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Dreamers Welcome the multicultural experience scholarship deadline january 15

Dreams can take you places ights, ighland He H in d e Locat minutes - just 5 y k uc t n e K innati town Cinc from down

Do you want a college that has places to shop and a variety of restaurants? Would you like to experience the nightlife of a major city? We’ve got you covered. Want open spaces to play Frisbee in the grass or the opportunity to take in a show at a campus theatre? You can do that too. What if you could be in close proximity to dozens of internships at Fortune 500 companies? At NKU, you are.

It’s no surprise that students say our location is a major reason they chose to come to NKU. Located in Highland Heights, Ky. – just five minutes from the vibrant city of Cincinnati – you get the best of both worlds: a metropolitan education in a safe, comfortable, suburban setting.



Barbour-Payne Theatre

During her education at NKU, she was able to land an internship as a historical re-enactor through NKU’s Department of Theatre and Dance and the Institute for Freedom Studies at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. For three years, she interned at the center. “Since my first year, my responsibilities have grown, extending beyond re-enacting to also assisting with programming and facilitating tours that share the stories of freedom heroes past and present,” she says. “I am truly blessed to have an internship that aligns with my passions and interest and one that has led to a career opportunity following graduation!”

“If you want an opportunity to grow in ways you never thought you could grow or want an opportunity to participate in activities you never thought you would, NKU is for you!”

- Yunina C. Barbour-Payne, a theatre graduate from Louisville, Ky.


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Office of African American Student Affairs The Office of African American Student Affairs provides diversity programming and resources to enhance campus-wide understanding of the needs and experiences of underrepresented populations. AASA works closely with the Black Faculty & Staff Association.

NKU R.O .C.K .S.

Shamell Smith

Social Work

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio Campus Organizations: Activities Programming Board, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, E.N.V.I. hip hop dance team, and Norse Leadership Society.

Join AASA in celebrating African American cultural heritage at events like: • Kwanzaa Celebration • Cultural Heritage Speaker Series • Soul Food Fest.

Out of all your NKU experiences thus far, which ranks as most fun? My NKU R.O.C.K.S. experience! It was like a second orientation but with a more condensed group of people who looked like me.


NKU R.O.C.K.S. (Responsibility, Opportunity, Community, Knowledge and Success) is a five-day on-campus summer institute for select freshmen.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration

Cultural Enrichment For more info:

Why did you decide to apply to NKU R.O.C.K.S.? My initial motivation for participating in the R.O.C.K.S. program was to move into my residential hall a week early and learn more about the campus. What I gained from the experience was much more – I went into the first day of R.O.C.K.S. alone not knowing anyone, and by the end of the week, I left with more than 50 family members. What would you tell a prospective student about the R.O.C.K.S. experience? This opportunity will allow you to make a smooth transition from high school into college. It will give you an instant support system and help you to become acclimated to the campus. It is the best college decision I have made thus far. Don’t pass up this great opportunity to enhance your college experience!


MAYRA Guzman Orozco Sociology

Hometown: Guadalajara, México Student Organizations: Sociology Club, Educating Latinos for Kentucky’s Future, Latino Student Organization, LULAC, Norse Leadership Society, Wellness Committee, Latino Student Affairs and ASPIRE program.

Latino Student Affairs Latino Student Affairs takes great pride in providing academic, social and cultural activities to address the needs of Latino students and further their success. Join Latino Student Affairs and make a difference at NKU and in the communities surrounding our campus through service-learning courses and campus activities.

Where can you be found on campus when you are not in class? You’ll find me in the Latino lounge or the Office of Latino Student Affairs. In addition to being an active member of several Latino student organizations, I also have a student work-study position in the Office of Latino Student Affairs.

What is the Kroger Mentor Program?

Kroger Co. professionals serve as mentors to NKU students. The Kroger Mentor Program offers study

sessions before midterms and finals, seminars with topics ranging from successful interview techniques to leadership, and social events. Last year we went ice skating and to a Reds game. My mentor has helped me with the importance of time management in college. Out of all your college experiences thus far, which ranks as most fun? I love meeting NKU students from all parts of the world! I also enjoyed the opportunity to represent NKU with 11 other students at the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference in Chicago, Ill.

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A no int ed V oi ce s G os pe l C ho ir

Anointed Voices gospel choir explores the musical style of gospel music at its roots and various forms while bringing together all students and employees interested in promoting spiritual unity at NKU.

Black Men’s Organization

student organizations

educating latinos for kentucky’s future

is an organization that promotes postsecondary educational opportunities to Latinos, non-Latinos, educators and administrators about the importance of educating Latinos and strategies for doing so.

