American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Welcome to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Student Section of Northern Illinois University (NIU)

The purpose of the Student Section is to enhance and support the education of its members. In addition, participation in Student Section activities enables members to begin building a networking base throughout the safety profession on a local, state, and national level. Safety is important to everyone. Therefore, membership in the Student Section is open to all majors. Note that attendance at meetings after the 3rd meeting in a semester will require payment of Student Section membership dues, unless special permission has been granted by the Student Section Executive or Faculty Advisor.

Benefits of student membership:

  • Meetings with guest speakers from a wide range of occupations.
  • The opportunity to develop leadership skills.
  • Begin building a respectable resume.
  • Interaction with professional community.
  • Networking and counseling from peers and professionals.
  • Subscription to Professional Safety monthly magazine.
  • Access to ASSE Body of Knowledge documents.
  • Graduation Gift: 1st year of professional membership is free.
  • Access to ASSE Foundation scholarships. In 2013-2014 NIU students received $6000 in scholarships.

The ASSE National website is at

The Northeastern Illinois (NEIL) Chapter of ASSE is the parent Chapter of the NIU ASSE Student Section.

Student Section webpage:

The Student Section Advisor is NIU faculty member Dr. William J. Mills, III, Ph.D., M.Sc., CIH, C.Chem.

Office Phone: 815-753-5366