Nonconfidential Resources

These resources can assist you if you experience sexual misconduct, though they can't promise confidentiality. Some NIU employees are considered responsible employees. If you tell them about the incident, they're required to report it to the Title IX coordinator.

While generally, the university will only initiate an investigation when one is requested by the person that experienced sexual misconduct, some circumstances may require NIU to conduct an investigation even when the victim/survivor does not request one. For example, if the accused used a weapon or is a repeat offender, NIU may decide an investigation is in the best interest of the larger community.

NIU Resources

  • Ethics and Compliance Office: The Title IX coordinator is located within the Ethics and Compliance Office. This office enforces the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and oversees the university's compliance with state and federal laws prohibiting sex discrimination and sexual misconduct. This office also implements supportive measures for students and employees subjected to sexual misconduct and may do so on a confidential basis. Email, call 815-753-5560 or visit the Health Services Building, second floor.
  • Department of Police and Public Safety: NIU's police agency works to ensure a safe environment for students, employees and visitors. Call 815-753-1212 or visit the department at 375 Wirtz Drive.
  • Student Conduct: This office educates students about responsible behavior and helps resolve incidents in which students have been alleged to be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Call 815-753-1571 or visit Campus Life Building room 280.
  • Human Resource Services: The office is a resource for employees who have experienced non-sexual misconduct related behavior. Call 815-753-6000 or visit Human Services Building located at 1515 W. Lincoln Hwy.
  • Northwestern Medicine Student Health Center at NIU: Provides on-campus healthcare to students and is located in the Health Services Building on the first floor. Call 815-306-2777. Sexual assault kits and evidence collection cannot be obtained here but may be obtained at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital.

Community Resources

  • Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital: Go to the emergency room for immediate medical attention. When you arrive, a technician will greet you at the reception desk, assess your condition, and determine next steps. The hospital is located at 1 Kish Hospital Dr., DeKalb.
  • DeKalb Police Department: The department is committed to reducing crime and enhancing quality of life through partnership with the community. Call 815-748-8400 or go to 700 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb.
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