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Cultural Resource Centers

Home Away from Home

NIU is home to a wealth of resource centers which are essential to student development and learning. All of our resource centers are meant to be a home away from home. They provide spaces where you can express your cultural heritage, broaden your cultural knowledge and connect with others who share your interests.

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    Ohana Meet Your Mentor

    Asian American Resource Center

    The Asian American Resource Center provides an inclusive environment where Asian American students cultivate a strong sense of community at NIU, and where campus and community partners collaborate to raise awareness about the rich cultural heritage of Asian Americans.

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    Black Heritage Month

    Center for Black Studies

    The Center for Black Studies conducts research on the experiences of people of African descent and offers a minor in Black Studies. The center promotes the retention of Black students, sponsors lectures, workshops, conferences and other student-oriented activities.

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    Disability Resource Center group

    Disability Resource Center

    The Disability Resource Center works to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students and the campus community. Promoting self-advocacy and communication skills, we focus on helping students create collaborative relationships with faculty and staff.

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    Ally Awards

    Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

    The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center acknowledges the historical impacts of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer identities. We are inclusive of sexual and gender identities, and all forms of masculinity and femininity.

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    Student chalking outside Latino Resource Center

    Latino Resource Center

    The Latino Resource Center focuses on student-centered service by developing partnerships focused on the Latino experience while establishing an inclusive community that builds collaborative relationships across campus and in the surrounding community.

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     Military and Post-Traditional Student Services

    Military and Post-Traditional Student Services

    Military and Post-Traditional Student Services develops student centered programs which enhance the learning environment and develop a culture of inclusion for all military and post-traditional students.