Services for Students

Academic Advising ButtonEducation Advising 
Advisors can help you with College information and requirements, course prerequisites, educational options and more. Schedule an appointment with John Mott or Lara Payne by calling 250-492-4305. Make sure to bring relevant documents & questions in advance.  

Location: Ashnola
Contact: John Mott, Education Advisor 
250-492-4305 ext 3219

Lara Payne, Education & Financial Aid Advisor
250-492-4305 ext 3314

Counselling Penticton buttonCounselling
Students visit counsellors for a variety of reasons: to address personal concerns, clarify career directions or options, and enhance personal, interpersonal and academic qualities. Confidential services are provided by professional counsellors.

Location: Ashnola 
Contact: Sarah Lefebure, Counsellor or 250-492-4305 ext. 3232

Student Success Centre buttonStudent Success Centre
The Student Success Centre offers free tutoring in Math, Science, English and Writing. With learning coordinators on site, students can receive one-on-one help.
Location: Ashnola, PL 146
Book an appointment: Sign up on the sheet outside the Success Centre doors *Drop-in help is available if a coordinator is free, but please note appointments take priority



Okanagan College Safe Space for Gender Equality and Sexuality (OASIS) offers a comfortable space for students to drop by for campus support and community referrals. Their mission is to promote healthy and safe relationships on campus in our communities, and all persons of sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome. 

Centre of Excellence, Room PC 213
Contact: 250.492.4305 ext. 3313

OCSU Penticton ButtonOCSU
The Okanagan College Students’ union (OCSU) is the membership organization of over 5,000 students studying at Okanagan College across Kelowna, Penticton and Salmon Arm campuses. 
Location: Sunoka, PE C14
Contact: 250-492-4305 ext 3208

Aboriginal Services ButtonAboriginal Student Services
Aboriginal Student Services provides easy-access resources and a friendly environment to assist aboriginal students in reaching their maximum potential. This involves bridging the gap between cultures and enhancing each aboriginal student's participation and success in Okanagan College programs.
Aboriginal Student Lounge: Sunoka, PE C17
Aboriginal Transitions Planner: 
Marcy Trotter 
Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 250-492-4305, ext. 3280. 
Aboriginal Services Coordinator: 
Anthony Isaac By appointment.

Accessibility Services Penticton ButtonAccessibility Services
Students with disabilities may be eligible for services to assist them to more readily access education opportunities. Accessibility Services offers assistance with registration, parking, physical access, sign language interpretation, student aides, photocopying, note taking, large print and taped books, exam accommodations, adaptive equipment, instructor liaison, referral to community and Okanagan College resources, tours and orientation.
Location: Ashnola
Contact: Paula Faragher, Accessibility Coordinator or 250-492-4305 ext. 3242

Book store buttonBook Store
From textbooks to apparel, accessories and more, Okanagan College’s Campus Store meets the needs of students with a variety of products available in-store and online. Location: Sunoka, PE A01
phone: 250-492-4305 ext 3246

Flourish buttonFlourish
Flourish is a drop-in safe space, free of charge to all OC students, where various various themes related to stress management and mental wellness are explored. Wellness Wednesday workshops and Flourish with Yoga classes on Thursdays are available.