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Otero Student Government

Associated Student Government

The student body of Otero College is represented by an Associated Student Government (ASG), presided over by the student body president. The ASG considers and makes recommendations regarding student affairs and the disbursement of student activity fees. The ASG is responsible for working with the Director of the Student Center and/or those others responsible for the supervision of activities in coordinating and promoting student activities. ASG promotes activities for the entire student body attending Otero College.

The ASG membership is composed of the executive committee: president, vice-president, and secretary. There are five (5) elected or appointed senators from the freshman class and five (5) elected or appointed senators from the sophomore class. Representatives of all recognized organizations on campus are included.


The Rattler Rumor

The Rattler Rumor is a weekly publication that is produced by the Enrollment Management Department. The publication highlights the current week’s activities across campus and is distributed to multiple public places on campus, in addition to being emailed to all students and all employees. The Rattler Rumor is distributed free to all students and staff. 

Digital Signage

Digital Signs across campus provide weekly information that highlights and promotes the current week’s activities across campus. Contact:


Chinook is a publication of writing and art. Otero students, faculty, staff, and community members can contribute original art, poetry, and prose ranging from personal essays to short stories. The magazine is compiled, coordinated, laid out, and printed under the direction of an appointed student editor. Chinook is published during spring semester. 

Student Organizations

Otero Clubs & Activities

Agriculture Club

The Agriculture Club fosters interest in agriculture for students by organizing agriculture related extra-curricular activities. Members are involved with providing an all-inclusive forum for students engaged in agriculture related activities and organize program events.

Alpine Club

The Alpine Club is dedicated to exposing students to the joys of outdoor recreation in the wild lands of Colorado. Members participate in activities such as rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, skiing and biking. Membership is open to all interested students. No prior outdoor recreation experience is necessary.

Art Club

Activities for the Art Club include trips to the Denver Art Museum, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, volunteering with the Otero Arts Festival in the spring, and hosting an Otero Student Art Show in the spring.

Campus Crusade for Christ & Fellowship of Christian Athletes

These two clubs are non-denominational organization which provides an opportunity for fellowship, Bible studies, and prayer. This organization meets generally once each week during fall and spring semesters.

Club Cosmetology

The Cosmetology Career Academy student organization enables Cosmetologists, Hairstylists, Nail Technicians, and Estheticians to participate in a professional student organization. The organization is based on competencies that business and industry representatives have deemed critical to job success. Membership is open to all students attending the Cosmetology Career Academy.

Cricket Club

The Cricket Club promotes the game of cricket and encourages the development of sportsmanship and friendship. We are open to anyone that takes joy in the game or in trying something new. Contact:

Fencing Club

The Fencing Club is a martial arts group which does informal sparring in HEMA sword, roundel dagger, baton and Olympic foil.

Gay Straight Alliance

The Gay Straight Alliance provides support and a safe place for the LBGT+ community at Otero. The club works to support positive relationships between the LBGT+ community and the general public to develop and maintain a sense of safety and acceptance for all students.  

Green Team

The Green Team is an organization dedicated to recycling and preserving the environment. The Green Team spends one afternoon a month picking up recyclable items from across the campus.

International Relations Organization

The International Relations Organization is interested in promoting exchanges between people of different cultures, ethnic traditions, nationalities and religious differences. They coordinate a number of intercultural activities on campus and throughout the area to provide opportunities to both share and learn and promote involvement in campus life and personal enrichment through culturally diverse experiences.

Non-Traditional Students Organization

The Non-Traditional Students Organization’s mission is to encourage, support, and respond to the unique needs and responsibilities of all non-traditional students contributing to the successful completion of their educational goals. Membership is open to any non-traditional student (i.e. returning, married, parenting, career change, and transitional).

Otero Players

Students with a desire to participate in stage productions are welcome to join the Otero Players. All participants gain experience in performance and aspects of technical production. Emphasis is placed on presenting a varied program of drama, music, and dance to the campus and community.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society of two-year colleges. The Otero Delta Rho chapter offers qualified students support from fellow scholars of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, economic levels and fields of study, as well as opportunities for scholarships. To be eligible for membership, a student must be enrolled at Otero, must have completed at least 12 semester hours of course work leading to a recognized transfer degree, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00, and have earned a minimum of 3.5 GPA for the previous semester. 

Sports Information Team

The Sports Information Team works to promote and support Otero athletics through numerous activities. Team members can become involved with filming games, photographing athletic events, writing news articles and assisting with the set up and tear down of athletic events. The team welcomes all students who love to work on the sidelines and in the trenches of athletic events.

Student Ambassadors

This organization strives to enhance leadership skills, promote educational growth, and increase service learning hours by providing ways for students to become involved with college events and serve as host or hostess to college guests. Members will be trained to conduct campus tours and serve as facilitators for on-campus public events.

Student Nurses’ Association

This organization acquaints the student nurse to the professional responsibilities of nursing, providing opportunities for leadership, and growth through collegial relationships. Membership is open to all students admitted to the nursing program.

Teacher Candidate Community (TCC)

The Teacher Candidate Community is made up of each interested student teacher candidates enrolled in the T-PREP at Otero Program. Students gather on a regular basis to discuss current trends in education and support other teacher candidates in the program. They serve as a community outreach program to assist and encourage other individuals considering the teaching career and/or T-PREP program.

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