Campus Life Services


Cincinnati State athletics provide opportunities for students to enhance their overall experience at the college by encouraging lifelong wellness, sportsmanship, and academics.

Cincinnati State currently fields teams in two sports: women’s and men’s soccer.

Teams regularly compete under the rules and regulations of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII (Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio) and play a competitive junior college schedule. After playing for the Surge, many student-athletes have gone on to play for four-year institutions.

More information is available in the Athletics section of the College website.

Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities, located in Room 204 of the ATLC building (Clifton Campus), provides services and programming for all students. These activities provide experiential learning options outside the classroom, promoting lifelong learning and building skills needed for academic success and college completion.

Student Activities provides opportunities for students to participate in a diverse range of activities and events on- and off-campus, including club/organization memberships as well as social and educational events. Students are encouraged to get involved in the planning and implementation of campus events and social activities.

Upcoming campus events are announced to students via College email and social media accounts, events calendars, and notices posted on campus.

Clubs and Organizations

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. 

New clubs and organizations must be chartered through the Office of Student Activities and the Student Government. Additional information is available from the Office of Student Activities.

Current student clubs and organizations are:

Adult Learners on Campus
American Culinary Federation Junior Chapter at MCI
American Society of Civil Engineers
Black Male Initiative
Cincinnati State Baja SAE
Cincinnati State Beekeeping Club
Cincinnati State Biology Club
Cincinnati State Chapter of SkillsUSA
Cincinnati State Cheer Team
Cincinnati State Gamers Club
Cincinnati State Historical Club
Cincinnati State Women’s Network
Creative Writing for Cincinnati State
Early Childhood Club
Environmental Club
Food Pantry Club
Health & Fitness Club
Honors Club
Horticulture Club
In the Zone
International Student Association
Interpreter Training Club
Leadership Club
Nursing Student Organization
Phi Theta Kappa
Psychology Club
Respiratory Care Club
Society of Women Engineers
Spanish Club
Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

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. Additional information is available through the Office of Student Activities.

Surge Cards

Surge Card

Every student enrolled in classes is required to have a College identification card (SurgeCard) with them at all times for security purposes. The initial SurgeCard is free and is available from Student Activities, in Room 204 of the ATLC building (Clifton Campus), after a student has registered for classes that semester.

The SurgeCard is required to use some campus services such as the Library, the Fitness Center, computer lab printing, and admission to College sports activities. Additional uses for the SurgeCard include the bookstore, food services, day care door access for qualified parents, and other services.

Every registered student receives a credit for $15.00 on their SurgeCard each semester to be used for printing documents in College computer labs.

To replace a lost SurgeCard, go to the Cashier’s office in the Main Building (Clifton Campus) and pay a $10.00 fee. Bring the receipt for this payment to the Student Activities office and a replacement SurgeCard will be issued.

A SurgeCard is required to obtain information about available financial aid funds that can be used to purchase books in the College bookstore. Financial aid funds are never deposited on the SurgeCard.

More information about SurgeCards is available from the Student Activities Office, or phone (513) 569-5747.