Leadership Council to meet Thursday

The Leadership Council’s first meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29 in room CU3. OCCC’s student council, made up of leaders from the college’s many clubs and organizations, will vote on the resolution against guns on campus, said Erin Logan, student life director.

Logan said the only thing changing on the resolution is the date. Last semester, the resolution was discussed after hearing opinions from leaders on campus.

“Fall semester, we had Chief Fitzpatrick and Professor Vandenbrook talk about the safety implications and the political ways to get politically involved to help not allowed concealed or unconcealed carry on campus by students, faculty or staff.

“It’s not just students. It’s any person that is not a police officer or a security officer,” Logan said.

Higher Education Day will also be a major topic of conversation at the meeting. On Feb. 10 Logan said students are encouraged to go to join college and university students from all over the state, to attend the main session and meet with their senators concerning upcoming legislation.

“There’s a couple pieces of legislation this year going forward in the Oklahoma Legislature related to allowing guns on campus and removing that kind of ban in a sense. We’re really pushing Higher Ed Day, so we can get students, faculty and staff to the Capital,” she said.

Dr. Marion Paden will also give an update on academic fees.

All students are invited to attend TLC meetings even if they are not a member of a club or organization.

“We have a gallery in the back where students who are non-TLC members can sit and listen. If they want to, voting members, which is the one representative per club can sit at the table, but they are open meetings, and we encourage anybody who would like to hear the information for themselves to attend,” she said.

Students are encouraged to check their emails for upcoming Student Life events, Logan said. Printed calendars are also available in the Student Life office.

“We look forward to seeing as many students involved as we can,” she said.

For more information, visit www.occc.edu/studentlife/index.html or call 405-682-7523.

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