Campus Life Services


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 these sports:

  • Basketball (men's and women's teams)
  • Soccer (men's and women’s teams)
  • Volleyball (women's team)
  • Golf (men's team)

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.

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, 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:

Adult Learners on Campus
American Culinary Federation Junior Chapter at MCI
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 (CODE)
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
Young Print Media Professionals

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.