Get Involved

RSO (Registered Student Organization) Activities Fair

Each fall and winter the Center for Student Involvement hosts an Activities Fair for RSOs. The fall fair attracts around 170 student organizations and the winter fair attracts around 75 student organizations. Both fairs are open to all students. 

Wildcat Connection

student presenting at freshman emerging leadership programWith over 480 student organizations at Northwestern, getting involved is easy. Students are welcome to stop by the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) learn more about our student organizations, but the easiest way to learn more is to visit Wildcat Connection, Northwestern's student organization directory. Once you log-in to Wildcat Connection with your NetID and password you can explore all our student organizations from A cappella groups and theatre organizations to community service groups and sport clubs. On Wildcat Connection you can:

  • Find student organizations' social media pages
  • Search upcoming events
  • Contact organizations directly

New Student Organizations

If you are interested in starting a new student organization consider some of the following before you get started.

  • What is your organization's mission and purpose?
  • Will your organization serve a new campus need that is not already being served by another organization?
  • Do any other organizations like yours currently exist on campus?
  • Can Northwestern provide the resources your student organization needs to function?
  • Will your group be sustainable beyond your time at Northwestern?
  • Are other students interested in your organization? At least five total proposed members are required, including two officers. 
  • Will your organization be open to any interested student?

Please note that student organizations must abide by a number of policies and procedures and organizations may not be approved due to the nature of the organization or the risk involved with participating.

Ready to apply? Apply Now!

We are accepting Winter Quarter applications now until Friday, January 30 at 11:59 pm. Students will be contacted regarding a decision in late February.

Further questions may be addressed to Hope Wallace in the Center for Student Involvement.

Student Activity Scholarship Fund

Information regarding the Student Activity Scholarship Fund (SASF) will be available on Wildcat Connection each quarter when the application opens.

Supplemental Documentation

Supplemental documentation must be turned in to the Center for Student Involvement c/o Natalie Furlett.

Student Engagement Partners

CSI partners with Student Engagement offices for a full array of involvement opportunities.

Visit our Student Engagement partners' websites to learn more: