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Students, alumni and other university community members gathered for an October 21 march to raise awareness for the problem of sexual assault. Intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking are important and widespread public health problems in the United States. According to a 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey by the CDC, an...
Hosted by the DeKalb and Northern Illinois University police departments and organized by New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Joe Mitchell, the inagural unity walk brought together city, university and community members in an effort to strengthen the community while building civility and respect. Participants marched from the NIU School of Nursing building east on Ridge Drive, turning...
Northern Illinois University released its 2014-15 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires that each post-secondary institution file a report annually by October 1. NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as...
The Northern Illinois University Student Association (SA) has announced its inclusion into the new presidential task force to prevent campus sexual assaults entitled “It’s On Us.” The new White House-led campaign will seek to advocate for students’ protection and violence prevention and has partnered with over 200 universities nationwide to promote the initiative. The It’s...
Two Northern Illinois University police officers received commendation from the City of DeKalb at a recent city council meeting. NIU patrol officers Wey-ni Langdon and Jorge Sanchez were among just three outside agency honorees at the special ceremony, which honored a total of 25 law enforcement personnel. Day patrol officer Langdon was recognized for her...
An NIU police officer speaks with students next to an emergency call box.
As we move forward with another semester, we wanted to take the opportunity to remind our faculty and staff about the protocols for responding to students demonstrating concerning behavior. It is important that we, as a campus community, remain familiar with these guidelines. Faculty and staff will soon be receiving a “red” folder via Campus...
On August 29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance regarding Ebola virus disease for colleges, universities and students. According to the CDC, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa continues to unfold and additional cases continue to be identified. As of August 28, there were 1,752 laboratory confirmed cases...
Northern Illinois University’s campus is not immediately threatened by Ebola virus disease (EVD), according to a statement on the campus Health Services website. Northern Illinois University is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in several nations in western Africa. At present, no immediate threat to our campus has been identified. The NIU Health Services staff are receiving...
The following Voices piece by NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips originally appeared as a letter to the editor in the Northern Star Thursday, August 28, 2014. Phillips has served as the head of NIU’s Department of Police and Public Safety since August, 2013. He sits on numerous commitees across the university and in the community, including...
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Make sure you are registered to receive emergency text messages from NIU. Students who provide their mobile phone numbers in MyNIU are automatically registered. For instructions on adding or changing your number, please visit http://go.niu.edu/textregister.
Huskie Safe Line
The Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety has revamped the way it transports students during the late night hours. The new Huskie Safe Line, which replaces the former Late Night Ride Service, offers shuttle ride service during late night hours after the Huskie Bus Line stops running. The free service is available...
Late Night Ride
The Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety is revamping the way it transports students during the late night hours. The new Huskie Safe Line will offer shuttle ride service during late night hours after the Huskie Bus Line stops running, replacing its forerunner, the Late Night Ride Service. The free service is...
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