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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 and relax with a variety of weekly activities that happen in the Student Center.

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 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.

Student Activity Advisory Board (SAAB) -  Works collaboratively to plan programming that enhances  student life for the Hocking College community. Through social and educational programs, trips, and campus traditions SAAB works to engage students  and is responsible for both small and large campus wide events, such as  All Hocking Learning Day, Start Week, Community Service Projects, and Homecoming. 

Members are awarded a $200 scholarship if they attend every scheduled meeting and assist/implement one large event. Anyone can be a member! Interested? Contact- Kat Colburn colburnk@hocking.edu

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Student Center Summer 2024 Building Hours

Weekdays: 8 AM - 8 PM
Weekends: 11 AM - 6 PM

Weekdays 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Tuesday & Thursday 5 PM - 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday: By Rental Only
Climbing Wall
Please call to request a climbing time


Get Active at the Student Center

The Hocking College Student Center is the living room of the campus, and home to club activities, sports, fitness, aerobics, aquatics,  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.
  • Enjoy our basketball and volleyball facilities.
  • Visit the Hawk Shop for all of your HC apparel.

The Hocking College Student Center is open to our students, staff and members daily during normal session throughout the year.

Memberships are available to the community through monthly, annual and day passes.

We also provide access to Silver Sneakers members.

If you have any questions about campus recreation or if you would like to visit our facility,  contact our Student Center at 740-753-6535.

Want to host a pool party or hold an event? Contact events@hocking.edu to schedule your next event at the Student Center.

Subscribe to the Hocking College Calendar to see all Events & Activites  View Student Activities Calendar

Experience the Great Outdoors

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.


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Our goal is to enrich lives by providing innovative services that connect people and experiences through challenges, adventure leadership and teamwork.

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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:

  • Flag Football Intramural League
  • Basketball
  • Pickleball
  • Weight Lifting Competition
  • Table Tennis

Spring Activities:

  • Basketball and Softball Intramural Leagues
  • Pickleball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf Driving Range

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There are a many ways to Get Involved at Hocking College!

Don't see any clubs you're interested in? Start your own!
For more info talk to a Student Center Staff Person or complete this form. 

View Club Meeting Calendar

Getting involved in Hocking College student clubs and organizations is a great way to meet others and pursue your personal interests. You'll find a variety of program-based clubs, honor societies and service organizations, where you can network with others who are passionate about the same topics, make connections with faculty and staff, and build skills for your career.


Rainbow Alliance:

The Rainbow Alliance Club is a safe place for anyone who wants to join. We are a judgment-free space and welcome the goofy, weird, the straight-laced, the lost, and the confident alike. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual students and those who want to be better allies to their friends and family in the LGBTQIA+ community. And those students who want to meet and socialize. This club participates in various social events including movie nights, trivia, discussions and education.

Advisor: Katie Walters - waltersk32910@hocking.edu

Future Farmers of America Alumni Collegiate Chapter:

The FFA organization prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. The Hocking College FFA chapter supports this ideology through member activities such as supporting high school FFA chapters with their endeavors, inviting/interacting with guest speakers at our meetings, planning/implementing chapter fundraising activities, and participating with recruitment as ambassadors for Hocking College and the FFA organization. The club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month in the lobby of the Natural Resource building on the first floor. 

Advisor: Debbie Arnold - arnold26378@hocking.edu 

Helpful Hawks:

Helpful Hawks Social Work Club is a club dedicated to creating a fun and friendly environment for all members. Our main purpose is to build strong foundations of friendship and camaraderie among our members. We believe in the importance of giving back to the campus as well as the community and completing acts of service. Our club meetings are held every Monday from 9-10 am in the Hawks Nest. All are welcome to attend and join us in our mission to make a positive impact on the campus of Hocking College and the surrounding community. If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact us.


The Paranormal Club:

The paranormal club hosts discussions about haunted locations, talks about personal experiences, and learns how to make and use equipment for paranormal research properly. Ghost hunts are planned and the club is open to anyone who believes in the paranormal.  For more information contact

Advisor: Jessica Handa - handaj@hocking.edu

 Fashion Club:

The Fashion Club is for students with a passion and ambition towards fashion that want to expand their creativity at Hocking College. Membership is open to any active Hocking College student (from any program). The club meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in John Light Hall, Room 363. Interested students should contact the club president, Fatima Feika (student), at feikaf@hocking.edu. 

Advisor: Coral Wedel - wedelc@hocking.edu

Meeting Calendar: Fashion Club Calendar

Epicurean Club:

 This is a club centered around enjoying the finer culinary things in life. In the past they’ve done demos on Molecular Gastronomy, DIY dried spices, Canning, Macarons and Cold Brew Coffee. They have also done a Pumpkin Carving Workshop and a field trip to Jungle Jim's. Their most recent fundraiser was for Spooky Halloween Caramel Apples. On the horizon, they plan to have demos for Sushi, Kimchi, Cheese and many others. They also plan to have a field trip to Tensuke Market, an authentic Japanese grocery store in Columbus. For possible workshops, they plan to offer Macarons and Cheese Making. Finally, they may do a Chopped-style competition. This club is open to the whole school, so you don't have to be in the Hospitality programs to join. The club meets every Tuesday at 4 p.m. unless specified otherwise. They meet at The Lodge in the Demo Kitchen in the Culinary building across the street from Main Campus.

