The NSU Accounting Club enhances the learning process of accounting majors through guest speakers, volunteer income assistance and tours of accounting-related businesses.
Annual sponsored events: Volunteer income tax assistance, survival packages during finals week and scholarship drive
The Northern State University Art Club aims to build a community in support of the arts through education and exploration. We provide creative outlets for students through art workshops, demonstrations and activities, and offer other opportunities to all students, faculty, and community members. We also believe in being active with our community service, which has included Fall Out Art and Music Festival, Empty Bowls, Salvation Army bell ringing, Optimist Club Haunted Forest, and the Aberdeen Area Humane Society.
Membership Requirements: All NSU students are welcome to join.
Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC)
At Northern, the Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) promotes the development of students in Early Childhood Education through awareness of the rights and needs of children and their families and ways professional people trained in the early childhood field can meet these needs.
Annually Sponsored Events: "Books are Fun" money making sale
Membership Requirements: Northern student
The Business Club promotes business knowledge and interaction among business majors and minors through speakers, trips and events.
Membership requirements: Must be a business major seeking any business degree. Dues are $20 for the year or $10 for fall semester graduates.
Council for Exceptional Children
NSU's English Club provides a fun and relaxed environment in which all interested in reading, writing and watching films can meet and exchange ideas. We encourage community involvement and the expression of ideas through reading and writing.
Membership Requirements: Interest in English as a discipline in general. You DO NOT need to be an English major or minor to be a member of the NSU English Club.
German Club gives you a chance to enjoy German culture, language, and heritage. Even if you can't say anything beyond "Gesundheit," you are welcome to join the German Club! Lots of students from the region have German ancestry, and enjoying that - especially the food - is a big part of our mission! We hold our weekly Stammtisch every Wednesday at noon in the Student Center - join us for lunch with some German on the side.
History Club activities include history field trips, History Quiz bowl and movie nights. The group meets at least once a month, at 7 p.m. on a Tuesday; locations vary.
Members of the NSU Honors Program are part of the Honors Club, which meets monthly and hosts social events open to all Northern students. Activities and events include annual overnight, off-campus retreat, monthly social events: movie or bowling nights, quiz bowl, international lunches, community service projects, advising/registration assistance, and opportunities for internships and networking.
The purpose of NSU NAfME is to improve and support the academic and social environment for future music educators and music education in the area, region and state through community outreach and welcoming music educators and students to our campus.
Membership Requirements: Membership is open to students from any and all majors at Northern. Members must have a passion for music and desire to further the music education program at Northern. Chapter, state and national dues are collected annually.
For more information, please visit National Collegiate NAfME.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
The Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity aims to develop the best and truest fraternal spirit, mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students, advancement of music in America and loyalty to the alma mater. See OMA Sinfonia for more information.
Sponsored Events: Annual recital and semi-annual rummage sale
Membership Requirements: a love for music, semester dues and initiation
The Science Club stimulates interaction between students of a scientific major and between students and instructors of a scientific major; and promotes scientific understanding between students and the community.
Annually Sponsored Events: Fall retreat, plant sale, spring field trip
Membership Requirements: Open to anyone majoring in biology or those who are interested in science
Sigma Alpha Iota
The mission of Sigma Alpha Iota is to encourage, nurture, and support the art of music. The chapters purpose is to uphold the highest standards of music, and to further the development of music in America and around the world. Sigma Alpha Iota strives to give inspiration and encouragement through music.
Membership requirements: Sincere interest in music, 2.5 G.P.A., annual payment of dues, pledging and initiation to the organization
Annually sponsored events: Recitals and other performances throughout the community, service projects such as music mentoring, and various fundraisers to aid music programs.
Sigma Tau Delta
NSUs Xi Gamma Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, is an international honor society formed to recognize achievement and academic excellence in English. The society promotes literature, language and writing and, through community service,helps foster literacy. Members have access to scholarships and networking opportunities for employment.
Membership Requirements: Open to all English majors or minors. To join, you must have a minimum of two college courses in English beyond freshman composition; completed at least three semesters of college course work; a minimum overall GPA of 3.0; and paid a one-time membership fee of $37.
South Dakota Education Association-Student Program (SDEA-SP)
The SDEA/NEA Student Program will address the needs of today's diverse student population and facilitate student achievement by sharing ideal professional ethics and standards with pre-professional educators. Learn more at sdea.org.
Northern offers forensic opportunities, including competition, on local, state and national levels in debate, extemporaneous speaking, oratory, and oral interpretation. Students may gain experience in tournament administration and judging at Northern-sponsored high school forensic meets.
Campus Governance and Activities
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a volunteer student organization that sponsors numerous social, recreation and educational activities each year including live comedy shows, concerts, speakers and special events. The board is composed of an executive board, committee directors and numerous associate members. The board meets weekly and committees meet as needed.For more information, contact CAB at email@example.com or stop by their office in the Student Center.
