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With over 150 clubs and organizations you’ll make new friends and memories, get a chance to flex your leadership muscles, participate in meaningful activities and just plain have fun!
You don’t have to be an arts major to sing, dance, act, play a musical instrument, work behind the scenes, attend a gallery opening or broadcast the news! Students from across all disciplines participate in the arts at Ohio Northern.
In addition to performing-arts activities, students participate in professional organizations available in their academic interests, multicultural groups, intramural and club sports, cheerleading, and dance team.
There is an active religious life on campus with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, Northern Christian Fellowship, Gospel Ensemble, Chapel Band and Choir, and Newman Club.
Interested in free campus entertainment? SPC (Student Planning Committee) has fun, free events scheduled nearly every weekend. Enjoy an event or become a member and meet new friends. Check their website regularly for upcoming events. SPC Web site >>
Approximately 18 percent of ONU’s student body participates in Greek life. There are five national fraternities and four national sororities. Service and philanthropy are core values of these Greek organizations, which are governed by the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (Panhel).
Feel like staying in? You can take a quick study break and order in a pizza or gather with friends around one of the 50” flat screen TVs in the hall lounges for popcorn and a movie.
Freshmen start out in residence hall rooms that soon feel like home and where meeting new friends can be as easy as keeping your door open.
Freshmen can indicate roommate preference. With those preferences in mind, assignments are then made by the director of residence life, prior to the arrival of the first-year students on campus.
Each residence hall is a non-smoking facility with each wing (or segment of the floor within the hall) having a resident assistant (RA). These individuals are trained upper-class students who have experienced the transition from home to residential living. They also plan activities throughout the year to provide fun and entertainment for all residents.
Each hall has:
- Computer outlets for each student
- Recreation and athletic equipment
- Study lounges
- TV lounges
- ONU cable in rooms
- Handicap-accessible units
- Telephones and voice mail
- Head residents, senior resident assistants and resident assistants
- Bathrooms equipped with individual showers
- Double occupancy in the majority of rooms
Facts of [Residential] Life
- Freshmen can indicate a roommate preference.
- All students are permitted to have a car on campus
- Average room size is 10’x14’
- The ONU Health Center is on campus with regular doctor’s hours and a 24-hour “on-call” nurse
For more information visit our Residence life Web site
Sophomores especially love Lima Complex as the step before apartment independence. Lima Complex is made up of suites where two roommates each have their own bedrooms and share a bath and common room.
Northern’s Campus Village Apartments consist of four-bedroom units and two-bedroom units. In all, they make up 1/3 of our student housing. Students must have junior status (90 total credit hours) in order to qualify for apartment residency. The apartments have kitchens and central living spaces, and some have patio areas or balconies.
The Affinity Village is a new living complex that opened in the fall of 2006 and offers suite-style living arrangements. Students live in rooms for two with their own bathrooms. There are four different themed groups currently living in this complex: Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Zeta and Alpha Xi Delta sororities, Honors Program, and Women’s Wellness. Each group has a study room, a kitchen, a social area and a built-in gas fireplace. Students must have at least sophomore status to live in the Affinity Village.