Jun 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Student Life

Student Life

The North Arkansas College staff believes that activities outside the classroom enrich, supplement, and provide a testing ground for classroom learning. These activities offer opportunities for social growth and for the development of values, appreciations, and insights. The Student Services departments work with students and faculty to present activities and programs appropriate to the students’ needs. Assistance and guidance will be provided to groups wishing to organize clubs and organizations appropriate to a community college. 


Northark has six intercollegiate athletic teams plus an e-sports team, all of which are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association and subject to that association’s rules and regulations. The Pioneers are the men’s basketball, baseball, and soccer teams. The Lady Pioneers are the women’s basketball, softball, and soccer teams. Admission to Northark games is free to Northark students, faculty, and staff. Students must complete at least twelve hours of North Arkansas College course credit and maintain a 2.0 grade point average to compete. 

Community Events

Throughout the year, the administration and student body offer special events of interest to the public. Concerts, art exhibits, films, lectures, and other social and cultural events in keeping with the community college standards are scheduled. 

Student Center

The Student Center at North Arkansas College is available on both the North and South Campuses, serving as a hub for student interaction. At the North Campus, the Weldon Stevenson Student Center stands centrally, offering amenities like the College Grill, food vending machines, and ample space for student gatherings.  


On the South Campus, the Bradley Student Center is near essential services such as Financial Aid, the Advising Center, the College Store, and the College Grill. This location also hosts food vending machines both within its vicinity and along the main hallways. The College Store provides students with easy access to necessary course materials.  


For further details, visit Northark’s website and navigate to the Explore section, then the College Store, where you can access the store’s website. There, students can purchase Pioneer gear, educational aids, supplies, and electronics. Stay updated on announcements and new arrivals through our Facebook and Instagram pages (@northarkbookstore). 

Student Clubs and Organizations

Participation in student organizations at North Arkansas College is available to all currently enrolled students, regardless of race, religion, or national origin. It is the duty of the Vice President of Student Affairs to oversee compliance with anti-discrimination policies among all campus organizations. 


When any student group wishes to engage in a sustained program and/or use College facilities regularly, an annual registration of the group as an official student organization is required. Once officially recognized, an organization is granted all rights and privileges afforded other North Arkansas College organizations. 

Student Leaders 

The student leader and treasurer of a student organization must be a current North Arkansas College student. These offices may not be held by the same person simultaneously. 

Campus Advisors 

Each student organization must have a campus advisor who is a current full-time staff, faculty or administrative professional at North Arkansas College. 

Operational Documents 

Each student organization’s current operational documents (i.e. constitution/bylaws) must be on file with the Office of Student Activities. 

Registration and Renewal

Students are eligible to form new student organizations by following the procedures set forth by the Student Organization Advisors Handbook and the North Arkansas College Student Handbook. Final approval for any new student organization will be determined by the Student Organizations Coordinator. All existing student organizations must register each academic year with Student Services in order to maintain official recognition. 

Policy Compliance 

Organizations recognized by the College must follow all college policies and procedures.

Student Government Association

The purpose the North Arkansas Student Government Association is:

1.  To foster civic engagement and leadership opportunities.

2.  To model participation in a democratic society.

3. To provide an opportunity for scholastic achievement.

4.  To encourage student interaction and to provide direction for college sponsored clubs and organizations.

5.  To promote and maintain a positive and respectful relationship among the students, faculty, staff, and administration.

6. To represent the voice of the student body.

7.  To promote the general welfare of the college.