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Thank you for visiting the Student Involvement & Leadership Development web page.  Student Involvement & Leadership Development is dedicated to engaging students, and the university community in campus life through intentional programs, and resources that facilitate holistic development.

We encourage you to explore our website further, as well as to stop by and visit our office in person. We want to provide you with more detailed information on areas of interest to you and assist you in becoming involved on campus during your collegiate career. We are located in the Campus Life Building, Suite 150, and can be contacted by phone at 815-753-1421. We look forward to meeting you!


Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards

Are you an involved student leader? Do you believe you should be recognized for all you do as a leader at NIU? If so, consider applying for a Kevin D. Knight Leadership Award! Student Involvement & Leadership Development is offering students the opportunity to be recognized for their leadership and involvement at NIU. Institutional Tuition Waivers and Leadership Awards for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are just a few of the awards available. Award winners will be formally recognized at the Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Visit Leadership Awards for application and award information!


Poster Sale

Student Involvement & Leadership Development (SILD) is sponsoring a MASSIVE poster sale in the Promenade Lounge of the Holmes Student Center. Representatives from the poster company Beyond the Wall will be selling posters in the Promenade Lounge from Monday, January 23rd through Friday, January 27th during the hours of 8am-5pm. Pick up decorative posters, vintage posters, movie posters, and so much more to decorate your dorm, apartment, office, etc.!

Proceeds go toward SILD leadership programming.

If you have any questions, please contact Leadership & Student Organizational Services within SILD at 815-753-6507 or


Contact Us

Student Involvement & Leadership Development
Campus Life Building 150
DeKalb, IL 60115



Huskie Link

Huskie Food Pantry is now open every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Go to for more info.