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Cincinnati State's intercollegiate sports program is regionally and nationally noted for success.

Cincinnati State competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) in six sports: women’s basketball, men’s basketball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and golf. All teams compete under the rules and regulations of the NJCAA Region XII (Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio).

Cincinnati State teams have advanced to the NJCAA national championships and Surge athletes have earned All American honors.Team schedules feature high-level competition and provide exposure for student-athletes interested in continuing their athletic pursuits at four-year institutions.


The golf team has made four appearances in the NJCAA Division III national championships, and finished third in the 2011 tournament, the best finish in the program’s history. Cincinnati State also made national tournament appearances in 2006, 2010, and 2014. The Surge were Region XII champs in 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2014.

Men’s Basketball

In 2013-14, the Surge men's basketball team won a school-record 29 games, captured the OCCAC championship, and advanced to the NJCAA national tournament, in the team's fourth national appearance since 2006. The 2010 team achieved a 27-9 record and reached the championship game of the national tournament, posting a runner-up finish. Over the past decade, the team has sent 13 players to NCAA Division I institutions and 24 have gone on to play at Division II schools.

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer program has advanced to the NJCAA nationals multiple times in recent past seasons. The 2010 Surge posted a 22-3 record and were runners-up in the NJCAA national tournament. Over the past decade Cincinnati State has won eight OCCAC championships and was in the top 15 of the national rankings in each of those seasons. In the last 11 seasons, Cincinnati State has produced 15 All-Americans, 51 first team All-OCCAC players, 41 All-Region players, and 7 OCCAC Player of the Year recipients.

Women’s Basketball

The women’s basketball team advanced to the NJCAA national championship multiple times in recent past seasons and has claimed the OCCAC title eight times in the past 14 years. The 2011-12 Surge posted a program-best 32-3 record. Cincinnati State has produced 14 All-Americans, 15 All-Conference players, and three OCCAC Player of the Year recipients. A total of 15 Surge have gone on to play at four-year institutions.

Women’s Soccer

In 2013, the women’s soccer team came within a match of qualifying for the NJCAA nationals and had a runner-up finish in the NJCAA Region XII championship game. The program has earned the NJCAA Region XII title several times and has produced four All Americans. The team posted a 13-3-0 record in 2011, earning a ranking of 13th in the nation.

Women’s Volleyball

Women’s volleyball was added to the Cincinnati State sports program in 2013 and the team made a successful debut in OCCAC and NJCAA Region XII competition. The program builds on the interest and talent of the Greater Cincinnati volleyball community.

Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities 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 membership as well as social and educational events. The College encourages students to get involved in the planning and implementation of campus and social activities.

Upcoming campus events are announced to students via social media, College email and events calendars, and notices posted on campus. The Office of Student Activities is located in Room 204 of the ATLC building (Clifton 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, Room 204 of the ATLC building (Clifton Campus). 

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:

American Culinary Federation Junior Chapter at MCI
Adult Learners on Campus
American Society of Civil Engineers
Biology Club
Black Male Initiative
Cincinnati State American Chemical Society Student Chapter
Cincinnati State American Concrete Institute Student Chapter
Cincinnati State Cheerleaders
Cincinnati State Historical Club
Club of Design Excellence
Early Childhood Club
Environmental Club
Food Pantry Club
Go Club
In the Zone
International Student Association
Interpreter Training Club
Landscape Horticulture Club
Leadership Club
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
National Society of Black Engineers
Nursing Student Organization
Phi Theta Kappa
Psychology Club
Respiratory Care Club
Society of Women Engineers
Spanish Club
Student Government
Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
Veterans Student Association
Women's Empowerment Alliance of CSTCC

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, Room 204 of the ATLC building (Clifton Campus).

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, parking, and fitness center, and for admission to College sports activities. Additional uses for the SurgeCard include the bookstore, computer lab printing, food services, vending machines, day care door access for qualified parents, and other services.

Every registered student receives $15.00 on their SurgeCard each semester for free printing 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.

Parking privileges can be added to a SurgeCard after the parking fee is paid online through the student's Cincinnati State account.

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.