Northern Pact for Students

As a member of the NIU community I commit to being:

Purposeful
in my education.

I will:

  • work with my advisor.
  • embrace that my education is my responsibility.
  • participate in and out of the classroom and expand my understanding.
  • know there is much to be learned and even more to be experienced.
  • be my own advocate in my education and in life.
  • soak up all the knowledge I can.

Just
in my actions and relationships.

I will:

  • broaden my perceptions by celebrating those different from me.
  • be truthful.
  • support and protect my classmates.
  • know that everyone has a different and important perspective.
  • challenge my preconceived notions.

Caring
in my interactions with others.

I will:

  • respect our campus and help keep it clean.
  • look for the best in others.
  • ask a student sitting by themselves in the dining hall to join me.
  • say something when I see something.
  • be thoughtful with my words and actions.
  • work through disagreements in a mature way.

Open
to new opportunities, ideas, and diverse perspectives.

I will:

  • open myself to possibilities.
  • push beyond my comfort level.
  • open my mind to different viewpoints.
  • respect differences in others.
  • learn about other cultures.
  • admit that I do not know everything.
  • know that what I have to share is important.
  • be a friend and ally to everyone on campus.

Disciplined
in my education and my attitude

I will:

  • devote myself to my education.
  • do my best in everything I attempt.
  • know what is expected of me.
  • not be discouraged by grades that are lower than I expect.
  • lead when I can and follow when I should.
  • learn from my mistakes.
  • do my part and keep my word.

Celebrative
about my university, my classmates, and my life.

I will:

  • create memories that will last a lifetime.
  • celebrate my accomplishments.
  • cheer on my Huskies.
  • honor old traditions and create new ones.
  • show Huskie Pride in all I do.

I am:

  • hard-working.
  • unique and valued.
  • serious and focused.
  • not afraid to ask for help, and happy to give it.
  • an ambassador for my school and my fellow Huskies.
  • excited to learn and do.
  • here to grow.
  • part of a legacy.
  • a FORCE.

I am a Huskie and I take pride in my pack.