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Alumni Program



Launched in 1969, nearly 4,000 students have participated in the University Honors Program in its nearly 50 year history. Our alumni continue to support the program by participating in honors alumni events and returning to campus to interact with students. We invite you to share your expertise and experiences with current students as mentors, guest lecturers and/or adjunct faculty.

If you want to reconnect with fellow honors students both past and present, contact our office at 815-753-0694 or email You can also stay current with the University Honors Program through The Luminary.


The mission of the Northern Illinois University Honors Program Alumni Affinity Group is to reconnect and engage honors alumni with each other and the NIU Honors Program. These goals will be accomplished through internet and in-person networking events, and through establishing the group's presence with the NIU Alumni Association and Honors Program.


The Honors Alumni Council facilitates the planning of networking events in Chicagoland and university-focused events such as an annual tailgating tent at homecoming, as well as other involvement opportunities in the University Honors Program.

Contact Us

University Honors Program 
Campus Life Building 110
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0694