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Community Service


serving our communityStudent Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) builds community partnerships and connects students with volunteer opportunities. SEaL challenges CSCC students to make an impact in our community.

Student volunteers understand that their role is to be a positive change agent, to influence others and create a vision. Additionally, student volunteers maintain integrity and accountability; being a role model and person of your word, while learning how to use individual strengths successfully are all important to leadership development.

Please review the opportunity calendar; if you have a particular interest and/or would like to learn more about serving our community, please contact a SEaL team member.

For more information about Serving Our Community, please contact:

Michelle Weiser ǀ Assistant, Community Service and Student Clubs
Student Engagement and Leadership
(614) 287-2857 |

Spencer Harris ǀ Student Coordinator, Student Ambassador Leadership Program
Student Engagement and Leadership
(614) 287-3621 |

Kimberly Rhyan ǀ Director
Student Engagement and Leadership
(614) 287-2674 |
FAX (614) 287-3683


Upcoming Events

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Addressing the Fierce Urgency of Now
Presented by: Global Diversity and Inclusion, Student Engagement and Leadership, Service-Learning OAA Committee, Honors Program, Student Conduct, Title IX, and Cougars for the Community

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. Columbus State has planned a week of programs focused on education, action, and reflection. The week of programs will inform students about becoming engaged citizens
through freedom of speech and learning the steps to promote social justice on campus and in the community.

Serve Your Community and Take Action
Monday – Wednesday,
January 12 – 14, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Nestor Hall Atrium

Make a difference and learn about how you can get involved and take action. On-campus service projects will address the "fierce urgency of now"
while meeting the needs of our local community.

MLK Annual Celebration, Featuring Rev. Al Sharpton
Thursday, January 15, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Conference Center Ballroom, Center for
Workforce Development
Hosted by Global Diversity and Inclusion

Join Global Diversity and Inclusion for Columbus States Annual Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Celebration. This celebration honors the memory and life of Dr. King and features an array of musical guests and speakers.

Selma Film Screening & Discussion
Friday, January 16, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Transportation provided at 12:30 p.m.
Meet in front of Nestor Hall,
facing Mt. Vernon Ave.
Gateway Theater, South Campus
Gateway, 1550 N High St

This film expresses the story of Martin Luther King, Lyndon Baines Johnson and the civil rights marches that changed America. Following the film, there will be a 20 minute question and answer session. Seating is limited, RSVP in OrgSync
by January 16. A $3 suggested donation will benefit the Boys and Girls Club, Milo-Grogan.

Martin Luther King Day March & Program
Monday, January 19, 3:45 p.m. & 5:15 p.m.
King Arts Complex & Lincoln Theater
Hosted by the City of Columbus &
Community Relations Commission

The celebration will kick off with the annual Martin Luther King Day March which will begin from The King Arts Complex at 3:45 p.m. Columbus State students will meet in the parking garage at 3:30 p.m. and walk to the Long Street Bridge to join the march. Participants of the march are encouraged to wear warm clothing and bring banners representative of their school, organization or city department. Everyone is encouraged to attend the free Martin Luther King Jr. Day program at Lincoln Theater from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

MLK Global Café: Addressing the Fierce Urgency of Now
Wednesday, January 21, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Nestor Hall, West Lounge

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was on Monday, January 19th but what about the "Urgency of NOW?" The Global Café will inform students about becoming engaged citizens through freedom of speech and learning the steps to promote social justice on campus and in the community.

BLOOD DRIVES (Nestor Hall Study Lounge) 

Columbus State Community College hosts Blood Drives each semester; The Red Cross accepts both appointments and walk-ins.  To schedule an appointment, please visit: and type in Sponsor Code: cougars

Any questions? Call (614) 287-5092.

Serve our community & give at one of CSCC’s Blood Drives:

January 12, 2015
January 26, 2015
February 10, 2015
February 23, 2015
March 23, 2015
April 8, 2015
April 28, 2015