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.
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.
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!
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April was financial literacy month! Two speakers presented information on budgeting and saving. Todd Romer gave us insight on how The Money System can help people reach their dreams and financial goals, and Meg Clark taught us about The Art and Science of Budgeting and enlightened us on how it can help you take the first step to financial success. Check out the videos!
The Art and Science of Budgeting
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.
|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|
|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|
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!
Internal Volunteer Opportunities
|Career Closet||All email@example.com|
|The Surge Cupboard||All firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cincinnati Public Library||All year|
|Cincinnati Zoo||All year|
|Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky||All year|
|Freestore Foodbank||All year|
|Friends of the Public Library||All year|
|Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati||All year|
|Hoxworth Blood Center||All year|
|Mathews 25 Ministries||All year|
|Pause for Parents, Play for Kids||All year|
|The Healing Center||All year|
|Women Helping Women||All year|
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
Creative Writing Club
Early Childhood Club
Food Pantry Club
Honors Student Club
In The Zone
International Student Association
Interpreter Training Club
National Society of Professional Surveyors Student Chapter
Nursing Student Organization
Phi Theta Kappa
Society of Women Engineers
Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Johnnie Mae Berry Library
- Computer Labs
- Fitness Center and Game Room
- William Mallory Early Learning Center door access for qualified parents
- and other services
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.
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.
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.
- 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:
- Follett Bookstore
- Bakery Hill (Receive a 5% discount at Bakery Hill when you use your Surge card.)
- Library (for printing)
- Open Computer Lab (for printing)
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
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.
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.
- Log into your MyCstate account
- Click on the Online Surge Card Office tab
- “Click here for the new Online Surge Card Office” link
- Log into the Cincinnati State Online SurgeCard Office using your same log in credentials
- 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
- Lactation Room Access
- Cincinnati State Resource Guide
Student Life Resources
Popular Student Resources
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
Phone: (513) 569-5747