The Non-Traditional Student (NoTS) Club kicked off the Spring semester with bowling, pizza, pool and getting to know each other. Non-traditional students are individuals who are attending MSU after three or more years from graduating high school, financially independent individuals, veterans or people with dependents. NoTS president, Keith Fuge, wants to create a community for non-traditional students where “they can get academic help or even make some new friends.”
The graduation rates at MSU are low, especially among nontraditional students who have different experiences than a recent high school graduate. NoTS seeks to curb low graduation rates by providing resources and a space to make connections. Although NoTS Spring Kickoff has already passed, Fuge hopes to have a few meetings where members can give each other an academic leg up (“Let me share my note taking technique with you and see if that helps” for example), and a nontraditional student graduation party at the end of this semester. While a Facebook page is in the works, interested students can email NoTSclubMSU@gmail.com for more information or to get involved.