You can file a police report and/or a formal complaint with the university about sexual misconduct you experienced.
If you'd like help making a report, call Safe Passage at 815-756-5228 or the NIU confidential advisor at 815-753-1206. Both resources can assist you in making a report to the police and/or with the university. They can also attend your meeting with an officer or investigator.
For an emergency, call 911. Otherwise, you may call the non-emergency police department phone number to file a police report. The police department you contact is based on where the incident occurred. Below are the police departments that may be contacted for an incident that occurred in DeKalb.
For incidents that occur off-campus and outside of DeKalb, individuals are encouraged to contact the local police department in the city where the incident occurred. If you aren’t sure which police department to contact, you may call the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety at 815-753-1212 and they will direct you to the right police department.
A police report or formal criminal complaint are not considered formal complaints with the university. While the Title IX Coordinator or designee is advised of all police reports made to the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety involving alleged sexual misconduct, the Title IX coordinator might not be informed of police reports from other police departments or law enforcement agencies.
You can file a sexual misconduct report or complaint with the university. There are important differences between what happens when a report or a complaint is filed.
If a sexual misconduct report is filed:
If a sexual misconduct complaint is filed:
You can file a sexual misconduct report or complaint online, or by contacting the Title IX coordinator in-person, over the phone or via email or mail to discuss what happened.