May 25, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2017 - 2018 
Graduate Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Programs

Career Services Center

The Career Services Center, located on the second floor of Rhodes Tower West, provides graduate students and alumni with a full range of services in the career development process, including the programs listed below. For more information, visit the Career Services Web site at

Career Preparation Workshops for Graduate Students

Career workshops are specifically designed for graduate students. The workshops provide career insight, job readiness, and fulfill the requirements for participation in the Cooperative Education Program. A schedule of workshops is available in the Career Services Center.

The Career Resources Library

The Career Resources Library contains reference materials that include industry and corporate directories; information and literature on local, national, and international companies; a videotape collection on career and professional development; a collection of publications concerning career assistance; and computer access to career and employer data. The library also contains a reference section featuring recently posted job notices and internships.

Job Location and Development

Job Location and Development is a federally funded program designed to help all Cleveland State students find part-time and seasonal work while still in school. A Career Services Coordinator can assist students in locating these opportunities.

Career Counseling

One-to-one career exploration and career development counseling is available to all graduate students at Cleveland State. Career Coordinators are assigned to specific majors, for which they have developed competencies. Students should call the Career Services Center to make appointments with Career Coordinators who specialize in their majors.

Cooperative Education

Graduate students may elect to participate in the Cooperative Education Program. Students in the Co-op Program can choose either part-time semesters or full-time alternate semesters of paid, career-related employment that allows them to apply academic theory to on-the-job problems. In addition to enabling students to gain practical, career-related experience in a field, the co-op experience can assist in financing graduate studies. Students interested in this program should contact the Career Services Center, located on the second floor of Rhodes Tower (West Wing); telephone (216) 687-2233.

Campus Employment

Excellent opportunities exist for part-time student employment on campus. Students employed on campus can develop valuable skills and have the convenience of working flexible hours. Both federal work-study and non-workstudy positions are available. Jobs are posted at

Student Activities

At Cleveland State University we provide a wide array of campus wide programs for students to enjoy outside the classroom. Frequently sponsored by Campus Life or the Campus Activities Board those events include social events, lectures, dances, holiday celebrations, cultural festivals, and concerts. Some examples are Welcome Week, Camp Vike, Magnus Fest, Glow Party, Springfest, Homecoming, Family Weekend, and many more. If you are interested in volunteering to help plan these events, or if you want more information about attending them, contact the Student Life staff at (216) 687-2048 or e-mail at Most events are free with your CSU Student ID.

The City is Our Campus Ticket Program

The city is YOUR campus so take advantage of all the engaging opportunities Cleveland offers by purchasing discounted tickets with your CSU Student ID. Please check out our current semester calendar of events on our website. Any questions about upcoming ticket sales can be directed to If you have suggestions for a future ticket sale don’t hesitate to email, suggestions are ALWAYS welcome!  

Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student organization whose primary function is to plan and facilitate cultural, social, recreational, and educational events for the CSU community. Annually they plan around 70 events for campus that include but are not limited to, concerts, comedians, outdoor festivals, cultural celebrations, movie nights, and everything in-between. CAB is responsive to student interests, with a primary goal of fostering campus community and unity.

CAB is always looking for students to assist with events and also have several leadership opportunities available for students. If you are interested in joining CAB or have a question for them they can be reached at You can also fill out there “work with us” tab on their website and the Vice President will be in touch. Feel free to stop by their office, SC 332 to learn more about the organization.

Center for Student Involvement

Located in the Student Center, room 343, The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is a unit in the Department of Student Life within the Division of Student Affairs. Our priority is to cultivate an environment for building a vibrant, engaging community through leadership development, programming, and learning opportunities.

At CSI, we directly support all Cleveland State Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs), oversee the Fraternity & Sorority Community, support Leadership Development programs, advise the General Fee Advisory Committee (GFAC), and manage the Jeffrey A. Kalista Student Organization Center Office Suite.

The Center for Student Involvement is the university’s go to place for students wanting to get involved on campus, serve the community, and develop their leadership skills. Research demonstrates that students who are active participants in the life of the institution are much more likely to persist and have successful academic careers. Getting involved in campus life provides students the opportunity to build connections with fellow students, faculty and staff and to develop lifelong friends and mentors. CSI provides a plethora of outstanding opportunities for students to “Get Involved”, no matter what their interests are throughout their time pursuing their dreams at Cleveland State.


