Center for Black Studies


Welcome to the Center for Black Studies (CBS) at Northern Illinois University. The CBS plays a significant, essential and unique role in advocating for Black students at NIU, the larger DeKalb community, and the university’s commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Established in 1971, the CBS supports the university’s mission of excellence and engagement in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creativity, artistry and service.

Centers at NIU

All students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to visit the Center for Black Studies, Latino Resource Center, Asian American Center, Gender & Sexuality Resource Center and Military and Post-Traditional Student Services.

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Center for Black Studies
621 W. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-2495
Fax: 815-753-9291

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