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Campus Life May 27


Tobacco Free College begins July 1


If you are new to Columbus State this semester, or coming back after a short hiatus, you may not have heard that the college will become tobacco free, both inside and out, on July 1. 

What does this mean for students, faculty, staff, and visitors? 

Like The Ohio State University a year ago, Columbus State will ban the use of all tobacco products within the borders of our campuses—on the Columbus Campus, the Delaware Campus, and the Regional Learning Centers throughout the community.

Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco products like snuff and chew, as well as e-cigarettes and vaping devices.  These products are not to be used indoors or outdoors, including in parking lots and in personal vehicles when on campus property. 

Why are we doing this?

The Ohio Board of Regents requested that all Ohio colleges and universities enact Tobacco Free policies to protect the health of students and employees, and to prepare students for the tobacco free workplaces they will be encountering after graduation.  A tobacco free campus is a healthier, cleaner and safer place to study and work.

You can read much more about Columbus State’s Tobacco Free College Policy online here.  There are cessation resources, counseling programs, and wellness programs offered free of charge to all students interested in quitting their use of tobacco products.

Small four-week cessation classes (The American Cancer Society’s Fresh Start© Program) will be offered free to students on Mondays from June 8 through June 29, at 4:00 p.m. in the Library Studio, first floor, and Tuesdays, July 6 through 29, at 12:00 p.m. in Delaware Hall 106.

We know that this transition will be difficult for some, and we appreciate your cooperation in helping us make Columbus State the healthiest community college in the state!


Free produce market is coming to Columbus State June 16


Mid Ohio Foodbank will offer a free Fresh Produce Market on the Columbus State campus Tuesday, June 16, from noon to 2:00 p.m. on the center courtyard. The Produce Market is a free distribution point for many types of fresh fruits and vegetables for those who may not be able to afford to buy them regularly for themselves and their families.  At these events a Foodbank truck delivers at least 10,000 pounds of fresh produce and bread and bakery products to the community location. This large community event relies on the hard work of the Foodbank, its partner agencies and many volunteers to serve upwards of 200 families per market.

No proof of financial need will be necessary to visit the Produce Market, however Mid Ohio Foodbank will be collecting information from those who visit the market, in order to share future market dates with students, employees, and local community members who might benefit from the distribution.


FOCUS2: New major, career, and education planning system now available

Career Services is pleased to announce the launch of FOCUS2, an interactive, self-guided career and education planning system. The online tool is designed to help you make decisions about your career and education plan.

FOCUS2 includes assessments of skills, work interests, personality, values, and leisure time. Discover occupations that match your personal preferences and attributes. FOCUS2 also allows you to learn how occupations align with educational programs offered at Columbus State. Create a career action plan and portfolio that will guide you towards achieving your goals!

If you are undecided about your major, we invite you to visit the FOCUS2 web site at:

Follow the instructions to take the assessment, then call the Office of Career Services at 287-2782 to schedule an appointment with a career counselor to discuss the results you’re your assessment.


More healthy Summer Semester fun right here on campus

Join the fun with these Summer Semester recreation activities:

Wise & Well, Walk & Learn: This active and engaging walking club will take place twice a week discussing a variety of wellness topics as we tour downtown Columbus.  Walks will take place Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Fridays at 10:00 a.m., from May 26 through August 7.

Self Defense Series: These 30-minute self-defense techniques classes will offer the basics in self-defense to help build your confidence and awareness for your personal safety. The series will run June 17 and July 15 at 12:00 p.m. in Delaware Hall 083.

Recreation Classes: This summer the following group fitness classes will be taking place in Delaware Hall 158, from June 1 through July 31.

Mondays: Kettlebell Conditioning at 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: Boot camp fitness at 12:00 p.m.
Fridays: Total Body Conditioning at 11:00 a.m. and Yoga at 12:00 p.m.


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