Campus Life

Get involved, explore campus and connect by participating in student groups, NSCC-sponsored events, and activities. Your college experience outside of the classroom is just as important as your success inside!


The cornerstone of all student activities, the OASIS hosts live music, events and fun throughout the year. It’s also a great space to eat, play games and relax in between classes or anytime you’re on campus.


First floor of A, near the Bookstore and Library

Free to all students and employees, the Fitness Center has some amazing equipment for all levels of fitness. Whether you enjoy lifting weights or getting your heart rate up, the Fitness Center is designed to help keep you healthy and energized!


Second floor of E, Room E2005

Throwback games and the latest tech are available anytime campus is open. Stop in and play a quick game or two between classes (and studying, of course).


First floor of A, across from the Bookstore

NSCC values our Veterans and this lounge is the perfect place to study or relax. Complete with a computer station, fridge, microwave and reclining sofa, the Veterans’ Lounge is a great place to hang out.


First floor of A, Room A109

NSCC Esports team is always looking for new members. Stop by the ESports Lab to play and find out more information about how you can stay involved with this growing activity nationwide!


Second floor of A, Room A217

Looking for a place to study? The Learning Lounge is the perfect place to spread out and get some work done. The best part is academic support is just around the corner, just in case you have some questions.


First floor of A, Room A103

Grab some fresh air between classes and enjoy the sunshine in the Courtyard. Comfy furniture and yard games are available when you just need a break from being inside!

Bring your ball and take some time to be outside, this half court complete with glass backboard is ready for you today!


NE corner of campus

Head north out of the Atrium and find the walking path that loops around the water tower. This one mile route can be extended by also walking around campus and can help you get your steps in between classes. Please be aware of vehicles when walking through the parking lots.

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.


Ag Grows Here is an agricultural studies student organization exclusive to NSCC. This group is open to any NSCC learner interested in learning more about agriculture, whether it's their major or not! Members gain exposure and the ability to network in one of the leading industries in Northwest Ohio.

Guest speakers, field trips, and meet and greets with NSCC ag alumni punctuate the academic year. Additionally, the group raises awareness about the agricultural studies program at NSCC and agriculture in general on and off campus.

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Advisor - Kayla Miller

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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.

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Advisor - Melanie Hicks

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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.

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Advisor - Heather Galbraith

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

Cru meets at 7:30pm most Thursdays.

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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.

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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 automobiles powered by electricity.

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Advisors - Dave Mohring and 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.

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Advisor - 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.

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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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Advisors - Ethan Eberly and Dylan Guthrie


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.

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Advisor - Rebekah Faber-Starr


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.

Want to help plan the next fun event on campus? Email Mike for more information!

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Advisor - Michael Jacobs

Turning Point USA’s mission is to educate students about the importance of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government. TPUSA activists are the community organizers of the right.

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Advisor - Matt Gomez