Victims/Survivors & Complaintants

As an NIU student you have the right to a safe and secure environment in which to live and learn.  There are several resources on campus available to students who have been victimized, or want to report behavior or actions which may be a violation of the NIU Student Code of Conduct, or other applicable university policy.

Submit an Incident Report

Please click here to submit an Incident Report online. This incident report is reviewed by a Student Conduct Administrator for further action.

Contact University Police

You may contact NIU Police by calling 815-753-1212 or stopping by their headquarters on Wirtz Drive next to Health Services. The NIU Police serve as the law enforcement agency of record for all incidents occurring on Northern Illinois University campus property. The NIU Department of Police & Public safety consists of sworn law enforcement officers and civilian personnel. The university police have the same rights, responsibilities and authority as any municipal, state, or federal law enforcement agency. Please note that the NIU Department of Police & Public Safety may have limited ability to respond to incidents occurring off campus. (You should contact the NIU Department of Police & Public Safety for incidents occurring on campus.) 

Contact DeKalb Police

You may contact the DeKalb City Police by calling 815-748-8400 or stopping by their headquarters at 701 East Lincoln Highway. The DeKalb Police serve as the law enforcement agency of record for all incidents occurring within the City of DeKalb, Illinois, excluding, Northern Illinois University campus property. The DeKalb Police Department of Police & Public safety consists of sworn law enforcement officers and civilian personnel. Please note that the DeKalb Police may have limited ability to respond to incidents occurring off campus. (You should contact the DeKalb Police for incidents occurring off campus, including at fraternity and sorority houses.) 

Contact the Office of the Ombudsperson

You may contact the Office of the Ombudsperson by dialing 815-753-1414 or stopping by the office on the 6th floor of the Holmes Student Center. The mission of the Office of Ombudsperson is:

   The Office of the Ombudsperson offers a safe place for any member of the University community to discuss university-related issues or conflicts.  We listen to your concerns, provide information about University policies and procedures, help you to assess your situation, and suggest options that may help you to resolve the matter.

Contact Health Services

For medical care, please contact Health Services by dialing 815-753-1311 or stopping by their office on the corner of Lucinda Avenue and Wirtz Drive. Health Services provides a variety of medical care including x-rays, screening, and laboratory services, as well as a variety of examinations for men and women.

Contact the Office of Health Enhancement

You may contact the Office of Health Enhancement by dialing 815-753-9755 or stopping by the office in the Chick Evans Field House. The Office of Health Enhancement provides information and programming on a variety of issues, including alcohol and drugs, safe sexual activity, and relationship violence.

Contact the Women's Resource Center

You may contact the Women's Reource Center by dialing 815-753-0320 or stopping by their office on the corner of Normal Road and Annie Glidden Road. The Womens Resource Center is open to men and women and has information available about many womens issues.

Contact DeKalb County Safe Passage

Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault may contact DeKalb County Safe Passage by dialing 815-756-5228. Safe Passage is a community resource that provides information, counseling and a safe facility for victims of domestic violence.

Contact the Counseling & Student Development Center

You may contact the Counseling & Student Development Center by dialing 815-753-1206 or stopping by their office on the second floor of the Campus Life Building. The Counseling & Student Development Center provides free and confidential counseling to all currently enrolled students. The Counseling Center offers both individual and group counseling to students.

Contact Victim Advocacy Services

You may contact Victim Advocacy Services by dialing 815-753-9748 or stopping by the office on in the Office of Health Enhancement, located in the Evans Field House. A victim advocate can assist students who have been victimized by sexual assault, dating or domestic violence or stalking. The victim advocate can provide resources and information to a victim/survivor. All victim advocates are certified.