OrgSync is CSU’s online student organization management system and a fantastic way to discover what recognized student organizations on campus are doing. All currently registered CSU students simply log in using their CSU ID number and CampusNet password. Students can send messages to any of the 200+ student organizations on campus, connect with other students with similar interests, see what’s going on using the event calendar, and much more! 


Cleveland State students possess the ability to engage in multiple interests. There are over 200 student organizations on campus recognized by the Center for Student Involvement that enrich the social, cultural and educational experiences of CSU students. In general, the clubs and organizations at CSU span the following areas:

  • Academic
  • Professional & Honorary
  • Cultural & Ethnic
  • Athletic & Club Sports
  • Fraternity & Sorority
  • Leadership & Governing
  • Media
  • Political
  • Religious & Faith Based
  • Special Interest


As part of the annual renewal process, all Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) at CSU must be registered in our online system, OrgSync. To search for student organizations, simply go to: The Center for Student Involvement also publishes a list of organizations once a semester for students to pick up. These are available in SC 343.


CSU is proud to host a community comprised of several national collegiate fraternal organizations that stress the mission and vision of the American Fraternity Movement. It is our sincere hope that you will become part of our future and leave your legacy at CSU.

Members of the Fraternity & Sorority Community at Cleveland State create smaller communities within the larger university environment and are committed to the basic principles of membership within the American Fraternity Movement:

  • Leadership Development
  • Academic Excellence
  • Community Service & Philanthropy
  • A Home Away from Home
  • Brotherhood & Sisterhood
  • Learning outside of the classroom
  • Spiritual, Intellectual, & Social Growth & Development
  • Alumni Involvement

Building lifelong friendships through collaborative and meaningful relationships is also a major component to the fraternity and sorority experience at Cleveland State.


Student publications provide students with excellent opportunities for experience in writing and editing a literary magazine or newspaper. These publications are financed in part by general fees and are edited by students who are selected by the publication staff members. Publications include:

The Cauldron, a bi-weekly newspaper offering news, sports, culture, and opinions that impact CSU students and the surrounding community. Students are needed as writers, editors, photographers, advertising reps, and more. 216-687-2270. The Cauldron office is located in MC 470.

The Vindicator, a monthly multicultural magazine presenting in-depth articles, news and opinions about our diverse campus and Cleveland community. Students are needed as writers, editors, photographers, advertising reps, and more. The Vindicator office is located in MC 472.

Whiskey Island Magazine, a bi-annual literary publication featuring poetry, prose, graphic arts, and photography. Students are needed as editors and readers. Whiskey Island Magazine office is located in RT 1636.

The Gavel, Cleveland-Marshall’s award-winning monthly newspaper covering the issues that affect law students at CSU. The Gavel office is located in the Law Building, room 13.

WCSB Radio Station, In addition to the publications, CSU also boasts WCSB 89.3 FM, the student-run radio station. For over 40 years, WCSB has offered the Cleveland community a wide variety of alternative music programming, ranging from indie rock to classical, reggae to fusion and anything else not found on commercial radio. In addition to music, WCSB airs a variety of public affairs shows offering insight into the issues of the day. Students interested in alternative programming are encouraged to apply, WCSB is located on the fourth floor of the Cole Center, 3100 Chester Avenue.


The Cleveland State University Student Government Association provides an open forum for students to formulate their beliefs and voice their concerns to the University Board of Trustees, administration and faculty. SGA also offers funding to CSU student organizations and selects students to serve on university committees. Student Government offices are located in SC 217 & 218, stop by and see them.


Viking Expeditions is a student-led service organization that partners with a variety of agencies in the Greater Cleveland area to address the needs of the local community. VE provides Cleveland State University students with both national and international service opportunities by offering affordable alternative break trips around the globe. The goal of these trips is to give students valuable life experiences while broadening their worldview. Viking Expeditions office is located in the Student Center, room 338.


CSI offers several leadership development opportunities to student organization officers and any student wishing to expand their leadership skills. Current semester events can be found at or contact for more information.

