UNW activities and clubs

Student Activities, a student-led organization at University of Northwestern, is growing the community at Northwestern through on-campus and off-campus opportunities for students to deepen friendships and invest in one another.

Join some clubs

Student clubs consistently meet six areas of activity-focus at Northwestern: recreational, relational, educational, spiritual, vocational, and opportunities for witness/service.

Students are encouraged to get involved with, help organize, and take part in the many clubs that Northwestern offers. 

Clubs are chartered annually. Any student or group of students seeking an official status of student club must complete the process of being chartered annually through the Student Development Office. The application and chartering process opens up at the beginning of each semester.

UNW clubs

Here are some of Northwestern's popular student clubs:

  • College Republicans
  • Chinese Club
  • Engineering Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • DDR Club
  • Military Club
  • Pre-Vet Club
  • Spikeball Club
  • UNW Club Hockey
  • UNW Swing Dance Club

Explore cultures

Northwestern's Center for Global Reconciliation and Cultural Education (C-GRACE) is uniting students of all cultures at Northwestern and growing cultural awareness on campus and in the community.

Five16 Film Festival

Every spring, Maranatha Hall fills to the brim with an audience anticipating the hilarious, moving and excellent films produced by current students.

Walk the red carpet, pose for paparazzi and enjoy popcorn at this exciting community event.

Learn more about Five16


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