Welcome to the Office of Student Life!

The Office of Student Life exists to provide co-curricular experiences for students attending Ohlone. We offer students a place to meet new people, gain leadership skills and have fun. The Office of Student Life serves as the hub for all student hosted events and activities. This is done through collaboration with other departments, programs and organizations. By visiting the Office of Student Life, you can learn how to join several student organizations at Ohlone College.

Programs by the Office of Student Life

Female student in Quad during Fall with pink-flowering tree in background.

Student Activities

Student Activities provides opportunities for student involvement at Ohlone College through social and cultural programs, student leadership training, and annual campus events such as Welcome Day, Soul Surge, and many others.

The Student Activities staff advises student government (ASOC), student clubs and produces co-curricular activities.

Check with the Student Activities Office, Building 7, Room 7210, (510) 659-6255, for more information about organized student programs and clubs, or visit the Student Activities website.

Student Government: Associated Students of Ohlone College

ASOC is the voice of the students in the shared governance of the College. Every Spring the ASOC executive board of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Representative at Large, Legislative Representative, and Student Trustee are elected by a majority vote of the student body. During Fall and Spring Semesters students can elect to participate in student government by filling out the petition to be a Senator. All students are encouraged to participate.

Meetings and leadership training are mandatory and are held every week (check the ASOC webiste for details). For more information about ASOC, stop by Student Activities in Building 7, second floor on the Fremont campus or visit the ASOC website.

Clubs and Co-curricular Activities

Student Clubs and co-curricular activities are a great way to become involved and meet people with similar interests. Participation offers opportunities to learn leadership and life skills that enrich the educational experience at Ohlone College.

For advisor and student leader names for Student Clubs, visit the Student Clubs web page, contact the Student Activities Office in Building 7, second floor on the Fremont campus, or call (510) 659-6255.

Student Activities table at Club Days.

Ombudsperson

The Ombudsperson assists the students in garnering disputes, (academic and otherwise), as well as administrative complaints. The Ombudsperson can direct students to the appropriate channels to be used in requesting a review of an action or decision. The Ombudsperson provides a safe and comfortable environment for students to discuss complaints, concerns or problems confidentially.

When appropriate, the Ombudsperson office will initiate an informal intervention with the goal of facilitating a resolution that is acceptable to all parties involved. Visit the Ombudsperson website for more information.

Cafeteria and Vending Services

The College contracts with a food service company, a food vending machine company, and a beverage vending company to provide food to Ohlone students. Commissions are given to ASOC to help provide co-curricular events. Get more information about the Cafeteria, Student Lounge, vending machines, and more on the Fremont campus and the Cafe, vending machines, and more on the Newark campus.

Refunds from the food and beverage vending machines are available through the food service cashiers in the Cafeteria.

Contact the Office of Student Life

If there are questions about the Office of Student Life, please contact:

Debbie Trigg
Director, Student Life, EOPS, and Ombudsperson
(510) 659-6152
dtrigg@ohlone.edu