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Student Involvement

Edminster Student Union Building (SUB - second floor) 
• (208) 769-7761 

We support student success by involving students in meaningful engagements that build connections, leadership skills, resiliency and civic-mindedness through participation in strengths-based leadership, clubs, events and community engagement opportunities while promoting stewardship, life-long learning and diversity.

ASNIC Student Government
The ASNIC Student Government on campus is committed to representing and serving the students of North Idaho College. The majority of officers are elected to the governing body in April and receive a monthly stipend, leadership training and valuable experience. There are Senate positions saved for students who want to apply at the beginning of Fall Semester as well. ASNIC Student Government Officers strive to make a difference in the daily lives of current and future students. ASNIC officers maintain office hours in support of creating and fostering communication across campus to strive for continued quality improvement in campus life.

ASNIC provides access and support for a variety of student-based services including clubs, student events, volunteer opportunities and more.  

Pro tip! Get involved. Participate in student government, join or start a club, volunteer, or work on the Student Events Board. There are many other opportunities to grow, learn and be a part of our community on campus.


The NIC Department of Student Involvement and ASNIC prioritize student success and opportunities for personal and group development. Through clubs, students can experience leadership and community building firsthand. Clubs receive start-up money from ASNIC funds and have the ability to create lasting connections and provide ways to be active and involved in campus life.

Helping students get involved is a top priority of the NIC’s student government. If there isn't a club you like, think about starting one. Each club receives start-up money from ASNIC and funds are available to help clubs with projects, adventures and more.

To learn more about joining an already recognized club or how to start your own, stop by the ASNIC offices on the second floor of the Edminster Student Union Building (SUB) or visit our website.

Student Events
Getting involved makes college fun, allows students to create lasting friendships and actually improves graduation rates. The ASNIC Student Events Board is funded by the student government and provides quality and fun programming to the campus community, as well as offering student involvement opportunities outside the classroom. Their priority goal is to build an inclusive community, connect the students of North Idaho College and enhance your college experience. Student Event Board members receive a monthly stipend and leadership training and earn valuable event planning experience. New members are hired in the fall and spring. For more information or if you would like to suggest a campus event, stop by the ASNIC offices on the second floor of the Edminster Student Union Building or visit our website.

Interested in Volunteering? The ASNIC Student Government Officers and Department of Student Involvement staff work together with the Student Events Board to provide opportunities for students and employees to serve local communities. Each semester, students work together to host a Volunteer Day of Service event in where the students get together to volunteer at multiple local nonprofits in support of the community. Join us for this fun event and make a difference.

Student Wellness and Recreation Center (SWRC)
(208) 769-4536

Inclusion Statement: Student Wellness and Recreation celebrates diversity and authenticity. We demonstrate a commitment to creating a safe community that welcomes and respects everyone.

Student Wellness and Recreation has something for everyone, from a state-of-the-arts-facility to recreational sports and group fitness classes — there is something for you! SWRC membership is available to NIC full-time, part-time and dual credit students. A wide variety of leagues, tournaments, and special events are offered, such as flag football, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, and fun races. SWRC also hosts a variety of health and wellness programs including nutrition workshops, yoga and spinning classes, and health education programs. Check out recreational sports, fitness programs, outdoor pursuits, the climbing wall, and the challenge course for department-specific SWRC programming.

  • Full-time students (those with at least 12 credits) in the fall/spring semesters have access to the facility for free (paid for by student fees).
  • Students taking less than 12 credits are considered part-time and must purchase a membership. Semester membership is determined by the number of credits a student is registered for and is a one-time fee each semester. Please contact the front desk at SWRC for specific costs (208) 769-5939.
  • Dual credit students under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign the SWRC access waiver when purchasing a membership.
  • All members must have a Cardinal Card issued by the Cardinal Card Office in order to have access to the facility.

The SWRC employs students for various leadership positions such as front desk attendant, recreational sports officials, and climbing wall attendants. Students looking for a job in Student Wellness and Recreation, please ask for a job application at the front desk of the SWRC.

Group Fitness Programs
Student Wellness and Recreation Center (SWRC) McLain Hall 
 • (208) 769-4536 

Group Fitness provides the NIC community a chance to participate in group workouts in a setting that is energizing, motivating and exciting. Trained instructors will provide safe and fun workouts that help build overall strength and endurance. Group Fitness offers multiple classes throughout the week at no cost for SWRC student members. A few group fitness classes offered are indoor cycling, group strength, yoga and Queenax. If you are a member of the SWRC and would like to participate in classes, simply register online or visit the SWRC Front Desk and ask for help registering. 

