Student Life at Rose State College is active and full of diverse opportunities to complete your educational experience. Campus-wide events provide social environments for students to interact and enjoy campus life. Numerous activities provide an outlet for students to connect with their campus and increase their success in college. Additionally, through student clubs and organizations, students are able to give back to the college, network with other students, and learn important life skills.
There are many extracurricular opportunities available for students to participate in and enrich their college experience. The college's Student Activities Office supports a wide range of options, including the following.
Clubs and Organizations
You will find many student clubs at Rose State College. However, if you do not find the club that interests you, it is simple to begin a new organization. From Ethics Club to Soccer Club to Drama Club, Rose State has over 30 clubs from which to chose. In addition to clubs Rose State also offers Student Senate. The Rose State College Student Senate provides students a chance to experience a limited form of self government. The Senate adheres to parliamentary procedure during its meetings, guided by Robert’s Rules of Order. This is an excellent educational experience for the students as they learn how to conduct meetings in an orderly fashion as well as debate in a professional and respectful manner. The Student Senators propose legislation, resolutions, and issue proclamations. Besides getting an educational on the legislative process, the Student Senate gives back to the College and the community through various service projects throughout the year.
Athletics and Wellness
Rose State offers competitive and intramural athletic opportunities for students. The college currently offers students the opportunity to compete in two collegiate varsity sports. The baseball and softball teams compete in the Oklahoma Two Year College Athletic Conference and are member teams of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Rose State also has a champion competitive cheerleading squad. Students can play and compete at a more casual level through the intramurals programming offered through the Wellness Center. The intramurals programming includes traditional sports such as basketball, flag football, and soccer, but also offers new programming such as the “Wii-intramurals,” which is an exciting video game tournament hosted in the fall featuring the Nintendo Wii. The College Wellness Center boasts state of the art cardio and fitness equipment, an open activity area, and a weight training room. Additionally, the Aquatics Center offers open swim times as well as hosting scheduled classes.
The student newspaper, “The 15th Street News,” is a weekly publication during the school year and includes articles, editorials, advertisements, cultural events, critiques, reviews, and everything that a traditional newspaper offers to communities. The 15th Street News is completely student written by thirteen student staff members and a student editor-in-chief. To follow our blog, click here, or for online copies of the newspaper, click here.
Performances and Events
The Rose State campus has many events you can attend throughout the year. Rose State Live!, our performing arts series, brings regional and national performers to campus, often with reduced price tickets for students. Everything from world class jazz and classical music to dance, rock, and comedy. There are four student-led theater productions each year, along with music recitals, student art shows, and Poetry at Rose, which recently brought the Poet Laureate of the United States to campus. There are speakers throughout the year, such as the Comptroller of the United States and an Oklahoma Supreme Court justice. Events are held throughout the year to honor diversity, such as Hispanic Heritage Month, a Native American Celebration, Veterans Day recognition, Black History Month, and Global Oklahoma - a celebration of world cultures.
Leadership and Volunteering
Interested in developing your leadership skills? Rose State provides many avenues for leadership development. You can apply to become a Student Ambassador, given campus tours and supporting the student recruitment office. Joining student senate is another opportunity. Prospective students can also apply to be a member of the President's Leadership Class, providing access to unique leadership classes and involvement opportunities. Many students choose to donate some time to a cause of their choice, and Rose State students can be found in many volunteer settings, from Habitat For Humanity to teaching elementary students how to brush their teeth.
This video collage of student photos showcases a few of the many student activities at Rose State College.