Student Activities

Get Involved at Oakton

For some students, completing gen-ed courses part-time may be the plan. Other students may charge toward a degree at turbo speed. Whether you are a new undergraduate, transfer student or non-traditional student, Oakton Community College encourages you to get involved with campus activities and clubs to enrich your college experience. During your time at Oakton, you will have opportunities to connect with the campus community in various ways outside of the classroom. We believe the bonds and memories you make here will enrich your life for years to come.

No matter your academic goals, class schedule or time spent on campus, you'll always be able to engage with various student clubs and activities. There is always something to see and do at Oakton.

Student-Centered Clubs

Pursuing a beloved hobby or trying something new—like getting creative by joining the Ceramics Club or becoming a leader in Students for Social Justice—is a great way for our students to further their personal growth at Oakton. You may learn a new skill, discover a new passion or make lifelong friends. There are currently more than 30 student clubs, but we always welcome students to apply to start a new club (PDF) (69 KB). Your energy and special interests help our campus diversify and grow for the better.

View All Student Clubs 

 

Campus Activities Board

Do you enjoy event planning or want to have a say in Oakton campus events? The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student team responsible for organizing social and entertainment events on campus. Learn more about CAB West at Des Plaines and CAB East at Skokie, and apply to get started.

Browse the Full Calendar of Events

 

Black Student Success

Equity is a key pillar of Oakton's vision and mission for our community. As part of our Success Matters (PDF) (8 MB) strategic plan, we are committed to providing resources and services to encourage black student success and opportunity. The student-centered Black Student Union is a club for all students of color to foster, support and celebrate diversity.

Learn More About the Black Student Union

Opportunities for Latino/a/x Students

¡ANDALE!, the Association to Nurture and Develop the Advancement of Latinos in Education, supports the growth and success of Latino/a/x students at Oakton. ¡ANDALE! provides services and holds special events to promote the college experience for Latino/a/x students. Learn more about how ¡ANDALE! can benefit you during college and after graduation.

See the Benefits of ¡ANDALE!

 

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges whose members can be found on more than 1,250 campuses worldwide. Members of Phi Theta Kappa at Oakton are campus leaders and experience benefits that include unique scholarship opportunities.

Join Phi Theta Kappa

 

Emerging Leader Program

We welcome every student to participate in our two-tier Emerging Leader Program to make the most of the college experience. Special workshops and activities provide students with valuable opportunities for training in leadership and management. Emerging Leaders at Oakton experience the benefit of getting a head start on professional success.

Become an Emerging Leader

 

Make an Impact

Lead as a Member of Student Government

The Student Government Association (SGA) represents the student body's academic and social interests while enhancing the college experience. Working with other student organizations and campus offices, the SGA provides opportunities for students to become actively involved in campus life. As an SGA member, you will support student clubs and organizations, manage annual student activities funding and enjoy exciting extracurricular activities.

Elections for the executive officer and senator positions occur each spring and vacancies may be filled by appointment. There is an unlimited number of volunteer positions open throughout the year, so get in touch with us to learn more about getting involved with student government.

Contact the SGA

Shedrick Daniels - Advisor
sdaniels@oakton.edu
847.635.1699

Rob Peterson - Advisor
rpeterson@oakton.edu
847.635.1751

Write for the OCCurrence Newspaper

The OCCurrence, Oakton's national-award-winning student newspaper, is open to all full and part-time students. Students participate in all aspects of newspaper production, including writing, editing, photography, cartooning, layout, paste-up and advertising sales.

To view current stories, visit the OCCurrence website. Past issues of the OCCurrence are available on the publication's ISSUU page (ISSUU).

See the latest news at OCCurrence.com


Contact OCCurrence

OCCurrence Office

occurrence@oakton.edu
Room 1542
Des Plaines

Janet Levin - Advisor
jlevin@oakton.edu
847.635.1950

Make Key Decisions on the Judicial Board

The Student Judicial Board (SJB) is appointed by the Student Government Association (SGA) president. The members act as the Parking Appeals Board, which meets once a month. They also monitor student government elections and enforce the policies of the SGA.

Students on the Des Plaines campus interested in joining may stop by the SGA Office in Room 1530 or call 847.635.1699. Skokie campus students can find the SJB in Room A130 or call 847.635.1443 for more information.

Contact the SJB

Student Judicial Board
sjb@oakton.edu
847.635.1699

Contact Us

Office of Student Life and Campus Inclusion

Des Plaines Office
studentlife@oakton.edu
847.635.1699
Room 1530

Skokie Office
studentlife@oakton.edu
847.635.1443
Room A130

Kristian Harris
Manager of Student Life and Campus Inclusion
kharris@oakton.edu
Room 1530 DP

Princess Escudero
Coordinator of Student Life
princess@oakton.edu
Room A160 SK

Simi Khurana
Coordinator of Student Life
skhurana@oakton.edu
Room 1530 DP