How OERD Can Help

OERD are collaboration experts! We work together with non-profit and for-profit entities, building strong relationships where NIU and our partners benefit. Our business model is built on identifying opportunities, bringing people together to create action plans and successfully implementing plans for mutual benefit. We’re helping fellow NIU faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members create a culture of engagement.

Here are a few of the things we do:

  • Identify opportunities for partnerships.
  • Bring people together to solve problems for mutual benefit.
  • Offer engagement resources and training for community, faculty and staff.
  • Align projects with university and community missions.
  • Break down barriers to effective collaboration.

Contact us today at to learn more about building engaged partnerships with NIU. OERD’s partnerships experts will help facilitate collaboration with our faculty and staff.

Contact Us

Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development
307 Lowden Hall

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