President John Peters spoke Wednesday afternoon to the University Council about “the anguish our NIU and DeKalb communities have experienced over the last several weeks” as well as the creation of a new mechanism meant to enhance campus security.
“NIU remains united behind meeting the needs of each of our students,” Peters said. “Although we have a strong campus police presence, the safety and security of our NIU community is everyone’s responsibility, and I ask your help.”
Peters introduced a new e-mail suggestion box — firstname.lastname@example.org — that will be monitored daily to help NIU security, building services and facilities staff prioritize and respond even more rapidly.
A video of the president’s complete remarks is available below.