Academic Events

Academic Wars

Academic Wars and Competition

Large scale programming challenges students to be more academically active by utilizing campus resources. These competitions have been done through Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Freshman Connections Halls. 

Spring 2015 Events

Freshman Connections Academic Wars

Dates: January 20 - February 27, 2015

Purpose: For RAs and Students: Work Smarter, not Harder…use your academic resources to be more efficient with your schoolwork. 


  • Student Learning Center Programs
  • SLC Academic Workshops
  • SLC Tutoring
  • Writing Center
  • Math Achievement Program
  • Drop in Biology & Chemistry Tutoring
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • In-Hall Tutoring
  • Any academically-focused program provided in your wing or hall. See your RA for details.


Individual: (RAs are not eligible for individual incentives) 

  • Top person in each medium sized hall (Allen, Cowden, North District, Tinsley, Wilson ) will receive $10 JDE
  • Top two students in each large hall (Gabaldon, McConnell, Reilly, Sechrist) will receive $10 JDE 

Wing:  Wing (by percentage) with the most academic activity (by percentage) will receive special recognition at the March 5th, 2015 basketball game, slice of pizza, and NAU swag.

Hall:  Winning hall (by percentage) will have a special section at the same basketball game and take home a NAU “cookie,” or log slice that has been a new tradition at NAU home games.  

Scoring Process & Rules

One point is earned for people in attendance for the programs, and one point is earned for people for utilizing any of the above listed academic resources.

Points will be tabulated, and then calculated based upon the number of Freshmen residents residing in the hall (for hall and wing.)

All sessions, with the exception for wing and hall programs, will be tracked through the SLC’s TutorTrac Program.  

If completing one of your own programs, an official attendance sheet with the name of the program, the RA, and a 2-3 sentence description of the program needs to be completed to fulfill the requirements. 

Fraternity and Sorority Life Winners from 2013-2014
  • IFC - TKE with 34 hours per member
  • CPC - Rho Phi Beta with 9.4 hours per member
  • UGC - Gamma Rho Lambda with 48.4 Hours per member.
Freshman Connections Academic Wars Champions from Spring 2014
  • All Hall: Cowden Learning Community
  • Wing: Cowden 1C