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Cultural Resource Centers

Asian American Center

The Asian-American Center’s main goal is to enhance the quality of college life for Asian American students on campus through heritage programs, academic support and student organization events that foster inclusion.

Center for Black Studies

The Center for Black Studies stimulates professional culture and social interests through interdisciplinary academic programs, academic and professional resources, and social gatherings and events that celebrate African and African American life and history.

Disability Resource Center

The mission of the Disability Resource Center, or DRC, is to create an accessible, inclusive, sustainable learning environment, where disability is recognized as an aspect of diversity that is integral to the campus community and to society. We promote and facilitate access, create inclusive environments, and reduce barriers so that we increase the recruitment, transition, retention and graduation of students with disabilities.

Latino Resource Center

The Latino Resource Center, or LRC, focuses on student-centered service and developing partnerships focused on student learning. We aim to establish an inclusive community and build collaborative relationships across campus and the surrounding community.

Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

NIU is one of just 100 campuses to achieve a 4.5 out 5 stars on the National Listing of LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, or GSRC, serves as a central location for resources and support as we acknowledge the historical impacts of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer identities. We are a home away from home for all persons, inclusive of sexual and gender identities, and all forms of masculinity and femininity.

Military and Post-Traditional Student Services

The Military and Post-Traditional Student Services department and lounge space is for military students, students who live off campus, have children, are transfer students or online-learners, are faculty or staff members and/or are over 24 years old. We offer resources and solutions that encourage and support this non-traditional population.