Make a Difference - Support Student Goals

The Northeastern Illinois University English Department seeks to create its own model of a humane world and to transform the larger world as it can. We try to extend our educational and humanizing mission beyond our own walls through programming and also to provide education to our students and the broader community by any means necessary.

We are able to dispense thousands of dollars each year to our students in mini-grants and awards, which not only honors them and the humanistic work we do, but it also often allows students to stay in school, fund their education, buy books—and even eat. Our ability to do this is largely supported by our alumni, who know the struggles of the Northeastern student better than anyone.

Little by little, small donations make a difference! We would never ask you to give more than you can afford. Rather, we want you to know that the smallest of donations—even just a few dollars a year—snowballs into allowing us to support and honor students in monumental ways. Your support helps us support students and also continue our valuable programming, such as the Visiting Writers Series.

Come out some time and check out the Visiting Writers Series, and do attend our annual Student Awards Ceremony (where we honor the achievements of both current students and alumni) and After-Party, held every May on the Friday before graduation.

And please donate whatever you can.

Many thanks,

Tim Libretti
Department of English, Chair