Northern is a community that brings together people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and worldviews. Celebrating the rich diversity that exists in our community is one way to help every member of our Northern community feel a sense of belonging. Student organizations, cultural activities, and educational programming outside of the classroom offer opportunities to learn with and from one another. Be you and be part of the vast cultural community at Northern!
Northern has a strategic priority to build “an increasingly diverse, engaged, inclusive and welcoming culture to support all students, faculty and staff.” Creating inclusive communities is also part of the Student Affairs Strategic Action Plan (2021-2025).
Cultural and Ethnic Organizations at Northern
Asian Student Association
ASA fosters closer relationships among U.S. and international students interested in learning about different Asian cultures. This club helps provide opportunities for all students to learn about different Asian cultural traditions, festivals, foods, dancing, languages and arts. ASA promotes and cherishes diversity by organizing fun events such as the Mid-Autumn Festival, Chuseok, the Lunar New Year holiday, and more! Association membership is open to all students.
German Club gives students a chance to enjoy German culture, language and heritage. Even if you can't say anything beyond "Gesundheit," you are welcome to join German Club! Lots of students from the region have German ancestry, and enjoying that - especially the food - is a big part of our mission! German Club holds its weekly Stammtisch at noon every Wednesday in the Student Center.
International Student Association
The ISC fosters community, friendship and cultural awareness by offering many opportunities for all students to meet and learn about each other, their backgrounds and their countries. The club helps with the organization of Culturefest, International Golden Globes Awards, Homecoming Parade international entry and more. Membership is open to all students interested in knowing more about the world and making lasting friendships.
Native American Student Association
NASA's mission 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.