Academic Catalog

Student Life

The Student Life Office is the center of student activity on campus. Our mission is to offer a diversified program of student activities developed by students in consultation with faculty and administration. The co-curricular program is a learning laboratory for the exploration of human relations skills and the development of emotional intelligence. Discount services and travel to area recreational, educational, and cultural activities are offered to OCC students. Student Life oversees, along with faculty advisors, more than 60  special interest student organizations reflecting the diversity of the general community and the OCC student population.

Dining Facilities

Full cafeteria and vending services are available in the Jon and Judith Larson Student Center. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily during the academic year.

Cafeteria Hours

Days Hours
Monday through Thursday 8:00am – 6:30pm
Friday 8:00am – 2:00pm

Coffee Shop

Days Hours
Monday through Thursday 7:30am – 8:00pm
Friday 7:30am – 3:00pm

Vending services are also available in other buildings throughout the campus.

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 (a national 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
  • Criminal Justice Association
  • Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
  • EOF Alliance

Students may also decide to become involved with:

  • Phi Beta Lambda (business club),
  • Environmental Club
  • Mathematics Club
  • Judo Club
  • Science Club
  • Gamer's Club

Student publications include the Viking News, the campus newspaper, and a literary magazine, Seascape. Students may also join the Theatre Company, 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 from the Office of Student Life.