Associated Student Government

Why Join ASG

Why Join ASG

The Associated Student Government of Oregon Coast Community College (ASG) is the official organization representing Oregon Coast Community College students. ASG operates under a constitution designed to promote student activities and a student voice. ASG provides an important link to other students, college staff, and the general public through various activities. The OCCC Associated Student Government is directed by officers elected by the general student body each spring, or in the case of vacant positions, by special elections held during the school year. All students are invited to attend ASG meetings to give voice and suggestions. ASG is a voting member of Oregon Community Colleges Student Association (OCCSA), a statewide organization representing all community college students in the state of Oregon.

Associated Student Government typically meets weekly at the Central Campus in Newport.  Please contact Ben Kaufmann at or Dana Gallup at for more information.

Important Associated Student Government links:

Associated Student Government is recruiting!

Do you want to become more involved with your school, or do you have an interest in bettering the student body’s academic life? Apply to be a part of Associated Student Government (ASG)!

As a part of ASG you will represent the student body and enhance the student experience by bridging the gap between administration, faculty, and students.

There are no elected positions, and all members have an equal vote and level of responsibility in their duties and representation. Members are selected and appointed through an application process.

Complete an application

  • Download the application here and follow the directions provided on the application
  • Email your completed application to

Perks to being an ASG member include: strengthening leadership skills from organizing events and getting one 4-credit class refunded from your balance.

Come build your leadership skills in Associated Student Government!



Additional student clubs and organizations:

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society specifically for community college students. At OCCCC the clubs work on service and community projects in tandem. PTK students are asked to support the work of the other groups at the school. In addition to social and service projects, this organization makes over $90 million of scholarship money available each year; much of which is limited to members. During fall term, scholarships are opened for those planning to transfer to a four-year college or university in the following fall term. Each spring, a similar application is opened for students who will be returning to a community college in the following fall. An invitation to join the honor society will be emailed to eligible students at the start of each term.

If you are interested in joining or have questions, contact Andres Oroz at

Costuming Club

The Costuming Club encourages people who have an interest in crafting and costume design. The purpose of this club is to provide students a giving outlet to apply their skills and make friends. Members will occasionally show up to meetings dressed according to a decided upon theme. Additionally, we encourage working at community events and with charity programs.

For more information, email

Drama Club

All skill levels are welcome! Drama club is for more than just actors. The purpose of our club is to help students relieve stress through a creative outlet that includes and is not limited to reviews on musicals and plays, improv, games, script writing, character building, and set design. Through meetings, students will gain a general understanding of what drama is, how to apply it to projects in and outside of class, and most importantly have a great time!

For more information, email

Eco-Green Club

Join like-minded students in conversation about the pros and cons of leading a green lifestyle on the Oregon Coast and engage in discussions about how society interacts with the environment. Information is available to those interested in reducing their impact on the Earth and engaging in green healing community service.

For more information, email

Equity & Inclusion Committee

This is not a student-run club, but students are welcome to join. Enquire at Student Services desk in Newport.

Game Club

As of the start of the Fall 2023 term, the club has access to a Nintendo Switch with Super Smash Bros., Catan (board game), Coup (card game), and two chess boards. The club has access to funds to get more games for students if there are specific games that they wish to request, and they are welcome to bring a game from home. The Club is a project of the OCCC Male Mentorship Program, but all students are welcome to attend. The club meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 32 of the Central County Campus in Newport.

For more information, email

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance is a safe space where LGBTQ+ people and their allies can come share their experiences and receive advice or help. We also provide information and resources for those questioning their identities or those just looking to learn more. All meetings are designed to be casual and fun with topics ranging from current events to student life. Our only requirement is that you come prepared with an open mind or willingness to learn.

For more information, email

Journalism Club

Our mission is to accurately represent the student voice and opinion through media at OCCC and report on school happenings, local news or events, and politics that pertain to the college as well as the welfare and interests of the students. Members will the opportunity to learn more about the importance of journalism and gain a better understanding of the media as a whole.

For more information, email

Sea Fans

Sea Fans is a club at OCCC that was developed by students enrolled in the Aquarium Science Technology program for the purpose of providing opportunities for aquatic science education and outreach. Students can participate in aquatic-related environmental activities and community service that provides professional and personal enrichment. A student does not have to be enrolled in the Aquarium Science program to be a member of Sea Fans.

For more information contact the Aquarium Science Program Manager, Larry Boles.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Club

STEM Club brings together students that share a common interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or math. The organization can provide students with leadership and research experience, opportunities to network, socialize, become civically engaged, and mostly importantly, have fun!

For more information check out the club’s Facebook page.

Student Nurses Organization (OCCCSNO)

Oregon Coast Community College Student Nurses Organization (OCCC SNO) is available to students enrolled in pre-nursing courses or the nursing program at OCCC. Only students enrolled in the nursing program at OCCC can hold officer positions. OCCC SNO was established to promote and enhance opportunities for the nursing students to promote health and wellness within our community.   SNO is actively involved in volunteer activities throughout the county.  In addition, the SNO provides members with additional support and activities while helping to facilitate success in the nursing program.

For more information please contact our Nursing and Allied Health Program Assistant by phone at (541) 867-8548


Waves is an annual literary and art journal published each spring. The journal features writings and artwork contributed by Oregon Coast Community College students, faculty, and staff. Please email your writing, photos, or photos of your art to the editors each spring. For more information about Waves or the submission guidelines, contact Patrick Misiti, writing instructor. The annual Waves Publication Party is held each June in the Patrick O’Connor Community Room at OCCC’s Central County Campus in Newport. Students and community members are welcome to attend.

Starting a club

Are you considering starting a student club or organization at Oregon Coast? Please contact Ben Kaufmann or Dana Gallup for more information and check out the resources, below:

Club Start-Up Steps

Club Charter Agreement

Club Activity Proposal Form

Club Advisor Agreement

Media Release Form (For Student approval of use of their images in photos and video)