Northrise is committed to fostering and maintaining a thriving community. Our 1,000-member (and growing) student body is far from homogeneous, which is by design. We are diverse and dynamic and are yet unified into one Body. In conjunction with all that we have to offer through Spiritual Formation, our Student Life services strive to enable students to be the unique individuals God created them to be, while keeping them connected to the vibrant community they have been called to here at NU. We fully recognize and appreciate the sacrifice it takes our students to get to this point in their journeys—not only financially, but also through the toll of leaving families, homes, and for some, countries, to come study at NU. As such, we take every effort to ensure that Northrise students have a place to call home.
A Place to Call Home
Come make yourself at home, with a traditional student experience, living on campus at Northrise, where we provide a safe, comfortable place for you to reside. We recently expanded to two dormitories and are now planning on constructing a student sporting complex, complete with a full-size soccer field and basketball and volleyball courts. In the near future, you can also study, relax, and engage in what will be our new Administration Building, which will include a state-of-the-art study center and a coffeehouse.
Investing in Lives
Incoming freshmen will take advantage of First Year Experience, which includes experiences and programs designed to help ease the transition to university living and also further integrate our Christian faith in the lives of our student body. Through programs and activities, like ongoing orientation, the female freshmen mentorship program, and male freshmen meet-ups, all first-year students have the opportunity to navigate the social, emotional, personal, and psychological transitions that take place during such a foundational year on campus.
Service Learning Class
This course is part of the first year experience. First year students meet once a week in their first semester to prepare for their life of serving at NU. The sessions are student focused. All first year students attending their first semester at Northrise MUST attend the sessions and comply with the requirements of the course.
Peer Leadership Class
Peer Leadership is a student life program that inspires and prepares students for leadership roles within the student body. With vast peer leadership opportunities, Northrise provides organized learning and living structures through which students learn key leadership skills and competencies for future leadership roles.
Some students thrive more in the field than in the classroom. Thus at Northrise, all students are given equal opportunity to aspire for leadership in various positions in multiple areas. Students can serve as leaders in areas such as Student Council, Resident Assistant in our Residence Halls, Club Leaders, and Sports Coordinator. Or perhaps provide academic mentorship to fellow students through the Peer Academic Mentorship classes for different courses and different levels.
The NU Internship program is an initiative within the Student Life department as part of career guidance service to students. The program is designed to prepare students for work-related learning experiences that provide them with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills. Northrise University would like to facilitate provision for students to experiment and pursue careers that match their personal and academic interests and to do so by preparing and encouraging students to pursue internships in their 3rd and 4th year of study.
Athletics & Clubs
At Northrise, we have various clubs and sports that give like-minded students and athletic enthusiasts a place and space to share and further their common interests in social programs, general fitness, and physical health through recreation and/or competitive sport. These clubs are either student-led and coached or mentored by University staff and faculty. Through organized clubs and sports, NU Students have an environment for inclusiveness, friendships, and personal growth.
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