Black United Students brings together individuals who have an interest in promoting black awareness on campus through intellect, talent, skills and ideas for improving the campus environment.

latino Student Organization

G.I.F.T.S. (God Is For Today’s Students). Our purpose is to equip, develop and mature your spiritual walk with God on campus.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

looks to increase awareness of issues facing Latinos, create a network of like-minded people and promote change through cultural understanding.

The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights for all people and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

International Student Union

Black Women’s Organization

offers members the opportunity to acquaint each other with different cultures, ideas and customs. Dances, exhibits, films and food festivals are the main methods for interacting with the campus community.

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GABY Santiago


Athletic Training

Gaby Santiago has always been a fan of sports but was admittedly never really good at any of them. After spending time in high school as an athletic trainer’s assistant, she discovered what an athletic trainer is and that she loves working with the different athletes and helping them prepare for practices and rehabilitate injuries.

NPHC Greek Organizations

NKU supports historically African American Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities. The organizations promote political, spiritual, social, economic and cultural life on the campus of NKU. NPHC Greek organizations represented on campus:

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Gaby wanted to be an athletic trainer. That brought her to NKU, where she received an educational diversity scholarship. “I love NKU!” Gaby exclaims. “I am challenged academically but not overwhelmed. I’ve had great professors who really care about me and want to see me succeed academically.” Gaby was never alone in making her choice to major in athletic training. “While taking a University 101 class my first semester at NKU, I had the opportunity to meet with the athletic training program director before I declared my major.” Contact with caring professors was just one aspect that appealed to Gaby. “When I visited NKU I loved the size of the school,” Gaby says. “Not too big, not too small.”

E.N.V.I. Equal-N-Versatile Individuals is a group for those who love the art and expression of dance. League of United Latin American Citizens NKU Chapter supports the organization’s mission to advance the economic condition, educational opportunities, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population.

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E.N .V.I .

Student Support Services is a federally funded program designed to give a helping hand to NKU students who show potential for success in college but who need assistance in their efforts. SSS is a great opportunity to: -Strengthen academic skills. -Develop personal confidence. -Explore majors and careers. -Build new friendships. -Make plans for the future. -Graduate!

Get Involved

Eligibility criteria (any of the following): -Neither parent has a bachelor’s degree. -From a low/moderate-income household. -Student with a disability.

NKU Honors Program offers you the opportunity to stretch your imagination in interdisciplinary honors seminars, challenging you to go farther than you could ever dream. Multicultural Leadership Alliance provides multicultural high school students with information and resources on college readiness, applications, financial aid, student services, housing and other services. NKU faculty and staff also serve as admissions mentors for multicultural students.

Black Faculty & Staff Association facilitates and influences educational, administrative and personnel policies that affect the welfare of black members of NKU. The association will also provide a structure that will promote a sense of kinship among its membership. The association recognizes its special relationship with the students and incorporates their needs into the programming and events that it offers.


being involved

INROADS is a national organization

and internship program with 36 regional offices serving 2,000 students with just more than 200 corporate partners. The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. This includes serving underrepresented students while maintaining a focus on diversity and multiculturalism. Those students interested in business may qualify for internships. For more information, call (513) 665-3520 ext. 16 or visit

Enjoy the perks offered to honors students: -Register for unique, creative courses. -Participate in course-related travel. -Graduate as a University Honors Scholar, a distinction that will appear on your transcripts and diploma.

Honors admission is selective.

We look for: -Demonstrated curiosity about a wide range of subjects. -Successful secondary school preparation (AP, IB or honors courses). -Strong ACT or SAT. If you meet these criteria, you are invited to apply to the honors program.

Apply online at








Cross Country Basketball

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Cross Country Dance Team







Track & Field

Track & Field

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Pep Band


Office of Intercollegiate Athletics (859) 572-5193

Success starts with a dream…it’s realized through education.

Financial Aid (Grants & Loans) • • •

Apply for federal, state and institutional aid programs by completing a FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You are encouraged to complete the FAFSA online at You and your parents will need a copy of your most recent W2s and tax return. A new FAFSA is available January 1 of every year. When completing the FAFSA, be sure to indicate the NKU school code #009275. The financial aid priority deadline is February 1, 2013. To complete the FAFSA online you will need a U.S. Department of Education personal identification number, which can be obtained online at The PIN is used as an electronic signature.