Advisor: Corey Clary - claryc17306@hocking.edu

Wildlife Club:

The Wildlife Club is one of the oldest clubs at Hocking College and is affiliated with The Wildlife Society (student chapter), an international organization dedicated to Wildlife Research and Conservation (https://wildlife.org/).  The local student chapter participates in wildlife-related events throughout the region, attends conferences and other events that help students network in the field, complete wildlife and conservation projects on and around campus, participate in the Adopt-a-highway program, build and sell wildlife boxes (such as bird and bat boxes) to the community, and do as much community outreach regarding conservation, as possible.

Advisor: Sayre Flannagan - flannagans@hocking.edu

Swim Fitness Club

The Swim Fitness club is a freestyle and core focused club working on all muscle groups in the body. We focus on physical and mental fitness. This will be a judgement free zone and open to all levels of swimmers. We focus on swimming as hard as we can for the short hour we're in the pool along with building strong friendships in our college community.

Advisor: Chelsea Worly - worlyc@hocking.edu

Student Contact: Austin Seberig - seberiga@hocking.edu

The Rock Student Ministry:

Come as you are to The Rock Student Ministry! The Ministry was originally founded by students wanting to have a positive influence on the Hocking College campus. This student-led group provides a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone seeking to explore or deepen their Christian faith. Meetings aim to promote spiritual growth through weekly Bible Study and prayer time, and connection through various activities such as overnight retreats, movie nights, campfires, and swimming. No prior church background is needed as the Club fosters an environment where individuals can learn from one another’s perspectives and grow together in their faith journey.

Advisor: Cynthia Bauers - bauersc@hocking.edu


The International Club (I-Club)

The International Club (I-Club) at Hocking College welcomes students of all backgrounds and nationalities, fostering connections through various events throughout the year. The I-Club promotes cultural understanding and diversity, offering activities such as International Education Week and participating in cultural festivals. The Club aims to represent and support the international student community, creating opportunities for multicultural learning and collaboration with the broader college community."

Advisor: Eladio Vassell - vasselle41091@hocking.edu


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Alpha PHI Omega:

Alpha Phi Omega Interest Group is a group of service-minded students seeking to establish a new chapter of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity at Hocking College. Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed service fraternity open to all students and focuses on community service, leadership development, fellowship, and community building. As we work to establish the chapter, we will host several service events, connect with other chapters of APO, and contribute to building a positive community on Hocking's campus.

Advisor: Casanova Green - greenc35637@hocking.edu

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.  Students who are associate degree-seeking; one-year certificate/diploma-seeking; bachelor’s degree-seeking; part-time; workforce; transfer only (not earning an associate degree or certificate); previously earned another degree; international; dual enrolled with high school and college, etc. are eligible for membership if they meet the membership criteria stated in the local chapter’s bylaws. Generally, associate and bachelor’s degree students must have taken 12 hours of college-level coursework. Certificate students must have taken 6 hours of coursework.

Advisor: Terry Koons - koonst@hocking.edu.

Black Student Union:

The Black Student Union (BSU) at Hocking College is a student-run organization that advocates the needs of students at the College while engaging, teaching, discussing, and exploring the Black experience in and around campus.

This organization will plan and execute activities to encourage community and support for the student body. The BSU serves as a liaison between students of African descent and other minorities and the campus.


NSLS- (The National Society of Leadership and Success):

NSLS is the nation's largest accredited leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. 

In addition to this honorable distinction, the NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country. Members are able to list their affiliation on all statements of personal accomplishment, including their resumes.

Advisor: Terry Koons - koonst@hocking.edu.

Hocking College Naturalist Club:

Provides students with opportunities to connect with members of local natural resource clubs. Prepares students for careers in parks and museums while providing professional opportunities that foster high standards of scholarship, campus and community awareness of wildlife and historical issues.

Advisor: Cole Potts - pottsc@hocking.edu

The Forestry Club

The plan moving forward is to have potential employers or other folks from the industry come in and share their forestry experiences with the club every other meeting, and plan and carry out forestry activities(such as tree plantings, fundraising events, camp outs/hikes) the other months.

Advisor: David Runkle - runkled@hocking.edu

Rock Climbing Club:

Hocking college rock climbing club is a student run organization for new and experienced climbers alike. In the club we learn about and practice bouldering and top rope sport climbing. Club is hosted at the student center rock wall on Wednesdays from 5-8 pm. We also plan trips to local gyms and outdoor destinations. Climbing is a great way to become stronger, build community, and enjoy nature!

Advisor: Thomas Gawf - gawft@hocking.edu


Volleyball Club

We would like to give students with a passion for volleyball the opportunity to keep playing in an organized manner. We will teach anyone willing to learn the basics and get better together. Playing in a small team brings a lot of camaraderie and friendship. We plan to meet up in the student center 1-2 times a week and hold matches/tournaments or just simple games on a regular basis. We plan to organize a school tournament and connect all the people interested in giving the game a try.

Advisor: Thomas Gawf - gwarft@hocking.edu

Student Contact: Lane Kozinski - kozinskil@hocking.edu

Subscribe to the Hocking College Calendar to see all Events & Activites  View Student Activities Calendar

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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