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.

State Advocacy

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!

- Stay up-to-date on NIU's legislative priorities

- Email letters crafted by NIU staff to local representatives

- Share NIU's legislative priorities and your "NIU story" with legislators

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

Don't miss out on our "Lunch and Learn with the Advocacy Committee" events in Rockford (Jan. 22) and Chicago (Jan. 24).

 Visit the Advocacy Program Platform!

Volunteer for Admissions

Help NIU staff encourage prospective students to take the next step in the Admissions process. Volunteers share their "NIU story" with students and their families at NIU Admissions recruitment events.Training is provided to volunteers after they sign-up for an upcoming event using the link below!

View the Admissions Volunteer Sign Up Page!