p.m.  A217, Auburn Hills Campus
Wednesday, January 18, 2023  - 6 p.m.  A217, Auburn Hills Campus
Wednesday, March 15, 2023  - 6 p.m.  A217, Auburn Hills Campus

Cameron Berrier - Advisor

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 


IGNITE is a national, non-partisan organization that is dedicated to building a movement of young women (and women identifying folks) who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders, organizers, and policy makers. IGNITE is currently the largest young women's political organization in the country & has chapters all across the country, and now there is a new chapter at Oakland Community College.  Some events and opportunities that we will be holding include voter registration resources, civic educational and engagement, connecting with women in political power, along with professional networking and career development. Fill out membership form HERE if you are interested in joining us and we will contact you.
Kimberlea Reid - 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 clubs world-wide with 95+ clubs within the Michigan District. Optimist Club 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. This club is open to students on all five campuses. 
Robin Brose - Advisor


Dental Hygienists Association

The professional organization for dental hygienists is the ADHA. There is a state component (Michigan Dental Hygienists Association) and a local component for Oakland County. Activities include dental health presentations to local schools and community organizations. All incoming dental hygiene students are charged a membership fee of $65 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).

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.
Dawn Baker - Advisor 


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.
Diana Campbell- Advisor 


Damned Spot Theatre Club

The Damned Spot Theatre Club provides OCC students with a space to engage in and discuss theatrical pursuits. No matter their major, all OCC students are welcome to join us to perform and share their passion for the theatrical arts while bonding with other like-minded students.
Jennifer Little - Advisor

International Student Club (ISC-OR)

An organization developed to encourage and promote international good will and friendship through the exchange of information about different cultures through regular meetings and activities.
Marquel Howell - Co-Advisor
Andrea Powell - Co-Advisor


OCCinema is affiliated with the art of filmmaking and the importance of celebrating it. The purpose of this organization is to produce content/films and bring together a creative community of likeminded individuals in order to foster and celebrate the passion of filmmaking.
Jack Cronin - Advisor

OCC Graphic Design Club (OCC GDC)

The purpose of the OCC Graphic Design Club is to create a community of students interested in design. We offer members an opportunity to show, share, and openly exchange the new skills they learn and the new tools they acquire. Members collaborate on the creation of new projects, and they engage in critiquing designs created by fellow members. We also provide a space to learn how to manage team projects and work on assignments.
Peter Schade - Advisor

Student Alliance of Helping Professionals (SAHP)

To serve and support the students of OCC, to enhance self-awareness, empower academic and career success, promote professional development in the mental health and helping professions, and excite community engagement in the context of a safe space for all members.  We will fulfill this mission through service-based activities, encouragement of self-care, collaboration and professional networking within and outside of the OCC Community.
Kelli Marks - Advisor

Transfer Resource Club

Please join the OCC Resource Transfer Club to learn how to make a seamless transition to your future!  The Transfer Club explores transfer options to various 4-year institutions, campus visits, essay writing guidance, FASCFA assistance, and general assistance with all things related to transferring.  If you have plans to eventually transfer from OCC to another university or college in Michigan or out-of-state, this club is for you.
Julie Seiler - Co-Advisor
Nahrein Atkinson - Co-Advisor

Turning Point USA at Oakland Community College (TPUSAOCC)

To educate students about the importance of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and capitalism, through innovative campus activism and non-partisan, thought-provoking discussion.
Gordon Morse - Advisor
Phone: 248.232.4221 (Police Academy, AH)


Art Club

The Art Club is an organization that welcomes anyone from Oakland Community College to join! It is a social club that brings together students who like visual art. Sometimes we hangout, other times, we visit Art Museums or watch Art21 together. We participate in community engagements and attend off-site events.
Lindsey Dezman - Advisor

Black Student Union 

The Black Student Union (BSU) engages the Oakland Community College community with events, volunteer opportunities and fellowship.  We support one another and ensure that students are being heard.  We us public forums to address campus, local and national issues.  BSU is open to any Oakland Community College student, regardless of race, gender identity, national origin, color or creed.
Quincy Norwood Advisor