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The Okanagan College Students’ Union

The Okanagan College Students’ Union (OCSU) is the membership organization of over 7,000 students studying at Okanagan College across the Kelowna, Penticton, and Salmon Arm campuses. We provide students with advocacy, services, campaigns, and events year round. We work hard to ensure student voices are heard and we strive to support students in the best means possible while achieving their educational goals.

Join our team!

Nominations are now open for our elected student representative positions. Check out the video below to learn more, then visit our elections page to download your nomination package!

Our Mandate

The Okanagan College Students’ Union operates under three specific
mandates. We aim to ensure that post-secondary education is of
high quality, publicly funded, and we hold education decision makers
and stakeholders accountable to students. OCSU strives to achieve
these goals through providing the students of Okanagan College with
advocacy, services, and events.

  • Advocacy

    ·Social justice & fair access campaigns
    ·Lobbying government officials
    ·Lobbying college administrators
    ·Providing support with grade appeals and academic & non-academic

  • Services

    ·Free supplies like handbooks, water bottles, and pens
    ·Safer sex supplies, menstrual hygiene products, and hand sanitizer
    ·Extended Health & Dental benefits for eligible students
    ·Local & BC-wide student discounts
    ·Subsidual services such as legal aid

  • Events

    ·Fostering campus community
    ·Promoting stress relief and mental health on campus
    ·Education about important campaigns and causes
    ·Empowering students
    ·Free food

New service!

OC Serves Up

In July 2020, we partnered with RBC, Sysco, and Okanagan College to start an exciting new service to help ease food insecurity for students attending the KLO campus. 

Named “OC Serves Up,” it sees students in the Culinary and Pastry Arts program practice their skills by creating delicious, nutritious meals every day. Rather than go to waste, these meals are then given out as free lunches to OC students!

Students can apply for a free meal by emailing with their first name, last name, and student number. Only one meal may be requested per email, and emails must be received by 10:30 on the day the student wants to receive the meal.

Upon receiving confirmation that their application was a success, the student is then able to pick up their lunch from the patio outside Infusions restaurant on the KLO campus. The program runs Monday through Friday, and the meals can be picked up between 11:00am and 1:00pm on those days. 

Learn more by emailing or checking out OC’s website here.

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