The OCSU offers a number of programs and services to meet your needs as a student. We are excited to reopen all of our offices for Fall 2021. Some COVID-19 safety measures will remain in effect. Please contact us if you have questions.

Campus Wide Services

Frosh Supplies

OCSU gives out free frosh supplies to members every year, while supplies last. Our frosh supplies include but are not limited to:

  • Our handbooks/dayplanners
  • Pens and highlighters
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Lanyards

These items are available in all OCSU offices.

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.

Free Handbook/Dayplanner

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

Safer Sex and Menstrual Hygiene Supplies

Each OCSU office is always stocked with a variety of free safer sex and menstrual hygiene supplies. Simply come to your OCSU office and take what you need. Everything is free of cost and free of judgement.

Safer sex supplies:

  • External and internal condoms
  • Dental dams
  • Pregnancy tests (by request)

Menstrual hygiene supplies:

  • Tampons
  • Pads
  • Menstrual cups (by request)

Student Discounts

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!

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 Initiatives page for further details on how to apply!

Grade Appeals

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

Kelowna Services

Kelowna Services

The Office

We are planning to reopen our Kelowna office by the end of August 2021. In the meantime, catch us at our table by the Pit (in S building) to buy bus passes or get info on our services.

Bus Passes

From August 16-19 2o21, we’ll be selling bus passes at a pop-up kiosk near the Pit (in the S building) from 10-2.

Semester Pass (valid Jan-Apr): $176
Monthly Pass  (valid Jan 1-31): $55
Sheet of 10 single use tickets: $22.50

Passes can also be purchased at Kelowna City Hall.

Printing and Photocopying *

Printing and photocopying services are not currently available.

The Pantry *

The Pantry is closed until further notice. Students in need are encouraged to apply for OC Serves Up (see below) or contact the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank. 

Poster Boards *

We are not currently allowing posters to be put up on our poster boards. (Mainly due to lack of people on campus who will see your poster)

Ping Pong and Board Game Rentals *

Our ping pong tables and board games are currently not available for use/rent.

Regional Services

Penticton

The Harbour

The Harbour offers a comfortable spot where students can drop by for campus support and community referrals, or access the food shelf for basic food items, toiletries, and safer sex supplies. This safe space on campus welcomes folks of all gender and sexual orientations. The Harbour also supports our LGBTQ2S+ members and offers programming & events.

Locker Rentals *

This service is currently unavailable due to something other than COVID-19 – crazy! The OCSU will not offer lockers for the Fall 2020 semester as we are doing a complete renovation on them. We are looking forward to offering a new and improved locker service in the near future!

Board Game Rentals *

Board games are not available for rent at this time.

Salmon Arm

Lunch Once a Month *

This program is not currently available.

Ping Pong Tables *

The ping pong tables are not currently available.

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