The Alumni Association is a supporting organization of Northern Illinois University focused on building lifelong relationships with NIU alumni, prospective students, corporate partners, and friends. The Alumni Association offers programs, hosts special events, and partners with various departments/organizations in support of NIU. All graduates of Northern are “members” of the Alumni Association and are entitled to its benefits and programs. The Alumni Association serves 150,000 NIU alumni in Illinois and 240,000 alumni worldwide.
NIU Alumni Gear is operated, in partnership by the NIU Alumni Association and OLT Marketing. OLT Marketing is a DeKalb-based business owned and operated by an NIU Alum who is a proud supporter of all things NIU.