Changes Coming to Tulsa Community College Campus Stores
“In making the decision to hire a company to manage the TCC Campus Stores, we wanted to ensure TCC students and faculty have a high level of service as well as better options and pricing on textbooks,” said Mark McMullen, TCC chief financial officer. “In the past, TCC Campus Stores dealt primarily in new textbooks. Now, students will have access to many more options.”
Follett is the largest campus retailer for higher education and has been in business for more than 140 years. The new partnership between Follett and TCC provides students and faculty with more options for affordable course material choices. Cost-saving print options include used books as well as Follett’s text rental program that can save students up to 80 percent on titles when compared to purchasing new and inclusive digital course materials.
New store services include Follett’s popular price match program, which helps ensure students get their materials at the lowest cost possible, and their year-round buyback program, which allows students to sell back their used books. Students will be able to use their financial aid to purchase course materials both in-store and online. Follett will also offer affordable open educational resources content and courseware by Lumen Learning.
“We reached the decision to outsource operations with the help of a 10-member task force of TCC faculty members, a student government representative, and TCC administrators. This is part of our commitment to constantly evaluate what we do and how we can better serve students,” said McMullen.
The transition to Follett impacts 11 full-time TCC Campus Store employees. The contract with Follett secures employment for all of them for 12 months. Two of those 11 have found other positions with TCC.
- Metro Campus: Located on the first floor of the Student Union at 909 S. Boston Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74119.
- Northeast Campus: Located on the first floor of the Student Union at 3727 E. Apache Street, Tulsa, OK 74115.
- Southeast Campus: Located on the second floor of the Student Union at 10300 E. 81st Street, Tulsa, OK 74133.
- West Campus: Located on the second floor of the Student Union at 7505 W. 41st Street South, Tulsa, OK 74107.
Beyond course materials, Follett will refresh the stores’ general merchandise offerings to be a one-stop shop for both classroom and campus life essentials. Exciting brands carried include Champion®, MV Sport ®, Cutter and Buck®, LogoFit ®, The Game® headwear and more. The full breadth of products and services offered can be explored both in-store and online at www.tulsaccshop.com.