The central focus of our Student Affairs Division is the commitment to student development through the promotion of learning environments that encourage and challenge the full development of the whole student. Fundamental to student development is the belief that students change, grow and move toward self-fulfillment and responsible social development.
Student Affairs provides many professional support systems to meet the needs of a diverse student population. The offices of the division are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. (Summer hours may vary).
The Academic Advising Center is an integral part of the Ocean County College mission. Our primary purpose is to assist students in accomplishing their academic, career, and lifelong learning goals. Throughout this process, emphasis is placed on the uniqueness of each individual.
Making well-informed decisions about college is an important part of each student's responsibility. The Academic Advising Center helps students understand Placement Test results, select a degree program, understand college policies and procedures, and identify transfer options. Students are encouraged to work with their academic departments, meet with faculty or administrative advisors, and use WebAdvisor, an online tool, in their educational planning. WebAdvisor allows students to search and register for classes, check grades, and complete a program evaluation of degree requirements. By developing a sound educational plan, students can achieve their short-and long-term goals.
All new full-time students are required to attend OCC's comprehensive New Student Orientation Program. During the program, student will talk with an academic advisor about their goals, choose a degree program, design their own class schedule, learn about sports, clubs and organizations, and take a tour of the campus. The program is designed to enhance new student success.
The Academic Advising Center strives to provide students with the chance to grow and broaden their perspectives in a supportive and understanding environment. Students are actively encouraged to use online resources to gather information regarding career exploration, transfer options to four-year colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools as well as scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
To support the transfer process, the Academic Advising Center offers Transfer Workshops throughout the year to teach students how to use online application and transfer tools. Ocean County College is a partner in NJ Transfer, a web-based guide for transfer between two-year and four-year New Jersey colleges and universities. Students can access consistent and reliable information through the college planning, enrollment, and transfer decision-making process. Visit NJ Transfer at http://njtransfer.org
The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is a state funded program designed to assist low-income New Jersey residents who are capable and motivated, but lack adequate preparation for college study. EOF supports a wide array of campus-based outreach and support services at 28 public and many private colleges and universities in New Jersey. Ocean County College is one of 19 participating community colleges.
Students are evaluated for admittance based upon academic readiness, potential, motivation and financial need; an interview is required. Students must register full time (12 credits or more) and also complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ).
The benefits of being an EOF student are many. Throughout your time of study, you will receive individualized support and guidance from our team of professional staff. This support maximizes your opportunities for success and learning. We offer:
First Year Seminar, to assist your entry in to college
Tutoring, to help you achieve at the highest levels possible
Seminars/Workshops/Activities, to enrich your experience, to learn and to grow
Advising, for academic and personal challenges
Financial Aid, for summer sessions (Based upon available funding)
The EOF's enrollment is determined by state funding; apply early. For additional information, contact the EOF Office at 732.255.0400 ext.2026 or at email@example.com.
Our Mission: The Office of Multicultural Services (OMS) works to create a climate of inclusiveness and respect for ALL. OMS implements strategies for the recruitment and retention of students from culturally diverse backgrounds and supports these students throughout their experience at Ocean County College(OCC).
Our Service Objectives: Recruitment and Outreach; Advocacy and Mentoring; Inclusive Programming.
When we come together, we weave the vibrant tapestry of our unique values, cultures and traditions. When we embrace multiculturalism, we build a foundation of understanding, appreciation and celebration. That is diversity at work - and when that happens everyone benefits!
Contact OMS at (732) 255.0400 x2026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The goal of the extracurricular program is to help students to assume responsibility for their own behavior via the group process of a club or organization. All student activities are planned and developed by members of the clubs and organizations with the aid of the Coordinator of Student Activities, the Coordinator of Student Programming, the Student Life staff and club advisors.
Every official student club or organization privileged to use the college name has a constitution compatible with the philosophy of the college and with local, state and federal laws, as well as a faculty advisor and a stated number of objectives. Each group is responsible for planning its own program and controlling its own budget, within the pattern established through the Student Senate and under the general supervision of the club advisor, the Coordinator of Student Activities and the Coordinator of Student Programming.
A general program of cultural, social and educational events, developed annually by student organizations, is offered to the student body. This program is coordinated through the Office of Student Life and includes lectures, films, bus trips to entertainment and sporting events, on-campus theatre productions, and other student-oriented programs.
The Associated Students of Ocean County College (ASOCC) and its representative body, the Student Senate, exist to further the well-being of the students, to serve as a channel of communication between the students and the administration, and to cooperate closely with the faculty and administration in maintaining academic and social standards of excellence. The senate is authorized by the college to administer, under specified conditions, a number of regulations and procedures relating to student life.
Ocean County College student organizations include the Student Activities Board, Phi Theta Kappa (a national honor society), Circle K International (a service organization), the Organization for Black Unity (O.B.U.), the Student Alliance for Latino Solidarity and Achievement (S.A.L.S.A.), and the Paralegal Club. Other clubs on campus include the Student Nurses Organization, Criminal Justice Association, Student Health Advisory Council, and EOF Alliance. Students may also decide to become involved with Phi Beta Lambda (business club), the Environmental Club, Mathematics Club, Judo Club, Science Club, Women's Network, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
Student publications include the Viking News, a bi-weekly campus newspaper and a literary magazine, Seascape. Students may also join the theatre company, the college chorus, the concert band or participate in WOCC, the campus radio station. A complete list of student clubs and organizations is located in the Student Handbook and is also available from the Office of Student Life.
The Ocean Community Economic Now's Childcare Center is located on the Ocean County College campus via Lot 2, next to the tennis courts. This service, available to all OCC students, employees and the surrounding Ocean County community, provides quality childcare with an early childhood development curriculum and Head Start Program. For more information, call O.C.E.A.N., Inc. at 732.244.5333.