Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NIU
Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Open House

The AARC Open House showcases the different programs and activities offered by the Asian American Resource Center and various AAPI student...

OHANA Welcome!

The OHANA program at the AARC was inspired by the strong familial relationships among Asian American communities. For this year’s OHANA Welcome, participants...

The front lawn and the GSRC Building, a red brick house with large front porch.

Join students, faculty, staff, and friends at our annual open house! Drop in throughout the event to learn more about the center and collaborative partners,...

Academic Diversity Center Open House Fall 2022

Cohosted with: Asian American Studies Certificate.Center for Black Studies.Center for Burma Studies.Center for Latino and Latin American Studies.Center for...

Center for Black Studies Open House

Come out to learn more about the Center for Black Studies! There will be a photo booth, free food, a Black organization expo, DJ, and more!

Latin Chill F22

Join us for our annual Latin Chill! Learn about the different Latino/a/x student organizations on campus, other resources and campus partners, with music,...

METAS Informational

inform Mentors and Mentees regarding the academic calendar

Game Night

Learn the history of E-sports and the modern gaming scene then join us for a night of friendly competition!

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Through the Period Project at NIU, the GSRC will be providing free period products as well as accepting donations. Free products, both pads and tampons, will...

Bowling & Billiards

Join us for a fun night bowling ​at Holmes!

Open House for the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Join students, faculty, staff, and friends to learn more about the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Drop in to learn about the academic...

CODE 1 - Situating The Self Honors Only

Who Am I? This workshop introduces opportunities for participants to explore their own unique cultural identities and the identities of others. Through a...

9/8, 2 PM
Virtual Event
Study Night and Graduation Lei Making

Co-Sponsored by Kanjana Thepboriruk, Assistant Professor in the Foriegn Language and Literature Program. Let us enjoy a night of study while learning how to...

Active Bystander Workshop for Students

Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Location: Zoom The Active Bystander Workshop encourages...

9/15, 10 AM
Virtual Event
CODE 2 - Building Community Honors Only

Who Are We? This workshop focuses on building dialogue. Review the description and select the workshop that best meets the needs of the participants....

9/15, 2 PM
Virtual Event
Latino Heritage Month Opening Parade

The Latino Resource Center and School of Music are partening to bring you a medley of music and celebration to kick-off the start of Latino Heritage Month...

So-Full Friday: Supporting Black Undocumented Students 

Dr. Felecia Russell will share some of the findings from her dissertation "The experiences of UndocuBlack students on college campuses" as well as offer tips...

8 Countries one day

This event will be held at the Dekalb Public Library. The Latino Resource Center will be introducing food, music and pictures from Uruguay.

Huskies Supporting Huskies (Peer Support)

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Location: Zoom Friends are often the first people someone will...

9/20, 2 PM
Virtual Event
Backyard BBQ at Asian American Resource Center

Relish your favorite Korean-style BBQ and reunite with students, faculty, and staff. Meets pillar requirement for Boey Honors Program: Cultural Engagement

 Becoming Hispanic Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges & Universities

Becoming Hispanic Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges & Universities (Part 1) Register for event at:...

9/20, 6 PM
Virtual Event
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Womanist Wednesdays are interactive tabling sessions that highlight topics related to gender identity, intersectionality and current events that occur on...

Becoming Hispanic Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges & Universities

Becoming Hispanic Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges & Universities (Part 2) Register for event...

9/21, 12 PM
Virtual Event
Capoeira Exhibition - Afro Brazilian Martial Arts

Capoeira is Dancing fused with Martial arts. Developed in Brazil, derived from traditions brought across the Atlantic Ocean by enslaved Africans and fueled...

CODE 3 - Power Dynamics of Difference Honors Only

How Do We Relate? This workshop invites participants to cultivate a self-reflective awareness of their identity, personal beliefs, and values related to...

9/22, 2 PM
Virtual Event
Cultural Sisterhood Summit

The Cultural Sisterhood Summit will affirm, connect, and empower students who identify with femininity and/or womanhood who are racially/ethnically...

Café con Leche- Dripping with Pressure: Familial Expectations and Cultivating Support

Dripping with Pressure: Familial Expectations and Cultivating Support It's time for a 'cafecito' talk... Stop by the Latino Resource Center for our...

Café con Leche, Dripping with Pressure & Familial Expectations

Co-Sponsored by Latino Resource Center. Discuss common familial expectations with fellow students. Meets pillar requirement for Boey Honors Program:...

CODE 4 - Engaging Systems of Oppressions Honors Only

This workshop aims to immerse dedicated individuals with the lifelong dedication necessary for social justice work. (Must register at least 24 hours in...

9/29, 2 PM
Virtual Event
Loteria & Games Night

Come play a game of Lotería with us at the Latino Resource Center! *Loteria Night is Every last Thursday of the month Next Dates: Thursday Sept....

Una Casita Para Matita

Come Join the Latino Resource Center! Monday 10/3; 1-4pm at the Latino Center. Make your own desk top terrarium, all supplies will be provided. Have fun...

Fil-Am Trailblazers

Listen to the inspiring stories of Filipino Amaerican leaders contributing to their respective fields. Just in time for the celebration of Filipino American...

Third Annual NIU LGBTQ+ Alumni and Friends Homecoming Virtual Social

Get excited for Homecoming with NIU LGBTQ+ Alumni and Friends! On Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will host its third LGBTQ+...

10/4, 5:30 PM
Virtual Event
4H Youth

Student workers will talk with high schoolers about the college experience as well as facilitate activities for younger children throughout the evening.

Behind the Post: Relationships Don't Just Live on Social Media

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Behind the Post: Relationships Don't Just Live on Social Media...

