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Student Involvement and Leadership Development (SILD) 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!


Homecoming 2017

Join us for Homecoming: October 1-7, 2017, as we celebrate this year's theme "Destination Huskie Nation: 111 Years Strong." There are a variety of events that students, faculty, staff and community members can participate in this year. Don't miss events like the powder puff tournament, Yell Like Hell, the Homecoming Parade and of course, Huskie Football! We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for showing your Huskie Pride!

Get more information about Homecoming 2017!

Huskie Food Pantry

Looking for a way to support the Huskie Food Pantry for NIU students? View a list of our most needed items. Thank you!


Contact Us

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


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