Campus Life

Office of Student Engagement & Support

You’re ready for college, and you want the complete ride. Thankfully, you chose Cleveland State Community College, where we make every effort to provide the total college experience.

In addition to classroom participation and studies, you’ll have ample opportunity to interact with the entire campus community. Whether you participate in Student Senate, Student Host Ambassadors, or one of more than 15 campus organizations, your college experience will be full and unforgettable!

Don’t think you want to get involved? You may be interested to learn that those who do get involved in campus activities are more likely to have a successful, enjoyable college experience and develop lifelong relationships more often. Ready now? Then look around to see what CSCC offers to make college a great experience!

Clubs & Organizations

Have plans to make your imprint on the culture of Cleveland State Community College? Want to make great memories of your time in college? Achieve that and more by joining a club or organization at CSCC. Look below for a listing of some of the clubs and organizations that already exist, or gather some folks who share your interests and start your own!

 

Interested in joining a club or two (or three or four!)?? The clubs are all described below. Click below to access the clubs sign-up, where you can enter your contact info and have it automatically sent to the club advisors for the groups you select.

Clubs are labeled if they hold physical meetings at the Athens Center.

 

Clubs

Agriculture Club (Meets at McMinn Higher Education Center)
Alpha Delta Nu - Beta Omicron Chapter
AV Club
Baptist Collegiate Ministries (Also meets at McMinn Higher Education Center)

This club has its own facility adjacent to the Cleveland campus. The BCM has a spiritual program for people of all faiths. This organization participates in mission trips, retreats, and other fellowship activities. During non-pandemic times, free lunch is provided on Thursdays to all students, and the center is open each day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Contact Steven Johnston, BCM Sponsor (bcmcleveland@gmail.com), or Liz Mosley in H-113B or at extension 363 for more information.

C.E.O. Club

C.E.O. (Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization) purpose is to promote the entrepreneurial mindset and growth of students. The C.E.O. club provides a forum of interation between students and community entrepreneurs. For more information please visit our Entrepreneurship & Innovation website or email entrepreneurship@clevelandstatecc.edu.

The Curtain Call Society

This is a club that encourages students to use their talents in theater production and performance opportunities. Theater not only requires actors but also stage hands, artists, technical support, and creative people. Students will get to learn a little more about drama and its process and also meet and fellowship with other “thespians” who enjoy theater. Curtain Call is a chance to feed those who have a passion for theater or perhaps spark interest in others. No previous dramatic experience is necessary. For more information, contact Holly Shiveley in H105 or ext. 418.

Education Club (Also Meets at McMinn Higher Education Center)

The Education Club supports the field of education (k-12), assists the college with recruiting and retaining students, and promotes a spirit of friendship among students interested in improving the field of education. Membership is open to all Cleveland State students with an interest in education, particularly to those planning or considering a career in the field of education. Contact sponsor Margaret Horton (ext. 371) for more information.

Grub Club (Meets at McMinn Higher Education Center)

During non-pandemic semesters, the Grub Club meets every Wednesday for lunch at the McMinn Higher Education Center. Contact Elizabeth Ann Brown (ebrown05@clevelandstatecc.edu) for more information.

Health & Fitness Club (Also Meets at McMinn Higher Education Center)

This club enhances student life through various fitness, health and nutrition
related activities. For more information, contact the McMinn Higher Education Center or email either Kim Howard at khoward09@clevelandstatecc.edu or Winona Christiansen at wchristiansen@clevelandstatecc.edu.

History & Culture Club (Also meets at McMinn Higher Education Center)

This club brings together students regularly to pursue student interest in history and other related subjects. This includes field trips, discussions, and planned events on campus that focus on history and culture. See Robert Ellis (rellis01@clevelandstatecc.edu) for more information.

