Your Students’ Union

OCSU is the membership organization of over 7000 studying at Okanagan College across Kelowna, Penticton, and Salmon Arm campuses. We provide students with advocacy, services, campaigns, and events year round. We work hard to ensure students’ voices are heard and we strive to support students in the best means possible while achieving their educational goals.

Read our 2021 Report of the Board

May 28 Town Hall with Dr. Bonnie Henry

The following video is a recording of a town hall meeting held by Dr. Bonnie Henry and her team on May 28, 2021 regarding the preliminary public health guidance for September 2021 in the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Primer. An edited transcript is available below. The transcript below was transcribed by and has been edited by OCSU staff for […]

OCSU’s Statement on Kamloops Residential School

Trigger Warning: Distressing content regarding Residential Schools The Okanagan College Students’ Union stands in solidarity with the families, the communities, and the residential school survivors who all mourn upon confirmation of the burial site of 215 children on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.  Residential schools were intentionally designed to systematically and […]

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

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We respectfully acknowledge that our places of work are on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Syilx/Okanagan people & Secwepemc Shuswap people.