Northern Illinois University, as reflected in its vision statement, is a community of diverse people, providing access for a broad spectrum of students with a climate of respect for all. We, as an institution, intentionally address emerging, complex issues surrounding undocumented students.
Presidential Task Force
Understanding the importance of the recruitment, retention and success of undocumented students, NIU President John G. Peters commissioned the Presidential Task Force for the Support of Undocumented Students in 2013. At that time, NIU was viewed by many of its peers as a progressive institution that had already taken important steps to champion the needs of this important population. The development of this task force was an important component of that commitment, a commitment which continues today throughout our campus.