Re-enrollment increases over spring semester

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor

DeKALB – The NIU University Council met to discuss the increase of re-enrollment rates and SGA funding.

Executive Vice President and Provost Beth Ingram said that the re-enrollment rate for full-time first-year students this spring semester is 88.3%, a 6% increase from the year before the pandemic.

“I really want to thank and acknowledge all of the hard work that went into achieving those numbers,” Ingram said. “There was an immense effort to support our students, both inside and outside of the classroom.”

During the meeting, the president of Student Government Association Raaif Majeed gave a report detailing SGA’s plans for the upcoming semester.

Majeed explained how SGA was already working on spending the $212,000 of unspent revenue from last semester.

“So far this semester, we’ve distributed an additional $12,000 to student organizations, for student programming across the board and we are fully enrolled,” Majeed said. “We are fully moving forward with funding more student organizations as the weeks come along, and we’re excited to see what kind of impact that brings to student engagement and involvement for this semester.”