Additional Service Organizations

Campus service organizations are great resources for students who want to volunteer on a regular basis or meet other people who share their passion for service.  For more information on these or any service organization stop by the Center for Student Enrichment in the University Center.  Be sure to submit volunteer hour logs for the Volunteer Center for volunteer activities done as part of these or other groups.

Alpha Phi Omega: APO is a co-ed national service organization. They enjoy making connections through service within our campus, community, scouting, and our nation. Some of their past projects include raising money for Marquette General Hospital's Blood Mobile, working with Adopt-a-Highway, the U.P. Children's Museum, AMCAB, Marquette Humane Society, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and with the NMU Blood Drives. Come join the fun and find out what leadership, friendship, and service are all about. Contact Kevin Corkin at kcorkin@nmu.edu for more information.

Circle K International: Circle K is the world's largest collegiate service organization with over 12,000 members worldwide on over 550 campuses in 9 countries. Circle K is dedicated to promoting leadership and fellowship through volunteer efforts. Service projects include working with the March of Dimes, Adopt-a-Family, Adopt-a-Highway, Parents Night Out, Make a Difference Day, the UP 200 Sled Dog Races, and their annual 24-hour service projects, as well as campus activities such as Homecoming and Winterfest. Their calendar of activities also includes many social activities and road trips across Michigan and Wisconsin. If you are interested in developing leadership skills and building new friendships while serving others, go join their award-winning organization! Anyone is eligible to join Circle K at any time. E-mail them at nmucirclek@nmu.edu for details.

Golden “Z” Club: Golden Z is a campus chapter of the women's organization Zonta International. Golden Z Club provides service to the NMU campus and Marquette community.  The club also provides service internationally. In the past, the members have assisted in distributing books to children at Lighting Up the Holidays, participated in Adopt-a-Highway and Make a Difference Day, volunteered to do face painting for children at various events, crowd control for the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Races, and worked with the children at Teaching Family Homes in Harvey. In the fall of 2005, the Golden Z club brought a woman and her daughter from Afghanistan to talk about the struggles of women and children in their country. As a result of the hard work and determination from members, the Golden Z Club was recognized and awarded with the Program/Project of the Year Award for 1999-2000 and the Service Project of the Year Award in 1994-1995. Golden Z is a great way to get involved in service projects in the community and internationally. There are also great opportunities for leadership! For more information, send an e-mail to kjacob@nmu.edu.

Relay for Life: The NMU Relay for Life's purpose is to raise money to fight cancer as a part of the national organization, American Cancer Society. They work to set up a campus relay as a part of the national fundraiser. To take part in this great cause, please e-mail Thao Do at tdo@nmu.edu.

Room at the Inn: A collection of Marquette churches runs a homeless shelter program called Room at the Inn. The student chapter serves to connect the shelter with NMU's vast resource of student volunteers. They hold informational and training sessions on campus, and provides the shelter with a list of interested students. Contact Tom at trich@nmu.edu for a list of orientation and training sessions.

Student United Way: This new student group serves to: give, advocate and volunteer in the Marquette County health and human service system through the United Way's local impact areas; to grow as leaders and connect to the community; to build lasting relationships with each other and the United Way movement. For more information, e-mail Courtney at cguideb@nmu.edu.

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