Clubs & Organizations
The goal of the extracurricular program is to help students to assume responsibility for their own behavior via the group process of a club or organization. All student activities are planned and developed by members of the clubs and organizations with the aid of the Director and Assistant Director of Student Life, the Student Life Coordinator, the Student Life staff, and club advisors.
Every official student club or organization privileged to use the college name has a constitution compatible with the philosophy of the college and with local, state and federal laws, as well as a faculty advisor and a stated number of objectives. Each group is responsible for planning its own program and controlling its own budget, within the pattern established through the Student Senate and under the general supervision of the club advisor, the Director of Student Life and/or the Assistant Director.
A general program of cultural, social and educational events, developed annually by student organizations, is offered to the student body. This program is coordinated through the Office of Student Life and includes lectures, films, bus trips to entertainment and sporting events, on-campus theatre productions, and other student-oriented programs.
Student Government – ASOCC
The Associated Students of Ocean County College (ASOCC) and its representative body, the Student Senate, exist to further the well-being of the students, to serve as a channel of communication between the students and the administration, and to cooperate closely with the faculty and administration in maintaining academic and social standards of excellence. The senate is authorized by the college to administer, under specified conditions, a number of regulations and procedures relating to student life.
Ocean County College student organizations include:
- Student Activities Board
- Phi Theta Kappa (International honor society)
- HOSA (Future Health Professionals)
- Organization for Black Unity (O.B.U.)
- Makers Club
- Paralegal Association
Other clubs on campus include:
- Student Nurses Organization
- NJ Stars Club
- Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
- EOF Alliance
Students may also decide to become involved with:
- Phi Beta Lambda (business club),
- Environmental Club
- Mathematics Club
- History Club
- Science Club
- Gamer's Club
Student media includes the Viking News, the campus newspaper at OCCVikingNews.org, and a literary magazine, Seascape. Students may also join the the Viking Video Club, or participate in WOCC, the campus radio station. A complete list of student clubs and organizations is located in the Student Handbook and is also available on the campus engagement app (search "Ocean County College" in the App Store or Google Play Store).