Engagement @ NIU

Engagement is an essential goal of our division. From working together with faculty to support their teaching and research practices to building collaborative partnerships with the community, we thrive on making connections to improve our region. 

Our five new and emerging networks are just one way we connect faculty and staff at NIU to their colleagues at other universities, business leaders and change makers at organizations who all contribute to make innovation a standard practice in arts and culture, community and economic engagement, esports, nonprofit organizations and P20 education.

NIU is bestowed with a Community Engagement classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OERD's contributions to our university in community engagement and campus collaboration have helped us earn this distinguished classification.

We invite you to contact us at oerd@niu.edu to learn more about engagement at NIU.

Contact Us

Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development
307 Lowden Hall

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