Student Organizations

OJC Clubs & Activities

 

Agriculture Club

The Agriculture Club fosters interest in agriculture for students by organizing agriculture related extra-curricular activities. Members are involved with providing an all-inclusive forum for students engaged in agriculture related activities and organize program events. Contact: Brooke Matthew, 719-384-6964.

Alpine Club

The Alpine Club is dedicated to exposing students to the joys of outdoor recreation in the wild lands of Colorado. Members participate in activities such as rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, skiing and biking. Membership is open to all interested students. No prior outdoor recreation experience is necessary. Contact: Lisa Gallegos, 719-384-6961.

Art Club

Activities for the Art Club include trips to the Denver Art Museum, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, volunteering with the Otero Arts Festival in the spring, and hosting an OJC Student Art Show in the spring. Contact: Steven Kalaher, 719-384-6866.

Campus Crusade for Christ & Fellowship of Christian Athletes

These two clubs are non-denominational organization which provides an opportunity for fellowship, Bible studies, and prayer. This organization meets generally once each week during fall and spring semesters. Contact: 719-384-6807.

Cheer Club

Cheer Club is open to all students who like to show their team spirit. The club has positions for cheerleaders, yell leaders, tumblers and pep squad members. The club focuses its efforts on the soccer and basketball seasons but encourages team spirit throughout the year. Contact Jeff Paolucci, 719-384-6833.

Club Cosmetology

The Cosmetology Career Academy student organization enables Cosmetologists, Hairstylists, Nail Technicians, and Estheticians to participate in a professional student organization. The organization is based on competencies that business and industry representatives have deemed critical to job success. Membership is open to all students attending the Cosmetology Career Academy. Contact Tammy Dorenkamp, 719-384-6881.

Cricket Club

The Cricket Club promotes the game of cricket and encourages the development of sportsmanship and friendship. We are open to anyone that takes joy in the game or in trying something new. Contact: Rochelle Wallace, 719-384-6805.

Fencing Club

The Fencing Club is a martial arts group which does informal sparring in HEMA sword, roundel dagger, baton and Olympic foil. Contact: Steven Kalaher, 719-384-6866 or Cassidy Litle, 719-384-6851.

Gay Straight Alliance

The Gay Straight Alliance provides support and a safe place for the LBGT+ community at OJC. The club works to support positive relationships between the LBGT+ community and the general public to develop and maintain a sense of safety and acceptance for all students.  Contact: Sue Samaniego , 719-384-6821 or Chelsea Herasignh, 719-384-6976.

Green Team

The Green Team is an organization dedicated to recycling and preserving the environment. The Green Team spends one afternoon a month picking up recyclable items from across the campus. Contact Warren McClure384-6803.

International Relations Organization

The International Relations Organization is interested in promoting exchanges between people of different cultures, ethnic traditions, nationalities and religious differences. They coordinate a number of intercultural activities on campus and throughout the area to provide opportunities to both share and learn and promote involvement in campus life and personal enrichment through culturally diverse experiences. Contact Rochelle Wallace, 719-384-6805.

Non-Traditional Students Organization

The Non-Traditional Students Organization’s mission is to encourage, support, and respond to the unique needs and responsibilities of all non-traditional students contributing to the successful completion of their educational goals. Membership is open to any non-traditional student (i.e. returning, married, parenting, career change, and transitional). Contact Shawn Japhet, 719-384-6862.

Otero Players

Students with a desire to participate in stage productions 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. Contact Cassidy Litle 719-384-6851.

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, as well as opportunities for scholarships. To be eligible for membership, a student must be enrolled at OJC, must have completed at least 12 semester hours of course work leading to a recognized transfer degree, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00, and have earned a minimum of 3.5 GPA for the previous semester. Contact Wayne Beadles, 719-384-6836.

Sports Information Team

The Sports Information Team works to promote and support OJC athletics through numerous activities. Team members can become involved with filming games, photographing athletic events, writing news articles and assisting with the set up and tear down of athletic events. The team welcomes all students who love to work on the sidelines and in the trenches of athletic events. Contact Gary Addington, 719-384-6859.

Student Ambassadors

This organization strives to enhance leadership skills, promote educational growth, and increase service learning hours by providing ways for students to become involved with college events and serve as host or hostess to college guests. Members will be trained to conduct campus tours and serve as facilitators for on-campus public events. Contact: 719-384-6863.

Student Nurses’ Association

This organization acquaints the student nurse to the professional responsibilities of nursing, providing opportunities for leadership, and growth through collegial relationships. Membership is open to all students admitted to the nursing program. Contact: Diane McElroy, 719-384-6899.

Wunsch Hall Club

The Wunsch Hall Club works to provide activities for dormitory residents and to create a more livable and enjoyable atmosphere while students are attending Otero Junior College. Contact  719-384-6953.

Other Organizations are started every year as interest develops. Students are encouraged to work through the Associated Student Government and sponsors of existing organizations and clubs to organize and develop new organizations.

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