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Category: Safety
NIU President Doug Baker
Last night our community was tested by a cruel hoax. The bomb threat, which temporarily shut down campus, was one of several this week made against colleges and universities in the region. It resulted in a great deal of inconvenience and frustration for our entire university community. In light of those events, I want to...
UPDATE AS OF 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9 NIU Police worked through the night and into the early morning checking buildings; all have been cleared. NIU is open for all classes, business and other activities today. UPDATE AS OF 11 p.m. As of about 11 p.m., all residence halls at Northern Illinois University had been...
NIU parking deck
Everyone knows the importance of attending class, which is why campus parking is of the utmost priority for Darren Mitchell. As the newly appointed director of Campus Parking, Mitchell’s priority is to ensure that Huskie drivers have a safe and efficient parking experience when they arrive. “We are very concerned about campus parking, because obviously...
NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips
Northern Illinois University has released its 2015-16 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report. The report includes information regarding campus security procedures, personal and fire safety data, crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime data for the last three years. Every post-secondary institution in the country is required to file the report annually by Oct. 1...
NIU President Doug Baker and Kristen Meyer, chair of the VAWA Implementation Committee
NIU is adopting a definition of “affirmative consent” that requires anyone attempting to initiate a sexual encounter to ask for – and receive – a clear and voluntary “yes” before beginning. Its implementation prohibits sexual activity that does not involve the affirmative consent of each individual. Moreover, NIU’s definition holds that consenters can withdraw their...
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The FBI Atlanta Division is warning consumers to be on alert for a phone scam that primarily targets college students while displaying the FBI’s telephone number on the recipient’s caller ID. The FBI has received multiple calls from college students at various universities in Georgia, as well as universities in other states, to include Wisconsin,...
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On Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, NIU police received information about an inflammatory posting on social media that was suspected to be against NIU students. The social media post contained a screen shot of threatening language that was circulated through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. NIU Police conducted an investigation that revealed the social media posting was...
NIU police cars
To the university community: I am certain that all members of the NIU community share my frustration and anger over the incident that took place at an off campus party in the early morning hours of Sunday. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our foremost concern. We are committed to doing whatever...
Huskie Safe Line
It’s safe to say it’s even easier to get around campus this fall thanks to the Huskie Safe Line. Students asked, and NIU answered with some enhancements to the free NIU shuttle ride service that operates from 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. after the HuskieLine bus services end for the evening. “We made the changes...
As Northern Illinois University and other campuses across the state are now smoke free, smokers are reminded to properly dispose of smoking materials in their cars or in proper receptacles before arriving on campus. According to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded piece of waste worldwide with an estimated 1.69...
More than 100 law enforcement and fire personnel representing Northern Illinois University, local, state and federal agencies participated in a Friday morning drill which simulated multiple improvised explosive devices going off in the NIU Convocation Center. Police, fire and emergency medical first responders and investigators—as well as NIU senior administrators—participated in the training simulation that...
Northern Illinois University Police and Public Safety will be leading a full scale exercise in and around the NIU Convocation Center on the morning of Friday, July 10. Police, fire, and emergency medical first responders will be training simulation for a situation involving an improvised explosive device (IED) and a barricaded subject within the Convocation...
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