LEO Club

This club serves our community and is sponsored by the Lions Club. The LEO Motto is Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity. As a club we help serve the community by participating in different community service projects and contribute as responsible members of our community. Our goal is to promote student engagement both on and off campus and develop leadership skills. Students will gather to SERVE the community with opportunities available. For more information contact Juliann Mathis jmathis02@clevelandstatecc.edu or 423-473-2427.

The Lost Table Club (TTRPG)

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Real DM: You’ve been attempting this for 2 hours. Please, I’m begging you, stop trying to find a black market dealer that sells illegal cyberweapons for rodents and just investigate the plot hook.

Medical Assisting Student Association

This club promotes the identity and stature of its members and the medical assisting profession through community service, education and providing credentials. For information, contact the Medical Assisting Program Director at ext. 702.

Multicultural Club

This club promotes awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diverse cultures and backgrounds. We aim to celebrate students’ differences to encourage understanding and create a more diverse campus. For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Carolina Roman, at ext. 421 or mroman@clevelandstatecc.edu (U-102/108B).

The CSCC Library's Pages Book Club (Also meets at McMinn Higher Education Center)

The library hosts several Pages Book Club sections each semester. Meet new people, get a free book, maybe even earn some extra credit! There are also online-only sections of the club. Sign-up at the beginning of each semester. Contact Tamara Greer for more information (tgreer01@clevelandstatecc.edu, x789)

The Philosophy Club
Phi Theta Kappa (Also meets at McMinn Higher Education Center)

This club is the international honor society that recognizes the achievement among students at two year colleges. The largest honor society in the world, Phi Theta Kappa membership is invitation only. Membership is offered in fall and spring to students that show outstanding academic performance. Membership entitles you to the privilege of special recognition at graduation, eligibility for over $36 million dollars in scholarship funds, and the opportunity to develop friendships and leadership skills that will last a lifetime. Contact Kimberly Harrington (ext. 499) for more information.

Quill & Ink Creative Writing Club

The Quill and Ink Creative Writing Club is a fun space where everyone is welcome to share stories, journals, ideas, and/or spoken word poetry and artistic creations. We often host events such as editing and publishing workshops and journaling for mental health. All are welcome to come join in or to just sit and listen. If you share a common love of writing, reading, and creating, we encourage you to reach out to us! For more information, contact Susie Fries (ext 347 or H-220).

Skills USA

This club is available to CSCC students interested in communicating with their peers in our various fields of study incorporated within the SkillsUSA Competitions at the local, state and national levels. SkillsUSA is a leadership organization for career and technical students in secondary and college level institutions. You can find out more about the club by contacting Chuck Barkley at cbarkley@clevelandstatecc.edu. For more info on SkillsUSA, please visit their website at www.skillsusa.org.

Speech & Debate

Speech and Debate will help you discover the power of the spoken word — to influence, to inspire, to express for an audience feelings that are buried in them that they have not articulated. Subsequently, individuals actively engaging in Speech and Debate activities are often more prepared to speak clearly during interviews, demonstrate a professional presence, and clearly explain ideas and abilities, especially when put on the spot. Indeed, there are many reasons why debating in college can lead to you debating all the job offers on the table post-graduation! This team practices weekly at both Cleveland and the McMinn Higher Education Center, as well as travels to tournaments. See coach Laurie Rowland (ext. 333) for more information.

STEM Club (Also Meets at McMinn Higher Education Center)

This club is open to engineering majors and students interested in STEM careers. The purpose is to provide an environment for students to meet, communicate, and collaborate with other STEM students and faculty. The group seeks to provide opportunities to interact with representatives from 4-year institutions and local business leaders, as well as informing students of internship and cooperative education opportunities. For more information, contact Darrell Oakley in S201C or ext. 791.

Student Art League

Student Art League is a place where artists and people with an interest in art come together to create opportunities for visual art related events on and off campus. You do not have to be an artist to join. For more information, contact Bethany Coffin (ext. 431 or G-024).

