American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Welcome to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Student Section of Northern Illinois University (NIU)

The purpose of the Student Section is to enhance and support the education of its members. In addition, participation in Student Section activities enables members to begin building a networking base throughout the safety profession on a local, state, and national level. Safety is important to everyone. Therefore, membership in the Student Section is open to all majors.  Note that attendance at meetings after the 3rd meeting in a semester will require payment of Student Section membership dues, unless special permission has been granted by the Student Section Executive or Faculty Advisor.

What can the ASSE do for you?

  • Meetings with guest speakers from a wide range of occupations.
  • The opportunity to develop leadership skills.
  • Begin building a respectable resume.
  • Interaction with professional community.
  • Support and counseling from peers and professionals.
  • Advancement in Ergonomics.
  • Certification in Occupational Safety and Health Standards

The ASSE National website is at

The Northeastern Illinois (NEIL) Chapter of ASSE is the parent Chapter of the NIU ASSE Student Section.

The Student Section Advisor is NIU faculty member  Dr. William J. Mills , III, Ph.D., M.Sc., CIH, C.Chem.

Office Phone: 815-753-5366


last updated: 20141020   updated by: WJM

Next NIU ASSE Student Section Meeting :

Room SG211

Monday Oct. 27

NEIL Members talking about there current jobs and how they got there....

So what can I do with your degree?  Come out and hear volunteers from our parent chapter (NEIL) talk about the types of activities they see in their current and past jobs.  


Student Section apparel order is in

See members of the Student Executive or Dr. Mills to pay.  The apparel is in Dr. Mills office and can be picked up during his office hours or by appointment.

Next  ASSE NEIL Chapter Meeting

The next NEIL Chapter meeting is Friday November 21  (see the NEIL Chapter website  )