Support Programs

Lift Up Vikes! Resource Center & Food Pantry

Lift Up Vikes! Resource Center & Food Pantry (Recreation Center 168) connects students with food and other basic needs so they can focus on school and progress toward graduation. The program is open to all CSU students, with an emphasis on food- and housing-insecure students. Students can visit the Pantry weekly to receive fresh food and personal care items as well as connect with other resources. For a full list of programs and services, please call 216.687.5105 or visit Not sure if we can help? Ask!

Mareyjoyce Green Women’s Center

The Mareyjoyce Green Women’s Center (Main Classroom 142) is dedicated to cultivating a culture of equity for women of the CSU community through programs and services that educate, empower, support and inspire. The Women’s Center serves the entire CSU Community, with an emphasis on women, student-parents and returning learners. We’re the go-to place to meet new people, study, hang out, connect with on and off-campus resources, learn what CSU has to offer, learn something new and so much more. We’re for broadening horizons, equal pay, fresh starts, overcoming obstacles, achieving goals, becoming a Viking and realizing your potential. Not sure if we can help you? Ask! For information on Women’s Center programs and services please call 216.687.4674 or visit:

Student Advocacy & Conduct

Judicial Affairs

The Judicial Affairs Office helps to support a safe environment for the entire campus community, through the Board of Trustee-approved policies called the Student Conduct Code. The Student Conduct Code thoroughly explains the due process procedures for incidents that violate University policies. A copy of the Code is available in the Department of Student Life, located in the Student Center, Room 319.

International Student Services (CISP)

Study Abroad Programs

Cleveland State University offers a number of international educational activities for Cleveland State students through the Center for International Services and Programs (CISP). CISP is located in the Main Classroom, Room 116; telephone (216) 687-3910; e-mail:

Study abroad activities include the following:

CSU Sponsored Short-Term Programs

Throughout the year, CISP facilitates study abroad opportunities offered by several Cleveland State academic departments in different areas of the world. Programs include study in India (Social Work); Costa Rica, France, Spain, and Mexico (Modern Languages); China (Political Science); England and Paris (Marketing); and Germany (Computer and Information Sciences). Interested students should contact the relevant department or CISP’s study abroad staff for more information.

Non-CSU Programs

CISP provides two study abroad resource areas on campus featuring current study abroad program materials. The first is located in their main office on the 11th floor of the Keith Building. The second site is inside the university library entrance.

After perusing the materials and reading about study abroad on the CISP website, students should make an appointment with the CISP study abroad staff to discuss their plans and learn about requirements for the transfer of credit, financial aid, and registration. Because study abroad credit will be transferred into a student’s CSU   academic record, all courses must be approved by an academic adviser.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Students can apply through CISP for study abroad scholarships. Awards range from $200 to $1,000. The Office of Diversity and Multi-Cultural Affairs also offers study abroad scholarships of up to $500.

Annual competitions are held for Fulbright Grants and NSEP Fellowships. These fellowships facilitate research and study abroad in a variety of fields and countries. Planning should begin at least six months before the campus application deadline. Information on this and other scholarship competitions is available on the CISP Web site at Students should contact the Cleveland State study abroad manager for campus deadlines and advising.

Alumni Association

The Cleveland State University Alumni Association and Department of Alumni Affairs supports the mission and vision of the University by facilitating opportunities that connect its students, graduates, and the community through networking, volunteer, and outreach activities. As a student, you may be wondering what the Alumni Association has to do with you if you haven’t even graduated yet. The answer is plenty. Campus involvement is one of the best ways to become a part of CSU and ensure that you truly have an engaged learning experience. The student-alumni organization, Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT), can help you build deep connections with fellow Vikings that will last a lifetime. STAT is dedicated to enhancing the personal, academic and professional development of its members by forging relationships between CSU students and alumni. Its goal is to enhance the student experience by engaging students in opportunities that strengthen their lifelong loyalty to Cleveland State University. So join STAT today and become a part of the tradition that is CSU. Why? Because you are a student today, an alumni tomorrow, and a Viking for Life!

For more information on the Alumni Association or STAT, call the Department of Alumni Affairs at (216) 687-2078, e-mail, or visit