A college degree is a key component in social mobility. NIU prides itself on our long tradition of providing access and opportunity to underserved populations who come to college, not only to achieve their personal and career goals, but also to make a difference in their families, communities, states and nations.
CLAS, as the heart of the university, shares that commitment.
Your gift will make a difference in the lives of our students. From providing students the funding they need to enroll in classes, providing assistance for student organizations like Forensics and Mock Trial travel, providing stipends and support to students conducting research to bringing the spirit of the liberal arts and sciences out into the community.
You’ll be paving the way for future scientists, educators, journalists, lawyers, researchers, doctors, public servants and activists. The hallmark NIU grit and dreams are there — they just need a little investment to come true.
Project Finish Line
More than 200 students drop out each year during their final four semesters due to outstanding balances and increasing debt. Help students in their final semester who are facing financial difficulties stay enrolled and earn their degree.
Dean's Discretionary Fund
Support activities such as Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series, community engagement and student support for research.
Departments and Centers
Invest in your home department or interdisciplinary center and support students in the classroom and as they pursue research and scholarship.