Students Working for Students
We are YOUR Student Government representatives at OCC. If you have an issue, comment
or just want to get involved, we can help.
Student Government (SG) is the official governing body of Oakland Community College
students. The purpose of SG is to foster student engagement on campus, and promote
student participation in College activities and decision-making processes.
General Membership is extended to the student body at large; i.e. all enrolled students
are members. Voting membership is two representatives from each recognized student
organization (RSO). Open Meetings are held monthly for the General Membership to
give students an opportunity to voice any concerns and receive updates on current
issues and projects SG is working on relevant to the student body.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT COLLEGE-WIDE FORMS, INFORMATION and STUDENT ORGANIZATION HANDBOOK
SG Constitution (including Officer Duties). Contact the Associate Dean of Student Services for more
information at your campus.
Student Organization Handbook
2022-2023 STUDENT GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Katie Paille, President
In Katie Paille’s time at OCC, she has enjoyed serving as Vice President of Scholarship
for OCC’s Alpha Omicron Rho chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and as an OCC student recruiter.
Katie’s experiences in these areas have given her excellent opportunities to meet
current OCC students, future OCC students, and many of the amazing faculty at OCC.
Katie has learned much about OCC during the past year and she deeply appreciates what
OCC stands for and what the employees of OCC work hard to accomplish. Katie also appreciates
the unique range of students at OCC and how hard they all work to continue a standard
of excellence. Katie is proud to be the voice of our student body, and she wants to
work hard to ensure their voices are heard and that those who have something to say
feel they have a platform to say it. Through previous leadership roles at OCC, Katie
has grown significantly, and she looks forward to more growth through her services
as President of Student Government.
Marcus Johnson, Vice President
Marcus is currently a student with the dual enrollment/early college program, established
at OCC’s Orchard Ridge Campus. Marcus is very active in community and school at the
high school level, and he has a passion for being involved in the college community.
Marcus is dependable, responsible, and loves to work with people to ensure that their
voices are heard and their issues and concerns are addressed.
William Ugorji, Secretary for the Royal Oak Campus:
William is currently a freshman at Oakland Community College, and he plans on transferring
to a four-year university to pursue a degree in Microbiology with a minor in sociology.
In his free time, William enjoys hanging out with friends, reading, and photography.
During William’s first year at OCC, he’s had the great fortune of meeting and building
relationships with many members of OCC’s diverse student body through his classes
and extracurricular involvement. William believes that OCC’s exceptional students
need equally motivated and capable individuals representing them in Student Government,
so OCC’s community can thrive and reach its full potential. William previously served
on his High School student council, where he launched various projects to increase
engagement and service opportunities for students. Currently, William works as an
elected Youth leader for Amnesty International – the largest human rights organization
in the world – to empower students and activists to fight against human rights abuses
Monica Alexandra Barrera Cortes, Secretary of Orchard Ridge Campus
Monica moved from Mexico to Michigan, 4 years ago, and she describes her experience
as an adventure! This is Monica’s second year at OCC, and because she loves science,
her goal is to become a Chemical Engineer. Monica would like to impact society through
something she enjoys. In her free time, Monica likes to hang out with her friends,
play soccer, read or just rest. Monica ran for the position of secretary because she
likes to get involved and she looks forward to working hard and performing well as
Student Government Secretary for OCC’s Orchard Ridge campus. Monica brings her good
time management skills, and communication skills to the position!