A member of the Invincible Marching Marauders of Central State University points at the camera

Get Involved

Light up and lead 

Everything you do here — volunteering, athletics, student government — provides a path to leadership and a way to spark positive change. From student clubs to the classroom and the greater community, you will find dozens of opportunities to connect, feed your passions, and fuel your future.  

Finding the right fit at Central State

In high school, Tyree Watson was an outcast — bullied for his fashion sense and lack of athletic ability. But he found belonging at Central State, where he played music, led the New Age Fashion Troupe, and served as a student ambassador. 

CSU grounds with tower

I traveled to Europe for free twice because I was a member of the band. 

Traci Bell-Thomas, '92
Policy Relations Administrator, Ohio Department of Medicaid

Lead with what you love

Think you might do well in politics? Want to represent Central State to the wider world? Or do you prefer to serve behind the scenes? Central State will help you uncover and express your unique leadership style. 

The Royal Court

Run for Miss or Mister Freshman and show the world what Black excellence means. By senior year, you could be vying to represent CSU as Miss Central State.

Student Government Association

The SGA works with the administration to oversee activities and make decisions that affect everyone on campus. As a member, you’ll learn to lead through cooperation and service. 

Volunteering in the community

At Central State, leadership extends beyond campus and into the community. Helping in local daycares. Doing cosmetology in shelters. Service projects with women’s groups. There are all kinds of ways to get involved and uplift others — and yourself. 

Raise up Marauder pride 

The Marauders auxiliary corps — cheerleaders, Dancing Belles, color guard, and flags — travels the country with our teams to boost spirits and represent Central State to the world. As a member, you might also compete at the Southern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference championships. 

Lead as a student-athlete

Whether you are a sprinter or a tight end, Central State helps you succeed both on the field and in the classroom. As a fighting Marauder, you will inspire pride as you hone leadership skills, including time management, teamwork, and communication.