At Southern State we are committed to helping our employees achieve well-being in many facets of their lives.Whether health, financial, personal or professional well-being, at Southern State there are numerous resources to help employees achieve their personal goals.

Topic of the Month

How to Develop a Can-Do Personality

Some people handle tough jobs without breaking a sweat. Others seem to give up before they even get going. What's the difference between a can-do and a won't-try person? "It's usually a matter of bravery," says Paul Hauck, Ph.D., a psychologist in Rock Island, Ill. View the Topic of the Month to learn more about developing a can-do personality.

Upcoming Events

Festival of the Bells 5K Run/Walk

July 6, 2019

Join us for the annual Festival of the Bells 5K Run/Walk!


Employees at Southern State enjoy a variety of excellent benefits! If you have questions about any of the benefits, please contact the Human Resources Department.


At Southern State we are committed to helping our employees achieve well-being in many facets of their lives. Whether health, financial, personal or professional well-being, at Southern State there are numerous resources designed to help employees achieve their personal goals.

Employee Discounts

As an employee of Southern State you could save up to 17% on the monthly service charge of qualified wireless plans. For more information view the AT&T Discount Flyer, or Enroll now at

The SSCC Employee discount includes 20% off membership, automatic bank draft, and a $50 one time activation fee. The membership includes one free fitness center orientation with a personal trainer, full gymnasium, walking track (17 laps = 1 mile), group fitness classes, heated Pool (82-84°F), child care (up to age 13), and discounts on additional programs

Membership Types (price is with the 20% off discount):

Membership Type Price
Adult $41.18
Branch Young Adult (age 18-39) $30.03
Couple (2 people living in the same household) $45.90
Family (2 adults plus dependents living in the same household $50.19
Senior Adults (65 and older) $40.75
Senior Family (primary member must be 65 or older) $48.48
Single Parent Family (single parent plus dependents living in the same household $45.90

*Please Note: These prices reflect membership to the Highland branch only. A metro rate membership is also available to which allows to all 14 YMCA of Great Cincinnati branches.

Ohio community colleges' staff receive a five percent 5% tuition discount. Staff of OACC colleges will also be eligible to apply for scholarships offered through the WGU Institutional Partner Fund. Scholarships are valued up to $2,000.00. For more information visit

Ohio Association of Community Colleges is proud to announce an education partnership with Franklin University. Franklin University is a non-profit, accredited institution with their main campus located in Columbus, Ohio. Franklin currently has over 7,000 domestic and international adult students working toward their degree-which can be completed on campus or entirely online! The partnership awards part and full time faculty and staff of OACC member colleges a 15% off tuition costs for all doctoral programs at Franklin University. View the Franklin Partnership PDF for more information.

Maybe you bought extra classroom supplies instead of concert tickets this school year, or you missed a big evening out because you were helping students study. Whatever role you play at your school, you deserve the GM Educator Discount – the best educator discount from any car company. Current employees of a public school, private school, college or university can enjoy special pricing below MSRP on the purchase or lease of eligible, new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles. Combine this discount with most current offers to save even more, with our appreciation. To sign up and get authorization visit

Anthem Better Care News

Anthem Wellness at Work

  • Help employees stay out of the ER
  • When an employee's life or health is in serious danger, there's only one option - the emergency room. But for those times when the situation isn't life threatening, but still needs immediate care, there are options that can be more convenient, less costly and more appropriate.
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  • The cost of heart disease
  • Heart disease leads to an average of 13 lost workdays per year per patient.* That adds up when it comes to lost productivity and health care costs. The key to prevention is education. February is American Heart Month. Take this time to share helpful resources with your employees.
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  • Know more about ER alternatives
  • Whether it's the middle of the night or the middle of the week, your employees have choices on where to go for care. Knowing what these options are and choosing the right one, can save precious time and money. Share this video with your employees to help them make more informed decisions.
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