International Relations Organization

Celebrating Cultures and Diversity

IRO Student Welcome

The International Relations Organization is open to all Otero Junior College students interested in learning more about different cultures and people. Our mission is to facilitate interaction and promote the growth of understanding and acceptance between people from different cultural traditions and the community as a whole. We also are there to support and encourage each other as we learn and adjust to the people and cultures around us.


Our GoalTeaching Latin Dancing at the After School PLAY Program at Woodruff Memorial Library

Members will become involved in campus life experiences that bring personal enrichment through culturally diverse opportunities. 


Membership into the International Relations Organization (IRO) is open to all students. Student who join IRO are interested in learning more about different cultures, meeting international people and visiting various countries. OJC embraces and celebrates the cultural diversity that international students bring to the campus as their influence and interaction with the campus community enriches learning and campus life for everyone.

IRO members work closely with the adviser 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.

SOUND INTERESTING? COME JOIN US! Talk to one of our officers or members today

Meetings are generally every other Thursday 12:20-12:50 in the Student Center Associate Student Government Meeting Room.

2017-2018 IRO Officers

President Argenis Blanco Venezuela
Vice President Tawny Crespin USA
Secretary Ofentse Kwenaite  South Africa
Treasurer Ruka Shimohata Japan
ASG Rep. Kayla Valdez USA


IRO Officers Meeting


Contact Info.

Rochelle Wallace

Rochelle Wallace
IRO Staff Advisor
Humanities, 105
P: (719) 384-6805E: