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Half of all Northwest students participate in a student organization. With more than 150 recognized groups to choose from, explore your passions while discovering new interests along the way.

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Hispanic-American Leadership Organization (HALO)

HALO originated at the University of Kansas and has been active at Northwest for more than a decade. The purpose of HALO is to promote and maintain a healthy and positive environment for not only Hispanic students, but for any student who would like to learn more about the Hispanic cultures. HALO organizes annual fundraisers and activities, including Hispanic Heritage Month, La Fiesta Latina, Shake your Bon-Bon, a Regional Empowerment Conference, and the USHLI National Conference. HALO also actively visits various Nodaway County schools to educate young people about Hispanic cultures.

Medium Weight Forks

Medium Weight Forks is a compilation of works by Northwest students and is published by the Department of Language, Literature and Writing. The publication is student-edited and student-run. Students must be enrolled in 10-520: Publication Skills to be an editor.

The Laurel Review and GreenTower Press

The Laurel Review and GreenTower Press host an annual chapbook competition for Midwestern writers. The Laurel Review, which is published twice each year, features some of the best poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction by both emerging and established voices.

Sigma Tau Delta

An English honorary society, inducts new members each year. Members at Northwest have the opportunity to share their love of literature and rhetoric, composition and critical theory, creative writing and English education with like-minded peers.

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Visiting Writers Series

The Visiting Writers Series brings poets and prose writers to the Northwest campus for public readings.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center is located on the first floor of the B.D. Owens Library. It provides tutoring services and assistance for writers of all abilities.