*For incoming freshmen or transfer students who are having trouble completing the online applicaiton, please use the application worksheet in the right-hand column as a way to prepare for the application process. The online application will not work until you are enrolled in classes for the Fall semester.
For step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the application please refer to the "Step-by-Step Application Process" located in the right-hand column.
NIU Service Leaders is a new program being offered to NIU's first generation college students (FGCS). Students in this program work with specific community partners that would provide them the opportunity to engage with audiences served by the organization through various service activities, such as mentoring, tutoring, teaching civics and civic participation, and more.
NIU Service Leaders is a program taking place of what was formerly known as FAST (First-generation Aspire to Succeed Together). The new program will offer students a series of workshops on how to navigate college, develop professional and leadership skills, and will provide resources to help them graduate and succeed in their future careers. In addition, this program would regularly offer faculty resources and information on challenges faced by FGCS.
While participating in NIU Service Leaders, students will:
NIU Service Leaders must be:
If you are interested in this program please contact Katie Birkey, AmeriCorps VISTA at 815-753-8159, email@example.com, or stop by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning for more information.