Center for Black Studies

The Center for Black Studies (CBS) plays a significant, essential and unique role in advocating for Black students at NIU, the larger DeKalb community, and the university's commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Established in 1971, the CBS supports the university's mission of excellence and engagement in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creativity, artistry and service.

Centers at NIU

All students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to visit the Center for Black Studies, Latino Resource Center, Asian American Center, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and Military and Veteran Services.

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Contact Us

Center for Black Studies
815-753-9291 (fax)

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. 
Saturday – Sunday: Closed