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Pictured above are photos of second-year students volunteering at the various February 2014 Sophomore Days of Service events. 

Mission Statement

The Second-Year Experience at Northern Illinois University assists students in exploring the unique critical issues and tasks of the second year of college.  In partnership with the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, the Second-Year Experience intentionally provides support for students by:

  • Connecting them to peers, faculty, staff, and campus resources in meaningful ways;
  • Building class community in and out of the classroom;
  • Defining academic and co-curricular goals for the NIU experience;
  • Educating faculty, staff, and families about the challenges and opportunities in the second year; and
  • Examining institutional policies and practices from a second-year perspective.