Five years after the MEHS Program was started, the Duluth Student Section of the Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers was chartered. The Student Section has had nearly 100% membership of full-time students since being chartered. Student members have been active in seminars, field trips, outreach projects, and fundraising activities as well as inviting MEHS alumni to campus for seminars on various topics.
The UMD ASSE Student Section also publishes a newsletter for all MEHS alumni and friends. The newsletter is an effective way of communicating employment changes, educational activities attended by the UMD Student Section and soliciting funds for the MEHS Program, therefore providing scholarships for deserving and dedicated students entering the program.