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Student Organizations

Joining a campus organization is one of the best ways to become involved in campus life. Choose the organization(s) that fit your interests. The organizations you join build a network of peers and community members that can help as you enter the workforce. Organizations will truly enrich your university experience.

Take The First Step

The first step is identifying the right group or organization for you! These groups will help to create your individual Northwood experience and excel your future forward!

Greek

Sororities

  • Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Chi Omega is an organization about you. Unique, talented, genuine women looking for a fun and meaningful way to enhance our college experience. It’s also about strength in numbers through the 230,000 real, strong women who stand by your side, cheer you on and lead you to a lifetime of fun, fulfillment, leadership, and inspiration. Whether wearing the lyre badge with pride during a ritual ceremony, volunteering at a women’s shelter or networking with sisters across the country to land your dream job, Alpha Chi Omega is a chance to be your authentic self, while surrounded by sisters who are individually unique but together complete. Alpha Chi Omega has five standards that we hold each of our members to and they are; leadership, academic interest, character, financial responsibility, and personal development. This allows for our members to continuously seek the heights and become the best versions of themselves.

  • Alpha Gamma Delta Inspired by the vision and values defined by our Founders, Alpha Gamma Delta cherishes the lifelong opportunity to share sisterhood. We challenge our members to lead lives of significance that positively impact their communities. Alpha Gamma Delta encourages sisters to hold truth inviolable, sincerity essential, kindness invaluable. By inspiring the woman, Alpha Gam sets us up to impact the world.

  • Delta Zeta The women of the Delta Zeta Sorority share a common purpose; to make life fuller, more meaningful and more rewarding for everyone and each of its members. Being a member of Delta Zeta is more than just being apart of a sorority. It is creating lifelong friends, unforgettable memories, and connections around the world. Not only does Delta Zeta bring others together, but we strive for our members to be the best of their abilities and channel their inner glow. Attending college can bring many mixed emotions to anyone. You may feel nervous, excited, or a bit of both. By joining Delta Zeta, we welcome you with loving arms and will pave the way for your success as an individual and member.

Fraternities

  • Alpha Sigma Phi "A leader is someone who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." It takes a person of strong character to uphold all five values of Alpha Sigma Phi. These values of Charity, Purity, Silence, Honor, and Patriotism run deep within each member and are exemplified on campus, in the classroom, through philanthropy and most importantly in our actions as we inspire others to learn more, do more, and become better men.

  • Alpha Chi Rho Through our Landmarks and Principles, the Fraternity aims to provide an experience that "Cultivates Men of Word and Deed”. Character, honor and integrity are attributes that are deeply enhanced by the leadership opportunities, resources and experiences that the organization provides its members. “If you think you know crow you may be wrong, I know I was” – Josh Orendi, owner, Phired Up

  • Delta Mu Delta National honorary society for Business Administration. It recognizes and encourages academic excellence of its students to create a community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business community. Northwood chartered the Delta Xi chapter of Delta Mu Delta in 1984.

  • Iota Phi Theta Iota Phi Theta is a social service organization designed to encourage brotherhood and good citizenship with community. The purpose stated is “The development and perpetuation of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, fidelity, and brotherhood among men.”

  • Kappa Sigma At the heart of Kappa Sigma lie the Fraternity's Four Pillars, which guide our ambitions and underpin our successes. Striving for excellence in Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service produces Brothers who are involved in all aspects of campus life; who excel academically as students and professionally upon graduation; who develop lifelong bonds with those around them and who support those peers; and who serve their colleges and communities. Becoming a Kappa Sigma provides the framework to build yourself into the man you want to be.

  • Omega Psi Phi Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is an international brotherhood consisting of 750 chapters throughout the world. We aim to build an effective force of men dedicated to the Cardinal Principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift.

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon Tau Kappa Epsilon creates lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community, and professional success. Our mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life.

Governing Councils

  • College Panhellenic Council The College Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the three National Panhellenic Conference women’s fraternities. This organization stands for good scholarship and high standards and serves the college community. Officers and delegates are selected from each chapter and leadership is rotated within the group. These fraternity women work in harmony and stand for mutual respect.

