Our office is dedicated to providing you opportunities to engage in undergraduate research and community engagement. We also promote all engaged learning experiences at NIU that help you connect with faculty, staff and our communities.

We work collaboratively with other divisions and colleges at NIU to create sustainable, relevant, student-centered, research-based programming. These programs utilize experiential learning, both in and out of the classroom, to promote and sustain student academic success.

Mission, Vision and Core Values

The mission of the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is to provide opportunities for undergraduates to engage in hands-on learning experiences, which assist in the development of critical thinking skills; the use of creative intellection; and the opportunity to enhance classroom knowledge through real-world application.

In pursuing our vision and fulfilling our mission, we value:

  • Working collaboratively with campus partners in order to create intentional opportunities for engaged and experiential learning.
  • Engaging students from diverse backgrounds with diverse perspectives.
  • Providing resources for faculty and staff, which support further development of engaged and experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates.

Contact Us

Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
Holmes Student Center 264-266
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