Sophomore Days of Service


Sophomore Days of Service 

NIU’s Sophomore Days of Service (SDoS) give second-year students a chance to make an impact on campus and in the DeKalb community in a brief (two to five hour), one-time volunteer experience. We know that students often are looking to find a sense of purpose in their second year through their course work, their relationships, and their out-of-class activities. One way in which we discover purpose is by helping others who can benefit from what we can offer. In the process, we learn more about ourselves and the communities around us. Each SDoS begins with a quick orientation to the agency or group served, and ends with a brief reflection about the experience.

Thank you to all the students who volunteered their time to help with our 2016 Sophomore Days of Service events! Your help is much appreciated.

SDoS Scholarship

Sophomores have the opportunity to can earn money towards tuition by serving in one or more SDoS events and writing a brief reflection essay. This award is only available to sophomore students defined as a student enrolled in their second-year of college with between 30 and 59 credit hours.

Spring 2017 SDoS Events

Register for upcoming Spring Events.  If you have questions about transportation to a SDoS event, please call 815-753-0028 or e-mail

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Barb Food Mart
Time: 4:30 - 6 p.m.
1515 South 4th Street, Door 28
Dekalb, IL 60115

Monday, February 13, 2017
Campus Childcare
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Campus Childcare Building

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Huskie Student Food Pantry
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Time: 12 - 2 p.m.
Chick Evans Field House

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Barb Food Mart
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
1515 South 4th St, Door 28
DeKalb, IL 60115

Friday, February 3, 2017
TAILS Humane Society
Time: 9 a.m. - noon
2250 Barber Greene Road, Sycamore, IL 60178

Monday, February 20, 2017
DeKalb Public Library
Time: noon - 2 p.m.
309 Oak St. DeKalb, IL 60115

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Raven’s Huskie Haven & Rescue
Time: noon - 2 p.m.
27779 Five Point Rd. Sycamore, IL 60178

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Huskie Student Food Pantry
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Time: noon - 2 p.m.
Chick Evans Field House

Monday, February 6, 2017
Communiversity Gardens
Time: 5 - 7p.m.
Altgeld Hall, Room 100

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Communiversity Gardens
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Altgeld Hall, Room 100

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Ca.m.pus Childcare
Time: 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Campus Childcare Building

Friday, February 24, 2017
West Elementary School
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
240 S. Fair St. Sycamore, IL 60178

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Barb City Manor
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
680 Haish Blvd. DeKalb, IL

Sunday, February 26, 2017
DeKalb Area Women’s Center
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Old Finn Hall 1021 State Street
DeKalb, IL 60115

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Kishwaukee YMCA
Time: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Time: 9 a.m. - noon
2500 W. Bethany Rd. DeKalb, IL 60115

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Blood Drive
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Campus Life Building, Room 100
Schedule your donation time

All events are Business Passport and Honors Engaged* approved. *Blood Drive is not approved for Honors Engaged. 

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Special thanks to the members of Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society, Alpha Phi Omega, Pi Sigma Epsilon and Common Reading Experience Student Organization for providing leadership for many of our Sophomore Days of Service events.