Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a public research university in DeKalb, Illinois, United States, with satellite centers in Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon. It was founded as Northern Illinois State Normal School on May 22, 1895, by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as part of an expansion of the state's system for producing college-educated teachers. Douglas Baker was named the university's twelfth president in May 2013.

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Northern Illinois University
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  • Show your Huskie Pride
    September 1st is #collegecolorsday! Head to Huskies Books and Gear in the HSC to stock up on NIU gear and show your #HuskiePride!
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  • Show your Huskie Pride
    September 1st is #collegecolors day! Head to Huskies Books and Gear to stock up on NIU gear and show your #HuskiePride!
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  • NIU Move In Day - By The Numbers
    Students, faculty, staff, and community members greet new residents, unload vehicles and carry belongings into rooms in the residence halls during NIU move-in day. #TeamNIU
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  • You're Always Wearing Your Letters
    When you say yes to a lifetime of membership in this group, everything you say, do and represent is a direct reflection on this group, your brothers and sisters, and the thousands of members who have come before you. It’s the one most important thing that any fraternity or sorority can impress upon its new members. You are always wearing your letters.
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  • Summertime at NIU
    #GetOutside with NIU Campus Rec's Adventure Center. Learn more about gear rentals, adventure trips & team building workshops: go.niu.edu/oa
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  • Life at New Hall
    Students from the Honors House at Northern Illinois University discuss their positive experience with NIU's New Residence Hall and the Honors program. www.niu.edu/honors/honors_house/index.shtml
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  • R.A.D. Training at NIU
    Northern Illinois University is proud to sponsor the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system of self-defense training for women. We offer training courses throughout the year to teach you awareness, risk reduction and physical defense.
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  • Making your home at NIU
    You are part of the Huskie family. As a Huskie you are hard-working, you are passionate, you are purposeful and you are caring. Huskies believe in change and they also believe that they can change the world.
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  • Huskies Scavenger Hunt
    We moved 3,500+ students into the res halls yesterday. To make move-in a little more fun we decided to go on a Huskies scavenger hunt to see what students brought with them to their new home.
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  • #OneLoveNIU
    What does #OneLoveNIU mean to you? Use the hashtag to share your love for NIU.
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  • Positive Vibes
    NIU faculty and staff took to the sidewalks to spread some positive messages for our students.
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  • Advice from Huskie Parents
    We asked parents helping with move-In what has changed since they went to college and what advice they would give to their students.
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  • NIU Living-Learning Communities: Transfer House
    The Transfer House is a community designed specifically for new transfer students at NIU. Students who live in the Transfer House describe their experiences, and what life is like as a member of the transfer house community. To learn more about Living-Learning Communities at NIU visit: http://niu.edu/housing/halls/llc/
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  • Freedom of Expression at NIU
    NIU’s Freedom of Expression Policy and Statement reflect the university’s values, role and expectations for ensuring our university community has the broad latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, and learn. Whether shared in person, on a poster or online, freedom of expression is everyone’s right and warrants great responsibility. NIU encourages exercising that right in a civil and respectful...
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  • Philosophy of Food
    NIU professor Mylan Engel’s newly created service-learning class, The Philosophy of Food, looks at the topics of ethical issues pertaining to food, such as global hunger, ethical production and sustainability. The class recently took part in a Feed My Starving Children - Aurora packing event. The class also participated in sorting and labeling seeds for the DeKalb Seed Library and planting seeds a...
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  • Flyover Tour of NIU
    Check out a quick tour of NIU from above and then schedule a visit today: http://niu.edu/visit/

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