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September 2014

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day and help commemorate it by being informed and ready to vote in the upcoming November election. 

Northeastern Illinois University is committed to providing you with the information and materials you need to vote. This is why the Student Government Association (SGA) and Division of Student Affairs are pleased to share the launch of TurboVote at Northeastern.  Go to and register online to vote in Illinois (you can also register if you live in another state – though online registration restrictions vary from state to state). Once you are registered in the TurboVote system it’s easy to verify or update your voter registration, request an absentee ballot form by mail, and sign up for text and/or email election reminders.  You can do this all for free! If you have already registered to vote, you can still sign up at to receive text or email reminders so you won’t miss the election.

We also encourage you to stop by the SGA Meet and Greet tables starting, Sept. 23 through Thursday Sept. 25 from 11 am – 4 pm in Village Square on Northeastern’s main campus. During this time students will have a chance to meet SGA members and voice any concerns as well as register to vote via TurboVote.


September 2014

Don't miss our new Annual Report, available now. Share in our accomplishments as a Division and witness our growth and development along the path laid out by our 5-year Strategic Plan. Our planned goals focus on Educational Partnerships, Professional Practice, Student Engagement and Innovation.

This year's report highlights outstanding students making strides within the University Community and faculty with dedication to student development both in and out of the classroom. Student Affairs is commited to creating a welcoming environment with an attitude of constant improvement. Have a look at how we're doing it.


NEIU Summer Transition Program Earns National Recognition

February 2014

Northeastern Illinois University's Summer Transition Program, "Access and Outcomes: Supporting the Student Transition at a Hispanic Serving Institution Through a Successful Summer Bridge Program," has been selected as the NASPA Excellence Award Gold Honoree.

"Our Summer Transition Program is a truly collaborative effort between students, staff and faculty across the University. The program employs best practices and has demonstrated a positive impact on the successful transition of entering students at Northeastern," said Frank Ross, vice president for student affairs at Northeastern Illinois University.

The program, which provides incoming freshman a head start to help them be ready for college-level work, is being recognized in the category for enrollment management, financial aid, orientation, parents, persistence, first-year, other-year and related. The NASPA Excellence Awards were created to recognize student affairs practitioners who develop transformative, innovative and data-driven programs at the institutional level.

"We are pleased to present this award, as sharing your successes contributes to our profession's commitment to engaging promising practices, expands the possibilities of institutional-level programs, and promotes the student affairs profession," said Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA.

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. For more information about Northeastern's student transition programs contact the Student Affairs Office at (773) 442-4600 or

Read the Access and Outcomes Presentation Summary

Northeastern 2014-15 Orientation is Off to a Great Start

May 2014

Northeastern's vibrant main campus is home to everyone enrolled in both summer sessions but the biggest class around is new students beginning thier Northeastern experience for the first time with orientaiton. Northeastern's orientation program is organized by New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) and runs from May 19 through August, when classes resume.

"Orientation this year is going to be great," says Meagan Mitchell, Director of NSFP, "We've got giveaways, new videos that showcase our beautiful campus and a lot of wonderful surprises in store."

Orientation is an all day event that can sometimes be a lot to take in. Our orientation leaders have taken great care to fill up the program with fun and engaging elements that keep everyone with the program while doing some crucial preparation for the coming academic year.

Learn more about Orientation

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