Student Life


Student Organizations

Join in! It’s easy to form lifelong friendships, enjoy the campus experience and even make a difference in your community and world by getting involved right away.

More than 200 student organizations offer friendship and involvement. You’ll get connected right away by getting involved with fraternities and sororities, performing arts ensembles, campus ministries, multicultural organizations, academic and professional associations, political groups, public media, sports clubs and much more.

Our Student Involvement & Leadership Development office also offers numerous opportunities for community service in DeKalb County and across the country.


Chess Club

Student Organizations

NIU has more than 200 student organizations

Greek students

Go Greek!

NIU hosts 36 fraternities and sororities

NIU Cares day


Volunteer and leadership opportunities for students

Student playing in Huskie Marching Band

Huskie Band

Join the marching band, pep bands, color guard or silverettes!