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CASP OASIS Learning Communities (OLCs)


All first-year Chancellor's Associates Scholars (both freshmen and transfers) are required to enroll in OLCs for the Winter and Spring Quarter. CASP OLCs take place Weeks 2 - 10 in the Winter Quarter, and Weeks 2 - 7 in the Spring Quarter.

About OLC Seminars

OASIS Learning Communities (OLCs) are 50-minute learning community seminars that give students an opportunity to engage with peers on topics ranging from transitioning into college to utilizing on-campus resources, and more. OLCs provide a consistent, small group environment that provides a network of support. CASP OLCs take place Weeks 2 - 10 in the Winter Quarter, and Weeks 2 - 7 in the Spring Quarter. 

During Fall Quarter 2018, students will enroll in EDS 50 (freshmen) or 150 (transfers). During Winter and Spring quarter, students will enroll in OLCs. As a reminder, OLCs are only required and open to first-year CASP students, both freshmen and transfer students.

CASP OLC registration for Winter, 2019 is now available online.  The registration deadline is Monday, November 19 by 12 p.m.


Dates & Times

Winter 2019 Times

Day Time Location Lead by
Freshmen OLC's
Monday 10:00 - 10:50am Women's Center Ria
Tuesday 9:00 - 9:50am Center Hall 333 Kimberly
Tuesday 3:00 - 3:50pm Cross Cultural Center Kimberly
Wednesday 9:00 - 9:50am Center Hall 333 Dylan
Wednesday 10:00 - 10:50am Raza Resource Center Karen
Friday 11:00 - 11:50am Center Hall 368 Belinda
Friday 12:00 - 12:50pm Center Hall 368 Dylan
Friday 1:00 - 1:00pm Center Hall 361 Dylan
Transfer OLC's
Monday 9:00 - 9:50am Center Hall 333 Karen
Thursday 9:00 - 9:50am Center Hall 333 Ria
Friday 12:00 - 12:50pm Center Hall 356 Karen

Community Guidelines:

Community Guidelines are guidelines that are made to create a safe space within the OLC. Each OLC has a different set of community guidelines, and the list is always changing! 

Here are the CASP OLC community guidelines:

  • Be Respectful (Attack the idea, not the individual) - those that share ideas should be respected and if need be the idea should be broken down, not the individual.
  • Listen to each other - respect includes active listening. Students must show full attention to their OLC leaders as well as their peers.
  • One mic, one star - When someone else is speaking there should be no one else speaking.
  • Embrace the silence - Silence is ok! Everyone processes information differently and this needs to be respected. 
  • "I" Statements - Be accountable for what you say. Students should not assume for their peers or other groups. 
  • Inclusive Language - Practice inclusive language for all identities.
  • Vegas Rule - Whatever is said in the space, stays in the space. However, whatever is learned in the space leaves it!
  • Lean into your discomfort - Practice trying to challenge yourself to share or contribute to the OLC. Everyone is part of this learning community! 
  • Have fun! - Self-explanatory :) 

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