2023-2024 Olympic College Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Olympic College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life

An active part of attending college is getting involved in student life. Olympic College has many extracurricular opportunities for students to build leadership skills, broaden their cultural perspectives, and cultivate new friendships. Students can be part of student government, student clubs, athletics, performing arts, and career and academic based programs.

Athletics - The Rangers

Olympic College has been successfully competing in intercollegiate athletics since 1946 and has a rich and storied history. Athletics at Olympic College contributes to educational and personal growth of student athletes by developing the positive attributes of dedication, discipline, responsibility, cooperation, self-confidence, leadership and citizenship.

Olympic College is a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC). The NWAC is the largest community college conference in the country with 36 members. Olympic College offers an academic advising program that supports student athletes. Athletic scholarships are also available.

Olympic College offers the following intercollegiate sports:

  • Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field
  • Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field

Contact Information
Athletics - The Rangers
Bldg. 10, Rm. 111
360-475-7450, bjanusch@olympic.edu
Olympic College Rangers

Multicultural Services

Student Service, which is comprised of Multicultural Services, the Office of International Education and Study Abroad, Intensive English, and Residence Life, serves a central role in student learning and development at Olympic College, advancing the college’s mission of learning by fostering academic and social networks through which students develop as intentional learners and global citizens. Our mission is to provide student-centered communities that promote academic success, safety and wellness, personal and professional development, and engagement in a secure, supportive and inclusive environment.

The Office of Student Services creates opportunities to involve students, faculty and staff in diverse learning communities and provides a critical support structure for enriching the overall student experience. We achieve these ends through strategic alignment, both internally and in concert with other college departments. We create places for all of our student populations to thrive and connect.

Contact Information
Multicultural Services
Bldg. 10, Rm. 118
360-475-7680, multicultural@olympic.edu
Multicultural Services

Music Activities

The Olympic College Music Department offers high quality Instrumental and Vocal Music programs. The Instrumental program has a rich history, being one of the first in the nation to include jazz studies as part of the curriculum. The program today includes both Jazz Band I and Wind Ensemble. The Vocal Music Program includes Opera and Vocal Jazz Ensemble I (Jazzline) both by audition, and a non-audition Concert Choir. Lecture classes include Music Theory, Jazz History, Music in Film and Television, and Music Appreciation. Private instruction is offered in Electric Bass, Piano, Voice, Saxophone, Clarinet, Guitar, Brass and Percussion. Group instruction is also offered for Guitar and Piano. Scholarships are available by audition.

Contact Information
Vocal Music: Dr. Emerald Lessley
360-475-7117, elessley@olympic.edu

Instrumental Music: Rick White
360-475-7118, rwhite@olympic.edu

Olympic College Music

Olympic College Recreation

The Olympic College Recreation Department is committed to providing the students of Olympic College with diverse and fulfilling recreational activities that encourage the development of each individual and help create personal connections between students.

Olympic College Recreation offers a variety of activities for fitness, wellness, and adventure. The Fitness Center is open to all students with an Olympic College ID and current term sticker. Olympic College Recreation offers adventures such as hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and the annual snow trip. Find the latest offerings on both our website and social media outlets.

Contact Information
Jaymie Cox-Garcia, Olympic College Recreation
Bldg. 10, Rm. 121
Olympic College Recreation

Visit the Olympic College Fitness Center webpage for info on access for students. 

Residence Hall

The Office of Residence Life strives to provide safe, quality student housing, and aims to challenge, support, and educate residents to become responsible and engaged global citizens. Residents are immersed in a multinational living and learning environment that augments their academic pursuits through intentional education, innovation and community development. Research demonstrates that student involvement in campus activities has many benefits including: building new relationships, better time management, improved academic performance, and experiential learning. We hope that you will become involved in the residence hall and campus community. Get involved, have fun and enjoy this wonderful opportunity!

The Residence Hall is located half a block from Olympic College’s Bremerton campus and features fully furnished rooms complete with full kitchen/bath, on-site laundry, community room access, full-time live in professional staff, and 24/7 security monitoring. Additionally, room rates include all utilities and parking.

Residents must be full-time enrolled Olympic College students, in good standing with the college, and financially responsible.

Visit our website for more information and to apply online.

Contact Information
Bailey Sarto, Residence Hall Manager
Bldg. 16 (Residence Hall)
360-479-0840, Reslife@olympic.edu
Olympic College Residence Life

Student Clubs

The purpose of student clubs is to create community and enhance the college experience. Participation in student clubs and activities is a great way to make friends, build your resume, demonstrate leadership, improve critical thinking skills, and be part of a team. As a club member, you can become more connected to the campus and your academic departments. There is a wide variety of clubs including American Sign Language, Student Veterans of America, Barner Garden Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Asian Pacific Islander Club, Photography Club, Clay Club and many more.

Research has demonstrated that student involvement in campus activities has many benefits including: building new relationships, better time management, improved academic performance and experiential learning.

For the most up-to-date list of clubs, or to join or start a student club, visit the Student Clubs website.

Contact Information
Bldg. 12,  Rm. 119
360-475-7290, SGOC@olympic.edu
Student Clubs

Student Government of Olympic College (SGOC)

Students who pay Services and Activities fees are student government constituents. The student government constituents play a vital role in representing the interests of Olympic College students on committees, at Board of Trustee meetings, and various college functions. The Student Government Office, located in the Bldg. 12, Rm. 119, is a place for students to share ideas, seek help and resources, and start clubs. Shelton and Poulsbo student government representatives have offices on their respective campuses to serve students. Membership in student government is open to all students taking at least five credits per quarter.

Student Government Sponsorship

The Services and Activities fees collected at college registration, support student-funded programs and the more than 20 student clubs. Programs and services include, but are not limited to: Student Government, Athletics, Sophia Bremer Child Development Center, Film, Student Ambassadors, Multicultural Programs, Olympic College Activities Board, Phi Theta Kappa, The Ranger News, Recreation, Student Organizers, and Tutoring.

Student Government Officer Positions

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Director of Finance and Operations
  • Director of Clubs and Student Life
  • Director of Public Relations and Communications

All Olympic College Student Body members that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for a student employment position with the SGOC:

  • The applicant must maintain a cumulative and quarterly GPA of 2.0 or above.
  • The applicant must have completed more than 5 credit hours at Olympic College.
  • The applicant must be currently enrolled in at least 5 credit hours at Olympic College
  • The applicant must maintain 5 credit hours per quarter*
  • The applicant must be in good standing with Olympic College.

Olympic College Activities Board

The Olympic College Activities Board (OCAB) is a student driven board that plans, coordinates, and hosts events for Olympic College students. The board brings entertainment like musicians, comedians, speakers, movie nights and awareness weeks to campus. The OCAB recruits for positions each spring for the next year’s student leaders. For events and more information, please visit the OCAB webpage

Contact Information
Student Government of Olympic College
Bldg. 12 , Rm. 119
360-475-7290, sgoc@olympic.edu
Olympic College Poulsbo: 360-394-2780
Olympic College Shelton: 360-432-5413
Student Government of Olympic College
Olympic College Activities Board

Student Publications

The Ranger, Olympic College’s student-produced news medium, offers students interested in writing, editing, photography, graphic design and advertising the opportunity to hone their skills in online news media. Students work in a collaborative environment with the journalism adviser.

Contact Information
The Ranger Student Newspaper
Bldg. 12 (TEC), Rm. 119
The Ranger Student News