Life on Campus
Glen Oaks has varied extracurricular activities for students of all ages. The College presents a broad array of events including, but not limited to, intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports, cultural and educational events, student clubs, Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa, awards banquets, and graduation ceremonies.
Glen Oaks is a member of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The College competes in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s bowling, men's and women's cross country, men’s baseball, women’s softball, women’s volleyball and men’s golf. The MCCAA and NJCAA regulate athletic competition, and establish eligibility standards for member colleges. Glen Oaks subscribes to these standards and rigidly enforces them. It is possible, with changing student interest or cost, that intercollegiate sports may be added or dropped when necessary.
Currently enrolled GOCC students are able to receive 3-5 days worth of nutritious food (with quantities of food items based on the number of people living in the student’s household) once every two weeks. To request food assistance service, first-time Campus Cupboard users can complete a Campus Cupboard Application online. Volunteers will look over each application and reach out to the student to schedule a day and time to pick up a pre-assembled food box.
Fitness and Wellness Center
The Glen Oaks Fitness/Wellness Center is a student-based facility that also caters to the needs of the community. The Center is equipped with a variety of cardio equipment as well as state of the art weight machines and free weights. Students may enroll in fitness classes for credit, or choose to utilize the student membership and work one on one with Center staff to develop a personally designed workout plan.
The Center employs a highly trained staff that is friendly, knowledgeable, and prepared to provide assistance to all Center students and patrons. Please check glenoaks.edu for operating hours.
All students enrolled on at least a part-time basis are able to use the Center for no additional charge as Fitness/Wellness Center membership is included in student fees.
The Fitness/Wellness Center’s community usage fees are competitive with others in the area. Please check the Glen Oaks website for the most up-to-date pricing and schedule. Additional questions about the Center can be directed to the Fitness/Wellness Center at (269) 294-4307 or toll free at (888) 994-7818 extension 307.
Glen Oaks Community College’s GO Café is located on the Glen Oaks concourse and is operated by Monkey’s Food Company. The GO Café sells a variety of made-to-order, ready-made, and packaged foods and beverages on campus Monday through Friday. Specialties include Panini’s, quesadillas, specialty salads, and desserts.
The café is open to all students, staff, and the public.
Devier Student Suites Residence Hall
Start or continue your journey toward independence by living in Devier Student Suites. Living on-campus makes it easier for you to connect with other students and research suggests that students who reside on-campus are more successful academically. In addition to being next door to campus resources, you are just minutes away from Centreville, Sturgis and Three Rivers, Michigan, where you’ll have access to coffee shops, dining, grocery stores, parks, recreation and more.
Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for two-year community college students. The Alpha Delta Omega chapter is chartered at Glen Oaks Community College. Hallmarks for the society are scholarship, leadership and service. Students who maintain a 3.5 GPA, have completed 12 credit hours over the 100 level and are enrolled in at least 3 credit hours for the semester are invited to become members. Members can reach the Five Star level of the membership through active participation in the society.
Epsilon Pi Tau
Epsilon Pi Tau is the International Honor Society for Professions in Technology. The newly established Delta Rho Chapter was chartered at Glen Oaks in 2017. Epsilon Pi Tau is 81 years old and promotes excellence in academics, service, and research and is dedicated to honoring high academic performance.
The Oaks Store (A Follett Campus Bookstore)
Follett provides you access to products and services from their huge network of bookstores and carefully-selected vendor partners across the country, and from their state-of-the-art distribution center.
When you shop via efollett, you are virtually shopping at the Glen Oaks campus bookstore. Therefore, when you place an order for textbooks, clothing, gifts or supplies, those items are taken right off the bookstore’s shelf for you. If the items you ordered are not on our shelves, we check our distribution center and reach out to our network of bookstores and vendor partners to get you the items you ordered. You can choose to have items shipped to The Oaks Store for pick-up or sent to an address of your choosing.
Student clubs representing various campus groups, special interests and pre-professional areas are formed as the needs are identified. Clubs have included groups such as veterans and international students; hobbies such as art, photography or music; and pre-professional groups such as nursing and allied health. To establish a new organization or to revive an old one, a student will contact the club advisor (full time faculty/staff member) to discuss the club, gather signatures on the Club Roster, and have the club advisor submit a Student Club Application through Etrieve. The application and Club Roster are submitted to Student Government for approval. A copy of the approved application will be given to the Vice President of Student Services. Each student club is required to have a full time faculty or staff advisor. All policies and procedures are found in the Handbook for Clubs on the Glen Oaks website under Student Life.
Glen Oaks Community College students are authorized to organize a student government and to operate according to a constitution and by-laws that have been approved by the college administration. In general, the government is composed of representatives from all groups and its powers extend to recommendations only. Student Government is organized to achieve student input into decision-making and to sponsor events to benefit students. The government consults with the college administration. Members may serve on college committees concerning college matters and coordinate activities of the co-curricular and extra-curricular programs. Popular elections are held in the Fall semester for the offices of president, vice-president, second vice-president, secretary, treasurer, sophomore representative and freshman representative. (Adopted by Board of Trustees 1/13/95, revised 9/14/05.)