NIU strives to create a welcoming, inclusive and equitable community where all people are treated with dignity and respect.
We are committed to fostering equity-minded practices that encourage the professional development and career progression of staff, and to celebrating their contributions. It is important to the university that our employees feel engaged and experience an affirming culture.
Staff members at Northern Illinois University (NIU) work to ensure the success of their programs, departments and the university community. In addition, they encourage and support our diverse students to achieve their academic, professional and personal goals. Our staff support NIU’s mission, vision and values in myriad ways, including their contributions to committees, commissions and in departments. Huskie staff are leading the implementation of innovative strategies to advance equity, facilitate dialogue, promote awareness, and support one another through education and action. We commend their involvement in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at NIU.
Get Involved: Training
Staff have a variety of opportunities not only to participate in training sessions and learn more about issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, but also to serve as volunteers who help facilitate training. Examples of such opportunities for staff engagement are listed below.