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Clubs & Organizations

An Activity For Everyone


The Student Life Office works with the Student Activities Committee and Student Leaders to plan and coordinate events throughout the year. Northwood students from all classes are encouraged to become part of the Student Activities Committee.

Students have the opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities and clubs at school. While some of the clubs have been informally operating for years, clubs as a student-driven initiative began in 2015; and meet on Monday afternoons of the winter schedule.

Active Clubs on Campus Include:

  • Drama Club
  • Book Club
  • Cheese Club
  • Knitting Club
  • Rocketry
  • Sustainability Club
  • Chess Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Current Event Discussion
  • CARE - Northwood's Community Service Club

Students are encouraged to develop and found additional clubs as interests arise. Faculty are available to serve as active club members and mentors.

We also offer a robust schedule of recreational activities each weekend.

Some popular offerings include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Friday night movie bus
  • Dodgeball tournaments in the gym
  • Trips to Burlington, Vermont and Plattsburgh, New York
  • Adirondack excursions for hiking, kayaking, ziplining, & rock climbing
  • Visits to local orchards
  • Concerts and events at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Additionally, students have the opportunity to take advantage of living in the Olympic Village of Lake Placid, the center of the Adirondack Park. Students may sign out with the Dean of Student's office to enjoy dinner or shopping in town with friends. We also offer weekly "jitney runs" (grocery trips) so that students can pick up snacks or other personal items they need.