community engagement

ICYMI: Making Connections at Spectrum!✨🎉🧧

The Center for Student Engagement and Activities + Alumni Relations hosted an engagement event on Friday, Feb. 3, at our Spectrum Campus in San Diego! We had a blast being in community with our amazing students and alumni!

We had presentations from our Student Clubs and Alumni Association, did a demo featuring great resources like the NU Mentoring Network and the Handshake Career Portal, and had a networking scavenger hunt game!

We enjoyed delicious food from China Express and Insomnia Cookies.

We gave away a bunch of NU Swag during our golden ticket raffles.

And of course—had fun! (We had a pretty amazing playlist if we do say so ourselves! Made in collaboration with our student clubs)

Want more? Check out these cute pictures from the event!

Avoid missing out on our future events! Keep up with us on our CSEA and be sure to check out the “What’s NU this Month?” page right on this blog to view our upcoming events and the monthly student club meeting schedule!

For our next event, we will be celebrating Black History Month with our third annual Black History Month Game Night, hosted by OmegaNU and Pride@NU! This virtual event will be on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4-5PM PST.

Don’t miss out—reserve your spot now! Register here.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by emailing

We’ll see you at our next event! 🎈

In community,

Jasmine Banks, she/her

Student Engagement Coordinator

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Roundtable with National University’s Chief Compliance Officer: Public Policy and Citizenry

The Center for Student Engagement & Activities is proud to share this presentation and roundtable discussion with National University’s Chief Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics Officer, Matt Medeiros.

In this presentation and discussion, Matt brings together global and U.S. history, philosophy, public policy, and current events to dig deeply into questions like “What is a global citizen?” and “How can we build bridges to create solutions?”

Stay safe, but stay engaged!

Click here to access the Digital Citizenship Certificate module from LinkedIn Learning, offered to all NU students!

Once completed, post on your LinkedIn and Portfolium profiles.
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Meet CSEA Leadership: Patricia and Julia

Patricia Cardozo and Julia McMillan are the leadership team for the Center for Student Engagement and Activities. Read below to find out what’s coming up for student orgs.

Patricia: Hi, Everyone. Julia and I are the leadership team for CSEA. in April 2018, I was given the opportunity to lead this department, became chair of NUSO (National University Student Organization) Board of Directors, and created CSEA, so that student organizations would have centralized support. Julia came onboard to create the infrastructure with me, and we are really excited to work with student organizations!

Julia: Hi, All! It’s been a great experience to partner with Patricia in getting student organizations really up and running at NU. It’s such a privilege to get to work closely with students, staff, and faculty to help turn your ideas and goals into reality. We have a unique student body, and I appreciate that what works for other universities might not work for you. We’re here to find creative ways to make this part of your education just as valuable as what you learn inside the classroom.

Patricia: One of our main goals as a department is to enhance your educational experience at NU through supporting student organizations and creating intentional activities for you to join.

We hope to achieve this in many ways, one of which is through creating this blog. We invite everyone in student orgs to share your experiences in student leadership and going to school at NU by using this form.

Another way we want to support your experience is to organize activities you can attend, so that you feel part of the NU community.

This is why we are launching NU Engage. We invite all NU students to attend one night of this event! You will learn about clubs, participate in a club workshop or demo, meet club leadership, and win prizes.

It will be from 5-6 p.m., PDT, on Tuesday, September 29, Wednesday September 30, and Thursday, October 1.

On Wednesday, September 30, we will end at 5:30 to join Kim Mitchell’s Speaker Series talk. She’s NU’s amazing Senior VP of Military, Veteran’s and Gov’t Relations. If you have time, read her story.

We have a great line up of events for you in October. Some highlights are below:

On October 8, we have a special workshop from our own Matt Medeiros, Chief Compliance Officer, on Public Policy and Citizenry. (Registration link.)

We will also launch the blog, Parenting During COVID. On October 19, the blog contributors will have a student discussion on obstacles and success they have encountered while parenting, going to school, and working. We invite you to come and participate in the discussion. (Click here to register.)

There are more events scheduled that you can check out either on What’s NU this Month? or the official Activities Calendar. We will update this the first week of every month.

We’re also excited to launch the new look of the Center for Student Engagement and Activities website. Please email us your club photos, if you would like to be featured on this site or CSEA. (Use

If you want more info on clubs, please go to either CSEA links or our official NU CSEA page. Contact us anytime at

We can’t wait to meet you!

Our best,

Patricia + Julia