Get involved at NAU
Maximize your life outside the classroom
Elevate your Lumberjack experience by getting involved. It’s the #TrueBlueWay.
It is important to be involved in organizations on campus because it opens you up to new experiences. It gives students the opportunity to contribute to life on campus, outside of the classroom. Clubs help students build community and connect with others who share similar interests and passions. I am an out of state student and I struggled to find a place where I felt like I belonged on campus. When I first moved to Flagstaff, I did not know anyone, and it was not until I joined my sorority and got involved with ASNAU that I made incredible friendships. The clubs and organizations NAU offers have made me happier and prouder to be a Lumberjack.
– Liliana Cervantes, Junior
Our goal: To have every Lumberjack involved in at least one student organization.
We know getting involved helps build lifelong memories and connections while also developing essential skills in students like you. Getting involved at NAU has never been easier, with nearly 400 student organizations seeking to meet you. Whoever you are, we have a place for you. Find people who share your cause, identity, religion, and so much more!
Involvement perks Accordion Closed
We know getting involved has many benefits, including:
- making friends
- become a part of your Lumberjack community
- develop your leadership skills
- expand your interests
- have fun
- hone skills valued by future employers
- build upon what you learn in the classroom
Ways to get involved Accordion Closed
With nearly 400 student organizations, you are bound to find a connection. We have a variety of clubs representing diverse groups and interests across campus. Can’t find the club for you? Start your own.
Types of organizations Accordion Closed
- Academic student organizations comprise the largest number of clubs and organizations on campus. These include any organization that is affiliated with an academic program or college.
- Advocacy student organizations are those that advocate for a particular cause or population of students.
- Cultural student organizations represent and promote the traditions and activities associated with a particular culture.
- Fraternity and Sorority groups are associated with national social Greek-letter fraternities and sororities that select membership through a bid process.
- Recreation/Game student organizations focus on recreational activities and games in a noncompetitive atmosphere
- Religious student organizations may also register with the Office of the Dean of Students. Although the university, as a state institution, is prohibited from promoting religious activities, it recognizes the importance of religion and spirituality in the life and education of its students.
- Representative student organizations are those elected bodies that represent the general student population.
- Residence Hall Councils are groups that represent the concerns and interests of a particular residence hall.
- Service/Honorary student organizations are academically focused groups that limit membership based on certain requirements of community service oriented groups.
- Special Interest are not connected to an academic program or college. They serve the needs of students with specific special interests.
- Sport Club organizations are sports teams or groups engaged in active practice and competition against other schools or individuals. The Office of the Dean of Students collaborates with Campus Recreation Services to support these organizations.