REACH Program

Are you interested in helping first-year students? Consider applying to be a REACH (Retention Effort for All in Coming Huskies) caller.

You'll call new students who are not formally engaged in NIU through other significant programming, such as the UNIV 101/201 course, Student-Faculty Links, the University Honors Program, ROTC, Intercollegiate Athletics or the CHANCE program. While on the phone, you'll ask how students are doing academically and socially, answer questions and address concerns and recommend resources. You'll follow up with students who are experiencing difficulties to make sure they're having a better experience since the previous phone call. You'll also keep in contact with students via email at


  • Gain significant communication skills while enhancing employment marketability and career opportunities
  • Develop professional relationships with faculty, staff and other students

Contact Us

First- and Second-Year Experience
Altgeld Hall 100