Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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 Division 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 our 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.

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Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Health Services 408
DeKalb, IL 60115


Upcoming Events

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Higher Education in Diversity Award - Top Colleges for Diversity
Campus Pride Best of the Best LGBTQ-friendly campus
Top 25 Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students

Land Acknowledgement

Northern Illinois University occupies the traditional homelands of Anishinaabe peoples, also known as the Council of the Three Fires. Other Indigenous peoples who call this land home include the Sac and Fox, Kickapoo, Peoria, Miami, and Sioux. We acknowledge the presence and continued vitality of these and other Native communities in our state and Midwest region.

Please read the full statement on the Working Together for Racial and Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion webpage.

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