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Clubs and Organizations

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AIGA x OTIS

The purpose of this organization is to unite students with an interest in graphic design. This club aims to attend AIGA Los Angeles sponsored workshops and events in addition to hosting their own workshops and events. AIGA x OTIS's main goal is to build a network, make industry connections, and attend events such as portfolio reviews. Please reach out to Hanabee at hanabeecartagena@gmail.com for more information!

Black Student Union

the Otis Black Student Union (OBSU) is a space for black creatives to grow and learn, while spreading and gaining knowlegde about the black experience. The Otis Black Student Union exists to create and promote a safe, supportive and inclusive community for Black students. By providing opportunities for all students to increase awareness of Black culture with an emphasis on Black art,social, political, and intellectual traditions. The goal of OBSU is to serve and unify the students of the African diaspora at Otis College of Art and Design by addressing their needs. For more information about how to get involved, please contact Bobbie at agibbings@student.otis.edu! 

Commuter Club

Often, commuter students travel long distances to get to school, and may feel less of a sense of belonging to the Otis College campus than resident students. Therefore, through programs, events, and gatherings, the Commuter Club hopes to initiate more opportunities for commuter students to make connections with their peers, to get involved on campus, and to improve their overall college expreience. Although this is the Commuter Club, we encourage non-commuter students to join as well! For more information, contact Erica Javidzad at Ejavidzad@otis.edu

Dungeons, Dragons, and Diversity (D3)

D3 has a mission to improve interpersonal relationships between peers. The group promotes creative problem solving through various unconventional puzzles. Members will work together to strengthen various world building skills needed for storytelling, as well as the process of character creation and design. Members will need to learn how to work in a team in order to problem solve, since some puzzles will require teamwork. Our goals are for any members who join to socialize and build confidence in these creative skills. —Contact D3 Club at d3otis@gmail.com.

Familia De Otis

Familia de Otis is committed to connecting Hispanic/LatinX students with one another, and encouraging them to participate in discussing and celebrating their heritage on campus. Familia de Otis welcomes students of all cultures to engage in learning about Hispanic/Latinx culture. For more information about how to get involved, please contact Izzy at Idepaz@student.otis.edu.  

Game Development Club

The Game Development Club provides students with the experience of working with a team to produce a final product, learning useful game-building tools together, and understanding the game development pipeline. Please reach out to Saria at sariakswon@gmail.com for more information!

Gardening Club

The purpose of this organization is to give the club’s members the possibility to learn about gardening and sustainable living. In a latter purpose, this club seeks to raise acknowledgement about environmental matters among students. Contact Gena Rynae at gsmith@student.otis.edu for more information.

Identity Gay/Straight Alliance

Identity is a student organization at Otis College of Art and Design. Our purpose is to promote awareness and educate our campus and community about various genders, sexual orientations and various other related minority identities. We endeavor to support students of all genders and sexualities. We provide a safe space for them on campus and strive to promote acceptance and education for our community. We also encourage acceptance, tolerance and self-pride within our community through community involvement. —Contact Angela at otisidentityclub@gmail.com or angdpacheco@gmail.com

Jesus Club

The purpose of this organization is to help better create a sense of community through creatinga space for students to be open, real, and potentially vulnerable, and having a support systemto back each other up when needed. We also hope to examine some Christian values and life lessons that are beneficial to anyone regardless of belief. Contact Dallin at dallinlmoe@gmail.com or dmoe@student.otis.edu. 

LARP (Live-Action Role-Play) Club

This club brings together aspiring actors, costume designers, concept artists, and prop makers on campus to collaborate and develop a Role Playing storyline that will be acted outthrough the course of the semester. For more information, please contact Isaiah Sirkin at Isaiah119@gmail.com 

League of Legends Club

The League of Legends club aims to create a community that enjoys playing League, an online multiplayer battle arena video game that is free to play! This club welcomes anyone who plays or wants to play! Let’s have fun together! For more information, please contact Winter at winterkeeem@gmail.com. 

Otis Collective

The purpose of The Otis Collective is to gather and organize a very small community regularly to create and manufacture art product to sell and distribute throughout the world. Art product means merchandise manufactured from our individually created images. It is also to get our individual names out there into the world! For more information, please contact Eloise at eloiseb2828@gmail.com. 

