Why You Should Get Involved on the OCC Campus and How to Do It

Students in the Gordon Great Room

We hear all the time from students wondering why they should get involved on-campus? The answer is that it's going to help you build your future. Students who get involved on-campus have experience to add to a resume and items to add to their transfer application if they choose to go onto four year school.

Getting involved at OCC has never been easier! Browse some options below and fill out the Get Involved Form or visit us on today from 11 am - 1 pm at the Campus Life Fair in the Gordon Hallway.

1. Join a Club or Organization

We’ve got 20+ clubs and organizations on-campus spanning many different interests. Join one to have fun between classes and occasionally go on cool trips. Fill out our interest form to get more information on clubs around campus.

2. Become a Social Media Reporter or Ambassador

Do you love posting to social media? Are you a fan of taking photos and videos? Would you like vlog or blog for the college? If you answered yes to any one of these questions then the social media reporter position could be for you. Fill out the online application to get started with that today!

3. Apply to be a Student Ambassador

Do you feel passionate about being a Lazer? Then maybe becoming a student ambassador is right for you. You’ll get to take groups of prospective students on tours and tell them why it’s great to be a Lazer!

4. Become a Senator-at-Large

The spring 2019 Senators-at-large are (left to right) Michaela Denson, Armando Adrian, Patrick McGuinness, Dawn Penson, Paris Graziano and Alexandra Hoffman.

Interested in getting involved with student government? Get your foot in the door by becoming a Senator-at-Large for Fall! Senators represent the interests of specific groups on-campus! You might also notice several senators-at-large have also gone on to be student officers. 

Fill out the online form to get started!

5. Volunteer for a Service Project

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Students revitalized a resident garden at the Van Duyn Center on Onondaga Day of Service.

OCC has plenty of ways you can volunteer on campus and in the community. We host blood drives, work at nonprofits in the community and dedicate a whole day to volunteering on Onondaga Day of Service in the Fall. Fill out our online form to receive more info about volunteer opportunities.

6. Mentor First-Year Students 

If you're a returning student, then you could apply to be a first-year peer mentor for incoming students. You'll be focused on connecting with first-year students by helping them get involved in campus life, reminding them of important dates and making sure they are on track to graduate. Fill out our online form to receive more information on how you can help the next generation of Lazers succeed.

7. Become a Resident Assistant (RA) 

There are lots of reasons why you should become an RA. You'll get to lead a group of students in the residence halls and get them involved when they come to OCC. You'll also get free room and board! Fill out our online form to get more info on becoming an RA or getting involved with residence life in general.

To get more info on how to get involved with these opportunities and more, fill out our online Get Involved Form!