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r e e t n u l o V s e i t i n u t Oppor ON-CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES HUSKIE ALTERNATIVE BREAKS go.niu.edu/hab

The Huskie Alternative Break program strives to educate and to raise awareness about social issues by providing students with an opportunity that will inspire them to become active members of society and leaders in their communities. These trips occur during Northern Illinois University’s winter and spring breaks and during summer break for international trips. Each trip has a focus on a particular social

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issue, such as poverty, education reform, the environment and refugee resettlement. Before departing for the experience, students learn about the social issue related to their trip and are trained to perform special projects for nonprofit organizations serving that social justice issue.

NIU CARES DAY

go.niu.edu/niucaresday

NIU Cares Day is a campus-wide day of community service. NIU students, faculty and staff volunteer one day in April to complete projects that benefit DeKalb County’s nonprofit organizations and community agencies as a way of thanking the community for their support of the

institution and its mission. Volunteers serve at numerous locations around the county and spend the day planting, painting, cleaning, sorting and assisting with events and various other tasks. Team registration typically begins in early spring, while individuals register in March each year.

HUSKIE FOOD PANTRY

go.niu.edu/huskiefoodpantry The Huskie Food Pantry combines the expertise of faculty, staff, and students to conduct research that addresses issues related to food insecurity on campus and in our global community. The pantry also provides internships, which enables students to gain non-

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