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Our Students: Clubs and Activities

North Park students come from all over the country and from around the world. Campus life is a great mix of classroom learning, opportunities to serve others, and plenty of time to develop deep friendships and learn from your fellow students.

Student organizations, from academic honor societies to special interest clubs to intramural sports, are an important part of living and learning here. Through these activities you’ll discover new interests, connect with people from many communities, and help others learn about the things you think are important. Some groups are pretty casual and others ask for a deeper commitment. While the list below is long, it’s not necessarily comprehensive—and there are still opportunities for you to start a new club or activity.

Academic Clubs

Almost all of North Park’s majors offer an academic club or chapter of a national honor society specific to that subject area. These groups help you extend your classroom learning and love of your subject to co-curricular activities, like community service, field trips, special research projects, and guest lectures.

Athletics and Recreation

Our men’s and women’s athletic teams represent the North Park University Vikings in the CCIW, one of the most competitive conferences in NCAA Division III. We also offer several intramural sports leagues and club teams, as well as dance, step, and cheerleading squads. All students have access to Helwig Recreation Center, a state-of-the art fitness facility with all the equipment you need as well as group fitness classes.

Bridge Events

Explore the city and make new friends with opportunities that include attending theater performances, checking out a Cubs or White Sox game, exploring great museums, and taking advantage of the city’s many seasonal festivals and special events. These Bridge Events happen throughout the year—and all at a significantly discounted price (and often free).

Office of Diversity Student Organizations

The Office of Diversity and Collaboratory for Urban and Intercultural Learning facilitate the University's student cultural organizations, providing faculty support and helping students ask big questions and celebrate their heritage. These groups are closely involved with Student Government Association, as well, and their club presidents serve on the student senate.

Student Government Association (SGA)

SGA is a group of officers and representatives—elected by the whole student body—who serve each year as the official voice of students to the University’s board, administration, faculty, staff, and external constituents. You can get involved with SGA in a number of ways: serve as a class senator, work for the student newspaper or yearbook, join a club, or volunteer for service opportunities. And you’re always welcome to bring them new ideas; remember, SGA is here to represent you.

University Ministries

You’re invited to explore faith, spirituality, service, and community with University Ministries. Through weekly campus worship services, partnerships with organizations across the city and around the world, small groups, or mentoring relationships, you’ll enrich your college experience and also get to know yourself and your neighbors in new ways.

Students at a sporting event