Since 1990, the program requires campuses to focus on major security issues to be addressed and reported both to the US Department of Education and the general public, including current prospective students, applicants and staff.
Intrinsic to the program are Campus Security Authorities (CSA). CSAs are determined by the Statute based on the nature of a position. Individuals who are in CSA positions are notified that they are CSAs and are provided annual training on effectively fulfilling that role.
Roles of University Departments Related to the Clery Program
NIU Department of Police and Public Safety is responsible for reviewing incident reports, classifying the data, and annually reporting to the US Department of Education and publishing our annual Clery Report on the NIU website by October 1 of each year.
The Office of General Counsel is responsible for
The information on this page is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosures of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act.
Northern Illinois University has the advantage of being located in a smaller city with lower crime rates than more populous communities. But even in the relatively secure environment, people must act responsbility to ensure their own well-being. This report is intended to heighten awareness of safety issues and support continued safety at NIU.
All sex offenders in Illinois are required to register with the Illinois State Police. The Illinois State Police makes the identity, photograph, and address of registered sex offenders available to the public on the Internet through the Sex Offender Registration Database. If you are concerned about the presence of sex offenders on or near campus, you may search the database for either the presence of sex offenders near an address, or for the address of a particular sex offender.
Northern Illinois University does not collect or maintain the information contained in these databases, and cannot guarantee that the information is current, complete or accurate.
Illinois Public Act 97-011 became effective June 27, 2012. Higher Education personnel, athletic program or facility personnel are required to report when they "have a reasonable cause to believe a child known them in their professional or official capacity may be an abused or neglected child...: Training is required.
The DCFS Reporting Hotline is 1-800-25ABUSE.