Undocu Partners and Allies

We want all Huskies to succeed and provide many resources to support students. We also understand that undocumented students may face unique challenges or have specific questions.

That's why there's an informed network of offices and people across campus to help you meet your goals. Many of these individuals have received our training on being an ally to undocumented students. They understand your legal rights and will keep your communications confidential.

Here's who to contact about certain topics or issues.

Admissions

NIU strives to make admissions information accessible to a wide audience. You can read information for parents and families in Spanish at Padres y Familias. We also have bilingual staff members you can speak with, such as admissions counselor Alex Torres.

If you have any questions about applying to NIU, contact Crystal Garvey at cgarvey@niu.edu or 815-753-7994.

Employment

Human Resource Services can answer your DACA-related employment questions. Email Noor Harrison at nharrison@niu.edu.

Centers at NIU

All students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to visit the Latino Resource Center, Asian American Center, Center for Black Studies, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, Disability Resource Center and Center for Student Assistance.

Finances

Student Financial Advising Services can help you understand your charges and financial aid. You can make an appointment with a financial advisor in English or Spanish.

The Controller's Office can help with waiving taxes on eligible scholarships. Your contact person is Sarah Kimball at 815-753-1518.

Health and Wellness

Huskie Food Pantry

You can get free groceries from the Huskie Food Pantry, located in the Chick Evans Field House. Check their website for current hours.

Huskie Closet

You can get free clothes from Huskie Closet, a student-led project that collects clothing for donation. The closet offers everyday clothing organized inclusively by size, and you can shop for as many items as you need. The closet is located in room 102 of the Chick Evans Field House. Contact HuskieCloset@niu.edu or 815-753-4410 for more information.

Counseling Services

If you're experiencing a difficult life situation or mental health issue, you have access to many helpful resources. Contact Counseling and Consultation Services to speak with a counselor or learn about community mental health resources.

Housing

You can reserve a room for $35 a night at the Holmes Student Center hotel.

Registration and Records

This office can help you with transcripts. If you need an official transcript for a scholarship application but can't get one because there's a hold on your account, they can help. Contact them about temporarily lifting the hold.

If you need an affadavit notarized for admission or registration, please reach out to one of Notary Publics on campus.

More Allies on Campus

Shevon Porter
Undergraduate Office of Admissions
312-758-1268
Sporter@niu.edu

Deyci Ramirez
CHANCE Program
815-753-7904
dramirez@niu.edu

Alex Torres
Undergraduate Office of Admissions
815-526-0471
atorres8@niu.edu

Contact Us

Office of Undocumented Student Support
Northern Illinois University
Campus Life Building 230
545 Lucinda Avenue
DeKalb, IL 60115
undocumented@niu.edu

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