Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and organizations are student initiated groups that provide members with opportunities to explore interest areas and practice meaningful leadership. The ASNU Senate has chartered a significant and growing number of officially recognized groups at Northwest. Unlike unauthorized groups, these officially recognized chartered groups may petition the Senate for funds and are approved to meet on campus through the University’s room reservation process.

What are Clubs and Organizations?

Clubs are student led groups that aim to build community, contribute to student life, and enrich the Northwest University student body by facilitating opportunities for students.

Organizations are students led groups that are connected with an academic department or local, regional, or national organization that also aim to build community, contribute to student life, and enrich the Northwest University student body by facilitating opportunities for students

How can I get involved?

Check out our Northwest Club List to find descriptions of each club, when/where they meet, and club leader contact information!

How can I start a Club?

  1. Email asnu@northwestu.edu to receive general club information.
  2. You can hold a Club Information Meeting prior to being approved. This will give you chance to advertise your club on campus and hold a meeting to see who would be interested in joining your club. During the meeting you would explain your vision to the group and get feedback from students.
  3. Complete the Create New Club application form and the Semester Budget Breakdown form on ASNU Eagle webpage
  4. Meet with the Chief of Staff and Director of Student Life to discuss club development, vision, how to lead a club, club resources, and finding an advisor. The Director of Student Life can serve as the advisor for the club during Provisional club status (the first semester as a club)
  5. Introduce your proposed group at an ASNU Senate meeting to have your club evaluated by student senators. Your Semester Budget Breakdown form will be evaluated by the ASNU’s Club Committee.

If both your club and budget is approved by ASNU Senate, final evaluation and approval will be passed by the Office of Student Development. If everyone approves, your club will be granted Provisional status for a semester to serve as a trial period before becoming officially active.