Northwood University Helps Celebrate World Habitat Day

Shed built by Northwood volunteers.

Northwood University recently partnered with Midland County Habitat for Humanity to celebrate World Habitat Day.

On Monday, October 7, volunteers at Northwood University helped promote World Habitat Day by building sheds for Midland County Habitat for Humanity partner families. These volunteers were coordinated through a collaborative program between United Way and Northwood called Campus Connection which strives to build a stronger community through volunteerism. Over 20 Northwood University students, staff and faculty pulled their resources together to build a shed in front of the Student Union on campus.

The United Nations General Assembly declared the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day. This day is set aside to provide citizens the opportunity to recognize the basic need for adequate shelter in a world where it is lacking for many people.

Teresa Sullivan, director of student life, states, “We decided to do an event on our campus to raise awareness of Habitat for Humanity. The shed built by our faculty, staff and students will be donated to a home in the Midland community being built by Habitat for Humanity. We hope to start a tradition on our campus and do on-campus builds once a semester. Hopefully, seeing it firsthand, our students and faculty will be motivated to give back to our community and volunteer with the local Habitat for Humanity organization.”


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.