Student Activities

Student Activities works hard to provide and give support to services, organizations, and programming for all students to enhance and complement your academic experience.

The Office of Student Activities is located on the Clifton Campus in ATLC 204. We provide various activities that give opportunities for students to participate in diverse social and educational activities and events, on and off campus. We encourage all students to get involved in planning and implementing campus events and activities, so your experiences at Cincinnati State will be something you always remember.

Get Involved!

Do you want to boost your confidence, self-esteem, resume, or change your life?  If the answer is yes, we have things for you! Come to our events, or consider joining a club/organization or volunteering.  Any one of these activities is sure to engage you and connect you to others and resources.

Events

Upcoming Student Activities Events are featured on this webpage and are announced via College email and social media accounts, and posted on bulletin boards throughout the Clifton Campus. Each event is planned with you in mind!  Attendance give students the opportunity to connect with others, increase awareness on certain topics and issues, have fun, and win prizes at select event!

Upcoming Student Activities Events

Winners Circle

Some events offer exciting opportunities for students to be entered into drawings to win prizes!  Participants must meet certain requirements to be eligible for the prize.  Winners are contacted via phone or email, and prizes must be picked up within 2-weeks of notification.  Unclaimed prizes will go back into the prize vault to be used for another event.

Fall 2023

Winner Event Prize
Patricia C. Welcome Back and Resource Fair $50 Amazon Gift Card
Tamika L. Welcome Back and Resource Fair $10 Starbucks Gift Card
Taylor F. Welcome Back and Resource Fair $10 Starbucks Gift Card
Alaina S. Welcome Back and Resource Fair $10 Starbucks Gift Card
Nabou D. Club Day $50 Amazon Gift Card
Janee H. Club Day $15 Chipotle
Kahnia R. Club Day $15 LaRosa’s
Miracle S. Club Day $10 Starbucks Gift Card
Anna L. Constitution Day $25 Amazon Gift Card
Jennifer R. Constitution Day $15 LaRosa and $10 Dunkin Gift Cards
Lucienne B. Virtual Constitution Trivia $10 Chick-fil-a and $5 Dunkin Gift Cards
Sara T. Virtual Constitution Trivia $10 Starbucks and $5 Dunkin Gift Cards
Allen A. Virtual Constitution Trivia $25 Amazon Gift Card
Jennifer R. Virtual Constitution Trivia $15 LaRosa Gift Card
Anastasia H. Virtual Constitution Trivia $10 Dunkin and $15 Chipotle Gift Cards
Bi’arara L. Virtual Constitution Trivia $20 Dunkin Gift Card
Kimberly C. Health Fair $10 Subway and $15 Chipotle Gift Cards
Collene L. Health Fair $50 Amazon Gift Cards
Jessica R. Health Fair $15 Bob Evans and $15 Dunkin Gift Cards
August T. Volunteer Fair $5 Dunkin and $15 Bob Evans Gift Cards
Melissa G. Volunteer Fair $5 Bob Evans and $5 Dunkin Gift Cards
Makhyia M. Volunteer Fair $15 LaRosa and $10 Subway Gift Cards
Bikram G. Hispanic Heritage Week $5 Starbucks
Kristen W. Hispanic Heritage Week $15 Chipotle Gift Card
Eremiah G. Hispanic Heritage Week $15 Bob Evans Gift Card
Olivia B. Hispanic Heritage Week-Loteria $15 Bob Evans Gift Card
Jasmine M. Hispanic Heritage Week-Loteria $10 Chick-fil-a Gift Card
Alicia P. Hispanic Heritage Week-Loteria $10 Chick-fil-a Gift Card
Brenda W. Hispanic Heritage Week-Loteria $10 Chick-fil-a Gift Card
Taylor W. Hispanic Heritage Week $15 Bob Evans Gift Card
Phillip H. Hispanic Heritage Week $25 Amazon Gift Card
Madison H. Pet Contest (1st Place)- Gift Card
Karleigh P. Pet Contest (2nd Place)-Gift Card
Lillian M. Pet Contest (3rd Place)- Gift Card
Jaida P. Sweater Contest (1st Place)-  Gift Card
John H. Sweater Contest (2nd Place)-Gift Card
Deborah B. Sweater Contest (3rd Place)- Gift Card
Bryant A. Sweater Contest (4th Place)- Gift Card
Haliey F. Stress Buster Week $ 50 Amazon Gift Card