Student Senate

Student Senate is the students’ voice to the administration. The Student Senate strives to improve the quality of student life through legislation as well as through the programs and activities it promotes. Contact Office of Student Engagement and Support (ext. 421 or office U102/108b) for more information.

The Wildlife Society

The Wildlife Society at Cleveland State serves to connect students with professionals in the Wildlife and Fisheries field and to provide hands-on experience in Wildlife Management techniques. Interested in becoming a part of this engaging organization? Contact Robert Brewer at rbrewer@clevelandstatecc.edu or 423-473-2342 for more information.

Guidelines & Standards

Club standards, established for recognized student organizations of Cleveland State Community College, are as follows:

  • To have one or more advisors who are members of the college faculty or staff.
  • To submit to the Dean of Students Office no later than October of each year, a report consisting of:
    • A complete list of eligible officers and members.
    • A general statement of purpose or constitution and bylaws.
    • The signature of acceptance of the advisor. (The group advisor must approve this report.)
    • Names of officers for the coming year.
    • Name of Student Senate representative and alternate.
  • To limit membership to students of Cleveland State Community College.
  • To limit activities of the group, and in so far as possible those of its individual members, to conduct which is within the limits of city, country, state, federal and college regulations.
  • To recognize the president of the group as the administrative head spokesman. He/she signs petitions for the group and agrees to the college regulations.

Any social functions scheduled must be submitted on a form and approved by the Vice President of Student Services.

Failure to meet these prescribed standards or for the infraction of any regulation of the Vice President of Student Services may be penalized by:

  • Denial of recognition of the group as an organization.
  • Denial of use of college facilities.
  • Forfeiture of right to representation in other college organizations, Student Senate, etc.
  • Forfeiture of right to representation in the Student Handbook or other publications.
  • Denial of privilege of some or all social activities for a definite period.
  • Forfeiture of right to function as a group, including forfeiture of charter. The vice president of Student Services and the president of CSCC must approve this penalty.

Fitness Center

A well-equipped facility with a variety of cardiovascular equipment, strength training equipment and free weights is available at no charge to all current Cleveland State Community College students and employees. The center is staffed with friendly professionals who can help you understand the equipment, create an exercise program to meet your needs and interests or offer to spot you when lifting weights.

A Cleveland State student ID must be presented to gain access to the Fitness Center. Stop in today and let us help you start exercising your way to a healthier lifestyle.

If you have a friend or know someone who wishes to utilize the CSCC Fitness Center but is not a student or employee, community memberships are available for $15 per month, $50 per semester (Fall, Spring or Summer) or $125 per year.

Equipment Checkout

Basketballs, tennis rackets and balls for use in the gymnasium are available at the control desk in the Fitness Center. You may check out equipment by providing the center with something of personal value.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
*All hours are subject to change, especially during summer sessions and college breaks.

Food Pantry

The Cleveland State Cougar Den Food Pantry has been established to address the short-term food insecurity among our student body. It operates through generous donations from our dedicated staff, faculty, and students. In addition, we have secured partnerships with various businesses and non-profit organizations to guarantee that we can fully support the nutritional needs of our students at no cost.

Cougar Den Food Pantry Hours of Operation:

Cleveland Campus
Office of the Student of Engagement and Support
Student Center Building U-108b
MON-FRI 8am-4:30pm

McMinn Higher Education Center
Off-Campus Instructional Site
Student Vending Lounge
M-126
MON-FRI 8am-4:30pm

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Engagement and Support at 423.614.8744.

Student Leadership

Are you a born leader? Do you enjoy giving back to the community? Do you want to have a fun college experience? Cleveland State has many activities, clubs and services that student can get involved in to help make their college experience rewarding and memorable. There are many opportunities offered that can help empower and prepare you for your future.

You can get involved in Student Senate, join various clubs, participate in campus events or become involved in community service activities through Service Learning.

Take the first step toward growing your leadership potential by stopping by the Office of Student Engagement and Support (U102/108b) for further details.