NIU Veterans Association - NIU - Student Association

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Our Mission

is the advancement of student veterans, their rights, and their benefits through an environment of camaraderie, social activity, and service to the community.

Our Values

  • Honor
  • Service
  • Merit

Our History

We evolved from the original Veterans Club that was established in 1954 and donated the flagpole just outside Altgeld Hall in 1956 where we hold the annual Veterans Day ceremony. While our level of activity has waxed and waned with the years following the wars our nation has faced, we are the oldest student organization still in existence on campus today.