Safety and Security Concerns


Jeanne Clery Disclosures of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act Compliance

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

  • Coordinating safety policy, testing, compliance, and other related oversight activities through the NIU Campus Security, Safety and Educational Advisory Council which is comprised of senior administrators and designated representatives from directly responsible departments. 
  • Tracks the annual list of CSAs
  • Provides annual training for Senior Administrators and CSAs
    • Senior Administrator training regarding the Clery Act requirements, the NIU Clery Compliance program, responsibilities of CSAs in their respective organizations and who their annual CSAs are.
    • Initial Clery CSA training on requirements of the Act, NIU specifics regarding the reporting process, and instruction on using the MAXIENT system when reporting incidents.
    • Recurring annual training is available via web-based training available 24/7.  Online resources are available to review current NIU specifics and how to complete incident reports using the MAXIENT system.
    • Provides legal counsel  to the Clery team


Clery Act Report

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 responsibility to ensure their own well-being.  This report is intended to heighten awareness of safety issues and support continued safety at NIU.

Current Annual Clery Act Security Report

Annual Fire Safety Report

Current Annual Fire Safety Report


Sex Offender Information

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.

External Resources

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.

The Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

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.

External Resources

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