The OJC Foundation is a charitable, non-profit corporation dedicated to raising funds for Otero Junior College. You, our donors, support and strengthen the College’s role in serving the educational needs of the community. Providing affordable, accessible and quality education is essential to our students and vital to our community. Through your donations, the Otero Junior College heritage and legacy will continue to flourish and the needs of current and future students will be met. This important work wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of the many individual and business supporters who make annual donations to the Foundation. The Foundation also helps to connect OJC alumni back to the college virtually and on campus. We invite alumni to visit the campus and become involved with what is happening on campus today and make connections to friends and former classmates.
In 1939, the residents of the La Junta School District Number 11 voted that bonds be used to partially finance a junior college building to be administered by the Board of Education. On September 15, 1941, "La Junta Junior College" opened its doors to the first class. Read the full history of OJC here.
There are many ways to give to the Foundation. Click on "Ways to Give" or a donate button below.
A new, simple way to support the OJC Foundation is to shop Amazon through www.smile.amazon.com and choose the Otero Junior College Foundation as your recipient charity. A portion of your purchase price on qualifying items will be donated to the Foundation by AmazonSmile, supporting OJC by just doing what you already do!
This is a program designed to foster and cultivate leaders who are ethical, visionaries, critical and innovative thinkers, empowering of others, rational and intuitive, open to possibilities, servants of the broader good, committed to action.
Since 1941, Otero Junior College has provided higher education opportunities to the residents of Otero, Bent and Crowley counties as well as people from across the state of Colorado, the United States and the world.
The OJC Alumni and Foundation help sponsor two events during the year. The New Year's Eve Ag Gala on December 31 and Celebrating Excellence in Health in May. Find out more about them or register for the events (This link opens in the OJC Events Section).
The OJC Alumni and Foundation Newsletter, known as the Rattler News, provides current news and happenings at Otero Junior College.