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Student Support Services

No matter the extraordinary situation you may be facing, Columbus State wants to support you and eliminate (or at least reduce) any obstacles that may impede your academic progress while you are a student at Columbus State.


Student Engagement and Leadership

Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) coordinates programs and leadership opportunities for students to grow and become involved during their time at CSCC! Currently SEaL offers wellness, social, community service, leadership and educational programs to students at the Delaware and Columbus campuses of CSCC. SEaL offers educational programs and provides students with tools and resources to make healthy choices and teaches the 8 Dimensions of Wellness (social, emotional, spiritual, physical, intellectual, financial, environmental and mental). SEaL empowers CSCC students to achieve their full potential by living holistically. SEaL also hosts Staff members from the Ohio Benefit Bank and a Franklin County Job and Family Services:

Ohio Benefit Bank

Many college students are forced to make tough decisions every day, such as choosing between paying rent or buying food. In an effort to eliminate these choices and to help Ohioans gain access to programs that help to provide stability, the Ohio Benefit Bank is available on the Columbus campus. Please contact SEaL to learn more about this new program on campus and how to apply to receive public assistance benefits. To make an appointment, please contact Ohio Benefit Bank Counselor, Judah Gartman at jgartman@cscc.edu, (614) 287-2637, or stop by the SEaL office in Nestor Hall, Room 116.

Franklin County Job and Family Services

Ohio Works First (OWF) is a time-limited cash assistance program designed to help meet the financial needs of eligible families. OWF emphasizes employment, training, education and supportive services. Because OWF stresses personal responsibility, participants are required to sign a “Self-Sufficiency Contract.” This contract puts in writing the work activities and other obligations a participant must fulfill in order to receive cash assistance. The contract also outlines all supportive services the participant is scheduled to receive. All recipients of OWF cash benefits can also receive health care under the Medicaid program. Students at Columbus State who are enrolled in this program are required to submit paperwork regarding class attendance and completion. Participants of this particular program are eligible to receive bus passes (no other bus passes are available for distribution).

Counseling Services

Counseling Services offers personal counseling to currently enrolled students. Counseling Services can address such issues as depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug abuse, academic concerns, adjusting to stressors and many other issues. Counselors provide confidential, individual counseling sessions on a short-term basis, crisis intervention, consultation, support groups, and referral to community resources, if needed. All personal counseling sessions are free and confidential to currently en- rolled students. Counseling is available by appointment.

Veteran’s Services

Veterans Services assists veterans, guardsman, reservist and their family members in taking full advantage of all educational benefits available while making the transition from active duty to being a student at Columbus State Community College. We also provide advocacy, offer networks and resources (on and off campus) that benefit the campus community. In Delaware Hall (Room 156), Veterans Services gladly offers a space especially for veteran students to relax and/or study; regular hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.! Educational and social events are also sponsored throughout the year to build community and connections with fellow students. We look forward meeting you!