Otis Comic League (OCL)

The purpose of The Otis Comic League is to foster a sense of community for those who love and enjoy comic books and visual storytelling. We hope to create a space where intelligent, honest discussion can thrive. This will strengthen our members’ ability to identify what makes a good story and learn how to critique ideas in a constructive and collaborative way. We also hope to provide opportunities to our members for them to network with professional artists and publish work of their own. Contact Valerie at vdeogard@student.otis.edu to get involved!

Otis Mandrills Soccer Club (OMSC)

The Otis Mandrills Soccer Club (OMSC) is an organization that aims to improve interpersonal relationships between peers through working together to win soccer games and improving soccer skills. It will promote friendship, health, and teamwork. Members will have a chance to socialize and build confidence in their abilities to fight like a Mandrill! Please contact Aidan at: adwyer@student.otis.edu to get involved!

Otis Sketching Society

The Otis Sketching Society aims to bring people together to sketch, connect with peers, and learn new skills. The regular meetings consist of casual sketching and lunch. Sometimes, the Sketching Society meetings will have specific themes to them, such as Movie and Sketch day, where the club screens a movie and people are free to talk and sketch as they watch it. The Society also aims to host Pictionart contests and other fun social events while providing a plastform for students to grow together as artists. For more information, contact Andres at aperezcruz@student.otis.edu. 

Practical Effects Club

The purpose of this club is to bring students in a variety of majors together and learn techniques in practical effects (Stan Winston). We will learn about sculpting, mold making, puppet building, creature design and more! This club is great for anyone in toy design, costume design, or anyone who likes to build things and learn new techniques. For more information, contact Melody at melhellard@gmail.com

Rotaract Club

The Rotaract Club aims to provide students with a space to help them develop their professional identities and skills. Through this club, there will be many opportunities to participate in mentorships, apply for travel grants, participate in conferences, and develop beneficial workshops. Please contact Katie at kherman@student.otis.edu for more information. 

The Otis Book Club

The Otis Book Club aims to create a supportive community of students who love to read. We read for pleasure, to educate ourselves, to satisfy our curiosity, and to feel empathy and connection with both characters and our fellow classmates. Contact Sam at sam.vaughan@att.net.

The Outdoor Club

The purpose of this organization is to encourage students to bond outside of class room through fun activities such as surfing, skateboarding at the beach, snowboarding, camping, and attending artistic and networking events together. This is also beneficial for seniors and juniors to network and meet professionals of their field. Contact theoutdoorclub.la@gmail.com to get involved.

Trading Card Game Club (TCGC) 

The purpose of the Trading Card Game Club is to support competitive and casual trading card game events, with an emphasis on Magic the Gathering, the premier TCG.! Contact Justus at jmorschauser@student.otis.edu for more information.

Tribal Belly Dance Club

The purpose of the Tribal Belly Dance Club is for Otis students to have an outlet where they can enjoy learning and practicing tribal belly dancing as well as having the chance to perform in front of others. This club will provide a space where all people can come together and use the vehicle of dance to improve on mental and physical confidence, while becoming educated about the world of middle eastern culture and dance. Students at any dance level and any dance skills can join this club! Contact Sabrina at sabrinathepurplecat@gmail.comfor more information.

Under the Baobab Tree

Under the Baobab Tree is an organization dedicated to the retention of students of African descent and Latino students at Otis College of Art and Design. Students will be able to socialize, exchange cultural knowledge, collaborate study efforts, and learn of the various resources available to them in terms of funding, academics, and employment. Under the Baobab Tree offers a safe forum where students can strengthen their connections with each other and with other Otis faculty/staff. Please contact Eliana to get involved: eramirez@student.otis.edu.

Volleyball Club

This Volleyball club's goal is to bring people together to play Volleyball and occasional meetings for some other fun sport activities. Meetings will be held weekly on Sundays from 12pm to 3 pm. Contact Polina at: Polina.krutous@interlochen.org for more information.

Club/Organization Recognition Online Form

If you are interested in creating a new club/organization on campus, please download the Clubs and Organizations Training Manual and submit an Application. The request will be forwarded to Erica Javidzad, Director of Student Activities. If you have questions, please contact 310.846.2595.

 

Ride-Share Program

Club Ride-Share provides up to 3 monetary reimbursements per semester to students for the purpose of sourcing art supplies or visiting museums as required for class activity. Club Ride-Share locations are approved by the Office of Student Activities. Please fill out the CLUB RIDE SHARE FORM online to start the reimbursement process. If you would like a destination added to the list of eligible educationally related reimbursements or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Director of Student Activities, Erica Javidzad, at Ejavidzad@otis.edu.