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Student Life

There's more to college than just going to class. At Hocking College, we offer our students ways to get involved, have fun, learn and build relationships that can last a lifetime.

You'll have the chance to learn new skills with our Outdoor Pursuits and Leisure Learning programs. You can stay active on your own or by taking fitness classes at the Student Center. Or join a club that matches your personal interests or ties into your program of study.

Getting involved increases your chance of academic success and helps you make connections that can help you in your career after you graduate.

Joining clubs and groups will make you a better student and member of the campus community. It also makes Hocking College a better, more fulfilling place for your fellow students and leaves a legacy for future Hawks to follow.

Get involved. Make a difference in your life and someone else's.

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Get Active at the Student Center

The Hocking College Student Center is the recreation hub of the campus, and home to sports, fitness, aerobics, aquatics, Outdoor Pursuits, events, clubs, graduation ceremonies and more. Students can enjoy the following:

  • Climbing wall provides an opportunity to test your limits.
  • Learn SCUBA or kayaking in our indoor pool.
  • Run or walk on our indoor track.
  • Workout in our fitness facility or in one of our group fitness classes.
  • Enjoy our basketball and volleyball facilities.

The Hocking College Student Center is open to our students and staff daily during normal session throughout the year. If you have any questions about campus recreation or if you would like to visit our facility, you may contact our Student Center Office at 740-753-6535.

Contact events@hocking.edu to host your next event at the Student Center.

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Experience the Great Outdoors

If you're looking for adventure you've come to the right place. Outdoor Pursuits will take you on some of the best trips around. Spend the weekend with us and meet new friends as you go caving, kayaking, backpacking, skiing or whitewater rafting. We offer trips most weekends throughout the school year.

For some fun around the campus, join us for a Kayak Roll Session, stay sharp with your climbing skills on the indoor climbing wall or throw a round of Disc Golf at our course outside the Student Center.

Our goal is to enrich lives by providing innovative services that connect people and experiences through challenges, adventure leadership and teamwork. Hocking College Outdoor Pursuits offers students new learning experiences and skills, while uniting them together.

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Get Physical with Intramural Sports

Intramural sports are offered throughout the year. Competitive and recreational leagues are offered for all-men, all-women and coed teams. Participation in intramural sports is free of charge (a deposit may be required) and rewards are given to sports champions. Don't see a sport you'd like to try? Let us know, we'll help you find others who are interested.

Autumn Activities:

  • Basketball, Volleyball and Flag Football Leagues
  • Indoor/Outdoor Soccer and Tennis
  • Open Basketball
  • Open Wrestling
  • Weight Lifting Competition
  • Table Tennis

Spring Activities:

  • Basketball and Softball Leagues
  • Indoor/Outdoor Tennis
  • Open Basketball
  • Open Volleyball
  • Open Wrestling
  • Table Tennis

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There are a Million Ways to Get Involved at Hocking College

Getting involved in Hocking College student clubs and organizations is a great way to meet others and pursue your personal interests. You'll find program-based clubs and organizations, where you can network with others interested in your program of study and make connections for future jobs, as well as general interest clubs. 

The Career and University Center — The Career Center is here to help students explore different career opportunities to ensure they are on the right career track.

TRIO Student Support Services TRIO offers support services including homework help, computer use, advising and social events to first-generation college students.

The Success Center Based on the ground floor of Davidson Hall, find help for all of your academic needs with tutoring, peer mentoring and learning materials and resources.

TRIO TRIO is a federally funded Educational Access program that provides student-centered support to 600 individuals who are first-generation and/or low-income students.

Anime Club - A club for students interested in creating and appreciating all forms of art.

Art Club - A club for students interested in creating and appreciating all forms of art.

Book Club - A club for students interested in reading.

Campus Ministry - A non-denominational Christian Group that participates in Bible study, prayer, worship and community service projects.

Crusade for Christ (CRU) - This organization is an extension of Ohio University's Campus Crusade for Christ in which members participate in Bible study, prayer and community outreach activities.

Future Farmers of America Alumni Collegiate Chapter  - This group helps to rally the local community around agricultural education, FFA activities and helps with coordinating activities for the local FFA chapters.

Rainbow Alliance - The Inclusion Club/Rainbow Alliance is for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender students and friends to meet and socialize. This club participates in various social events including dances, shows and trips.

Theatre Club - Students have the opportunity to participate through creative writing, performing, directing, costume design, and stage management.

Epicurean Club - Provides opportunities for cooking, catering and culinary delights.

Forestry Club - The Forestry Club is for students who are interested in Forestry.

Horse Club -The Horse Club is for students who are interested in Equine Sciences.

Interp Club - The Interp Club is for students who are interested in Natural and Historical Interpretation.

Wildlife Club - The Wildlife Club is dedicated to the education and conservation of wildlife. Students learn more about animals, their habitat, how to manage animals and how to protect them. 

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honors Society - Offers a wide range of service, leadership and scholarship opportunities to students with a good GPA. A number of scholarships are available to students who are interested in going on for a four-year degree.

Student Government - Have your say in campus decisions and programs.

Veterans Association - Organization for veterans of the armed forces and currently serving military personnel.

Hocking College Nature Center - Dedicated to conservation and education, the Hocking Woods Nature Center has various animals, encourages hands-on learning and is always looking for volunteers to help with programs.

Robbins Crossing Historical Village - Hocking College's Natural and Historical Interpretation students and community volunteers dress in period costumes and share historical information to help recreate the past and show tourists the 19th century way of life. Visitors can tour the town's old buildings and blacksmith shops, make candles, explore the gift shop, spin yarn and cook on a wood-burning stove.


Don't see any clubs you're interested in? Start your own!
Contact the Student Life office for more information.

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Become a Student-Athlete

The Department of Athletics at Hocking College is committed to instilling a passion in student-athletes to find the proper balance between participation in athletics and the educational and social life common to all students.

Students have the opportunity to try-out for eSports, archery, equestrian, men and women's basketball, men's football, and women's volleyball. 

Explore the Athletics website to learn more at athletics.hocking.edu.
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