Given NIU’s location in a predominantly rural town, many people wonder what life is like here for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender.

We are proud to say that at NIU you will find wide-ranging activity and progress on creating a welcoming and supportive community for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.

In order to better serve our students, the LGBT Resource Center has compiled a list of campus and local services, organized by both the Resource Center and local University-oriented entities.

Student Life

LGBT Life for Students at NIU

Student Intern

Intern at the LGBT RC

Residence Hall Life for LGBT Students

Residence Hall Life for LGBT Students

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation


Awards and Scholarships


Prism Student Group

LGBT Studies

LGBT Studies Program



In addition to those listed above, we work with many other campus and community entities as opportunities arise.  We value collaborative relationships and if you are interested in working with us on a joint program or initiative, please contact us.