NIU strives to create an environment that celebrates diversity to prepare students for a global workforce and to enrich the lives of all who live, study and work here. The Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is focused on helping NIU's diverse student population succeed in their educational goals, find supportive communities and graduate with the skills and experience needed to coexist with people from all backgrounds.
Learn about mission and vision, explore NIU's many diverse programs and initiatives, find your community and learn what resources are available to you. We are here to help you, so feel free to reach out with questions or comments.
Equity in ActionOur goal is to make lasting changes and we encourage you to help create a more welcoming environment with so many opportunities for discussion.
- Attend our Diversity Dialogue Series, our monthly series that provides a forum for members of the university community to talk openly and honestly on complex and important diversity topics.
- What's your pronoun? Learn the importance of pronouns.
- Request a Conversations on Diversity and Equity (CODE) workshop.
- Learn more about making NIU your home.