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 the overall social, cultural, and educational growth of students by promoting learning and development outside of the classroom. The programs are designed to promote maximum interaction among students and between students, faculty, and staff. Tri-C programs are developed to offer a diverse co-curricular experience and in response to student requests and needs. Activities offered may vary each semester depending upon scheduling, availability, and student feedback.

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, as well as numerous Tri-C and campus committees.

Students can participate in co-curricular activities including student leadership certification, etiquette training, planning lectures, dramas, entertainment, and various educational programs.

Student organizations cover a wide spectrum of interests to meet the needs of students. Further information may be obtained from the Student Life Office on each campus.

The following clubs and organizations may be found on one or more of the Tri-C campuses each semester:

  • Access Club
  • Active Minds at Cuyahoga Community College
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Association of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Technology Club
  • Biology Club
  • Business Club
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Campus Ministry
  • Captioning and Court Reporting Club
  • Circle K International
  • Commuter Club
  • Creative Arts Student Alliance (C.A.S.A.)
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dietetic Tech Club
  • Digital Cinema Club
  • Disney Fanime’ Club
  • Drama Club
  • Educators of Today and Tomorrow Club
  • Electroneurodiagnostic Techonology Club
  • Engineering Club
  • Eta Sigma Delta Hospitality Management Honor Society
  • Focus on Christ Club
  • French Club
  • Graphics Arts Club
  • Health Information Management Club
  • Hospitality Management Club
  • Interior Design Student Association (INTD-A)
  • Information Technology Student Association
  • International Club
  • Japanese Culture Club
  • Journalism Club
  • Lambda Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Mathematics Club
  • Medical Assisting Club
  • Medical Laboratory Technology Club
  • Multicultural International Club
  • Music Club
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Nuclear Medicine Club
  • Nursing Student Association
  • Occupational Therapy Assistanting Club
  • PA Student Falkenstein Society
  • Personal Finance and Investment Club
  • Pharmacy Club
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Philosophy Club
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals
  • Personal Finance Investment Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Physical Therapy Club
  • Pottery Club
  • Religious Clubs
  • Respiratory Care Club
  • Russian Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper, The Voice
  • Students In Free Enterprise (S.I.F.E.)
  • Student Nurses' Association
  • Student Peace Alliance
  • Theatre Arts Club
  • Tri-C Entrepreneur Club
  • Tri-C Game Design Club
  • Veterans Today Club
  • Vet-Tech Club
  • Xtreme Fitness and Wellness Club

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.  Independent contests are scheduled with colleges from Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, and Illinois.

The official colors of Tri-C athletic programs are teal, white and black. The name of Tri-C’s teams is the “Challengers.” Intercollegiate sports offered are: men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, women’s cross country, women’s indoor and outdoor track & field, men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for students in community colleges. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, it provides opportunities for the development of leadership 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. recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students; and
  2. 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 over 700 four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ptk.org and www.ohioptk.org for more information.

Tri-C has four chapters: Alpha Epsilon Eta (East), Alpha Zeta Delta (Metro), Chi Omega (West) 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 to support chapter activities as well as the regional and national organizations.

Interested students should contact the faculty advisor at their respective campus; contact information can be found on the Tri-C Phi Theta Kappa website: www.tri-c.edu/ptk.

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 the students’ recreational and athletic skills.

The Eastern Campus indoor facilities include a gymnasium, swimming pool, exercise room, weight room with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, secure locker rooms and shower facilities, dance studio, and a newly resurfaced indoor track. Outdoor facilities include an all-weather track and an open field.

The Metropolitan Campus indoor facilities include a fitness center, gymnasium, swimming pool, weight training room, dance studio, and locker and shower rooms. The Recreation & Wellness Center is equipped with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, studio classroom space for group instruction, locker room facilities, and a demonstration kitchen for workshops/seminars.

The indoor facilities at the Western Campus include a fitness center, gymnasium, swimming pool, weight training room, and locker and shower rooms. Outdoor facilities provided are an all-weather track, soccer fields, lighted baseball field, and softball field.