The NIU NSBE Chapter was recognized by the Student Association as an official student organization in 1992. However, with its remaining members graduating, NIU NSBE eventually became inactive for years to come. In 2009, a group of students from the Black Male Initiative (BMI), also called "Possy" eventually reestablished the chapter with the help from the BMI advisor, Don Bramlett. By 2012, the chapter was reorganized and drafted a constitution that established them as a recognized chapter within NSBE.
Sairyia Jemison | Regional Vice Chairperson 2019-2020
A junior in Industrial and Systems Engineering and currently serving as the President Emeritus of the NIU NSBE Chapter, Saiyria Jemison was elected to serve as Regional IV Vice-Chairperson for the 2019-2020 term.