Summer 2023 

Winner Event Prize
Cynthia P. National Refreshment  Day $5 Surgecard Load
Eremiah G. National Refreshment  Day Monthly Planner
Breana W. National Refreshment  Day Candy
Sabrena M. National Refreshment  Day T-Shirt
Tyree K. National Refreshment  Day T-Shirt
Kayla A. National Refreshment  Day $5 Surgecard Load
Savon P. National Refreshment  Day Candy
Aliyah W. National Refreshment  Day C-State ID Holder
Devon W. National Refreshment  Day T-Shirt
Amy K. National Refreshment  Day $5 Surgecard Load
Saranda L. National Refreshment  Day T-Shirt
Sylvia R. National Refreshment  Day Candy
Jackie S. National Refreshment  Day $25 Shell Gift Card
Scott B National Refreshment  Day T-Shirt
Crystal J. National Refreshment  Day $25 Shell Gift Card
Austin R. National Refreshment  Day Candy
Judith T. National Refreshment  Day T-Shirt
Daniel T. National Refreshment  Day T-Shirt
Terrell M. National Refreshment  Day Candy
Fatoumata K. National Refreshment  Day $5 Surgecard Load
Mya M. National Refreshment  Day Monthly Planner
Tristan R. National Refreshment  Day $5 Surgecard Load
Paris N. National Refreshment  Day T-Shirt
Tevin S. National Refreshment  Day Candy
Vanessa B. National Refreshment  Day Candy
Lauren B. National Refreshment  Day T-Shirt
Melina J. National Refreshment  Day T-Shirt
Eric M. National Refreshment  Day Candy
Mary F. National Refreshment  Day C-State Water Bottle
Nicholas R. National Refreshment  Day Candy
Upshana R National Refreshment  Day Candy
Shelby S. National Refreshment  Day T-Shirt

Spring 2023

Winner Event Prize
Brian M. Welcome Back and Resource Fair $50 Amazon Gift Card
Tsungai Z. Welcome Back and Resource Fair Cincinnati State Sweat Shirt
Kevin M. Welcome Back and Resource Fair Cincinnati State Tumbler
Mimwah W. Welcome Back & Resource Fair Table $30 Bob Evans Gift Card
Elaina A. Club Day $15 Bob Evans Gift Card
Brittany P. Club Day $50 Amazon Gift Card
Adrian R. Club Day $15 Bob Evans
Victoria F. Black History Scavenger Hunt $50 Mastercard Gift Card
Yahmai R. Black History Scavenger Hunt $3 Surgecard Load
77 Students Virtual Greater Cincinnati Black History Trivia $3 Surgecard Load
Kimberly L. Virtual Greater Cincinnati Black History Trivia $50 Amazon Gift Card
Reine K. Women’s Tea- Featuring International Women’s Panel $25 Amazon Gift Card
Nada K. Women’s Tea- Featuring International Women’s Panel $25 Amazon Gift Card
Jappie K. Women’s Tea- Featuring International Women’s Panel $25 Amazon Gift Card
Alba Women’s Tea- Featuring International Women’s Panel $25 Amazon Gift Card
Reine K. Irish American Trivia $25 Amazon Gift Card
Latoya K. Virtual Women’s History Trivia $25 Amazon Gift Card
Marisa P. Virtual Women’s History Trivia $15 Bob Evans
Jiyma Y. Virtual Women’s History Trivia $15 Bob Evans
Daniel Q. Sexual Assault Awareness In-Person Trivia $50 Visa Gift Card
Damion J. Sexual Assault Awareness In-Person Trivia $25 Amazon Gift Card
Desiree J. Grad Finale Gift Basket  & Gift Cards (valued at $150)
Nora F. Grad Finale Gift Basket  & Gift Cards (valued at $10)
Donna J. Grad Finale $10 Starbucks Gift Card
Ketaw G. The Money System $25 Amazon Gift Card
Gemya S. Saving & Budgeting While in College $25 Amazon Gift Card
Aleah T. Virtual Trivia for Sexual Assault Awareness $50 Visa Gift Card
Destinee P. Virtual Trivia for Sexual Assault Awareness $25 Amazon Gift Card
Tessie L. Exam Stress Buster Week $50 Visa Gift Card
Alexander B. Exam Stress Buster Week $25 Amazon Gift Card

Volunteer

Students can make a difference by getting involved at the college or in the community. Volunteering can also boost your resume, save resources, bring people together, give people the opportunity to pay that favor forward, help you gain a sense of purpose, knowledge and understanding of other ways in life, and more!

Students and faculty took a break during the October Great Parks clean-up event

Internal Volunteer Opportunities

Service Area Duration Contact
Career Closet  All year brian.hooten@sekee.net
Greenhouse All year kelly.wanstrath@sekee.net
The Surge Cupboard All year angela.haensel@sekee.net

Clubs and Organizations

New clubs and organizations must be chartered through the Office of Student Activities and the Student Government.

Students are encouraged to join clubs and organizations that appeal to their academic and social interests. Student organization offices are located in the Office of Student Activities.

Current Student Clubs and Organizations

American Culinary Federation Junior Chapter Midwest Culinary Institute Junior Chapter
Bachelor Bound Club
Black Male Initiative
Cincinnati State Baja SAE
Cincinnati State Biology Club
Cincinnati State Gamers Club
Cincinnati State National Association of Construction
Cincinnati State Women’s Network
Cincy4Christ
Creative Writing Club
CState Accelerate
Early Childhood Club
Environmental Club
Food Pantry Club
Honors Student Club
Horticulture Club
In The Zone
International Student Association
Interpreter Training Club
Leadership Club
National Society of Professional Surveyors Student Chapter
Nursing Student Organization
Phi Theta Kappa
Respiratory Care
Scrub Club
Society of Women Engineers
Spanish Club
Student Government
Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

Get involved

Hazing

What is Hazing?

