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Diversity Resources

To support those on campus from diverse backgrounds multiple resources are available including:

Asian American Center

The Asian American Center provides student-centered services, student learning opportunities, leadership development, student organizational advisement, and educational/cultural programs in order to enhance the quality of college life for Asian American students as they reach their academic goals.

Center for Black Studies

The Center for Black Studies is a place where students can go to for advisement, information to academic and professional resources and networking. The Center also researches, collects and analyzes data on all aspects of the African experience on the Continent and in the Diaspora. CBS also serves as an interdisciplinary academic program that offers courses relating to African and African-American life and history.

Latino Resource Center

The Latino Resource Center (LRC) focuses on student-centered service by developing partnerships focused on student learning while establishing an inclusive community that builds collaborative relationships across campus and surrounding community. The Center offers various services including mentoring and tutoring programs as well as a computer lab, study/library area, student lounge, and wireless internet connection.

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center serves as a central location for resources and support where acceptance of intersectional identities is encouraged and celebrated. Through student leadership development, advocacy, campus and academic engagement, and professional development opportunities, we collaborate with community, state, and national partners, alumni and other stakeholders to challenge societal constructs of gender and sexuality norms and promote social justice.

Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance

Any student who experiences and/or witnesses possible acts of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation has the right to report this activity to the Office of Affirmative Action and Diversity Resources. All complaints and/or allegations of discrimination will be examined in a reasonable, objective, confidential, and expedient manner, and in accordance with applicable federal and state employment laws. This office also offers alternatives to filing a complaint: Mediation and Confidential Counseling.

Contact Us

Northern Illinois University
Department of Psychology
Psychology-Computer Science Building, Room 400
DeKalb, IL  60115

815-753-0372
815-753-8088 (fax) 

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Brad J. Sagarin
815-753-7063
bsagarin@niu.edu

Graduate Studies Assistant
Marj Holliday
815-753-0772
mholliday@niu.edu