Cuyahoga Community College recognizes the educational and social value of a well-integrated program of student activities.
Student Engagement provides diverse programs and services to enhance students' overall social, cultural and educational growth by promoting learning and development outside the classroom. Programs are designed to promote maximum interaction among students and between students, faculty and staff. Activities may vary each semester based upon scheduling, availability and student feedback. Visit the Student Engagement and Virtual Student Engagement webpages to learn more.
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 and leadership development. 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, Student Club and Organization and Student Leadership Certificate Program webpages for more information.
Student Centers for Multicultural Engagement
The Student Centers for Multicultural Engagement support student success in an educational environment that celebrates and actively promotes diversity and multiculturalism and fosters inclusivity and equity for all Tri-C students.
The Student Centers for Multicultural Engagement endeavor to create a welcoming and supportive atmosphere and culture that fosters a sense of belonging and safety, champions equity, eliminates barriers and creates programs that prepare individuals to understand the relationship between self, others and the community as an important component of sustained student success. Visit the Student Centers for Multicultural Engagement webpage for more information.
The Pantry is an on-campus resource that assists students in their pursuit of success at Tri-C. The Pantry provides free access to nonperishable food and personal hygiene and cleaning products for students enrolled in at least one Tri-C course. Students can present their Stomp Card to access The Pantry once a week. Visit The Pantry webpage for details.
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 twofold:
- To recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students; and
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students can rent lockers for a small fee through the Student Life and Engagement office. A Tri-C student ID (Stomp Card) 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. Westshore does not currently 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.