Get Connected!

Continue to build relationships with NIU and fellow alumni and get connected with an alumni network!

Affinity groups, regional clubs, and regional networks are three wonderful ways to get involved with NIU. Learn more about each, and visit their website or social media pages below.

  1. Affinity groups bring together alumni with similar backgrounds and interests. Each group offers a unique opportunity for its members to network and promote their groups' special interests.
  2. Regional clubs represent their geographic region and are led by a formal group of alumni who liaise with the NIU Alumni Association to guide programming and relationship-building in the area.
  3. Regional networks consist of alumni interested in connecting to support NIU, each other, and their local community. These networks usually have an informal leadership groups and form in locations where NIU has a high concentration of alumni outside of Illinois. Interested in getting more involved in your region? Check out our regional network volunteering guide for how to get started.
  • Questions? Contact Liz McKee '14, senior director of alumni engagement, at or 815-753-7400.

Affinity Groups

Our oldest affinity group, the Black Alumni Council is dedicated to the retention and graduation of black students and serves as a bridge between the university and its black alumni. Learn more ⇨
This group provides networking and social opportunities for alumni of NIU’s computer science program and other information technology professionals. Learn more ⇨
By bringing alumni from Greek fraternities and sororities together, the Greek Alumni Council promotes NIU’s Greek community. Learn more ⇨
The Latino Alumni Council is focused on supporting Latino students and providing networking opportunities to alumni. Learn more ⇨
One of our most popular groups, this group brings former members of the “Pride of the Midwest” back to campus to perform during homecoming. Learn more ⇨

Regional Clubs

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    The NIU Rockford Alumni Club, officially established fall 1998, was formed to fill a need of alumni in the Rockford area to connect with NIU and each other. The Rockford Alumni Club welcomes all NIU alumni involved in the Rockford area community. Learn more ⇨

Regional Networks