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Life at NIU

We're all in this together

There's more to the Huskie experience than a first-class education. Along with your degree, the memories and the friendships you make in college will stay with you for a lifetime. 

Clubs and Organizations

You can make your mark on NIU through one of our more than 300 clubs and organizations. Develop your leadership skills or just have fun! With focuses ranging from professional and performing to political and religious, you can find a club for nearly any interest, including more than 40 Greek-lettered organizations

Intramural and Club Sports

Maintain your competitive edge by joining one of more than 30 club sports. We've got rugby, hockey, volleyball, gymnastics, quidditch and everything in between! Create or join a team and stay active with access to our 27-acre outdoor intramural sports complex, Student Recreation Center, Chick Evans Field House, and convenient locations to exercise, swim, play and more in Gilbert, Gabel, Anderson and New Halls.

Service Organizations

Make your impact on NIU's greater community through a number of service initiatives. Join our campus-wide day of service, NIU Cares Day, or immerse yourself in a Huskie Alternative Break