About the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

NIU is committed to providing a rich and accessible environment. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we strive to provide helpful information about the procedures, policies and resources for requesting a reasonable accommodation and reporting an accessibility barrier on campus.

We are driven by our mission to establish an equity-minded community that challenges and eliminates exclusionary systems and practices. We ask all who can to join us in this mission. Your feedback is welcome as we work to increase equity, diversity and inclusive practices at NIU.

Employees and Applicants

If you're a current NIU employee with a qualifying disability and believe you would benefit from support with performing essential job functions, you can request an ADA reasonable accommodation. If you're an eligible applicant for employment at NIU with a qualifying disability, you can request an ADA reasonable accommodation to enable you to have an equal opportunity to participate in the application process and be considered for a job.

Request Reasonable Accommodation/Report Accessibility Barrier

Disclose a disability


The Disability Resource Center can help you obtain accommodations for your classes. Some of the services they offer include:

  • Exam accommodations
  • Classroom accommodations
  • Reformatting of course materials
  • Adaptive technology

Learn about all the types of accommodations.


If you're planning to visit the NIU campus for an event, a meeting or another reason, you can request a reasonable accommodation before your arrival. Learn more about accessibility resources for visitors. Use our campus map to locate accessible parking, building entrances and elevators.

Request Reasonable Accommodation/Report Accessibility Barrier


If you're a supervisor/department manager and an employee, employment applicant or a visitor has inquired about or requested an ADA reasonable accommodation, please visit our resources page for helpful information.