Division of Student Affairs

Our departments are focused on providing you with the information and support you need, from your application for admission to your graduation day. We want to inspire you to pursue your dreams. We offer a range of programs and services to engage you and help you learn, develop and thrive, both inside and outside of the classroom. You are at the heart of our work!

We know that there are many people involved in helping you succeed, including family members, faculty, staff, community members, alumni and other students. To meet the diverse needs of NIU students, we’re committed to building strong relationships with all of these allies and creating a place where everyone can feel at home.

We are committed to helping you have a great college experience. We want to help you get connected to programs and services that will support and challenge you as you pursue your dreams. We value you and the unique talents you bring to the Huskie family. Let us know how we can support you!

Vision

We inspire NIU students to discover and pursue their aspirations.

Mission

We support the academic and personal success of NIU students. We provide them with opportunities for engagement, leadership and service to promote their welfare and persistence through the college experience in preparation for their lives after graduation.

Core Values

We are committed to the following:

  • Student-centered service.
  • Collaborative partnerships focused on student success.
  • Inclusive communities striving for equity and social justice.
  • Professional growth and competency development.
  • Ethical and efficient stewardship of resources.