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. But in the current hybrid environment, it’s easy to feel isolated. That's why 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, please explore the links below to connect to resources, support, and fun. 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 many interests. 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.
- Help with Food, Housing and other Essential Needs
- Housing/Utilities Assistance
- Mid-Ohio Market
- Federal CARES Act funding
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 Inclusion
- Career Services
- Student Employment
- Student Ambassadors
- National Society for Leadership and Success
Access to technology is critical to your success. If you are currently enrolled or planning to enroll and you don’t have internet access or access to a computer you need to learn online, the federal Student Emergency Relief Grant can help. Learn More