About Student Involvement and Leadership Development


Student Involvement and Leadership Development (SILD) is dedicated to supporting the academic mission of NIU by helping students become actively engaged in campus life. Our staff partners with and provides advisement to many student organizations, fraternities and sororities, the Campus Activities Board, and the Student Association.

We have volunteer and leadership opportunities as well as unique student employment positions within SILD.

Please explore our website and visit our office in person. We want to provide you with more detailed information on areas of interest to you and assist you in becoming involved on campus during your collegiate career. We are in the Campus Life Building 150, 815-753-1421. We look forward to meeting you!

Mission Statement

Student Involvement and Leadership Development fosters holistic student development through engagement in extra-curricular opportunities encompassing leadership, community service, fraternity and sorority life and student organization involvement. 


Transforming today's students into tomorrow's leaders and active citizens.

Program Goals

  • Create environments and opportunities for students to gain leadership experiences and transferable work competencies.
  • Enrich the college experience by engaging students in campus life and cultivating NIU traditions.
  • Increase students’ awareness of and action in community service.

Contact Us

Student Involvement and Leadership Development
Campus Life Building 150
DeKalb, IL 60115


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