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Otis College Students' Union

The Students’ Union is made up of student leaders who are passionate about helping other students and that will work hard to help to resolve student concerns on campus. They have been leaders in developing important initiatives on campus such as the Food Pantry, Resource Exchange, and many more.

 

Student's Union Members

Peer Mentors 2019-2020

MISSION: In order to provide for the student body a united, equitable, and fulfilling college experience, Students' Union members are devoted to improving campus environments by fostering a network of guidance, support, and advocacy for the desires and necessities of the student body.

Find out how YOU can get involved! Contact Erica Javidzad via our online contact form, or call (310) 846-2595

Justus Morschauser

Justus Morschauser

Gender Pronouns: He, Him
Major: Digital Media, minoring in Creative Writing
Status: Senior
Student email address: jmorschauser@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: jmorschauser@student.otis.edu

 

I'm a doer. I came to Otis to learn as much as possible, even beyond my "digital" major. I'm actively engaging in game design (analog and digital), creative writing, manufacturing/production, business entrepreneurship, digital modeling, sculpture, graphic design, illustration, artistic sustainability, leadership & more. I am a student leader because I see great potential in Otis as an institution, and its talented students. I would like to aid others to attain that potential.

I would advise to ask for stuff. Nothing will happen with you sitting idle. Want a specific class? Ask the department chair. Want to see something happen on campus? Ask Students' Union for it. Be active, and tailor your college experience to help reach your potential, then go beyond that.


Bobbie Princette

Bobbie Princette

Gender Pronouns: They/Them
Major: Digital Media with minor in Illustration
Status: Senior
Student email address: agibbings@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: onlymancrow@gmail.com

 

I am one of the many smiling faces that you will find at Otis. I have been told I'm charming, friendly and empathetic and, as far as I'm concerned, it's all true. I love to make people laugh and I am always here to offer an ear or my aid in any way possible to my fellow student.

I chose to become a student leader after my foundation year because I saw a need for change on campus. After joining SU I discovered that issues ran deeper than what I personally encountered in the classroom. I became motivated to help students be heard and respected after learning the hardships and hopes of my peers.

My advice? If you see something that's wrong, and you feel the call to action inside of you, run towards it and seek to make that change. Whether you go it alone or ask for help, you can make a difference at this institution.


Valerie Deogard

Valerie Deogard

Gender Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Digital Media Animation
Status: Senior
Student email address: vdeogard@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: valeriedeogard@gmail.com

 

I am a driven person that has enthusiasm for life. I am passionate about many things; cartoons, comics, and being gay. As my peers can attest the list of things that I'm passionate for goes on and on. I believe that you need to fight for what you believe in and I want to change Otis along with my peers for the better.

My advice? Don't forget to take some time for yourself every so often. There is a balance to everything. If you work too much, you will work yourself into the ground. Putting your health at risk is not worth it.


Dom Hedrick

Dom Hedrick

Gender Pronouns: They/ She
Major: Painting
Status: Senior
Student email address: dhedrick@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: domvhedrick@gmail.com

 

I really want students to know that colleges, even ours, don't operate without us and that means we need to be involved at every level or we end up in a system that ultimately doesn't care about us.

My advice? Fight the power y'all. Your teachers and administrators may be adults but so are you and don't let them treat you as anything else. Stick together. You have the real power at this school. You just have to take it.


Emma Haluszka

Emma Haluszka

Gender Pronouns:She/ Her
Major: Digital Media/Animation
Status: Junior
Student email address: ehaluszka@student.otis.edu
Personal email address: tsukor.zirka.02@gmail.com

 

I chose to become a student leader because I wanted to help make proactive changes at Otis and connect with other students while doing so.

My advice: Use your time and resources to the fullest, but don’t forget to take time to decompress too! (Easier said than done, I know)


Any Otis student who is passionate about helping other students on campus or wishes to be a part of a team that will help to resolve concerns on campus should e-mail the Students' Union at SU@Otis.Edu or call the Office of Student Activities at Contact the Students Union


For further information on how to become involved, contact Erica Javidzad via our online contact form, or call (310) 846-2595

Quick Forms


Food Pantry Guidelines
Resource Exchange Guidelines

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