About Us

Prism is the LGBT student-run organization at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Since 1970, Prism has worked to educate Huskies about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally communities of NIU and give students a supportive atmosphere to share and grow in their common interests.

A safe place for everyone

The mission of Prism is to provide a support network and positive social outlet for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally communities of Northern Illinois University and the surrounding area. Prism fosters a safe, open, and respectful community for all of its members, no matter where they fall on the spectrum.

Community gatherings

Community gatherings take place at 9:00 PM on Wednesdays. The location of these gatherings and what we have planned varies from week to week, so connect with us to stay in the loop! Here's how:

Getting involved with Prism's Leadership

Prism's Leadership manages and plans community gatherings, outings, fundraisers, the Pride Letter, publicity, and more. Leadership holds public planning meetings every other Monday at 7:30 PM in the Campus Life Building, room 100. Elections for positions in Prism Leadership take place at the beginning of the fall semester. See our calendar to find out when the next leadership meeting takes place.