Campus Wide Services
When you are living on a student budget every penny counts. That’s why we are proud to offer another one of our extremely popular services available FREE to all of our members: the Student Discount Program!
The easiest way to access these discounts is with the brand new Deals App!
Deals is available on Apple and Android absolutely free. Simply create an account with your student ID, and you’re ready to go! Just show your ID number at the point of purchase. The best part is, since this app is presented by the BCFS (a BC-wide organization), it shows you what discounts are available nearby, no matter where you are in BC.
Do you own a business, and are interested in offering a discount? Learn how here!
Health and Dental Plan
Your Health and Dental plan helps cover part of the costs from a wide range of medical services, from dentistry to massage therapy. Your coverage is through Green Shield Canada. All OCSU members who are enrolled in full time studies are covered (3 or more college level classes).
For more details, please see our Health and Dental page.
Student Clubs and Initiatives
Are you a student who has an excellent project in mind that could help benefit the campus community? Are you a group of students who are fundraising to start a new a service or attend a conference? If you are an Okanagan College Students’ Union member and have a great initiative that would help benefit the campus community, we encourage you to apply for our Student Initiatives program. Please see our Student Clubs and Initiatives page for further details on how to apply!
Every year, the OCSU hands out over five thousand handbooks/dayplanners to students absolutely free! This is achieved by partnering with the British Columbia Federation of Students – BCFS. This project allows the OCSU to deliver a quality handbook with full colour pages, better quality paper with unique cover art and local flavour.
The handbooks are also a testimony to the OCSU’s commitment to sustainability; they are printed on 100% post consumer recycled material with vegetable dyes. Even the binding is recyclable!
What You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
- Details of who we are and the services we provide to our members
• The in’s and out’s of our Health and Dental plan
• Monthly and yearly calendars
• A course timetable
• Information on your membership in the British Columbia Federation of Students
• Campus activities and events
• Campaign details
• Details on the Deals App and a list of businesses offering discounts in the area
Come to your Students’ Union office to get your free handbook today!
Frosh and Safer Sex Supplies
Each of our offices has a diverse supply of useful items for college students. We encourage members to just come in and grab what they need. Everything is free, and there is never any judgement for any item you might take.
Some of the things we have include:
- Fee frosh items, such as pens and lanyards (while supplies last)
- Safer sex supplies available to our members. These items include internal and external condoms, lube, and dental dams.
- Menstrual hygiene products
If you feel you have been unfairly treated in the assessment of your performance in a course, or that the determination of your final course grade is inconsistent with the grading methodology outlined in your course syllabus, it is your right to request a formal review of your course work or final grade.
What we can do
The OCSU can help you wade through the Okanagan College grade appeal policy and guide you step by step through the grade appeal process.
The OCSU can appoint a Student Representative to sit beside you as a student observer, in a non-voting capacity, throughout the review process. This Student Representative will ensure you are being treated fairly during the appeal process.
What we cannot do
The OCSU cannot expedite the Okanagan College appeal process.
The OCSU cannot determine or influence the instructors who make up the appeal committee, although we will ensure that you are treated in a non-biased and fair manner throughout the appeal process.
If you would like advice on how to proceed with a grade appeal, feel free to stop by the OCSU office on your campus and set up a confidential meeting with one of your Student Representatives.
Okanagan College policy on General Appeals on Academic Standing can be found here
Faxing can be expensive! Each office of the OCSU has a fax machine available for use for student related faxing. If you need to send off information for your student loan, for a summer work placement, or to apply to another college or university, we can help you fax for cheap.
How To Fax:
- Determine what you’re faxing and where it’s going.
- Come to any of our offices.
- Fill out a cover sheet, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Local: $0.25 per page
Long Distance: $0.50 per page
International: $1.00 per page