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One of the goals of Hispanic Heritage month is to build pride among the Latinx community, but it doesn’t always take parades or museum exhibitions to meet that goal. NIU Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management Mayra Lagunas has seen such pride happen a few times this semester just by showing up at recruitment events....
College students from all backgrounds often require assistance with even the most basic human needs, including food, housing and mental health. For those who are undocumented and worried about revealing their immigration status while in search of help, Sandy Lopez has a message. “Typically, the students I work with are first-generation, low-income students who are...
Among 19 “pathbreaking institutions,” NIU was chosen by the Association of American Colleges and Universities to host a new Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center. The honor further establishes NIU as a leader in the areas of racial and social justice, equity and inclusion. NIU joins a total of only 49 such centers—described as...
Among a group of universities leading the charge for diversity, equity and inclusion, NIU has earned national recognition. The university received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The national honor recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding...
NIU’s Unity Walk returns for its seventh year Tuesday, Sept. 21 — calling all Huskies and members of the larger community to come together in support of positive change. This year, the event is interwoven with the approaching one-year anniversary of the Belonging initiative ongoing as a partnership between NIU and the cities of DeKalb...
With an upcoming in-person program and a future virtual option, NIU’s CODE Institute invites faculty, staff and graduate students to become CODE facilitators. The CODE Institute trains facilitators for the university’s Conversations on Diversity and Equity (CODE) Workshops, a series that engages students, faculty and staff in learning about cultural differences. Offered as an online experience...
NIU’s Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) and Safe Passage join communities, workplaces and campuses across the country in hosting awareness and prevention events throughout the month of April, which is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Sexual violence on college campuses has been an issue for many years,” stated Prevention Project...
In more than 12 years at NIU, Debra Miller, the outgoing Director of the Disability Resource Center has seen a lot of dramatic, positive changes in how the university supports students with disabilities. Her accomplishments, and those of the center under her leadership, are reflected in her selection as this year’s winner of the Presidential...
DREAM Action NIU and the Office for Undocumented Student Support will host the annual Undocumented Ally Training on Tuesday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom. This training is for NIU faculty, staff and those who wish to become allies to undocumented students. This training focuses on how to assist, support and welcome cultural and...
Dawn Brown was recently elected as the Director of Clinical Education representative to the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy’s (ACAPT) newly established National Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (NEDI) Commission. “Being elected as part of this commission means that I have an opportunity to lend my voice and abilities to creating not only awareness, but...
The Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion launched a new award this year to honor the person who founded the NIU Inclusion Reception. The event, now known as the Richard A. Flournory Homecoming Inclusion Reception occurs each October and brings together alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members for an inclusive celebration. The new...
Flying high for the first time at the Holmes Student Center, two Progress LGBTQ+ Pride Flags symbolize more than NIU’s celebration of diversity in all its forms. They are a visual reminder of continued work to ensure the retention and persistence of LGBTQ+ Huskies. Individuals are encouraged to take pictures with the flags—on display through...
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