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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.

Students majoring in a program offered by the College of Engineering will receive an email invitation to participate in this learning community. If you are interested in participating, you will need to complete the Engineering Learning Community Agreement. Please note that learning communities offer a limited number of spaces, so if you are invited and you would like to participate, please do not delay in returning your agreement. 

Because Learning Community members live together in specific halls and floors, if you are accepted and space allows, you will be notified and assigned a hall and room by Residence Life. If space does not allow, or you are not interested, you will participate in the general student room self-selection process in March.


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

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