Confidential Resources

Safe Passage

Call 815-756-5228 to speak with an off-campus advocate at Safe Passage, any time of the day or night. The advocate can:

  • Support you when you arrive at the hospital for medical evaluation and/or evidence collection.
  • Help you make a report to the Title IX coordinator, or to campus police or local police.
  • Help you with changes to off-campus living, transportation and working situations.
  • Assist you with paperwork for an order of protection and help you navigate the legal system.
NIU Confidential Advisor

Call 815-753-1206 to speak with an NIU confidential advisor. The advisor can inform you of:

  • Your possible next steps regarding reporting options, including the Title IX complaint process and notifying local police.
  • Resources available to you on and off campus, including sexual assault crisis centers, medical treatment facilities, counseling services, legal resources, medical forensic services and mental health services.
  • Your rights and NIU's responsibilities regarding orders of protection, no-contact orders or similar orders issued by NIU or a criminal or civil court.

If you want them to, and if appropriate, the advisor can also:

  • Coordinate with campus officials, sexual assault crisis centers or local police.
  • Help you report the incident to campus officials, campus police or local police.
  • Communicate with campus authorities to get temporary protective measures and accommodations for you.
Employee Assistance Program

If you work at NIU, call 815-753-9191 to connect with the Employee Assistance Program. The person you speak with can inform you of:

  • Your possible next steps regarding reporting options, including the Title IX complaint process and notifying local police.
  • Resources available to you on and off campus, including sexual assault crisis centers, medical treatment facilities, counseling services, legal resources, medical forensic services and mental health services.
  • Your rights and NIU's responsibilities regarding orders of protection, no-contact orders or similar orders issued by NIU or a criminal or civil court.

If you want them to, and if appropriate, they can also:

  • Coordinate with campus officials, sexual assault crisis centers or local police.
  • Help you report the incident to campus officials, campus police or local police.
  • Communicate with campus authorities to get temporary protective measures and accommodations for you.
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