Hazing as defined by the State of Ohio in the Ohio Revised code 2903.31 as: “any act or coercing another, including the victim, to do any act of initiation into any student or other organization or any act to continue or reinstate membership in or affiliation with any student or other organization that causes or creates a substantial risk of causing mental or physical harm to any person, including coercing another to consume alcohol or a drug of abuse, as a defined in section 3719.011 of the Revised Code.

Anti-Hazing Reports

Student Government

All students are encouraged to attend Student Government meetings. The Student Government is involved in student activities and acts as a liaison between students and the College administration. 

SurgeCard

The SurgeCard is the official Cincinnati State College identification card.  All Cincinnati State students and employees must have a SurgeCard with them at all times for security purposes. The initial card is free and available to active students who are registered for classes.

SurgeCard Access

The SurgeCard is the official identification card for all Cincinnati State students and employees. Your SurgeCard provides access to a variety of services at the Clifton Campus in the following areas:

Obtaining My SurgeCard

To obtain a SurgeCard, you MUST be registered for classes at Cincinnati State. Students have the option of obtaining a SurgeCard either in-person or online.

On Campus 

Visit the Student Activities Office during regular business hours, Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm. We are located in room 204 ATLC (Advanced Technology & Learning Center) on the Clifton Campus. Hours are generally extended during the first week of the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Tips

Be prepared for your photo!

  • Bring a photo ID (driver’s license, passport, state ID) and your seven-digit student ID number
  • Please do not bring hats, headgear, and sunglasses, as they are not permitted in the photo.

Online

Using laptop or computer

  • Log into your MyCstate Account
  • Click on the “Online Surge Card Office” tab
  • Click on Surge Card Request & Photo Submission Form.

Using a mobile device

  • Log into your MyCstate Account
  • Click the 3-lines (top-left)
  • Click “Online Surge Card Office
  • Scroll down, click the Surge Card Request & Photo Submission Form

Please note online requests are generally processed within a few business days of receipt and are mailed by U.S. postal mail and cannot be picked up.

Using Surge Debit

You can apply money to your SurgeCard to use for products and services on Cincinnati State’s campus.

Add funds to your SurgeCard in these ways:

  • Online with a credit/debit card through your MyCState portal. Click on the Online SurgeCard Office tab.
  • Visit Bakery Hill. Accepts cash or card.
  • Use the VTS machine located outside the Student Activities Office (ATLC 204). Accepts cash only and cannot disperse change.

After you add debit funds to your SurgeCard, you can use your card at these locations:

Free Printing with a SurgeCard

Each SurgeCard is pre-loaded with $18, giving you the ability to print 225 free black and white sheets each semester!  After reaching your free limit, additional printing can be purchased for $0.08 per sheet by adding funds to your SurgeCard (see Using Surge Debit).

Replacing Your Surgecard

Lost Cards

If your SurgeCard is lost, you can replace it either online (see Obtaining My SurgeCard) or come in-person Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Replacement cards are $10 and the fee will be charged to your student account. Check the Bursar and Cashier Office website for payment options.

Stolen Cards

Report your stolen card promptly to campus police and be sure to deactivate it to prevent unauthorized use!  Replacement of a stolen SurgeCard is free with a police report.

Deactivating your SurgeCard
If your card has been lost or stolen, you must deactivate that card.

  1. Log into your MyCstate account
  2. Click on the Online Surge Card Office tab
  3. “Click here for the new Online Surge Card Office” link
  4. Log into the Cincinnati State Online SurgeCard Office using your same log in credentials
  5. Locate and click the “Deactivation” link located at the bottom of the page and follow the prompts to deactivate your lost/stolen card.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located in the Office of Student Activities. Everyone is encouraged to bring lost items to the Student Activities Office during open hours.  If after hours, please take to the nearest office.

Photo identification must be provided when retrieving lost property.  Items are kept for 30 days and are donated to charity afterwards.  Use the contact information below to inquire about lost items.

Other Services & Resources

Health Care Alternatives

Cincinnati State is not a residential campus and does not provide student health insurance or a medical facility on campus.  The listing below provides some healthcare alternatives for students.

Ohio

Hamilton County: Health Services

513 Relief Bus Services

Ohio Department of Health (ODH): Charitable Healthcare Network

The Healing Center: UC Student Run Free Clinic

TriHealth: Good Samaritan Free Health Center

Other Cincinnati Medical Options:  Medical Resources

Kentucky

Northern Kentucky Health Department: County Health Centers

(covers Boone, Campbell, Grant, and Kenton Counties)

Additional Health Resources

Student Life Resources

Popular Student Resources

Contact Us

3520 Central Parkway
Room 204 ATLC Building

Cincinnati, OH 45223

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Office hours are extended during the first week of each semester

Phone: (513) 569-1555
Email:  studentactivities@sekee.net