Are you new to campus, and not sure how to get involved? Perhaps you have been attending classes for a few semesters and now want to explore some areas outside the classroom?
NGU offers a plethora of ways to get involved on campus – including dozens of clubs, groups, events, and sports teams! Every semester, the university’s club fair takes place in Todd Dining Hall during the first week of classes. You can get a jumpstart on how to get involved by checking out our list of current campus organizations. Don’t see anything you like? You can start your own!
One of the newest groups on campus is the Fishing Club. Founding members Dakota Shoars and Josh Bradley started the group after they decided their mutual pastime was the perfect reason to start a competitive university team. The team has already competed in collegiate competitions in the Southeast. These students not only enjoy their passion, but also use it as a ministry opportunity.
“We used these [competitions] as tools to help talk to people about Jesus and they work tremendously well,” said Shoars.
Other popular organizations on campus are the Garden Club, the Mountain Laurel, Campus Ambassadors, and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (Go figure! We ARE a Southern Baptist University). These and many other organizations meet regularly during the academic year, and are led by student officers.
As a whole, the student body on campus is led by members of the Student Government Association, which are elected by the student body every spring semester (except freshmen, which are elected in the fall). Offices include a student body president, vice president, treasurer, and president and vice president for each class. The organization arranges multiple fundraisers throughout the year, and publicize dining hall reviews and Round Tables with Dr. Fant. These are all opportunities for students to voice their opinions on what is happening on campus.
If you want to get involved on campus, but can’t commit semester long, there are plenty of events for you to enjoy. Coffeehouses and Friday Night Movies give you the chance to hang out, and cheering for all of our athletic teams is encouraging, exciting, and just a good time (especially when you invite ALL of your friends)! Cultural events are a great way to enjoy the fine arts or a scholarly lecture. A complete list of events can be found online every semester.
Finally, if fine arts and coffee aren’t your cup of tea, you can get involved in our intramural sports programs. We offer multiple sessions of sports each semester including volleyball, soccer, softball, and football. In addition, weekly tournaments are held on the weekends. These vary between Mario Kart, Fortnite, Pool, and many more!
If you are still unsure about how you can get involved, you can contact the Office of Student Life. We would love to help you get involved on campus!