4 NSU STUDENT HANDBOOK 2023-24 LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT On behalf of our campus community, welcome to Northern State University! I’m thrilled that you’ve chosen Northern as your college home. Northern is recognized for excellence in the liberal arts which will prepare you with 21st Century critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills that are valued by employers and in the workforce. You will work with faculty scholars who are committed to teaching, personalized and individualized attention and mentoring you in experiential learning opportunities including undergraduate research and internships in your field of study. And you will be supported by faculty and staff to guide you to the ultimate goal of graduation and pursuing a successful career and life as an engaged citizen and leader. We also want you to take advantage of a full college experience in an environment committed to your success in athletics, fine and performing arts, student organizations and intramurals and by participating in a vibrant schedule of events on campus, study abroad opportunities and engaging in the wonderful community of Aberdeen. The more deeply you engage, the more you will fuel a passion for lifelong learning and community engagement and expand your worldview and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Again, welcome to Northern – this is the perfect place to unleash your potential, and I’m proud to have you as part of our pack. Have a great year in Wolves Country! Sincerely, Neal Schnoor President