Tri-C recognizes the educational, recreational and social values of a well-integrated program of student activities.

Student Life, Athletics and Recreation provides diverse programs and services to enhance students' overall social, cultural and educational growth by promoting learning and development outside of the classroom. Programs are designed to promote maximum interaction among students and between students, faculty and staff. Activities may vary each semester depending upon scheduling, availability and student feedback. Visit the Student Life, Athletics and Recreation webpage and virtual engagement webpage for detailed information.

Activities, Clubs and Organizations

Every student is welcome to participate in a variety of activities ranging from student government, diversity programming, student clubs and organizations, co-curricular programming, leadership development and recreation activities. Opportunities include student leadership certification, etiquette training, planning lectures, dramas, entertainment and various educational programs. Student organizations cover a wide spectrum of interests to meet student needs. Visit the virtual student engagement webpage, student club and organization webpage and Student Leadership Certificate Program webpage for more information.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Tri-C is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and participates with other two-year colleges from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. 

The official colors of Tri-C's athletic programs are teal, white and black. The College mascot is the Triceratops. Intercollegiate sports offered include men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, women’s cross country, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s basketball and women’s basketball. Visit the Athletics webpage for more information.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society for community college students. It provides opportunities for leadership development and service, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for scholars, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is two-fold:

  1. To recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students; and
  2. To provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

Society membership opens opportunities for competitive national and regional scholarships, including more than $37 million in transfer scholarships available at more than 700 four-year colleges and universities. Visit ptk.org and ohio-region.ptk.org for more information.

Tri-C has four chapters: Alpha Epsilon Eta (Eastern), Alpha Zeta Delta (Metropolitan), Chi Omega (Western) and Beta Upsilon Beta (Westshore). Students are invited to join the society based on completion of at least 12 credits at the 1000-2000 level with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. A one-time membership fee helps support chapter activities as well as the regional and national organizations.

Interested students should contact the faculty advisor at their campus. Visit Tri-C's Phi Theta Kappa webpage for contact information.

Student Government

Student Government provides a voice for all Tri-C students. Each campus has its own Student Government. A Collegewide governing body, the Joint Student Council, comprises the Student Government president and vice president from each campus and the Board Student Scholar. Students who demonstrate exceptional leadership ability may be recognized with special awards and stipends. Students interested in Student Government and other governance opportunities should contact the Student Life and Engagement office on their campus. Visit the Student Government webpage for more information.

Student Newspaper: The Voice

Tri-C supports its student newspaper, The Voice, which publishes Collegewide information inclusive of each of the four campuses. Students interested in joining the newspaper staff or contributing articles should email jimi.izrael@tri-c.edu.

Recreation Facilities

Tri-C is committed to providing students, faculty and staff with quality athletics and recreation programs. Tri-C offers athletics and recreation designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of physical fitness and improve students’ recreational and athletic skills.

Eastern Campus indoor facilities include a gymnasium, swimming pool, exercise room, weight room, locker rooms and shower facilities, dance studio and a newly resurfaced indoor track. Outdoor facilities include an all-weather track and an open field. Visit the Eastern Campus Recreation webpage for more information.

Metropolitan Campus indoor facilities include a fitness center, gymnasium, swimming pool, weight training room, dance studio, and locker and shower facilities. Classroom space is available for wellness group instruction, workshops and seminars. Visit the Metropolitan Campus Recreation webpage for more information.

Western Campus indoor facilities include a fitness center, gymnasium, swimming pool, and locker and shower facilities. Outdoor facilities include an all-weather track, soccer fields, lighted baseball field and softball field. Visit the Western Campus Recreation webpage for more information.

Lockers

Students can rent lockers for a small fee through the Student Life and Engagement office. A Tri-C student ID is required at time of rental. There are a limited number of lockers available at each campus; therefore, rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see individual campuses for locker locations. Metropolitan and Westshore campuses currently do not rent lockers.

Voter Registration Service

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has authorized Tri-C's Student Life and Engagement offices to offer the opportunity for students to register to vote. The office is also able to receive change-of-address notifications for voting purposes. Visit the Board of Elections webpage for online voter registration information.