  • Interfraternity Council

Special Interest

  • Aftermarket Club The Aftermarket Group is a student-run organization that brings together Automotive Aftermarket students and those who love cars in order to better our campus and community by pursuing our personal and collective moral, scholastic, and social development through the practice and pursuit of our automotive enthusiasm.

  • Auto Show (NUIAS) Be part of the largest outdoor auto show in North America, produced entirely by Northwood students. No matter what your talent, the Northwood University International Auto Show can use your help!

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midland County is teaming up with elementary schools in an effort to help students succeed. Teaming up with youth strives to improve the academic, social, and relationship skills of children by matching them, one-to-one, with mentors in a school setting. This group will hold programs where “Bigs” and “Littles” are working together on campus and also work to raise awareness of the organization.

  • Circle K Circle K is a globally recognized service organization with more than 12,600 members in 17 nations. With projects ranging from March of Dimes to UNICEF’S Eliminate Project, Circle K is always helping the community become a better place to live.

  • Competitive Speech/Forensics No other team can help you become an exceptional speaker and help your resume stand out like the Competitive Speech Team. The team has boasted a winning season for over twenty years. Those who join the nationally ranked team will enjoy competitive and fun-filled weekends throughout the academic year competing against major universities. Scholarships are available.

  • Emerging Leaders This organization connects highly motivated and outgoing freshmen with one another to begin building relationships from day one of Northwood’s Welcome Weekend. Students involved in this program are part of a team that organizes and runs large-scale community service events on- and off-campus in addition to engaging activities, gatherings, and socials to connect freshmen with one another during their first year of college.

  • Fishing Club The Northwood University Fishing Club will participate in the FLW College Fishing Series. The FLW College Fishing Series consists of four qualifying bass tournaments during the summer and possibly a regional and national bass fishing tournament. The club will also meet weekly to discuss various techniques and any ideas that club members may have.

  • Golden Z Recognized as the collegiate level of Zonta International, Golden Z Club is a group dedicated to service and career development, specifically for the advancement of women. The club engages in school service, community service, and international service. Its annual event is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The group participates in, and hosts, workshops to enhance professional development. There are over 70 chapters around the world.

  • International Student Organization Home away from home for international and domestic students attending Northwood University. We seek to integrate all cultures and backgrounds to create a network of students from over 30 different countries (so far). Our goal is to help each other with something as basic as homework up to finding a job or a home.

  • NU Mock Trial Team Develop your communication, critical thinking and teamwork skills while competing with NU’s award-winning trial team. Open to all students, regardless of your major, and you do NOT have to be interested in law school! Visit northwood.edu/mock trial for more information.

  • Northwood Music Association

    We are Northwood students with one common passion, music, and we want to share it! This society is for anyone who loves playing instruments, singing, and music in general.

  • NU Students for Sustainability To inspire students, faculty and the NU campus community to engage in a more sustainable, efficient, and environmentally mindful lifestyle in pursuit of the widespread, long-term benefits to the NU campus, the community and the environment.

  • NU Style Show The Northwood style show is a yearly event that brings together students from every major to create a fullscale fashion show. Over 85 Northwood students come together as executive board members, student designers, and models for this event.

  • Power Lifting Club The Northwood Powerlifting Club competes in local, regional, and statewide accolades. It competes through the USAPL federation in a variety of meets and under various disciplines.

  • Rotoract Rotoract is the name of the college Rotary Club organization. Rotary International consists of 1.2 million members worldwide. It is made up of business professionals who believe in “service above self” and work diligently to help the poor and disadvantaged throughout the world. Local Rotary Clubs consist of community leaders. NU’s Rotoract club works in conjunction with the Morning and Noon Rotary clubs of Midland.

  • Signature Events Team

    The Signature Events Team helps to plan and organize Northwood University’s Signature Events put on throughout the year. The members have opportunities to work closely with the honorees from these events and establish lifelong connections.

  • Student Alumni Network The mission of the Student- Alumni Network is to create interaction between the students and alumni. The SAN is building studentalumni connections through community service and networking.

  • Student Athletic Advisory Committee Members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) are studentathletes who volunteer within the community. Members also address any issue on or off the court that members or GLIAC officers see fit.

  • Student Government Association The Student Government Association is a group of student leaders on campus that speaks for the student body through popular vote. This group of individuals is in charge of planning and executing events on campus and in the community.

