Presidential Engagement and Partnerships Professor of Philosophy Myron Engel and his students pack food for Feed My Starving Children as part of a Philosophy of Food course.

There are so many ways you can support engagement at NIU and in your community!

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We invite faculty, staff, students and the community to contact us to learn how. Below are ideas to spark your interest in engagement at NIU, but don't let these limit your ideas. 


  • Share research interests to help us connect you with the community.
  • Learn how to take your partnerships to the next step in the engaged partnership continuum.
  • Participate in our brown bag lunch series as a speaker or attendee.
  • Attend a faculty engagement workshop.
  • Connect with others across the university who are doing engaged scholarship.
  • Incorporate community engagement lessons and activities in your courses.
  • Meet NIU’s PEPP professors, who put community-engaged research into practice.

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  • Discover NIU’s community-engaged courses.
  • Focus on hands-on, community-based learning.
  • Apply for the Centering Engagement, Driving Impact scholarship.
  • Check out Huskies Engage for more ways to experience engagement in action.

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  • Connect with NIU faculty and staff who share your interests.
  • Foster engaged partnerships to improve your project outcomes. (link to creating community partnerships section).
  • Attend community-focused engagement events on campus.
  • Invite students to participate in your organization’s activities.
  • Tell us your stories about partnerships with NIU faculty and staff.

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Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development
307 Lowden Hall

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