Freshman Academic Scholarships

The university awards scholarships to highly motivated students who demonstrate strong academic performance. To be eligible for scholarship consideration at NKU, you must have a completed admission application by January 15, 2013. Each scholarship has merit guidelines that students must meet in order to be considered. Meeting the guidelines does not guarantee you a scholarship offer, but we can assure each applicant that he or she will receive careful consideration and fair treatment in what is a very competitive process.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please visit our website at or contact us at

student employment

Federal Work-Study Employment Employment under this program is restricted to students who demonstrate financial need determined by the FAFSA. Students must apply for posted federal work-study positions at Institutional Work-Study Employment Employment under this program allows students to work on campus to earn extra money. Students must apply for posted institutional work-study positions at

Educational Diversity Scholarship VALUE: Full tuition and/or room and board. GUIDELINES: Freshman applicants must show evidence of academic achievement and have a 2.75 high school grade-point average. CONDITIONS: In addition to the required essay, scholarship applicants must submit a 150-word essay in response to this topic: NKU believes that a diverse student body enhances the quality of the living and learning environment. Describe how aspects of your identity, life experiences, special skills or values equip you to make a positive contribution to help ensure that the NKU community is rich with diversity yet inclusive of all its members.

The scholarship application and a full list of freshman scholarships are available online at

2012-13 Undergraduate Student Tuition (12-16 credit hours) Per Semester Annual In-State / Resident ................................................................ $3,936 .......................................$7,872 Metropolitan Rate* ................................................................ $6,276 .....................................$12,552 Out-of-State / Non-Resident ................................................ $7,872 .....................................$15,744 Indiana Rate** ........................................................................ $4,404 .......................................$8,808 *Metropolitan Rate: Ohio residents in Adams, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Licking, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Scioto, Ross, Union and Warren counties are eligible for the metropolitan tuition rate. This rate is subject to change and can be discontinued at any time. **Indiana Rate: Indiana residents of Dearborn, Franklin, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties are eligible for the Indiana tuition rate. Students must be enrolled in undergraduate degree-seeking programs and may pursue their degree on a full- or part-time basis. This rate is renegotiated annually.

Office of Student Financial Assistance (859) 572-5143


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Live on Campus Ron Burse Public Relations

You choose from a variety of living options Callahan Hall

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Kentucky or Commonwealth Hall .............................$3,750 Norse Hall . . ....................................................... $4,400 University Suites (single room)........................ $5,920 Callahan Hall (quad)........................................ $4,840

2012-13 annual room rates shown. All rates are subject to change. New students who live outside a 50-mile commuting distance are required to live on campus. Not all floor plans shown. Take a virtual tour of campus at

I love living on campus! It’s one of the best decisions I have made at NKU. Living on campus has allowed me to meet so many new people, and it is so much easier to get to campus events and organization meetings. There are so many fun residential programs with free food, too! I love going as a group with everyone in the residence halls to watch the Norse compete.

Freshman Applicants

HECTOR DiazMorales


Electronic Media & Broadcasting

Junior from Burlington, Ky. Involved in: Vice President, League of United Latin American Citizens; Latino Student Organization; Norse Film Society; and Educating Latinos for Kentucky’s Future

Hector: I like NKU because the university encourages students to become active in the community by supporting the many student-run organizations on campus. The faculty and staff embraced me from the very beginning and made me feel welcome. I feel a real sense of community at NKU, and the friends and connections that I have made will last a lifetime.

hector’s Mom

Mrs. Morales: What I really like about NKU is that, although it’s a big university, the professors give individualized attention to their students. The professors are fully committed to helping students realize their dreams. My husband and I are happy with the education Hector is receiving at NKU, and we look forward to graduation day.

To be considered for freshman admission you must apply for admission and submit the following credentials by published deadlines: A $40 (nonrefundable) application fee Official high school transcripts ACT or SAT scores A Pre-College Curriculum Form (have your school counselor complete this form) Once all credentials are received, your application for admission will be reviewed. The evaluation of your admissions credentials will focus on: • • • •

High school curriculum. High school GPA. High school class rank. ACT composite and sub-scores in English, mathematics and reading or SAT total* and sub-scores in writing, mathematics and critical reading.

*Combined mathematics and critical reading score

To review our freshman admission requirements, go to

Stay Connected NKU wants to keep you connected, so we created a free app for you to download from iTunes. Search N@NKU


Collegepedia Academic Advisor: Your academic advisor will assist you by providing information about general studies, majors, career goals and planning the next semester’s course schedule. However, your advisor depends on you to ask questions, address concerns and take an active role in planning your career as a student at NKU and beyond. Accreditation: Recognition of a college or university by any of the regional or national accrediting bodies, indicating that the institution as a whole has been judged to meet its objectives. Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional degrees. ACT/SAT: The ACT measures educational development in English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning. The SAT is an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities in reading, mathematics and writing. NKU accepts either test.

