Interpersonal violence comes in many forms - it is violence between human beings. Northern Illinois University seeks to provide a safe place for you to live and study. The NIU campus is not more dangerous than other college campuses across the country. But college campuses are places where large numbers of young people are gathered, many of whom are away from home for the first time. It is important to take steps to keep yourself safe. We are here to provide protection and support when you need it.