CAB Committees

Campus Activities Board's Committees

The Campus Activities Board is comprised of eight programming committees and four marketing committees. Each committee is headed by a Coordinator and brings a different type of event to campus for students. Read below for more information on each of the committees. Students are welcome to join any committee!

Programming Committees:


Concerts and Comedy is committed to providing concerts, comedians and other forms of live performances of various magnitudes to the Northern Illinois University campus community. Past events include the Travis Porter Party and Concert, Platanos Y Collard Greens play, and a Valentines Day Open Mic.


Fine Arts is committed to exposing the Northern Illinois University campus community to arts such as music, painting, poetry, dance, theater, and film. Past events include the DRAG Show and Hip Hopera.

Unity in Diversity is committed to achieving campus accord through inclusion and the belief that multiple perspectives from various lifestyles, cultures and backgrounds are essential to learning as a whole. Past events include Salsa night, Karaoke night, and a Mardi Gras Celebration.

Huskie Traditions is committed to providing an outlet for the Northern Illinois University campus community to celebrate school pride and team spirit, while working together with the surrounding community to provide all-age, family entertainment in hopes of continuing and creating lasting traditions. Huskie Traditions is responsible for many of NIU's major homecoming events. Past events include PowderPuff Football, Recycled Boat Race, Yell Like Hell, and the Homecoming Parade.

Educational Leadership is committed to planning contemporary and innovative styles of learning beyond the classroom for the Northern Illinois University campus community through various speakers, forums, and venues. Past events include co-sponsorship of the Leadership Academy, NIU Lead Summit featuring The Buried Life, and co-sponsorship of an alcohol social norms marketing campaign.
Seasonal Events is committed to expanding upon yearly festivals, traditions, and holidays through themed events and programs for the Northern Illinois University campus community. Past events include the Drive-in Movie and Pandemonium.

Special Events is committed to providing programming for the Northern Illinois University campus community through technological, recreational, and alternative forms of entertainment which cater to the interests of the student body. Past events include Wet and Wild Waterslides, Game Show, and Funny T-Shirts.

Athletic Events is a committee devoted to increasing attendance at Huskie Athletics' events and participating in recreational activities. Past events include the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament and AND1 Basketball Game.

Marketing and Advertising Committees:

The Marketing team is committed to creating effective marketing schemes and determining effective methods of informing the Northern Illinois University campus community about upcoming events and programs. Committees include: Advertisement, Campus Relations, Public Scheme and Social Media. To contact any of the Coordinators of these committees, click here.