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Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion During Thousands Strong



The office of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) visualizes a synergistic and inclusive community where all members are respected for their intrinsic dignity. 



In alignment with NIU’s core values, ADEI leads the charge in establishing an equity-minded community that challenges and eliminates exclusionary systems and practices.


NIU values diversity and inclusion in all its forms. Embracing diversity with respect to race, gender, class, ethnicity, physical ability, belief system, age, sexual identities, and national origin expands our world view and deepens our understanding of one another. An inclusive campus enhances the educational experience and makes NIU an ideal place to learn and grow. Our goal is to create an NIU environment where every person feels a sense of belonging.


Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) provides many engaging educational experiences to work towards an inclusive campus where everyone respects the value and dignity of all its members.  


Your contribution will support students who work with the following units that comprise ADEI:  


We engage students, faculty and staff from a wide range of backgrounds and create a learning environment where experiences are shared, minds are opened, and stereotypes are challenged. This dynamic experience lays the groundwork for supporting and valuing people from all backgrounds.

Adela de la Torre Latino Honor Society Match
A generous donor will match all donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000, in scholarship support for students in the Latino Resource Center's Adela de la Torre Latino Honor Society.
$6,800 MATCHED
The Landgraf Thousands Strong Day of Giving Participation Challenge
NIU Foundation Board Member John ‘74, M.S. ‘75 and Anne ‘73 Landgraf want to see Huskie Nation set a new Day of Giving record. When 2,000 gifts are made during Thousands Strong: Day of Giving, a gift of $400,000 will be unlocked into the Day of Giving totals to support student scholarships.
2,000 / 2,000 Gifts
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