Inspirational, energetic and appropriate are three words NIU faculty and administrators used to describe the message new students heard at Friday’s Academic Convocation.
In other words, engage from Day 1.
“It’s appropriate because pride comes about through engagement,” said Becky Harlow, assistant director of Student Involvement and Leadership Development. “When students become involved, they are creating a commitment with their learning community.”
And those students, who this year are from 30 states and 500 high schools, will be forging partnerships with their classmates residence hall roommates and teachers when they become involved with extracurricular activities.
With 400 organizations on campus, NIU students are never at a loss to pursue their academic, athletic or philanthropic interests.