affinity_csac2Computer Science Alumni Council

Founded in 2006, the NIU Computer Science Alumni Council (CSAC) is the official affinity group for graduates, faculty and friends of the NIU Department of Computer Science and NIU alumni in the information technology field.

The CSAC has four groups of constituents it seeks to serve, each with its own distinct goals/mission:

  • Alumni: Serve as a vehicle to create and reinforce strong relationships and networking among NIU computer science alumni
  • University: Provide guidance and support to NIU and the Department of Computer Science on matters such as direction, curriculum, industry knowledge and alumni experience
  • Students: Assist students and recent graduates with a successful transition into the workplace and ongoing career networking
  • Industry: Contribute to the greater good of the information technology industry, as well as encourage qualified students to consider pursuing a career in computer science at NIU

Events and Programs:
The CSAC co-sponsors a varity of events, such as IT-related networking, job seeker workshops, professional lectures, wine tastings, Cubs baseball games, golf outings, tents at homecoming, student mentoring, scholarships and holiday parties. Stay informed by joining the NIU CSAC LinkedIn group.


Membership in CSAC is free of charge. Click here to join the Computer Science Alumni Council email list. We encourage all of our participants to become a member of the NIUAA at the Cardinal & Black or the Legacy levels. 

Members are encouraged to join the LinkedIn group.

If you would like to give something back to your alma mater, participating in the CSAC is a great way to do so. Contact CSAC's president Steven Barger, '85 at 630-400-4530 or for more information on opportunities to become actively involved.