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Superior Edge

Northern Michigan University's Superior Edge is a student development program encompassing a wide range of experiential activities complementing classroom instruction to provide students with a distinct advantage by preparing them for lifelong learning, graduate school, careers and life as engaged citizens. To find out opportunities to get hours towards the Citizenship, Diversity, Leadership, or Real World Edges, click here.

The Edges

Superior Edge consists of four “edges”

  • Citizenship – Become an engaged, involved citizen
  • Diversity – Develop sensitivity and awareness of global and domestic diversity issues
  • Leadership – Become a competent, ethical and effective leader
  • Real World – Relate classroom theory to workplace practice in real-world settings

Watch this video to find out more about Superior Edge. To find out opportunities to get hours towards these edges, click here.

Why Participate?

Students who participate in Superior Edge make new friends, build community contacts and a great resume, formalize the recognition of activities they participate in, enhance the ability to relate theory to practice, and more.  Want to join?  Register for one of our orientation sessions.  Learn about other benefits to the program.

House Competition: Hogwart, Spalding Hall - 257 hours; Rooftop, Cedar West - 131.5 hours; American Graffiti, Van Antwerp Hall - 86 hours; On-Campus Apartments/Spooner: Norwood Apts. - 483 hours; Woodland, 1st Floor - 295.3 hours; Lincoln Townhouses - 243.5 hours. Keep logging!An interest meeting for our International Service Project in Thailand/Cambodia will be held in the Center for Student Enrichment, 1206 Northern Center (formerly the UC) on Fri., Sept. 27 at noon. The tentative dates are Dec. 26-Jan. 11 and the approximate cost is $3,500. For more information, contact Rachel Harris at raharris@nmu.edu.Want an "edge" when applying for grad school or a job? Learn more about the four edges: Citizenship, Diversity, Leadership, and Real World by checking out <a href="https://www.nmu.edu/superioredge/">Superior Edge</a>. Once you attend a 1-hour orientation <a href="https://www.nmu.edu/superioredge/orientation">Superior Edge</a>, you will be able to start logging your activities.Every semester the Center for Student Enrichment offers a dynamic series of workshops on aspects of leadership development. Topics have included public speaking, working with youth, assertiveness, electronic networking, teambuilding, and communication. Workshops are free and open to the public. Check them out and register <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/skillbuilders">here</a>.Want to learn more about the Center for Student Enrichment?  Watch <a href="https://youtu.be/_VngcGG8RYc">this.</a>
Log Your Hours

Log Your Hours

The only way you can get credit for your activities is to remember to log your hours as you go. Log your hours here.  If you want a refresher on how to log, watch this video.  We look forward to reading your logs.  If you want more information about how to write your reflection paper, please check out this short video.

Superior Edgeedge@nmu.edu906-227-65431206 Northern Center (formerly the University Center)