My name is Raquel Chavez. I am a Senior Political Science and Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) double major, Spanish and Latino & Latin American Studies double minor, and a Social Entrepreneurship certificate student. I am also humbly and dutifully serving as the Vice President of the Northern Illinois University Student Association for the 2014-2015 school year. The reason I chose to get involved in NIU’s student government, and specifically the office of Vice President, was because I felt that all student s should have a direct avenue through which to get engaged and involved on campus, as well as experience all of the different opportunities that NIU has to offer. I strongly believe that my extensive knowledge of organizational involvement can be utilized in order to aid in the unification of the student body and to foster an environment that is conducive to collaboration of all sorts.
I look forward to working with any and all students, faculty, staff, and community members to better serve the interests of the student body, in hopes of creating a better NIU. Click here to view my "Vice President's message".
2014-15 Vice President of the NIU Student Association
2011-15 NIU Model United Nations (President: 2013-15)
2013-15 Political Science Student Advisory Committee member (POLS-SAC)
2012-15 Alpha Phi Omega member (Seargent at Arms: 2013-2014)
2014-15 Pre-Law Honors Society Outreach Coordinator
2014-15 Mortar Board, Phi Sigma Iota Honors society, Sigma Delta Pi Honors Society, Adela de la Torre Honors Society
2014-15 Red Riot Director of Football
2014 NIU Federal Relations Intern
2014 DeKalb Police Department Domestic Violence Unit Intern
2013-15 Latino Resource Center Undergraduate Project Specialist and MAS FRESH Mentoring Program Coordinator
2013-14 Student Association Mass Transit Board member
All the best,
Raquel V. Chavez Vice President Student Association Northern Illinois University Campus Life Building 180A firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (815)753-0208