Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Student Government (Collegewide)

Student Government exists to promote student involvement in campus activities, assist and maintain order among student organizations, represent concerns brought forth by the student body, and encourage community outreach.

Student Veteran Association (Collegewide)

The SVA's mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. Join veteran students for friendship and group discussions. 
Jeff Arnold- Advisor
Phone: 248.232.4337

Forensic Team (Collegewide)

This speech, performance and debate team competes from September-April, travels to two or three tournaments a semester, and OCC covers the cost of judging, registration and etc.  Undergraduate students can compete in one or more events (Informative Speaking, Poetry, Dramatic Interpretation, Parliamentary Debate and more), earn college credit for their work, and can even be eligible for scholarship money. See Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League (MISL) and Oakland Community College Forensics on Facebook for more information.
Carole Bennett - Advisor
Phone: 248.522.3692

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society: Leadership - Scholarship - Fellowship - Service

The path to opportunity begins with Phi Theta Kappa, the world's most prestigious honor society for two-year colleges. Becoming a member of this elite organization helps students excel in college and beyond. As a Phi Theta Kappa member, students gain access to nearly $37 million in exclusive transfer scholarships to approximately 750 four-year colleges and universities.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK), Alpha Omicron Rho

Auburn Hills Campus
Nicole Willis - Co-Advisor
Phone: 248.232.4464
Jeff Farrah - Co-Advisor
Phone: 248.232.4018
Johnna Balk - Co-Advisor
Phone: 248.232.4131

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK), Alpha Omicron Kappa

Highland Lakes Campus
Lisa Skowronski - Advisor
Phone: 248.942.3223
Gail Adams - Advisor
Phone: 248.942.3211

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) - Alpha Omicron Xi

Orchard Ridge Campus
Marikay Clancy - Advisor
Phone: 248.522.3699

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) - Alpha Omicron Psi

Royal Oak/Southfield Campus
Andrew Muniz - Co-Advisor
Phone: 248.246.2560
Meena Kondapi - Co-Advisor
Phone: 248.233.2796
Darlene Johnson-Bignotti - Co-Advisor
Phone: 248.246.2526

2019 PTK Photos


Gamers Alliance

It's our purpose to provide a fun, stress-free environment where students can game, chat, and easily make friends with people with a variety of interests. This club is a place where anyone can come and find a warm welcome because we accept, encourage and appreciate people from all walks of life. We love to game and we love to chat. Come down to room G-104 (the glass "Fishbowl" room in the far end of the Student Center by the Raiders Store) or room G-106 during one of our games or ask about us in the Student LIFE office in G-150! Shawn Dry -Advisor 

International Student's Club

We, the students of the Oakland Community College (OCC) campus at Auburn Hills are of multiethnic origin, and in order to promote international goodwill and friendship, unite to ordain and establish this constitution. Let there be understanding and respect among us; derived from our efforts as scholars, and our respective social and cultural heritage. Sarah Lemelin - Advisor

Optimists International

The Optimist Club at Auburn Hills Campus is the collegiate branch of Optimists International, Clarkston, Michigan chapter. Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local clubs whose members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves. Our collegiate club is committed to optimism and self-development for the improvement of youth and community. It gives OCC students opportunity to help local youth through membership in one of the largest service organizations in North America. Our campus branch specializes in outreach, friendships and advocacy for OCC students and youth with autism spectrum disorder. Robin Brose - Co-Advisor and Kimberlea Reid - Co-Advisor


We celebrate the diversity of sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; welcoming everyone regardless of how they self-label. Join our club and be yourself in a supportive environment! Michelle Samtouni - Advisor



Dental Hygienists Association

The professional organization for dental hygienists is the ADHA. There is a state component (Michigan Dental Hygienists Association) and a local component for Oakland County. Activities include dental health presentations to local schools and community organizations. All incoming dental hygiene students are charged a membership fee of $65 a year. Students are elected to the board from the student membership. The officers include: president & treasurer (2nd year students) and vice president & secretary (1st year students). Renee Fox - Advisor & Tina Wilson

Nursing Student Association

The Oakland Community College Nursing Student Association (OCCNSA) is an active group within the nursing program, the college and the community. It is a chapter member of the state (Michigan Nursing Student Association) and the national (National Student Nurse Association) organizations. OCCNSA is the largest chapter in the state of Michigan and 4th in the national group. OCCNSA holds monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month with special speakers. The group is also involved in many community activities including collecting school supplies for area children, food and blanket drives for area shelters, and volunteering in the Mobile Nurse Clinic. For more information, please visit the NSA Facebook page.
Dawn Baker - Advisor 


Support, Inspire, Grow and Network! The SIGN Club seeks to support and expand student knowledge of and experiences in American Sign Language and the Deaf community. The club holds workshops and maintains a strong presence at community events. Its members share ideas and experiences in order to grow at a professional and personal level.
Diana Campbell- Advisor 


Jewish Student Organization (JSO)

We are the Jewish Student Organization (JSO) at Oakland Community College! Under the guidance of the Hillel of Metro Detroit, the JSO @ OCC host a variety of events (both on and off campus) to help bring Jewish life and culture to OCC campuses.

Rhonda Brown - Advisor
Phone: 248.522.3455

OCC Productions

Camera rolling... action! The OCC Productions film club was created for students who have a respect for film and the passion to create them. Whether it's in the pre-production phase (writing, planning, storyboarding, etc.), the production phase (shooting, lighting, directing, acting, etc.), or the post production phase (editing, screening, etc.). Just as important as making films we also screen films and videos for entertainment, inspiration, and aesthetic awareness.

Jack Cronin - Advisor
Phone: 248.522.3793


This organization serves to establish a bond between the Hispanic/Latinx students, faculty, and the general community to promote the development of educational opportunities and to increase awareness of Hispanic/Latinx culture. This group will provide a central forum for the open dialogue of political, spiritual, cultural, economic, social and academic conditions in the Hispanic/Latinx community.

Alfred DeFreece - Advisor
Phone: 248.522.3555


Black Student Union

The Black Student Union (BSU) promotes and provides activities of common interest including cultural and educational activities for all students. The BSU engages in, and co-sponsors community service, and college wide activities providing students with the opportunity to learn and grow leadership skills in event planning, fundraising and more!

Quincy Norwood - Advisor
Phone: 248.233.2829


Lisa Skowronski
Dean of Student Services
Highland Lakes Campus

Nicole Willis
Dean of Student Services
Auburn Hills Campus


Andrew Muniz
Associate Dean of Student Services
Royal Oak/Southfield Campus

Marikay Clancy 
Associate Dean of Student Services
Orchard Ridge Campus