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Honors Program Alumni

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Background/History

Honors alumni

Launched in 1969, nearly 4,000 students have participated in the University Honors Program in its nearly 50 year history. Our alumni continue their support of the program by participating in Honors alumni events and returning to campus to interact with students. We invite alumni to share their expertise and experiences with current students as mentors, guest lecturers and/or adjunct faculty.

If you are an alumni and want to reconnect with fellow Honors students both past and present, join our NIU Honors Alumni Facebook group or contact our office by telephone at 815-753-0694 or e-mail at honors@niu.edu. Alumni can also stay current with the University Honors Program through The Luminary.

Mission

Honors alumniThe mission of the Northern Illinois University Honors Program Alumni Affinity Group is to re-connect and engage Honors alumni with each other and the NIU Honors Program. These goals will be accomplished through internet and in-person networking events, and through establishing the group's presence with the NIU Alumni Association and Honors Program.

Events/Programs

The Honors Alumni Council facilitates the planning of networking events in Chicagoland and university-focused events such as an annual tailgating tent at homecoming, as well as other involvement opportunities in the University Honors Program.