Campus Life

Get involved, express yourself, and have the time of your student life through participation in student groups, NSCC-sponsored events, and activities. Your college experience outside of the classroom is just as important as your success inside! Click the icons at the top of the page for more details.

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Student Activities Coordinator

Mike Jacobs

Student Organizations

Northwest State is proud to offer a variety of social and academic actvities and events. Take advantage of networking opportunities and resume builders offered by the numerous student groups on campus. For more information, please contact the advisor associated with any of the groups listed below.


The goal of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society is to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of associate degree nursing. The group works to promote scholarship and academics in the profession of nursing, as well as encouraging the pursuit of advanced degrees in the profession. As provisional members or candidates of the Alpha Delta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor society, students have had to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have earned a grade of “B” or better in each of their nursing classes. Students have also had to demonstrate conduct on campus and in the clinical areas that reflects the highest levels of integrity and professionalism.

Advisor: Dr. Melanie Hicks

Active Minds is a national organization that started 18 years ago. Today it has almost 550 chapters in the US. Each year, nearly 16,000 college students join Active Minds as passionate advocates and educators for mental health. Advocates encourage their peers and networks to learn about, talk about, and seek help for mental health issues just as they would for a physical issue, without shame or silence. This peer-to-peer approach is unique to Active Minds and one that works. Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued on college campuses! Meetings are every Wednesday from noon until 1 pm in room C150G.

Advisor: Heather Galbraith

Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ.

Advisor: Greg Tefft,

The Dean’s Leadership Cluster (DLC) is a group of high impact students who have earned Presidential and Honors Scholarships. Members have earned a high school or college GPA higher than 3.5 and an ACT score of at least 24, majoring in a wide range of disciplines throughout the college. They attend courses full time and have part-time jobs in their respective fields of study. They also serve their institution and community by volunteering for diverse initiatives. These students represent the future leadership in northwest Ohio. Part of their experiential learning is in meeting business leaders locally and across the country.

Advisor: Lisa Becher

The future of transportation is changing. This group will be working each year to prepare an electric powered go-kart for a collegiate evGrandPrix racing event. The event represents an innovative approach to developing the next generation of automobile powered by electricity.

Advisors: Dave Mohring, Colin Doolittle

KBD is an honor society for students who are enrolled in a business major and attaining a 3.5 GPA after completing 18 or more credit hours. An induction ceremony is held for eligible students during the fall and spring semesters.

Advisors: Bill Eichenaur, Lisa Becher

Affiliated with FIRST Robotics, this group will problem solve, design and build a robot to solve an obstacle course at competitions. The team is comprised of high school students enrolled at Northwest State through the College Credit Plus (CCP) program.

Advisor: Jim Drewes

NWO Gamers is a student group that loves to have fun and socialize through gaming. We host weekly events where we play board games, video games, and even build stuff with Legos. The group also has a competitive club esports team.

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Advisor: Nick Keller

The Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society is an honor & service organization for students attaining a 3.5 GPA after completing 18 or more credit hours. An induction ceremony is held for eligible students during the fall and spring semesters.

Advisor: Amy Drees

SBO (Student Body Organization) is responsible for promoting academic, recreational and social activities for students. Some of the events that SBO is responsible for are Welcome Back Week, Chili Cook-Off and Spring Fling.

Advisors: Michael Jacobs