My Fellow Students,
This is YOUR University and you deserve to be empowered daily-empowered with knowledge, empowered with community, and empowered with opportunity.
My name is Nathan Lupstein and I am humbled to be representing you this year as NIU’s Student Body President. As a student at NIU I dedicated myself to involvement and university service as soon as I could. Throughout my nearly three years here, I have been involved in over 15 student organizations, and have held 7 leadership positions. My involvement has ranged from academic organizations to social activist groups and even a non-profit that was founded here on campus! I am currently president of three organizations, the VP of Programming for CAB, and sit on the board of directors for The Remember Project, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring and uplifting Chicago youth. Through all of my involvement, I have developed and fostered close relationships with members of the university’s administration such as President Baker and Vice-Provost Freeman. While involvement is exceptionally important to me, scholarship is also a passion of mine. I have maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout my three years here and am always eager to collaborate with the brilliant minds here at NIU.
I am entirely committed to what I believe are three pillars that are vital to the success of NIU: campus outreach, effective engagement, and evident change. To put it simply, students want change, so that’s what we’re going to give them. We want to assure we are reaching every student through genuine outreach and support. Through frequently attending student events, holding constant forums, and personally interacting with students, we can learn what the student voice is really expressing. After gathering these concerns, we can work to engage students in the causes they are passionate about in an effort to come together as one unified student voice. From this effective mobilization, we will see evident change.
As your Student Association representatives, we are passionate, we are fearless, and we are dedicated to your student experience.
I look forward to getting to know the passions, ambitions, dreams, and hopes of our students, and am ecstatic to start an engaging and progressive year for the Student Association!