Part of the system of shared governance at NIU, the student association is the voice of the student body to the administration.
Student organizations are like special interest groups run by students and a faculty advisor. The wide range of categories at NIU includes academic/professional, fraternity/sorority, religious, and recreational and sports, just to name a few.
Being a part of a sorority or fraternity is a unique experience that will last a lifetime. You will make life-long friendships and enjoy a supportive environment away from home. Becoming a part of NIU’s Greek community will provide you with many leadership, scholarship, and community service opportunities.
You can always find something going on at NIU and, many times, it’s free! Whether you go for rock concerts, musicals, art exhibits, or all three there are always opportunities for arts and culture at NIU.
With or without a car, it is easy to get around NIU and the greater DeKalb/Sycamore area. Buses are free for students. You can even catch a weekend shuttle to the train station.
Residential Housing and Dining
There are lots of options for students living on campus. NIU offers a variety of room types and meal plans, and different lifestyle options to best suit your personal and academic needs.
Whether you come from the city, suburbs, or the country, DeKalb and the surrounding communities will have some of the comforts of home. Link to official DeKalb, Sycamore, and DeKalb County websites and to information about the DeKalb/Sycamore communities, business, events, festivals, etc.
Leaders and Scholars Program
Students who wish to become future campus leaders can apply or be nominated to participate in this program which seeks students who have made a difference. Students in the Leaders and Scholars Program will receive a $2,500 scholarship toward the cost of first-year attendance at NIU.
Rain, shine, or snow, there are always fun, physical and recreational activities to participate in. Work out, take a physical fitness course, or go on an outdoor adventure.