About Us

About Us

Housing & Dining at Northern Illinois University manages the operation and staffing of all residence halls on the NIU campus and all dining facilities located within our residence halls.  We are proud to house over 5,000 NIU students each year and look forward to welcoming our incoming students. 

Vision Statement

The Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management invites students to become active community members and inspires them to succeed in their individual pursuit of learning as they transform into dynamic leaders.


Housing & Dining is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and educationally empowering community where students can learn, grow, and be successful within a complex and diverse world. Through our facilities, programs, and the collaborative efforts of our staff, student leaders, and campus partners, we promote respect, individuality, and personal responsibility.

Core Values

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at Northern Illinois University is a national leader in higher education through its commitment to:

  • Student-centered service
  • Partnerships focused on student learning
  • Establishing an inclusive community
  • Actively building collaborative relationships

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Housing & Dining at Northern Illinois University is committed to creating communities that value diversity of its members and are free from discrimination

Inclusiveness Philosophical Statement

Housing & Dining students, staff, and visitors hold a shared responsibility to work towards inclusiveness, educational equality, and ongoing personal growth.  We value mutual respect and we embrace those around us for who they are.

We understand that individuals living and working in our communities bring values from their personal background, and we offer a safe space and opportunity to learn and grow from our diversity.

It is the responsibility of all community members and visitors to be respectful and approach others with understanding.

Diversity of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, class, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, veteran status, ability, age, and student status makes our communities thrive; not understanding another’s identity is not a reason to be disrespectful to a student, staff member, or visitor.

In our commitment to growth and understanding, we provide an environment that is educationally supportive so students can persist to meet their academic and personal goals, while building lifelong skills to be successful in a complex and diverse world.

Diversity and Inclusion resources include: