Great Journeys Latino Student Success Initiative

The rapidly-growing Latino population represents one of northern Illinois' greatest human assets. Northern Illinois University (NIU) is committed to providing our region's Latino residents with a college experience that helps them fully develop their human and economic potential while embracing their cultural and ethnic heritage.

To help us deliver on this commitment, NIU has launched a project to improve the effectiveness of our recruitment and retention efforts for both traditional and non-traditional Latino students. The Latino Student Success Initiative was created as a part of the NIU Great Journeys Strategic Planning process.

A 22-member steering committee advising this project represents three centers, four colleges, and numerous student support and university engagement offices and programs. The sharing of information and coordination of efforts that occurs during steering committee meetings has led to a comprehensive resource guide for Latino students and families.


For additional information about the Great Journeys Latino Student Success Initiative please contact:

Diana Robinson