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Engineering Leadership Community

Through a partnership between the College of Engineering, Residence Life, and Student Leadership, the Engineering Leadership Community provides first year students with a well-rounded and unique experience. Engineering student organizations also interact closely with students in this community enabling connections with students experienced in the college. Students studying in any area of engineering are welcome in this community. 

"Learning Communities like the Engineering Community has made the transition from high school to college much easier; I've made a lot of new friends in similar majors, which has been great for my schoolwork. It's been a great experience!" Peter, Mechanical Engineering 

“Being in the Engineering Learning Community, we all love math and/or science! Since all of us started out at least in the engineering field we were connected by having someone in some of the same major and a lot of us in the same classes. I have seen it with my own eyes, the best of friendships have been made and it is most likely because of similar majors and seeing them all the time in classes!” Kari, Computer Engineering

requirements for students within this community
  • Majoring in a program offered through the College of Engineering
  • Register and complete the math course determined by specific program recommendations
  • Participate in the University Leadership Program course each semester
  • Uphold the Engineering Honor System and the NDSU Code of Student Conduct
What’s Happening in the Engineering Community
  • Engineering Career Expos
  • Interactions with Engineering Ambassadors 
  • Nibbling with Nerds: Networking event with upper division Engineering students
  • Connections with academic advisors and faculty
  • Tour/s of local firms and businesses
  • Academic advising in the hall

You will experience an advanced leadership program which will prepare students to lead and create successful pathways throughout life. Students will learn a tremendous amount about leadership and how to apply leadership techniques to the real world. This experience was designed to ensure a student's educational journey is combined with leadership development opportunities in order to prepare students to lead today, tomorrow, and always. 


Majors offered by the College of Engineering include: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Manufacturing Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering. Unsure of which area of engineering you want to go into? Undecided Engineering students are also welcome in this learning community. If you are interested in participating, please complete the Engineering Learning Community Agreement by May 12. PLEASE NOTE that the community is only accepting female participants at this time. 


If you would like to learn more about the Engineering Leadership Community please contact:

Carol Jergenson, Assistant Director for Residential Education
NDSU Residence Life

Joel Hanson, Director Student Support Center
NDSU College of Engineering

LAUNCH 2018 Program

The LAUNCH Program is a way for you to get an early start on your college experience. This program is designed for you to connect with faculty and staff in the College of Engineering; learn tools for being successful in your college experience; and become more comfortable with the NDSU campus. The two day program is packed full of sessions and events to LAUNCH you in the right direction! The dates are August 16-18, 2018.

Registration is open until Tuesday, July 10, 2018. A fee of $30 will be applied to each participant’s student account at the start of the semester. This program is limited to the first 25 students who register. Complete this registration form to secure your spot! 

Students wishing to participate in the LAUNCH Program must be assigned to a space in the Engineering Leadership Learning Community prior to their registration form being submitted. Students may not participate in other early arrival programs during the same time as LAUNCH.

Some LAUNCH activities include: networking with peers, getting familiarized with campus, hands on activities specific to your college, supporting the NDSU community through service with move-in day, hearing from college administration, staff, and upper division students, social time, and more.  Hear what previous LAUNCH participants have said about the program:

“It helped me feel ahead of the game, as far as connections with other people, knowing the campus, and knowing what facilities are available to us students.”

“I surprisingly liked being in the move-in crew; the upperclassmen who were at the building I was assigned to make it a really positive and fun experience.”

“I got to meet a small core group of friends, which made it a lot easier to make more later on. The LAUNCH program did exactly what it said it would do for me, which is give me a head start.” 

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