Environmental Health and Safety


The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is dedicated to maintaining a safe environment for NIU students, faculty and staff. We provide many health and safety programs, as well as environmental management programs and weather safety resources. We also maintain the NIU Health and Safety Policy (PDF) and assist departments in complying with its rules and regulations.

Our mission is to support the university through partnership, guidance and education to promote health, safety, protection of the environment and regulatory compliance. We value the following:

  • Collaborative relationships
  • Transparency of operations
  • Quality customer services
  • Continuous improvement
  • A team-based philosophy
  • Innovative leadership
  • Technical expertise
  • Effective education
  • A culture of safety and environmental stewardship

Please complete a request for services form if you have any questions or concerns about a workplace or other campus safety issue.