Student Life / Athletics Office
The Office of Student Life & Athletics promotes and enhances the quality of student life on the IU Northwest campus. The office serves as the central university resource for student clubs and organizations. Professional assistance is available to individuals and student organizations sponsoring campus activities, forming new clubs, and addressing special needs or interests.
Students may participate in intramurals and recreation; student government; planning and sponsoring campus entertainment through the Student Activities Board; developing journalistic skills as a member of the student newspaper, the Northwest Phoenix, or the Spirits literary magazine; or community service projects through the IU Northwest Volunteerism Program. More than 40 registered student clubs and organizations seek to develop social, educational, and cultural appreciation, and provide creative expression through the fine arts. Additionally, the Student Life/ Athletics Office issues photo identification cards, approves on-campus publicity, and distributes recreational equipment and games.
Student Life/Athletics also oversees the Savannah Recreation Center and Gym, where the IU Northwest Redhawks sports teams play their home games. Membership in the Savannah Recreation and Fitness Center is available to students, faculty, and staff for a nominal fee.
Effective fall 1998, IU Northwest became a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. In Fall 2008 IU Northwest joined the United States Collegiate Athletic Association to extend the RedHawks' opportunity to compete nationally. Also in 2008, the RedHawks became part of the conference called the Association of Independent Institutions. The men's baseball and basketball teams, as well as the women's basketball, volleyball, and cheer/dance teams, can be followed at http://www.iunredhawkathletics.com .