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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get involved?

First, check out Bearcat Link! All student organizations must register on this site and the contacts are listed. Just use your Northwest S# username and password to gain access. Student Org Fairs are held at the start of the Fall and Spring semesters. Also, check out the University Calendar for student org events.

How do I use BearcatLink?

Use the Resources tab on the Presence menu to find tutorials on navigating Presence, or watch any of our instructional videos on the Office of Student Involvement YouTube channel!

What organizations are there for me?

Glad you asked! There are over 150 organizations to be a part of involving academics, honorary societies, Greek, mass media, multicultural, performing, religious, residence hall, and a variety of other areas. There's something for everyone and by the off chance you don't see something you like, you can start your own organization!

What are the benefits of being involved?

  • Studies indicate that involved students tend to have higher satisfaction rates of their college experience.
  • Involvement leads to higher satisfaction, higher retention, and persistence to graduation.
  • Learn soft skills desired by employers like time management, communication, and conflict management.
  • Extra-curricular activities enhance your resume and show you give back to your community.
  • You can also gain access to your co-curricular transcript that showcases the organizations you’ve been involved with, any service hours, leadership positions, and more.
  • Make your mark on Northwest and leave a legacy for future Bearcats!
  • Finally, it's a great way to make friends!

How do I start a new student organization?

Click on this link to start a new student organization