Campus Life

Associated Student Government (OCCCASG)

The Associated Student Government of Oregon Coast Community College (ASG) is the official organization Scholarship recipients at the 2016 Donor & Scholar Receptionrepresenting Oregon Coast Community College students. ASG operates under a constitution designed to promote student activities and a student voice. ASG provides an important link to other students, college staff, and the general public through various activities. The OCCC Associated Student Government is directed by officers elected by the general student body each spring, or in the case of vacant positions, by special elections held during the school year. All students are invited to attend ASG meetings to give voice and suggestions. ASG is a voting member of Oregon Community Colleges Student Association (OCCSA), a statewide organization representing all community college students in the state of Oregon.

Associated Student Government typically meets weekly at the Central Campus in Newport.  Please contact Colleen Doherty, Academic Advisor, for more information.

Important Associated Student Government links:

ASG Bylaws

Constitution of ASG

Responsibilities of ASG

Student Government Certifications: Themes

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society for community college students. In addition to social and service projects, this organization makes over $37 million of scholarship money available to its members. An invitation to join will be emailed to eligible students once per term.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Laura Hamilton.

Psychology Club

The Psycholgy Club was formed in 2011 for the purpose of discussing and learning more about psychology topics ranging from classic subjects as psychological disorders and social behaviors to various subjects such as the correlation between impact trauma and the development of cancer. We are looking for students who share a love of psychology.

If interested in finding out more about the OCCC Psychology Club or to become a member please contact: Jeanne Quarles, Psychology Instructor and Club Advisor, at 541-867-8534.

Sea Fans

Sea Fans is a club at OCCC that was developed by students enrolled in the Aquarium Science Technology program for the purpose of providing opportunities for aquatic science education and outreach. Students can participate in aquatic-related environmental activities and community service that provides professional and personal enrichment. A student does not have to be enrolled in the Aquarium Science program to be a member of Sea Fans.

For more information please contact the Biology and Aquarium Science Faculty, Alyssa Squiers.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Club

STEM Club brings together students that share a common interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or math. The organization can provide students with leadership and research experience, opportunities to network, socialize, become civically engaged, and mostly importantly, have fun!

For more information please check out the club’s Facebook page.

Student Nurses Organization (OCCCSNO)

Oregon Coast Community College Student Nurses Organization (OCCC SNO) is available to students enrolled in pre-nursing courses or the nursing program at OCCC. Only students enrolled in the nursing program at OCCC can hold officer positions. OCCC SNO was established to promote and enhance opportunities for the nursing students to promote health and wellness within our community.  

SNO is actively involved in volunteer activities throughout the county.  In addition, the SNO provides members with additional support and activities while helping to facilitate success in the nursing program.

For more information please contact:  Vickie Jones-Briggs, Program Assistant, by phone at (541) 867-8548 or by email.


Waves is an annual literary and art journal published each spring. The journal features writings and artwork contributed by Oregon Coast Community College students, faculty, and staff.

Please email your writing, photos, or photos of your art to the editors each spring. For more information about Waves or the submission guidelines, please contact Patrick Misiti, writing instructor.

The annual Waves Publication Party is held each June in the Patrick O’Connor Community Room at OCCC’s Central County Campus in Newport. Students and community members are welcome to attend.


Starting a club

Are you considering starting a student club or organization at Oregon Coast? Click here to contact Colleen Doherty, and check out the resources, below:

Club Start-Up Steps

Club Charter Agreement

Club Activity Proposal Form

Club Advisor Agreement

Media Release Form (For Student approval of use of their images in photos and video)


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