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If you are like most college students, your years at Northern Michigan University will be one of the most incredible periods of your life. Extracurricular involvements will help you enjoy college, meet people, and make new friends. Without realizing it you will become a member of our campus community. Your experiences will also help you grow as a person — developing skills and abilities that will benefit you now in your career and in your future community.
There is something for everyone at Northern Michigan University with more than 200 student organizations, leadership programs, and hundreds of events and activities.
The Center for Student Enrichment is home to the Promotional Services, Special Events Committee, Student Leader Fellowship Program, Student Organizations, Superior Edge, The Hub NMU, and the Volunteer Center. Learn more about some of them below or click on the link:
Student Leader Fellowship Program
The Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) is a two-year, nationally recognized leadership program. Committed to developing competent, ethical, and community-centered leaders, the SLFP provides student fellows with a series of unique experiences such as a fall retreat, a two-credit leadership class, a community mentor, a Community Service Internship and a thorough workshop series called Skill Builders!
With around 250 registered student clubs and organizations, you will definitely find something that interests you. Student organizations sponsor campus-wide programs and events each year in addition to hundreds of group activities. Throughout your college career, student organizations at Northern Michigan University can provide you with fun, friendships, memories, and educational experiences that cannot be found in the classroom.
Superior Edge is a student development program at Northern Michigan University that provides students with the opportunity to combine in- and out-of-the-classroom experiences in a way that will provide them with an edge with employers or graduate school admissions counselors. Superior Edge was developed as a university-wide initiative by a committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students. Superior Edge develops citizen-leaders for the 21st century.
At the Volunteer Center, NMU students, student organizations, faculty, and staff can find out about volunteer opportunities and local contact information for non-profit organizations looking for volunteers. The Volunteer Center also coordinates Make A Difference Day. Finally, the Volunteer Center works to encourage service through recognizing volunteers’ achievements.
Get Involved. Earn Points. Get Rewarded.
Pick One is a promotion that encourages all students to build connections, gain friendships and get involved with the campus community so they can find at least ONE thing that gives them a sense of belonging at NMU. When students attend events (tagged Pick One), they scan a QR code to earn Pick One Points. The more points students earn, the more prizes they can win!
Want to learn about other ways to get involved? Recreational Sports through NMU Rec Sports has several ways that you can be involved and active!