You are coming to North Park to get an education (and we think a great one!), but we know this means a whole lot more than classrooms and homework. Our three core values—Christian, urban, intercultural—will challenge you in your academic pursuits, but also play a role in your relationships, your extracurricular activities, and your whole community experience. And you’ll be able to take what you learn outside the classroom back to your classes and on to wherever your journey takes you.
During Threshold you’ll have a chance to get a taste of community life, and also learn about our expectations for all our students, faculty, and staff as we learn together throughout the coming year. To make sure you’re ready to dive in, here are some of the resources you should check out.
Get Involved: Student Government, Clubs, and Special Events
There are many different ways you can dive into the community at North Park: student clubs, CAB (Campus Activities Board), and running for a student government office in SGA are just a few.
All North Park students, faculty, and staff are expected to respect each others’ differences, encourage open dialogue, and commit to caring for each other. The student handbook gives all the details; read it now and ask any questions you have when you get to campus.
As a Christian institution of higher education, North Park is committed to providing a campus environment characterized by mutual respect among students, faculty, and staff. The University does not tolerate any form of sexual violence or other offense, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or misconduct. Learn more about our policies and resources for keeping our campus and students safe.
North Park’s First Year Experience
Starting college is a big step. It is a time when you will be exposed to new people, places, and ideas. Professors, University staff, and your fellow Vikings are here to help you throughout your first year on campus.
Helwig Recreation Center
We are particularly proud of this incredible, 68,000-square-foot facility, where you can stop in for a quick workout, take a group fitness class, or participate in some of the community-building fitness challenges the staff creates throughout the year.
University Ministries facilitates the spiritual development of North Park students, offering weekly services, personal growth opportunities, and ways to serve the community and city.