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Student Involvement and Leadership

Grow - Serve - Lead


There’s more to life at Northern than what goes on in the classroom. At Northern, you're encouraged to get involved. There’s something for extroverts, for introverts - for everyone.


Student Involvement and Leadership is here to help you grow, serve and lead, and we offer many ways to be involved at Northern - just take the first step. 
A student-led organization that promotes student engagement through programs and special events offered throughout the academic year.
Looking to get involved on campus? There is something for everyone, with more than 50 clubs and organizations in many categories: academic, arts and science, business, education, fine arts, cultural, service, faith-based, and recreational. Don’t see the right fit for you? Start your own!
Each fall, maroon and gold fever takes over the campus and community of Aberdeen during Northern State University’s annual homecoming celebration, Gypsy Days.
A variety of intramural sports offer a way for Northern students to stay active with through friendly, sporting competition. Fitness classes are available to students at no charge. 
Welcome Week is designed to help new students feel at home at Northern. We've designed a comprehensive schedule of activities to forge your new connection to campus, other students, and the community.