Campus Experiences


Student engagement opportunities are abundant here at NIU. Participate in one of our labs for unique and valuable real world experiences. We are also home to the National Weather Service Cooperative Weather Station.

Student Organizations

We have several groups and clubs for you to join in order to get together with other students who share the same interests as you. Each group has a faculty adviser, which allows for interaction between students and faculty in engaged learning situations. The more you participate in the clubs, activities and events in the department, the more you will get out of your college experience!

The NIU Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society encourages professionally and socially oriented activities among students, staff and faculty with interests in the atmospheric sciences. Founded in 1971, the chapter meets at least once a month during the academic year; activities include external speakers, field trips and engagement in a variety of service-learning events that celebrate science and technology. Those interested in joining the chapter should contact the AMS officers via email and request to join our Facebook group.

Our goal is to promote knowledge and awareness of geographic, environmental and social issues while promoting a strong relationship with the Geography Department, NIU and the community. We aim to develop useful student to student as well as faculty to student relationships through networking, research and community service. Most importantly our aim is to have fun and help one another in and out of the classroom. Membership is open to any NIU student who expresses an interest in geography which includes all its definitions. Those interested should contact offers listed on Huskie Link and join our Facebook group.

The Soil Judging Team participates every year in the American Society of Agronomy's Soil Judging Contest. The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global agronomy. Based in Madison, WI, ASA is the professional home for 8,000+ members and 14,000+ certified professionals (Certified Crop Advisers and Certified Professional Agronomists) dedicated to advancing the field of agronomy.

If you have an strong interest in geography and meet the academic requirements, consider joining this international honor society. It is a great way to stay connected after graduation as well as to find resources for graduate funding and research.

We are an NIU chapter of a national organization specifically concerned with water resources. Join us on Huskie Link.

Contact Us

Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences
Davis Hall, Room 118
815-753-6872 (Fax)

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