Student Life

Student Life

Alber Student Center

The Alber Student Center is a 25,000 square foot facility on the Marion Campus. The Student Center features the Marion Campus Café, fitness center, game room, gymnasium, climbing wall, and student lounge open to all students, faculty and staff of Marion Technical College and Ohio State Marion. The Student Center also has a Veteran’s Lounge for all student veterans on the Marion Campus. The Alber Student Center is also the home of Marion Campus Recreation and the Student ID office.

With your student ID, you can check out volleyballs, basketballs, disk golf disks, billiards, ping pong, Xbox games and footballs.

Marion Campus Recreation

Marion Campus Recreation is committed to providing excellent programs, services, facilities, and equipment to enrich the learning experience. We also want to foster a lifetime appreciation of wellness, recreational sports, and activities among our students, faculty, and staff. All Marion Campus Recreation programs are open to Marion Technical College and Ohio State Marion students, faculty and staff.

Marion Campus Recreation organizes a variety of activities for students of all ages, including family movies, concerts, lectures, trips, art shows, and mid-day coffeehouse performances. Activities planned each year often depend on the individual interests of MTC students. If you have new ideas or questions concerning student activities, contact the Student Activities Office.

As an MTC student, you and your family can participate in all intramural sports programming, which includes flag football, soccer, softball, coed volleyball, basketball, racquetball, and badminton. Contact the Marion Campus Recreation office for further details.


Got Game? Esports is a video game-based sport, most commonly taking the form of a collaborative, organized multiplayer competition. MTC is excited to offer a competitive and exciting intercollegiate athletic program. Stop by the Esports Arena in Bryson Hall 141.


The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is the nation’s largest honor society whose mission is to build leaders who make a better world. Top students are nominated by their college to become members. Each member comes together to identify and achieve their goals, in addition to building their leadership skills, and receives a lifetime membership. NSLS offers life-changing lectures from the nation’s leading presenters and a community with like-minded, success-oriented individuals who come together and help one another succeed. Benefits of becoming a member includes, but are not limited to, scholarships and awards; exclusive on- campus events; employer recruitment through an online job bank; and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and more.

Phi Theta Kappa

MTC sponsors a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society that recognizes the academic accomplishments of two-year college students and provides opportunities for personal growth through programming centered on scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in the world with more than 3.5 million members in the United States and 10 sovereign nations. The local MTC chapter, Beta Nu Pi, was founded in March 2005. This group regularly host student activities and complete service projects on campus and within the local community. They have also participated in international conventions and regional planning initiatives.

Like all Phi Theta Kappa chapters, membership in Beta Nu Pi is based on academic achievement and opens the door to many scholarship opportunities. After each semester concludes, membership invitations are emailed to all MTC students who meet the criteria of having completed 12 credit hours and maintained at least a 3.5 GPA. For more information about PTK, please contact the chapter advisor at (740) 389-4636 ext. 4169 or

Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador Scholarship Program is designed to award high-achieving, current MTC students with scholarships of up to $1,000 (up to, but not exceeding, the student’s cost of attendance). In return, those students selected will serve approximately 50 hours per semester as a Student Ambassadors of MTC.

In this role, students will assist the Office of Admissions and other offices around campus with different on and off campus events that are held throughout the year. Ambassadors will perform various duties such as providing campus tours, assisting with various recruitment activities for prospective students, helping with new student orientations and talking to students about their experiences at MTC. Student Ambassadors are expected to have a strong commitment and passion for MTC, and be willing to share that excitement with prospective students and families at our events.

In conjunction with the financial assistance this program provides, it will also develop students’ leadership and professional skills by facilitating their active engagement with campus events and activities.

Applications are available at the Financial Aid Office and are due in early May of each year. To apply for this scholarship program, applicants must meet the minimum requirements listed below:

Minimum Requirements

  • 3.0+ cumulative GPA at the time of submitting Ambassador application
  • Completed more than 12 credit hours at MTC
  • Be enrolled for at least 6 credits per semester through the fall and spring semesters
  • Letter of recommendation from MTC faculty or staff member
  • Current FAFSA on file
  • Must have a positive attitude about MTC
  • Commit to Friday mornings/early afternoons for admission events
  • Willingness to interact with the public to promote MTC
  • Willingness to work in teams on for event planning and promotion

Applications are available to fill out year round by applying here or by emailing Jay Schlater at


You can buy and sell textbooks online with our virtual bookstore. If you have registered for classes, you can view a list of the textbooks for the courses you have on your schedule by using the MyBooks link on the MTC My Info site.  In addition to our virtual bookstore, we also have an excellent resource right on campus at the Marion Campus Library. It is part of The Ohio State University Library and the OhioLINK systems and the total library collection includes more than 5.5 million volumes.

MTC: Marion Campus Library: Welcome

Marion Campus Library website for Marion Technical College Students, Faculty and Staff.

The Marion Campus Library supports the learning, research and service activities of students, faculty and staff at The Ohio State University and Marion Technical College. Through collaborative efforts with The Ohio State University Libraries, the OhioLINK consortium and campus departments, we provide a variety of print and electronic materials and instruct users in finding and using the various resources. In addition, we offer enhanced learning experiences through exhibits, displays and other library programming.

Please explore our library website further and to stop by the library soon.

We look forward to serving you!

Open Computer Lab

MTC provides an open computer lab for use by registered MTC students. The open lab is in the Academic Success Center (Bryson Hall 191) and is available throughout the day and evening; specific lab hours are posted on the lab doors and in all computer-lab classrooms. The open computer lab is staffed by a combination of full-time lab technicians and part-time student lab assistants. The computer lab personnel ensure that the open computer lab systems are functioning properly, and they can provide limited assistance with standard MS-Office software products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Priority seating is given to students who are enrolled in courses that require computer-based assignments outside of normal class hours and to students enrolled in MTC online courses.