NIU has a proud history of student participation in Greek organizations that is rooted in long-lived values and embedded traditions consistent with those of the university. Further, NIU believes that a healthy and vibrant Greek community is an important aspect of a residential campus which aligns with NIU’s desire for students to build communities and support one another and our university.
In September 2021, President Lisa C. Freeman created the Greek Life Revitalization Task Force to assess the state of NIU’s Greek community and offer recommendations on how to revitalize and enhance the student experience. The task force included student representatives from all four Greek councils on campus, alumni of the Greek community, NIU administrators and a DeKalb community representative. Members of the task force hosted subcommittees on various aspects of Greek life during the 2021-2022 academic year engaging students, administrators, alumni and more throughout the process.
A comprehensive report was presented to President Freeman in November 2022. As of the report’s release, several of the task force’s recommendations have already been completed or are in process. The Division of Student Affairs is proud to develop and move forward a multi-year implementation plan to build on their excellent work.