Catalog: The official university document pertaining to academic business and extracurricular matters. It functions as a contract for graduation requirements for students upon entry into the university. Credit Hour: A unit of academic credit that often represents one hour of class time per week for a period of study (semester, quarter, etc.). Grade-Point Average: An indicator of the student’s overall scholastic performance. Grants: Awards based on financial need that do not require repayment. Grants are available through the federal government, state agencies and educational institutions. Major: A concentrated study in an academic discipline; usually requires 30-80 semester hours of coursework. Minor: A secondary or supplementary field of study; usually requires 21-24 semester hours of coursework.

Advanced Placement: Granting of credit or assignment to an advanced course on the basis of evidence that the student has mastered the equivalent of an introductory course. AP scores should be sent to the Office of the Registrar. Refer to NKU’s university catalog for a chart of acceptable AP scores and awarded college credit.

Rolling Admission: An admission procedure by which the college considers each application as soon as all required materials have been received. The college then notifies each applicant of acceptance or rejection as soon as possible.

Bursar: The financial office of the university that receives payment of tuition and parking fees.

Syllabus: One or more written pages that the professor provides as a course outline; it will usually include due dates, assignments, grading and attendance policies.

KATHY EspinosaSeabrooks

Kroger Grocery Merchandiser for Hispanic Foods Kathy Espinosa-Seabrooks was born and raised in Acapulco, Mexico. She came to America, enrolled at NKU and majored in business management. After interning twice at Kroger, she noticed the large grocery chain was missing out on an opportunity to market foods to the area’s growing Hispanic community. “I was driven more by the desire to solve a problem that was very clear to me,” she says. In May 2006, the Hispanic population in the United States reached an estimated 42.7 million people.* Kroger allowed Espinosa-Seabrooks to pilot her program, which was successful. Now, La Tiendita, or “The Little Store,” can be found inside numerous Kroger stores, offering specialty items for the Hispanic community. “I was 22 years old with absolutely no previous related experience,” she says. But it worked. After all, you never know when a dream will come true.

* u.s. census bureau 2006





OCTOBER november



-Make sure you are enrolled in the courses required for NKU’s pre-college curriculum* -Register to take the ACT or SAT

-Enroll in ACT or SAT practice programs -Prepare questions to ask your NKU admissions counselor when he/she visits your high school


Seniors Only:

-Sept. 15 – NKU begins accepting applications for admission


-Visit NKU Black and Gold Day (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)**

-Visit NKU Black and Gold Day (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)**

-Take the ACT or SAT -Helpful tip: create a checklist of items you need for your application and cross them off as you turn them in!

-Apply to NKU online at

Seniors only:


Seniors Only:

DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY March Seniors Only: -Have your counselor mail transcripts and test scores to NKU DEADLINE: Admissions application must be complete by Jan. 15 for scholarship consideration -Consider taking the ACT or SAT for a second time to improve scores

Seniors Only: -Jan. 15 SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE -Apply for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA at -Register for a PIN at to enable you to apply for financial aid

Seniors Only:


-Feb. 1 financial aid priority deadline -Feb. 15 assured consideration admissions deadline -Respond quickly to any request from NKU for additional information

-Research potential careers and their education requirements -Search for scholarships available in your community

APRIL MAY JUNE july Seniors Only: -Decide if you will be attending NKU and confirm your enrollment by May 1 -Check your financial aid award online at -Schedule a visit to NKU to help you make a final college decision

Seniors Only:

Seniors Only:

-May 1 housing priority deadline -Make plans to attend college orientation, Northern Exposure -May 1 enrollment confirmation deadline

-Have final high school transcript sent to NKU -Work and save to build your college spending account

Seniors Only: -Start packing for college!

Juniors Only:

-Sign up for a Welcome Wednesday at

DEADLINE DEFINITIONS Assured Consideration: Students applying after this deadline run the risk of not being admitted if NKU reaches capacity for new freshman or transfer students. You could be placed on a waiting list, deferred to a subsequent semester or denied admission. Enrollment Confirmation: Admitted students must confirm their intent to enroll at NKU by submitting a $75 enrollment confirmation fee prior to the published deadline or two weeks after acceptance. Confirmed students will be invited to Northern Exposure, our new student orientation program.

College Kentucky Curriculum *•Pre 4 units of English

• 3 units of math • 3 units of science • 3 units of social studies • 2 units of the same foreign language

Refer to for Black and **Gold day dates for National ACT or sat test dates:

Office of Admissions 100 Nunn Drive Highland Heights, KY 41099 P : 800.637.9948

This publication was prepared by Northern Kentucky University and printed with state funds (KRS 57.375). It is Northern Kentucky University’s policy to ensure equal employment opportunity for all persons and to take the necessary actions needed to recruit, employ, train, promote, and retain qualified faculty and staff, including members of protected groups. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic or veteran status, is prohibited. MC01035

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Multicultural experience at Northern Kentucky University.

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