There’s always something to do at Michigan Tech. Because Houghton is far away from just about everywhere, we’re not a “suitcase school”—students are around on the weekends and there are tons of opportunities to enjoy your college experience. When you’re not busy being smart and hitting the books, you’ll go crazy with all the ways you can get involved on campus.
Join any of the more than 220 student organizations and participate, laugh, and lead—around Michigan Tech and in the community. Whatever you’re into, there’s likely to be a group you’ll find a home with.
For a list of student organizations, check out Involvement Link through our Student Activities office—yep, an entire office of professional staff and student leaders help you get involved on campus and in the community.
Have an interest we don’t have a club or org for? No problem! Start one of your own. You can even apply for University funding to help with your initiatives. All you need is a new idea—crazy smart or not—plus 10 founding members, an advisor, and a constitution. Our Student Activities staff can help you with the rest.
Music and Fine Arts
More than 600 students participate in music and fine arts on campus. No music majors here, just students who have a love for the arts and want to make it a part of their lives. Go ahead—play your instrument, sing in a choir, and get creative!
Greek life at Michigan Tech is a tradition—and a great way to make friends for life. Join one of eight sororities or 12 fraternities and achieve your potential through leadership, scholarship, and service. Just under 10 percent of students on campus have gone Greek (completing more than 5,580 service hours last fall alone!)
Michigan Tech owns and operates Mont Ripley, our very own ski and snowboard hill, and Portage Lake Golf Course; both are just minutes from campus. Our world-class Tech Trails offer opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, Nordic skiing, and snowshoeing. Michigan Tech is on the shores of the Keweenaw Waterway with Lake Superior just minutes away. Our Outdoor Adventure Program offers guided excursions, workshops, equipment rentals, and clinics.
Our students are here to study, but with so many activities right outside their door, it’s hard not to get involved. That’s how the Experience Tech initiative got started. For $90 per semester, students get unlimited access to Mont Ripley ski and snowboard hill, Portage Lake Golf Course, Gates Tennis Center, Department of Visual and Performing Arts events, hockey games, a day of snowshoeing through the Outdoor Adventure Program, and intramural sports.
At Michigan Tech, varsity athletics is marked by a tradition of success and characterized by student athletes who understand that commitment, community, and spirit are as important as a winning score. All of our varsity athletics teams are NCAA Division II, with the exception of our Division I men’s ice hockey.
If you’re considering participating in varsity athletics at Michigan Tech, contact the Athletic Department—or have your coach give us a call—at 906-487-3070.
Even outside of varsity athletics, our students are all about adventure, fun, and competition...and nowhere is that more true than in our intramural sports programs.
We offer individual and team intramural sports throughout the year. Fall sports include basketball, water polo, softball, ultimate Frisbee, disc golf, riflery, and wallyball—volleyball in a racquetball court. Spring sports include floor hockey, dodgeball, soccer, table tennis, billiards tournament, and a swim meet.
Thanks to the Experience Tech initiative, you’ll have unlimited access to intramural sports.