Student Involvement Opportunities
The Office of Student Affairs at the Student Educational Centers promotes student involvement by providing the following opportunities:
One of the many ways that the Office of Student Affairs at the Student Educational Centers (SECs) promotes student involvement is through clubs and organizations. Clubs and organizations exist as a means for building leadership skills as well as to promote community outreach and recreation. Official clubs and organizations are funded and governed by the respective Student Government Association at each SEC.
For more information about the opportunities available at your SEC site and to learn how to start a new club or organization, please click here.
Each Student Educational Center has its own chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society to recognize exceptional academic accomplishments of students. Students maintaining a 3.75 or higher GPA will be eligible for membership. Golden Key offers various benefits for its members, such as professional development opportunities, scholarships, community service projects, and more.
More information about the honor society can be found at www.goldenkey.org
Click here to find an application for the Executive Board once your membership has been confirmed.
Peer Study Groups at the SECs promote a community of learning among students. They support specific learning needs and can be beneficial to students who need help in their classes. Peer Study Groups are chartered through the Office of Student Affairs at the SECs as official organizations with the university.
Approved groups may schedule meetings at the SEC facility through the Coordinator of Student Affairs, and they are granted access to a maximum of $50 per year for meeting expenses (including snacks). To request use of these funds, contact a Student Affairs staff person.
Individuals interested in chartering a Peer Study Group are required to complete and submit a Chartering Packet. Please click on the link below for the Chartering Packet pertaining to your SEC:
The Student Government Associations (SGAs) exist at each of the Student Educational Centers (SECs) to serve as the voice of the student body by representing student needs to the NSU administration. The SGAs also plan social events at the sites and provide a variety of community involvement opportunities.
Officers are elected by their student bodies for a one-year term beginning January 1 and running through the end of December. SGA positions include:
- Public Relations Chair
- Entertainment Chair
- Senator (there is one senator position available for each academic program)
For more information about Student Government Associations, please click here.
SEC PANSGA is the governing body of the Student Government Associations at the SECs. Invited members of this group include the SEC Student Government Association Presidents and Vice Presidents from each site. The SEC PANSGA members meet monthly to discuss current issues impacting all students at the Student Educational Centers in an effort to make NSU a better institution for all students.
The Office of Student Affairs at the Student Educational Centers (SECs) promotes program development by providing funding assistance for student sponsored activities that are consistent with the University's educational mission and the Division of Student Affairs. Student programming, as defined by the Office of Student Affairs at the Student Educational Centers, is an event that is developed and implemented by students and is educational, cultural, and/or contributes to the development of students and the campus community. The SEC Student Programming Grant supports the educational value of student-driven programming at the SECs by assisting students in completing all the necessary steps to effectively implement a successful event. Student Programming Grants are available at the following SECs:
Each of NSU's off campus sites offer students an exceptional college experience. The Office of Student Affairs plays a large role in this success through student interactions and involvement. We encourage all students to get involved with in NSU and in the community. The Student Educational Centers have been involved in the community in multiple capacities. A small sample of past activities include:
- Blood Drives
- United Way events
- Relay for Life
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- AIDS Walk
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
- Habitat for Humanity
- Toys for Tots
- Operation Christmas Child
- Daily Bread Food Bank Can Drive
- Breast Cancer Walk
- Diabetes Walk
- Beach Clean Up
To suggest and/or participate in future civic engagement events, contact a Student Affairs staff person.
The Professional Development Grant exists to support NSU SEC students in furthering their academic learning through attendance and participation at conferences and workshops.
Such opportunities can include the following:
- Attendance at a non-NSU professional or academic association conference directly related to your field of study.
- Attendance in a webinar or site-based short duration workshop sponsored by a regional or national professional or academic association.
- Participation in either of the above through an accepted presentation or poster session.
The Grant does NOT support academic program requirements or travel to the main campus.
Please see the attached application or speak to your Assistant Director of Student Affairs for more information.