View of the Student Organizations Hub in the Avera Student Center

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A grand opening event for the Northern State University Student Organizations Hub—a new space for student organizations to create, connect and collaborate—was held Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Avera Student Center.

The event, held in conjunction with Winter Rush, included a dedication of the new space by NSU President Dr. Neal Schnoor, Student Government Association President Jake Swanson and Student Organizations Recognition Committee Chair James Heisinger.

The south side of the Student Organizations Hub (Avera Student Center 203, 204 and 205) will be open to all Northern Recognized Student Organizations. They will be able to:

  • Create: 203 will be a student organization resource room including group storage, programing supplies and small-group work space.
  • Connect: 204 will be a student organization lounge where collaboration and connections can be made.
  • Collaborate: 205, formerly Thunder Conference Room, will be a student organization meeting room).

The north side of the Student Organizations Hub (Avera Student Center 209, 210, 211 and 212) will be reservable offices and workspaces for all Recognized Student Organizations.

Farther down the north side, Charted Student Organizations at Northern—Student Government Association (SGA), Student Homecoming Committee, Campus Activities Board (CAB), AwareWolves and Wolves for Advocacy, Volunteerism and Engagement (WAVE)—will complete the Hub from 206, 207 and 208. 

Avera Student Center 201 will remain the Multicultural Student Lounge. Honors Program will be in Avera Student Center 132, across from the Post Office.

The Student Organization Hub fulfills or supports multiple key results of the Student Affairs Strategic Action Plan (2021-2025).

About NSU Student Affairs

NSU Student Affairs advances the student success agenda of Northern State University and the Student Affairs Strategic Action Plan (2021-2025). Student Affairs is comprised of the Avera Student Center, Avera Student Health, Campus Safety, Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Disability Services, Homecoming, Multicultural Student Affairs, New Student Programs (HOWL and Wolf Pack Welcome), Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Prevention Services, Residence Life and Dining Services, Student Government Association, Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Organizations, Summer Camps and Conferences, and Title IX. For more information on NSU Student Affairs, Student Involvement and Leadership or Recognized Student Organizations, please visit our website.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions