Civil Service Celebration

The annual Civil Service Celebration (formerly known as StaffFest) is where NIU administrators and civil service staff come together as a thank you to all operating staff for their hard work over the course of the year, giving them an opportunity to relax, eat and laugh together. It is also a chance for the Operating Staff Council (OSC) to raise money for the Operating Staff Dependent Scholarship.

Students also have a role the celebration. The planning committee gathered testimonials from students about how civil service staff have impacted their lives, giving even more meaning to the work civil service do to further the mission of NIU.

Civil Service Celebration is planned and staffed by members of the Operating Staff Council, the  Administrative Professionals Advisory Council (APAC), and additional civil service employees. If you would like to get involved with planning next year’s celebration, please contact Frances Mitchell at

The next Civil Service Celebration will take place on August 9, 2018, so mark your calendars!