Student Involvement & Leadership

NSU is your place to shine.
Student involvement and leadership is all about helping you achieve your personal best. At Northern, you’ll find so many opportunities to grow your skills and discover new ones you never knew you had.

Here are just some of the awesome programs available to you at Northern:

  • Dozens of clubs and organizations, including academic, cultural, service, athletic, special interest, faith-based and more.
  • Campus Activities Board: a student-led organization that promotes student engagement through programs and special events.
  • Wellness programs such as fitness classes, intramural sports and monthly educational programs.
  • Multicultural events: With students from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds, we’re proud to support all students in a welcoming environment of mutual respect.  Throughout the year, special events on and off campus provide an opportunity to meet new people and broaden perspectives.


Your Northern life begins with Wolf Pack Welcome.  Here’s where you’ll meet other new students and dive into all of the excitement and fun on campus. And wait ‘til you experience your first Gypsy Days - it’s a carnival and homecoming rolled into one. So come to Northern. We can’t wait to meet you!


Student Activities Events Calendar

VIrtual Events

Virtual Classes

  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! Join Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home for a live daily doodle lesson at 10 a.m. CST. Videos will be available on the Kennedy Center YouTube channel.
  • Join the McHarper Manor weekdays on Facebook for a daily art project tutorial. Art projects will range from watercolor paintings to chalk art to canvas painting and will take place live at 11:00am MST. Videos will be available after the live class on the McHarper Manor Facebook page.
  • Is yoga, meditation, or wellness more your thing? Check out The Oil Room to keep up your practices from the comfort of your living room.


Virtual Tours and Museums 

Experience the best museums, in locations from NYC to France to Seoul, in the comfort of your home. Check out these sites to go on virtual tours of different museums and specific exhibits.

Check out some cool places around the world from national parks to national landmarks. 


Animal Webcams 

Just want a cute and cuddly animal-kingdom distraction? Check out several different animal live cam options, from silly sea otters and curious elephants to hypnotic drifting jellyfish. 


More Fun Things To Do


Have questions about this page, or ideas to add? Contact Janie Borkowski, SIL assistant director; or Megan Frewaldt, SIL director.


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