Student Activities

Northeastern Illinois University’s Student Leadership Development Office encourages the lifelong commitment to active citizenship and social responsibility for all students. Through our partnerships with community organizations, academic departments and programs on campus, SLD supports students as they enhance their University experience while contributing to our local and global communities.

This page is currently under construction - more items will be added later. However, here is list of our upcoming Spring events, programs and opportunities:


Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning

Join Northeastern, The North River Commission, The Peterson Garden Project, The Refugee Training Farm, Roosevelt High School and Volta Elementary as we participate this official holiday that honors the life, work and values of activist Cesar Chavez (

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2014

            Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

            Location: TBA

Co-Sponsored by: The North River Commission; The Peterson Garden Project; The Refugee Training Farm; Roosevelt High School; Volta Elementary School

Details, including registration information, to come.


National Volunteer Week

Northeastern Illinois University celebrates
National Volunteer Week
Monday, April 7th, 2014 – Friday, April 11th, 2014
“Be the Change You Wish to See in the World!”

Check out the following list of events:
Monday, April 7th, 3 pm, SU 215 – Come see a presentation from two of the four groups of students who participated in this year’s Alternative Spring Break experience. Listen to the students who traveled to Guatemala and Kentucky recount the volunteer work they did and what they got out of it.  Find out how you can apply to participate next year as well.

Tuesday, April 8th, 10 am – 3 pm, Alumni Hall – Are you looking for a new volunteer opportunity, or a really great internship? Visit the Spring 2014 Job Fair in your best business casual and with resumes in hand. For more information, visit:

Wednesday, April 9th, 3 pm, Golden Eagles –Here is your chance to see another presentation from year’s Alternative Spring Break experience. Today’s presentation will be from students who traveled to East St. Louis and Arizona for Alternative Spring Break. You can also find out how you can apply to participate next year.

Wednesday, April 9th, 6 pm – 9 pm, Night Walk with The Night Ministry- What would you do if you were suddenly homeless and found yourself on the street with no friends, parents, and only a few dollars in your pocket? Gain a deeper understanding of the young people on Chicago’s nighttime streets. You can also find out about volunteer opportunities with The Night Ministry. To register, visit:

Thursday, April 10th, 3 pm, LWH 2074, “Service: We’re All In It Together” – Presenter Sandi Walrod will conclude the 3 part Interfaith Dialogue series with a conversation about faith and service. Be prepared for a lively discussion along the following:  According to our various faith traditions, why are we called to serve others? Will we serve others as people of different faith traditions even if our motivations for doing so are not the same? Can we seek to work alongside each other here on earth even if we disagree on eternity? Be sure to join us for the conclusion of this popular series.