McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program

We believe in possibility, in you.

We couldn't be prouder of our diverse Huskie family, and we're eager to welcome students from all backgrounds and experiences.

We know you have the talent, motivation and promise to succeed, and we're here to help. We offer more than just resources. We offer hope. We change lives.

CHANCE began with a dream to bring educational opportunities to everyone.

testimonial-corey.jpgI’m never going to forget the counselors of CHANCE and all they’ve done for me, not only in school, but helping me grow. They’re kind of like home away from home.”
Corey Brown of North Aurora, May ’20 graduate Business administration and management. Part of University Honors and Chi Alpha Epsilon Honors Society and a CHANCE mentor. Worked in the Writer’s Workshop.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Our top priority at NIU is the health and well-being of our campus community. In response to the rapidly changing developments related to COVID-19, we have made the decision to adapt our services to a non-face-to-face format. It is our goal to ensure that there are no gaps in services. We will be monitoring email and voicemail throughout this period. Students are encouraged to contact their counselors by email or Teams chat. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at

Contact Us

McKinley "Deacon" Davis CHANCE Program
Campus Life Building 240
Phone: 815-753-0201
Fax: 815-753-1929
Toll Free: 800-892-3050 #3

Back to top