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What is Honors Engaged?

In addition to distinctive academic opportunities, University Honors provides extensive co-curricular and extra-curricular programming. Each semester, engagement opportunities are offered that stress important features of an Honors education: academic lectures by NIU staff and visitors who are experts in their fields; civic engagement; volunteerism and public service; and community building / competition between University Honors students and staff.

To remain an active member of the Honors Program, every student must earn two Honors Engaged (HE) credits each semester. Many HE events are developed by Honors; others that are developed by various groups on campus may be certified by Honors as eligible for HE credit. Such events are advertised through weekly Honors Update emails, social media, and posters in the University Honors Office. Eligibility for HE credit will include the Honors Engaged logo.

Click here to submit a request for an event to be considered as HE.


To check the status of your Honors Engaged requirements, please call 815-753-0694 or e-mail honors@niu.edu.

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Submit an Honors Engaged event request.

Contact Us

University Honors Program 
Campus Life Building 110
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0694
Email: honors@niu.edu