Your College. Your Connection.
In every area, and every phase of life, connections are critical for success. And college is no exception! Research shows that students who get involved with their peers, campus, and community achieve the highest rates of academic success.
Columbus State is more than your college. We’re your connection. We’ve always provided a wealth of resources focused on student well-being and success. In the current virtual environment, it’s easy to feel isolated. So it’s more important than ever to connect—to other students, to your College, and to groups and resources that interest you and remind you that you’re a part of something bigger. That you’re valued. That you belong. We’ve enhanced these services to make it easier than ever to connect to life-changing opportunities and forge lifelong relationships.
Make the Connection. Be the Connector.
Whether you’re a student looking to make a connection, or peer leader, faculty or staff member who can be a connector for students, simply explore the links below to connect to all of the resources, support, and fun you could possibly need. Then, pass the word along and become the connector by inviting others to share your connections and make their own.
Columbus State has student groups for virtually every interest. These organizations continue to meet in the virtual environment through chat, email, social media and other platforms. So you can be an active member starting this semester!
- Student Clubs and Organizations (CougarConnect) including affinity groups such as:
- Student Parents
- Peer Advocates
- M.A.N. Initiative
- Women’s Connection
- Dream Network
- Scholar Network
Campus Community Connections
While you’re connecting to your peers and the College, we’re also planning ways to connect with you! Expect to hear from us regularly throughout the semester on different topics including:
- Cougar Welcome Weeks
- First4Weeks Virtual Events
- Campus Events
- Compassion & Care
- Military and Veterans Services
Mental Health/Wellness Connections
It’s healthy to ask for help! The connection of mental and physical health is well established. Especially in times like these, when we are all feeling more stress, anxiety, and many other emotions, reaching out for help, advice, and answers is a smart commitment to your overall health.
- Personal Counseling
- Workshops for anxiety, stress, substance abuse, and more
- Hope & Help suicide prevention/awareness app
Basic Needs Connections
It’s impossible to focus on your studies with worries about food, housing, finances, or other basic needs. We’re here to connect students with the resources to help them move toward financial stability and economic mobility.
- CState Cares
- Student Advocacy
- Housing/Rent Assistance
- Mid-Ohio Market
- Federal CARES Act funding
- Community Resource Guide
Academic Success Connections
There’s a lot to learn in college. Sometimes, that even includes learning how to learn effectively! Our online resources are easy to access to develop good study habits, dig deeper into your courses, and help you stay on track to success.
Career and Leadership Connections
Often, the connections you make in college are maintained as you begin your career. Start making those connections with our many career-focused services. You can also research your chosen career path, get help with job searching, learn how to be a stand-out candidate, and more.
- Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL)
- Career Services
- Student Employment
- Student Ambassadors
- National Society for Leadership and Success
We recognize that access to technology is critical to your success. If you are currently enrolled or planning to enroll for Autumn Semester 2020 and you don’t have the technology you need to learn online, we can help. Columbus State has a supply of Chromebooks and mobile hot spots for WiFi access available for loan to eligible students.
- If you are interested in borrowing a personal computer from Columbus State, please complete the Personal Computer Loan Agreement. If you are also interested in borrowing a device that can be used as a mobile hot spot from Columbus State, please also complete this hot spot borrowing agreement.
- IT Support is available free to students by calling (614) 287-5050 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need assistance with something not listed on this page? Contact Student Central at (614) 287-5353 or chat live with a Student Central specialist during regular business hours at cscc.edu/studentcentral.