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Freshman Admissions Counselors

Steph Luka

Admissions Counselor

Steph is a Bartlett, Illinois native and lifelong Huskie.  She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Education in Counseling at NIU, and now she works here!  She loves the diversity on campus and values the relationships she’s made at NIU, including meeting her fiancé here. 

“You automatically feel a sense of family wherever you are on campus. We all help, respect, and most importantly cheer together because we are a huskies family.”

NIU Superpowers

  • Assisting prospective and current students in their personal success and future endeavors
  • Being an ally for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community

What makes her tick

  • The Chicago Cubs
  • Shopping
  • Country Music (she’s the Carrie Underwood of karaoke)

The secret life of Steph

  • She played basketball from 2nd grade to senior year in high school
  • She’s knowledgeable in American Sign Language
  • She’s not a big fan of desserts

Words to live by

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” –Harriet Tubman

Steph Luka

Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0446
Toll-free: 800-892-3050


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