NIU Food Services operates all food service outlets on campus, including catering, residence halls dining, and a la carte cash operations. Food Services serves the students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University.
The Holmes Student Center is the central focal point for community life at NIU, offering activities, programs, services, student clubs, and facilities to enhance the cultural, social, educational, organizational, and recreational interests of the NIU community. It also houses two computer labs, copy machines, the University bookstore, a guest hotel, meeting and dining facilities, OneCard ID office, TCF Bank, and the Office of the Ombudsman.
The Human Resources department maintains comprehensive University HR functions in partnership with all sectors of the organization including the administration of HR functions for all employment categories. HRS also maintains a wide range of compliance, resource planning, and organizational development processes.
Affirmative Action & Diversity Resources is a multifaceted department in Human Resources committed to ensuring that equal employment opportunities and diversity exist throughout the university community.
The primary purpose of the Employee Assistance Program is to enhance the well being of all NIU faculty, staff, retirees, and their families through confidential, professional consultation and assessment for a wide range of personal and family matters. It also provides coaching and mediation for supervisors and employees in an effort to resolve work-related issues.
Architectural and Engineering Services is responsible for providing the University community with the professional services of architects and engineers. The department strives to ensure that our campus building environments and facilities are safe, comfortable, durable, and functional.
EHS provides the university community with professional services and expertise of qualified industrial hygienists, and trained specialists in fire safety, radiation safety, biological safety and chemical safety, asbestos removal, and meteorology. EHS assists with all aspects of environmental concerns on campus including, but not limited to, indoor air quality, safety training, emergency evacuation plans, fire code analysis, and hazardous material removal and disposal.
The Heating Plant is responsible for the overall maintenance of the University’s central ventilation, central air, and heating; energy management and building automation; hot water distribution for heating and steam; chilled water distribution for air conditioning; and distilled water systems.
The Material Distribution Center is responsible for maintaining the on-campus parts and materials inventory used primarily by Physical Plant departments: Building Maintenance, Building Services, Grounds, and Heating Plant.
The Physical Plant is responsible for managing the following departments: Building Maintenance, Building Services, Grounds, Heating Plant, Material Distribution Center, Support Services, and Shredding Services.
The Capital Budget and Space Planning department is responsible for the management and planning of the University’s operating and capital budgets, information management and policy analysis, and strategic planning.
Central Stores is responsible for the selling of items to the University for use by campus departments. Its responsibilities include selling office supplies to University departments; selling commodities for Building and Food Services; maintaining open orders with vendors for non-stock office supply items; storing several forms, pamphlets, booklets and envelopes used by departments; and holding and destroying Operations & Community Relations Operations archives.
Central Receiving is NIU's central location for accepting and processing shipments, preparing them for delivery to university departments, providing temporary storage for surplus furniture, and shipping return items to vendors.
Property Control is responsible for overseeing and keeping records of University-owned equipment, identification of equipment by department and location, and reporting changes to the State of Illinois.
Materials Management is responsible for managing Business Records Archives, Campus Mail Services, Central Stores/Central Receiving, Distribution Services, Furniture Repair Services, Property Control, and Furniture Resale.
Parking Services is responsible for managing parking resources and issuing parking permits to employees, students, and visitors; managing, maintaining, and planning of campus parking; enforcing parking regulations; collecting enforcement charges; and handling appeals from such violators.
Distribution Services is responsible for delivering all university freight and mail; the moving of most university office and classroom equipment, furniture, and supplies; providing delivery and pick-ups of surplus; and providing distribution of tables and chairs for university departments.
Transportation is responsible for administering parking services, campus transit services, transportation alternatives, fleet operations, event parking, and the maintenance of transportation facilities on campus.