There are nine standing committees on the SPS Council. The committees endeavor to support and enhance the university mission and goals identified by the President, administrative officers, and the Board of Trustees, as well as represent, support, and enhance the environment for SPS on campus.
The Finance Committee maintains council expense records and establishes and maintains yearly fiscal records; it also prepares the council's fiscal year budget.
The Legislative Issues Committee maintains contact with the university's legislative liason staff, as well as local, state, and federal legislators, and frames information about legislative issues as they arise.
The SPS Dependent Scholarship Committee facilitates growth of the scholarship fund, which was established to provide scholarship support for children and grandchildren (biological, adopted, foster, stepchild, legal guardianship) of Northern Illinois University’s Supportive Professional Staff. The committee coordinates the selection process and distribution of an annual scholarship to a full-time, degree-seeking student pursing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree at NIU.