Community at NIU


Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

At Northern Illinois University, staff and faculty are committed to ensuring a safe and healthy campus and learning environment that challenges and inspires students to be academically and personally successful.

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Central to NIU students, staff, and faculty are the standards and expectations that form our community.  We call it the Northern PACT!

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NIU prides itself on giving back. From 2009-2010, NIU students spent over 60,000 hours volunteering their time to serve others!

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Student Life

With more than 200 student organization, experience student life at NIU!  

Family Weekend


NIU values families and makes them an important part of the educational experience.  Come and see how at Huskie Family Connections.

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Our NIU community is making a difference in the lives of our students!