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Update Your Emergency Contact Information

In all three of these emergency contact instances, this contact information will be registered confidentially and will only be accessible to authorized campus officials and law enforcement in order for them to make the appropriate contacts. The designated contacts will remain in effect until changed or revoked by you, the student.

General Emergency

Contact details

Designate up to two (2) of your emergency contacts.


When contacted

Would be contacted in the event of an emergency and will receive NIU Safety Bulletins, if this option is selected.

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How to update contacts

Identify in MyNIU under Campus Personal Information within the Self Service module. See detailed instructions.

Mental Health

Contact details

Designate an adult as your emergency mental health contact.


When contacted

Would be contacted only if a physician, clinical psychologist, or other mental health professional on campus identifies a mental health emergency that puts the student or others at risk for serious injury or death.

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How to update contacts

Identify in MyNIU under Campus Personal Information within the Self Service module. See detailed instructions.


If you have further questions about designating emergency mental health contacts, please contact Counseling & Consultation Services at 753-1206 and ask to speak to a counselor.

Missing Person

Contact details

Designate a contact person(s) to notify if you were to be determined missing.


When contacted

Would be notified by the university no more than 24 hours after the student is determined missing by campus police or the local law enforcement agency.

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How to update contacts

Identify in MyNIU under Campus Personal Information within the Self Service module. See detailed instructions.


If you have further questions about designating emergency missing person contacts, please contact Housing & Residential Services at 753-9651.