- President Lisa C. Freeman
The Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) advises the president on the status of minority students, faculty and staff and makes recommendations to improve the quality of life and opportunities for minorities at NIU.
The Presidential Commission on Interfaith Initiatives (PCII) advises the president on issues and concerns related to the diversity of belief systems represented at NIU. Its members also recommend research and actions needed to advance these matters.
The NIU Presidential Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) advises the president on issues and concerns related to the status of women at NIU.
The Presidential Commission on Persons with Disabilities (PCPD) advises the president regarding issues and concerns related to people who have disabilities with, an emphasis on promoting issues of physical, virtual and attitudinal accessibility. The commission collaborates with others on campus to improve the campus climate, advocate for accessibility and increase the university community's awareness of issues concerning individuals with disabilities.
The Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (PCSOGI) is the primary channel by which advice is given to the president of NIU on issues and concerns affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals at the university. The commission makes recommendations on actions needed in areas including academic programs, student services, workplace matters, university policies and the general campus environment.