Gypsy Day Committee
Students interested in a leadership position or serving on the committee should contact Sarah Botkin, director of Student Involvement & Leadership, at 605-626-3007.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee
The NSU Student Association welcomes all Northern students. If you enjoy student government and think that Student Association is something you would be interested in, then you can join. We elect a president, vice president and senators every April for the following school year.
NSU student publications report news, cover events, and record happenings on Northern's campus.
Membership Requirements: Be interested in newspaper work
Cultural and Ethnic
Chinese Student Association
The Chinese Student Association at Northern serves students from China, helping make their time at Northern a memorable learning experience. Our overall goal is to help our members to cope with any difficulties they may encounter while they are studying at Northern. CSA is open to everyone who is interested in breaking down barriers between different cultures and recognizing individuality.
The International Club promotes awareness and diversity, and encourages integration of students of different cultures on campus.
Membership Requirements: International students and Northern students who are interested in international culture and like to make friends with international students.
Annually Sponsored Events: Fu dinners, Friends from Afar Program, support for NANTA group, Korean Dance Group, and Origami Group
Korean Student Association
This club'smission is to assist with activities intended to meet social, educational, and cultural needs of Native Americans attending Northern. The club promotes sharing of cultural and educational information with Northern and the community of Aberdeen, with the goal of open and positive communications.
The Chess Club offers a chance for Northern students to enjoy informal chess games and chess tournaments.
Membership Requirements: NSU student or staff; no dues
Men's Rugby Club
The Men's Rugby Club offers Northern students a way to participate in the great sport of rugby and represent Northern pride! The club promotes healthy lifestyle options and offers a support network that fosters competition, educational experience and development of life-enhancing skills.
Annually Sponsored Events: Rugby matches, bake & t-shirt sales and championship travel
The Wolves Soccer Club is here for Northern students who want to play soccer.
Membership Requirements: Northern students/faculty/staff/alumni who are in good academic standing with the university are invited to participate.
Masquers promotes NSU Theater and theater activities. Annually sponsored events include Welcome Picnic, movie night, Masquer-Aid Ball, Golden Oldies Awards and picnic Membership Requirements: $5 dues each semester
Northern Highlights Team
Website: Northern Highlights Dance Team
Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru)
Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. Our purpose is helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others and helping the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship through a variety of creative ways. We are committed to the centrality of the cross, the truth of the Word, the power of the Holy Spirit and the global scope of the Great Commission. Cru was originally founded as Campus Crusade for Christ in 1951, when Bill and Vonette Bright began the ministry on the UCLA campus. God had given him a vision portraying the total fulfillment of the Great Commission throughout the world. We are only a part of God’s workforce to accomplish that, but we are passionate about our part and how we can help others achieve their parts. From the beginning we have sought to be a caring community as well as a community on mission.
Collegians in Christ's Service
Our mission is to welcome students from all backgrounds into a loving, open-minded and understanding Christian family, to build lasting relationships with God and others, and to go out and share the love and grace of Jesus in everything we do! We are a campus ministry based in the Lutheran faith, but welcome Northern students, faculty and staff of all faiths to our activities, which include weekly worship, Bible studies, service projects and more. Our events are open to anyone interested in attending, and include Java with Jesus Bible Study; Einstein's Women's Bible Study; Men's Bible Study; and Wednesday Night Worship.
In response to God's love, grace and truth: the purpose of NSU Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord; growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purpose in the world.
Meets: Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center
We invite all students, faculty and staff to all our events and activities. We also encourage all students to make use of the Newman Center (located across the street from Kramer Hall). We have a great chapel, a library with two computers (with internet), several study areas, and an atrium in the center of our building with a garden. Newman Club fosters spiritual growth and religious education through community involvement, worship, social awareness and recreation. Our ministry and activities are based on Catholic traditions, but we desire to support and include all Northern students, faculty, staff.
Meets: Monthly on Sundays in the Newman Center; times vary.
Activities: Gypsy royalty float, Bible study, Fall retreat, blood drive sponsor/organizer, host of New Student Ice-Cream Social, faculty/staff appreciation, movie nights, video scavenger hunt, hayride, Agape meals, bonfires, and various other events.
Residence Hall Councils
McArthur-Welsh Hall Council
Steele Hall Council
The NSU Lions Club provides service to Northern, the Aberdeen community, the state and the world. Our activities includeMobile Screening Unit health screenings, eye screenings at Brown County Health Fair, highway cleanup, eyeglass recycling, Salvation Army bell-ringing, several activities with and for students at the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Special Olympics, assisting the Aberdeen Lions with annual Superbowl Sunday pancake feed fundraiser, Polar Plunge each April, and a variety of other events. Meeting times and dates vary.
Membership Requirements: Membership is open to any Northern student interested in service to others.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Allies (LGBTQA)
The NSU Veterans' Organization works to achieve awareness of veterans, military service members, and dependents of the military on campus through community service and social events. The club, which is a chapter of Student Veterans of America,also helps people navigate campus and the veterans' resources available. The club is open to all, regardless of veteran status.