  • Student United Way Student United Way is a partnership between Northwood University and United Way of Midland County. This campusbased community change organization addresses critical issues around education, health and selfsufficiency. Student United Way offers Northwood students a meaningful way to engage in United Way’s mission, providing real opportunities for people to give, advocate and volunteer to help others. This group is guided by students in the Executive Board and United Way, with an emphasis on leading through service. All volunteer and service activities compliment the Northwood EXCEL program.

  • St. Jude’s Up Til Dawn St. Jude’s Up ‘til Dawn is a student-led program that raises awareness and funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Students nationwide have joined together to help the life-saving treatment and research performed at St. Jude’s.

Educational

  • Collegiate DECA Collegiate DECA is an organization that helps students learn to deal with real-life business situations at competitive events. Doing so gives the competitor a chance to interact with the real world.

  • Economics Association

  • Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management Association This organization is a professional business organization that provides events for members and non-members, by having the opportunity to experience planning, organizing, and running various types of events on campus.

  • Entrepreneurship Society The mission of the Entrepreneurship Society is to spark and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit amongst all majors on Northwood’s Campus. No matter major or interest, everyone has the entrepreneurial spirit within! Join us for weekly meetings, special events and guest speakers where you can learn and meet like-minded people!

  • Finance Association of NU Members of the Financial Association of Northwood University discuss current topics in the financial world and help understand material covered in financial courses.

  • NU Hospitality Enterprise (NUHE) NU Hospitality Enterprise provides students with real-world, practical experience that will aid them in their knowledge of the hospitality industry.

Religious

  • MI Lighthouse Catholics

  • ReNU Campus Church The vision of The Church Reloaded is to inspire faith and friendships on campus and in the community through these key activities: worship, prayer, fellowship, discipleship, and witness.

  • Victorious Student Outreach Victorious Student Outreach is a Bible study group that meets once a week. Members also attend Victorious Believers Ministries C.O.I.G.C. every Sunday @ 11 a.m. The church vans pick up and return members.

Honorary

  • Honorary Accounting Society HASNU is an organization for accounting majors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. HASNU aims to create a community among accounting students, while preparing students to enter the accounting profession.

  • Order of Omega The Order of Omega is an honorary Greek society which emphasizes community service and outstanding academics.

  • Student Honors Association Members of the Student Honors Association enhance the honors program as well as the overall honors curriculum on campus.

Professional

  • American Advertising Federation (AAF) The American Advertising Federation protects and promotes the wellbeing of advertising. This is accomplished through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters.

  • American Marketing Association (AMA) The NUAMA is Northwood’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the professional marketing organization on campus. The AMA has collegiate and professional chapters throughout the country. Members participate in a number of marketing and business-related events in the areas of community service, fundraising, internal/ external communications, professional development, membership and chapter operations.

  • BBA/MBA Student Group The BBA/MBA Student G roup is a support group or students in the Four Year BBA/MBA program. We plan fun social and academic events for the hard working students of this accelerated degree track. Our students from varying years in the program share struggles and triumphs in their classes and student life to form useful bonds as we progress through our undergraduate and graduate degrees.

  • Business Professionals of America Business Professionals of America is a national career and technical student organization with a mission of contributing to the preparation of a worldclass workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills.

  • International Business Association The International Business Association is a professional organization that focuses on international business through learning and social events, campus-wide participation in networking, presentations, and globalization.

  • The Automotive Group (TAG) The Automotive Group (TAG) is an organization for automotive marketing and aftermarket majors to promote the knowledge of current events affecting the automotive industry through discussion-style meetings, internal and external industry speakers, and trips to automotive-related facilities.

The Student Life office works with all student organizations. The Director is located in the Student Services office located in the Church Family Administration Building.

If you are having trouble finding a place to get involved, stop by and talk to one of the staff members.

New Organizations

Some students choose to form new organizations that reflect their interests and goals. This is a fairly simple process and is initiated by contacting the Student Life Office. Involvement in organizations is on a voluntary basis but is strongly encouraged. Be aware that some organizations require dues or fees as stated in the organization constitution or bylaws.

Being an active participant in student organizations also helps you build your EXCEL transcript.