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.

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
African Inspired Pop Art
Clifton Campus
3520 Central Parkway
ATLC-The Spot (Near the Bookstore)
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Genealogy Day
Clifton Campus
3520 Central Parkway
Room number TBA
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Hoxworth Blood Drive Van
Clifton Campus
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Bus will be located outside of the ATLC Building
Making Cards for Seniors
Clifton Campus
3520 Central Parkway
ATLC 1st Floor Student Lounge
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Making Cards for Seniors
Clifton Campus
3520 Central Parkway
ATLC 1st Floor Student Lounge
Cincinnati, OH 45223

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 2022 Prize Winners

Winner Event Name Prize
Makayla W. Resource Fair $20 Gift Card and Wallet
Sarah D. Resource Fair $50 Amazon Gift Card
Wolletta B. Resource Fair $25 Gift Card & C-State Water Bottle
Jacob M. Club Day $10 Subway Gift Card & C-State Water Bottle
Cameron J. Club Day $50 Amazon Gift Card
Feysea M. Constitution Day $25 Amazon Gift Card
Shaniya M. Constitution Day $10 Gift card and ID Holder
Ashley P. Health Fair $5 Starbucks Gift Card
Damar F. Health Fair $50 Amazon Gift Card
Hayden H. Health Fair $15 Chipotle & C-State Lanyard
Miranda W. Health Fair Starbucks Gift card & Tumbler
Breezy R. Brave Conversations $25 Amazon Gift Card
Bryce W. Brave Conversations $25 Amazon Gift Card
Max W. Brave Conversations $25 Amazon Gift Card
Alisa C. Brave Conversations $25 Amazon Gift Card
Canute H. Hispanic Heritage Week: Loteria $10 Subway Gift Card
Erin F. Hispanic Heritage Week: Loteria $10 Panera Bread Gift Card
Teresa C. Hispanic Heritage Week: Loteria $10 Panera Bread Gift Card
Dionete B Hispanic Heritage Week: Loteria $10 Subway Gift Card
Naimah E. Hispanic Heritage Week: Salsa $10 Chick-fil-A
Naquita M. Hispanic Heritage Week: Salsa $5 Starbucks Gift Card
Eremiah Hispanic Heritage Week: Salsa $5 Starbucks Gift Card
Nick D. Hispanic Heritage Week: Salsa $50 Amazon Gift Card
Alba G. Hispanic Heritage Week: Salsa $50 Kroger Gift Card
Jackie S. Hispanic Heritage Week: Trivia $25 Amazon Gift Card
Lois M. Student Community Resource Fair $25 MasterCard
Kaleb S. Student Community Resource Fair $50 Mastercard
Meeshelle E. Student Community Resource Fair $75 MasterCard
Reine K. Student Community Resource Fair $100 MasterCard
Caitlyn D. Pet Contest $50 Amazon Gift Card & $15 Petco Gift Card
Mackenzie S. Pet Contest $25 Amazon Gift Card
Faith H. Pet Contest $15 Chipotle Gift Card
Celestin C. Exam Stress Buster Week $10 Amazon Gift Card
William C. Exam Stress Buster Week $10 Amazon Gift Card
Fatoumata K. Exam Stress Buster Week $10 Amazon Gift Card
Ratika G. Exam Stress Buster Week $50 Amazon Gift Card

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 at MCI
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
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 Club
Society of Women Engineers
Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
Student Government
Scrub Club

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.

2022 Hazing Report

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 on 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 Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm.  We are located in room 204 ATLC (Advanced Technology & Learning Center).  Hours are extended during the first week of the Fall and Spring Semesters.  Summer hours will be posted at later date.

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

  • Log into your MyCstate Account
  • Click on the “Online Surge Card Office” tab
  • Click on 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.

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Contact Us

On Campus

Visit the Student Activities Office in ATLC 204!

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

Off Campus

Phone: (513) 569-5747
Email:  studentactivities@cincinnatistate.edu

Student Activities Events