Residence Hall Life for LGBT Students

Things to Know Before Moving Into the Residence Halls

Moving into your college residence hall can be exciting and intimidating for many students. Students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) may have specific questions or concerns about living in the residence halls. One important thing to know is that you are not alone. We are proud to say that at NIU our goal is to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for LGBT students. Each year, residence hall staff are educated about the needs and concerns of LGBT students. We also have an active and vibrant LGBT community on campus with many activities and resources to support you.

"The LGBT RC staff are here to support you in your room selection process. If you have reviewed this information and still have questions, please contact us.
Transgender students seeking information about room options available may contact the LGBT RC determine the best fit."

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LGBT Resource Center

Holmes Student Center, 7th floor
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-5428
lgbt@niu.edu
Housing and Dining

Housing and Dining

101 East Neptune Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1525
housingdining@niu.edu

Additional Resources

Office of the Ombudsman
Holmes Student Center, 6th Floor
815-753-1414
www.niu.edu/ombuds
ombuds@niu.edu

Public Safety (University Police)
375 Wirtz Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1212
www.niu.edu/PublicSafety
niupd@niu.edu

Counseling & Student Development Center
Campus Life Building 200
815-753-1206
www.niu.edu/csdc