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Student Engagement


  • Campus Recreation

    Find more information about NKU Campus Recreation, including programs, facilities, membership, and information about our staff.


  • Fraternity and Sorority Life

    Fraternity and Sorority Life advises and supports our community of 23 total organizations along with the Inter-Fraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council. Find more information about Fraternity and Sorority Life on this page.


  • Center for Student Engagement

    Find more information about getting involved with a Registered Student Organization, the Northern Kentucky Leadership Institute, community service, or the Activities Programming Board.


  • Student Union Operations

    The Student Union serves as the campus community center for students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests of Northern Kentucky University. The Student Union facilitates the mission of the college experience by providing opportunities for members of the university community to participate in a variety of programs and services that enhances learning and fosters an appreciation for college life and diversity.


  • Upward Bound

    Upward Bound, a TRIO Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, was established in 1989 at Northern Kentucky University. It's a challenging, preparatory program for students who demonstrate the ability or desire to attend college.

Student Support


  • Early Learning Campus at NKU

    The Early Learning Campus at NKU serves a diverse population of children and families of Northern Kentucky University and the community by providing a high quality, inclusive, educational program sustained through a professional, nurturing staff.


  • Health, Counseling, and Student Wellness

    Health, Counseling, and Student Wellness provides services that help NKU students, faculty, and staff achieve and maintain optimal levels of physical and emotional functioning. The department includes Health Services, Counseling Services, and Student Wellness outreach services.


  • Norse Violence Prevention

    Norse Violence Prevention promotes the vision of a violence free campus by engaging the NKU community in innovative prevention strategies and support-centered advocacy. We seek to mobilize every member of the NKU community to be a proactive part of the solution in reducing violence on campus through our values of empowerment, social justice, activism, community engagement, authenticity, and advocacy.


  • Office for Student Accessibility

    The Office for Student Accessibility (OSA) ensures that qualified students are provided equal access to academic and co-curricular programs through reasonable accommodations, appropriate to their disability, and student-centered assistance. We seek to empower students with disabilities through self-advocacy and developing independence to the fullest extent possible. OSA strives to increase disability and access awareness amongst all members of the campus community and is committed to the full participation of individuals with disabilities as defined under Federal law.

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Student Inclusiveness


  • African American Student Initiatives

    African American Student Initiatives serves as a space where students, faculty, and staff can support each other while navigating their educational, social, and career journey.


  • Latino Student Initiatives

    Latino Student Initiatives takes great pride in providing the best academic, social, and cultural activities. We sponsor and support programs that provide students service learning opportunities in the local community and other countries. // Initiativas de Estudiantes Latinos se enorgullece de ofrecer las mejores actividades académicas, sociales y culturales. Patrocinamos y apoyamos programas que brindan a los estudiantes oportunidades de aprendizaje en servicio en la comunidad local y otros países.


  • LGBTQA+ Student Initiatives

    LGBTQA+ Student Initiatives is committed to offering programs and services to increase visibility, awareness, and advocacy for LGBTQA+ students, staff, faculty, and alumni of Northern Kentucky University.

Student Affairs


  • Student Conduct, Rights & Advocacy

    Student Conduct, Rights & Advocacy encourages students to live and learn in a way that is consistent with NKU's Core Values and the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Through the student conduct process, educational outreach efforts, as well as by supporting students' success, SCRA prepares students to be engaged stewards of the NKU community.


  • Parents Attending College

    The Office of Parents Attending College (PAC) serves parents attending college at Northern Kentucky University. We realize that being a student parent comes with a unique set of challenges. We're here to assist you in attaining the services you need to persist to graduation. Navigating the various support programs can seem overwhelming and time consuming.


  • University Police

    University Police serves, educates, and protects the public through community collaboration, problem recognition, problem resolution, and police action. We value adaptability, courage, diversity, integrity, loyalty, and professionalism.

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