Otero Junior College
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Campus Life

Campus life at OJC can be exciting! Otero Junior College has a full calendar of social activities extending throughout the year. Some of the outstanding activities are the Rattler Athletic games and all-school mixers. Additional activities for students include student clubs and organizations, community concerts, theater productions, and special events like International Food Night.

Otero Junior College sponsors an annual Lecture Series for the students and community. The series provides OJC faculty and guest speakers the opportunity to present a seminar on topics they specialize in and believe others would find interesting and informative. Each lecture is free and open to the public.

Otero Junior College Clubs.Student Clubs & Organizations

The numerous Campus Clubs offer the opportunity to make new friends with similar interests. From the Alpine Club, Chess Club, Science Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Ecology Club and more, you can be sure there is a club for you at OJC.

Associated Student Government

Student Government: The student body of Otero Junior College is represented by an Associated Student Government (ASG), presided over by the student body president. The ASG considers and makes recommendations regarding student affairs and the disbursement of student activity fees. The ASG is responsible for working with the Director of the Student Center and/or those others responsible for the supervision of activities in coordinating and promoting student activities. ASG promotes activities for the entire student body attending Otero Junior College.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Intercollegiate Athletics: Otero Junior College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The college competes with Region IX members of the association plus at the junior varsity level with a number of area four-year colleges and universities. Specific sports at the intercollegiate level include baseball and basketball for men; basketball, softball, and volleyball for women; and golf for men and women.

International Relations Organization

International Relations Organization members -- students, faculty and community members -- are interested in promoting intercultural exchanges between Americans and international students and visitors. The group works closely with the advisor to coordinate a number of intercultural activities on campus and throughout the area. Funds raised from those events go toward the OJC International Students Scholarship Fund. Involvement in campus life and personal enrichment through culturally diverse opportunities are two of the major goals for members.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society of two-year colleges. The OJC Delta Rho chapter offers qualified students support from fellow scholars of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, economic levels and fields of study who share a variety of interests and ideas. To be eligible for membership, a student must be enrolled at OJC, must have attained full-time status, must have completed at least 12 semester hours of course work leading to a recognized transfer degree, have a cumulative GPA of 3.00, and have earned a minimum of a 3.20 GPA for the previous semester.

Theatre: Otero Players

The Otero Players theatre group is perfect for students with a desire to participate in stage productions. Students and community members are welcome to join the Otero Players. All participants gain experience in performance and aspects of technical production. Emphasis is placed on presenting a varied program of drama, music, and dance to the campus and community.

Clubs & Activities (Select the links below to find out more)

Alpine Club*
Art Club*
Campus Crusade for Christ*
Chess Club*
Chinook Writing & Art Magazine *
Club Cosmetology*
Non-Traditional Students Organization*
Science Club*
Student Nurses' Association*
The Green Team*
Wunsch Hall Club*

Otero Junior College Concerts.OJC Concerts

Throughout the year Otero Junior College hosts a wide range of performers, from local to international, with its concert series. Many of the concerts are free. The Otero Junior College Student and Community Choir present two concerts, one in the fall and one in the spring. The Otero Junior College Jazz Ensemble has become popular at various community and college special events as well as their performances in the Ed Stafford Theater. International artists have been brought in by the OJC International Relations Organization, Associated Student Government, Club Caliente, and Our National Heritage.

2013-2014 Community Concert season starts September 30, 2013.

All concerts are at 7 pm in the Ed Stafford Theatre, Humanities Center. There are ten additional concerts in other towns with whom OJC has a reciprocal agreement. They include Lamar, Canon City and Burlington, CO, Johnson City, KS and Raton, NM.

Season Ticket Prices for all these concerts:
-Student - $25
-Adult - $50
-Family - $125

For ticket information contact Judy.Hensley@ojc.edu


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