Student Groups and Clubs

CORE student group

Student Engagement at Northwestern

CORE is an organization that creates opportunities for you to engage. These events and campus traditions designed to help you foster community from the moment you step on campus.


CORE is an organization that creates opportunities for you to engage. Events and campus traditions this past year have included: Minnesota State Fair, Movies on the Green, Homecoming Dance, Valleyfair, Grocery Bingo, End of the Year Bash, Nickelodeon Universe, PowderPuff, Coffee and Canvas, and more. These opportunities are designed to help you foster community from the moment you step on campus.


Intramural activities provide opportunities for stu­dents, faculty, and staff to participate in competitive sports and recreational activities. The intramural pro­gram includes both league competition in a variety of sports and individual activities in a wide range of in­terests. Sport offerings include flag football, volleyball, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 basketball, softball, and broomball. 

Fellowship of Reconciling Cultures Everywhere (a student organization at Northwestern) works to unite all students of different cultures and to grow cultural awareness on campus and in the community.
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    Multicultural Services

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    Local and Global Engagement

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    Student Leaders

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Campus Traditions

There are many Northwestern campus traditions for students to be a part of including:

  • Residence Hall Section Events:  KnuHa Day, Nostalgia Night, Eggs and BAkenson, RoMo Row Your Boat, Knutson Weekend Bash
  • Five16 Film Festival   
  • Multicultural Festival
  • Open Mic Nights
  • Nickelodeon Universe

Involvement Fair

At the beginning of each year, Student Life hosts an involvement fair to introduce students to the many opportunities for involvement at Northwestern.

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