Office of Community Affairs

The Office of Community Affairs is housed within the Division of Outreach, Engagement, and Regional Development.  Its primary function is to serve as a liaison between the university and community businesses, residents, neighborhood groups, organizations, faith-based leaders and local governments, particularly the City of DeKalb.

The Office of Community Affairs works to enrich connections between the campus and the community to address shared objectives and emerging opportunities. Examples include:

  • Service/volunteer needs and resources
  • Community and campus planning
  • Economic development
  • Special events
  • Quality of life issues
    • Housing and neighborhoods
    • Employment
    • Health & safety
    • Education
    • Activities
    • Diversity
    • Governance
    • Environment
Jennifer Groce
Jennifer Groce
Director of Community Affairs
815-753-0916
jgroce@niu.edu
143 N. Third, Ste. 201
DeKalb, IL 60115