10/11, 12 PM
Virtual Event
NIU's live mascot, Mission, at a NIU LGBTQ+ Pride event

For LGBTQ+ History Month, we will reflect on pivotal moments throughout the past few decades and consider what is next for LGBTQ+ history. We'll use the...

Respect: Everything a Guy Needs to Know About Sex, Love, and Consent

Inti Chavez Perez autor of Respect: Everything a Guy Needs to Know About Sex, Love, and Consent will be speaking on consent and their Book. Opening event for...

10/11, 5 PM
Virtual Event
Study Night and Graduation Lei Making

Co-Sponsored by Kanjana Theboriruk, Assistant Professor in the Foriegn Language and Liteature Program. Let us enjoy a night of study while learning how to...

 LGBTQ+ PRIDE History Documentary and Discussion Session 2

For LGBTQ+ History Month, we will reflect on pivotal moments throughout the past few decades and consider what is next for LGBTQ+ history. We'll use the...

Diwali Presentation

Co-Sponsored by the Inidan Student Association. Let's bring Inda into the NIU campus as we celebrate one of the most famous festivals in this South Asian...

Active Bystander Workshop for Students

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Location: Zoom The Active Bystander Workshop encourages...

10/19, 10 AM
Virtual Event
White background with large black text that reads, "Womanist Wednesdays." The bottom of the image shows five diverse, cartoon individuals standing in a line, all looking to the left.

Womanist Wednesdays are interactive tabling sessions that highlight topics related to gender identity, intersectionality and current events that occur on...

1619: The Journey of a People

August 20, 2019 represents the 400-year anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving on the shores of this nation. 1619: The Journey of a People is a...

Undocumented Ally Training

The Office of Undocumented Student Support will be offering undocumented ally training (in-person) to NIU faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, October...

LGBTQ+ PRIDE History Documentary and Discussion Session 3

For LGBTQ+ History Month, we will reflect on pivotal moments throughout the past few decades and consider what is next for LGBTQ+ history. We'll use the...

Café con Leche- Asking for Help: Building Networks and Creating Community

It's cafecito-o-clock so time for a 'cafecito' talk... Stop by the for the Latino Resource Center's Monthly discussion series. In Collaboration with the...

Café con Leche: Asking for Help

Co-Sponsored by the Latino Resource Center. Join a vibrant discussion about the importance of asking for help. Meets pillar requirement for Boey Honors...

Rape Culture IRL

Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Rape culture permeates our everyday lives. Join us to have an open discussion about what rape culture is,...

Loteria & Games Night 2

Come play a game of Lotería with us at the Latino Resource Center! *Loteria Night is Every last Thursday of the month Next Dates: Thursday Oct....

Light blue background with three white period pads that each have pink sequins on them.

Through the Period Project at NIU, the GSRC will be providing free period products as well as accepting donations. Free products, both pads and tampons, will...

LGBTQ+ PRIDE History Documentary and Discussion Session 4

For LGBTQ+ History Month, we will reflect on pivotal moments throughout the past few decades and consider what is next for LGBTQ+ history. We'll use the...

Café con Leche- 'Gracias a ti': Thanking and Honoring Those That Came Before Us-Ancestors

It's cafecito-o-clock so time for a 'cafecito' talk... Stop by the for the Latino Resource Center's Monthly discussion series. -Tuesday November 1,...

Demonstration: Japanese Coffee

Learn about the art & history of Japanese coffee-making with Audrey Reginnaldo, an NIU Alumna and former president of Philippine Student Association. Meets...

Dereliction of Duties and the Rise of the Nonprofit Sector

Author, Dr. Claire Dunning will discuss her book "Nonprofit Neighborhoods" which explores how and why governments delegated the responsibility for solving...

11/8, 12 PM
Virtual Event
Honoring Our Ancestors & Dinner at Neptune

Join the LRC & AARC to share how we honor ancestors. Meets pillar requirement for Boey Honors Program: Cultural Education

Active Bystander Workshop for Students

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Location: Zoom The Active Bystander Workshop encourages Huskies...

11/15, 2 PM
Virtual Event
Debra Yepa Pappan

Co-Sponsored by: Latino Resource Center. Meets pillar requirement for Boey Honors Program: Cultural Education

White background with large black text that reads, "Womanist Wednesdays." The bottom of the image shows five diverse, cartoon individuals standing in a line, all looking to the left.

Womanist Wednesdays are interactive tabling sessions that highlight topics related to gender identity, intersectionality and current events that occur on...

Study Night & Graduation Lei Making

Co-Sponsored by Kanjana Thepboriruk, Assistant Professor in Forgien Language & Litature Program. Let us enjoy a night of study while learning how to make...

AAPI Leadership Awards

This event recongizes the inspiring work of our AAPI students leaders, Boey Honors Members, Peer Mentors, proteges and collaboration partners. Let us all...

Self-Care Isn't Selfish

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Location: University Suite Don't pour from an empty cup....

Active Bystander Workshop for Students

Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Location: Zoom The Active Bystander Workshop encourages...

12/1, 10 AM
Virtual Event
Pre- Kwanzaa

Since Kwanzaa falls during the NIU winter break, the Center for Black Studies organizes a pre-Kwanzaa celebration in early December while students are still...

Loteria & Games Night 3

Come play a game of Lotería with us at the Latino Resource Center! *Loteria Night is Every last Thursday of the month Next Dates: Thursday Dec. 1 (due...

Latino Graduation

Registration for Fall 2022 is Required Come join the Latino Resource Center to celebrate and honor all the acomplishments from our Fall 2022 Graduating...

Stress Relief Activites

Come to the AARC and share useful strategies to de-stress in preparation for final week. Meets pillar requirement for Boey Honors Program: Community Service

bell hooks Essay/Artistry Contest

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, invite students to share an essay or...