Climbing Wall
Student Wellness and Recreation Center (SWRC) 
• (208) 769-7809 

The SWRC Climbing Wall is designed with both the first-time climber and the seasoned climber in mind. Easier routes help with learning the fundamentals while more challenging routes will help hone fitness and climbing skills. Each new climber receives a safety orientation and a lesson on climbing skills. All climbers will be encouraged to participate at their comfort level. Hours of operation and details on specific programming such as New Climber Night and Women's Climb Night can be found on our website. 

Intramural and Recreational Sports
Student Wellness and Recreation Center (SWRC) McLain Hall 
 • (208) 769-4536 

Looking for something fun during the week? Want to meet new people with similar interests? Get involved with Intramural and Recreational Sports! Intramurals and Rec Sports are a great way to get in some physical activity for the day and relieve stress from your classes. Different divisions — such as women's, men's, doubles, co-rec — are offered for different sports season. Recreational sports offers single-day tournaments and seasons that last two to three weeks. Winners of different activities and sports will receive an exclusive Rec Sports Champ T-shirt. Recreational Sports is open to current NIC students, faculty and staff. 

Outdoor Pursuits
See also: Student Wellness and Recreation Center (SWRC)
McLain Hall 
• (208) 769-7809 

Outdoor Pursuits exercises both body and mind through wilderness-based, environmentally sound outdoor adventures. Activities foster educational growth through self-awareness, teamwork and risk-taking. Outdoor Pursuits provides a nonprofit outdoor service with trips and rentals for students, staff, and the community. 

Trips and activities are provided at a minimal cost to you. Hiking, whitewater rafting, surfing, rock-climbing, sailing, skiing and snowshoeing are just a few of the many adventures offered. No experience necessary! Programs are designed for the first-timer. Check out the calendar at . 

Take advantage of the low-cost rental equipment! Whether you need a tent for some car camping or a whitewater raft for a month-long trip, Outdoor Pursuits can provide the gear to make your trip an adventure to remember. A full list of rental equipment and rates can be found on our website. • (208) 769-3348

NIC has some of the most competitive and successful athletic programs in the country. Fall sports include men's soccer, women's soccer and women's volleyball. Winter sports include men's basketball, women's basketball and men's wrestling. Spring sports include men's golf, women's golf and softball. Students get free admission to games with their Cardinal Card. The most up-to-date information regarding the Cardinal athletic programs, including game schedules, can be found at

(208) 769-3276
There are multiple ways for students interested in art, theatre and music to be involved at NIC.

  • Music
    Do you sing or play an instrument? We have a place for you in one of our vocal or instrumental ensembles. Consider joining the Chamber Singers, Cardinal Voices, Cardinal Choral, Wind Symphony, Cardinal Pep Band, NIC Jazz Band or Cardinal Chamber Ensemble. These groups perform multiple times throughout the year.
  • Theatre
    Enjoy theatre and ready to show your talent? NIC produces two performances each year and invites students to participate both center stage and behind the scenes.
  • Clubs
    • Aspiring Artists Club: Connect with fellow artists by showing your work at one of the biannual juried art shows or the community art festival, Art on the Green.
    • Artists, Vagabonds and Such: The NIC Theatre Program also has an active club for students looking to connect with fellow performers and entertain audiences in various performances throughout the year.
  • Free Public Performances
    Free art shows, music, theatre and vocal performances are scheduled throughout the year. 

The North Idaho College Sentinel • (208) 769-3388

The Sentinel is a student-run news organization that serves the North Idaho College community. The Sentinel can be found on newsstands across campus, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and on the Sentinel website.

The Trestle Creek Review

Trestle Creek Review (TCR) is an annual publication that sponsors many literary events in the North Idaho region as well as events at NIC throughout the year. Copies of the TCR can be found across campus and are archived online.

Dodi Stilkey – Director of Student Involvement and SUB Operations (208) 769-3351

Matt Huylar – Student Involvement Coordinator (208) 769-7841

Dominique McBroome – Senior Administrative Assistant for ASNIC and Student Involvement (208) 769-7761

Department of Student Involvement
Edminster Student Union Building SUB Room 113
495 N. College Drive 
(208) 769-7761