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.

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  • Investments in Childcare Improves Access to Education
    The BC government’s 2021 Budget includes a $233 million investment in childcare which involves more than doubling the number of childcare spaces available to British Columbians for $10 dollars a day or less. Access to affordable childcare will allow more parents to attend post-secondary education, finish in-progress credentials, join the workforce, or retrain for a […]
  • Students applaud $5.7 billion investment for Youth
    The Federal government’s 2021 Budget has students celebrating a $5.7 billion investment in young people. The Budget contains an extension of interest accrual waiver on Canada Student Loans until May 31, 2023 and an additional two years of increased funding for non-repayable grants. “Young Canadians have been among the hardest hit with the economic slowdown […]
  • Throne Speech 2021
    Today the BC Government had its Throne Speech, which provides hints to initiatives and investments we can expect in the upcoming budget being released on April 20. Here are a list of highlights and things we should expect more details about next week. Healthcare There was reference to hiring thousands of new workers for long-term […]

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

Read our 2020 Report of the Board

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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.