Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities


Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities

The Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities was established by the University President to assure that Northern Illinois University consistently and comprehensively will reflect, sponsor, mandate and totally support action designed to enhance the status of minorities. The goal is to advise the President on the status of minority students, faculty, and staff and make recommendations to improve the quality of life and opportunity for minorities at Northern Illinois University.

Diversity: Strengthening the Pillars
of Community

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Conference at a Glance

On Saturday, March 21st NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) will host a regional conference entitled “Diversity: Strengthening the Pillars of Community” on the NIU Naperville campus. The conference is intended to bring together students, staff, faculty and members of the community from the NIU region to look at issues related to diversity. Featured speakers include opening speaker Jerry Blakemore, Vice President and General Counsel, Northern Illinois University; Johnathan Lackland, Director of Government Relations, Illinois State University and a multi-media presentation by Ariel Luckey from San Francisco on Immigration, Assimilation and White Privilege. More information on the features speakers and conference registration can be completed by clicking on the following link Register here.

Transportation is available for NIU students to the Naperville campus.

Northern Illinois University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students; faculty, supportive professional staff and civil service staff; and academic units, offices, programs or organizations are invited to submit nominations for the Deacon Davis Award by noon on March 17, 2015. Information and the nomination form can be found here.

The NIU-Naperville campus is conveniently located along the I-88 corporate corridor in vibrant Naperville, the NIU outreach campus will become a stimulating backdrop for presentations and conversations.

For more information or questions, please contact Felicia R. Bohanon, PCSM Chair.

NIU Being There For You

An informal networking program for faculty,staff and students of Northern Illinois University. The program is designed to provide a network of friendly professionals committed to diversity at NIU. These individuals can serve as a point person to help acclimate you to our academic community and answer any questions that you may have.

Click Here to access your friendly NIU Network.