Student Life

Get Involved: Traditions

White Light EventThese are just a few of the campus traditions that we look forward to each year. 

Rootbeer Fest — We kick off the start of each new school year with a sand volleyball tournament, rootbeer floats and other outdoor games. This is a part of our Welcome Week, where there are activities each night. 

Homecoming Hoed — ownLine dance, break out your western wear and join the fun! This hilarious event happens each year during Homecoming week.

Thrift Store Prom — Hit the thrift-stores! Students compete to win the tackiest "thrift store" prom outfit during an old-school roller skating bash.  

Prayer Walk — We start each year with the Pioneer Prayer Walk. Students, faculty and staff walk the entire campus and pray over the coming school year on a night during our Welcome Week. This is a special tradition for us! 

White Light — During Welcome Week, we light the campus for a magical night of music and fellowship. Students dress up and enjoy a chocolate fountain. 

Get Involved: Clubs

These are some of the clubs and organizations you can get involved with at MNU.

Student Diversity Council (SDC)The Student Diversity Council is a group of diverse, young, determined, passionate students who want to be the change and make a difference on campus and the surrounding community. Their mission it to promote appreciation and awareness of the variety of cultures at MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Delta Mu Delta (Business Honors Club)The MNU branch of the National Collegiate Business Honor Society. It exists to recognize outstanding academic achievements of Business students.

ISC (International Student Community)This group’s main goal is to create awareness of the different international students and their distinct culture through international food and culture events on campus. International flags will be displayed permanently in Cook Center to represent the different nations on campus. Monthly meetings organized by the student president of the ISC keep international students informed and connected.

KSSNA (Kansas State Student Nurses Association)An organization for nursing students, which exists to promote ideals and purposes of the nursing profession.  

National Society of Leadership and SuccessThe National Society of Leadership and Success achieves profound results in helping students discover and attain their goals, offering life-changing lectures from the nation’s leading presenters and a community where students help one another succeed.

Psi Chi (Psychology Honors Club)The MNU branch of the National Honor Society of Psychology. The organization exists to further the science of psychology. 

Pi Lambda Theta (Education Honors Club)An international honor and professional association in education. The mission is to provide leadership for the education profession, to promote academic excellence at all educational levels, to provide leadership development for its members, to foster an environment for professional growth, and to recognize outstanding educators. 

Educators Rising CollegiateEducators Rising Collegiate is an organization equipping professional teacher candidates to become teacher leaders servicing learning communities by providing opportunities for leadership, professional development beyond course requirements and networking with local teachers and administrators.  This group hosts the annual honors evening for education majors, The Education Jubilation.    

SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise)A student organization that provides opportunity for students to participate in competition, social activities and trips to major U.S. corporations.  

GO!GroupsGo!Groups are campus service groups that are involved in GOing to Olathe and Kansas City communities and serving the people in these places. There are a variety of opportunities to serve the elderly, low-income families, those with special needs, and more, available with these groups. Go!Groups allows our campus to put our faith into action as we love the last, the least, and the left out.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)An interdenominational Christian sports ministry to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

Campus Traditions

After 50 years of students becoming Pioneers, some traditions have come and gone. But the thread that ties us throughout the generations is students involved in this vibrant community of believers.

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