Use your voice to support NIU

The day-to-day efforts of NIU faculty and staff are vital to NIU's sustainability. However, the voice of our alumni, who epitomize these efforts, has proven invaluable to promoting NIU in their communities. Strengthen NIU's voice in your community and keep your alma mater at the forefront of important conversations through the opportunities listed below.


Join our grassroots advocacy program to give NIU more visibility in the Illinois state legislature. Volunteer advocates determine their level of involvement and can help in a variety of ways by staying up-to-date on NIU's legislative priorities, e-mailings letters crafted by NIU staff to local representatives, sharing NIU's legislative priorities and your "NIU story" with legislators, and much more! Check out our NIU Advocate Toolkit for a more in-depth look at the role of an advocate.


No matter your level of interest, start your journey as an advocate by signing up for our advocacy platform, which can be viewed below!


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NIU Advocate Tools:

NIU Advocacy Platform