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Clery Report shows drop in campus crime

The above data reflects the amount of occurrences for various crimes at NIU’s DeKalb campus in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The data was collected for the 2017 to 2018 Annual Safety and Security Report, which is published in compliance with the Clery Act.

Morgan Fink

October 2, 2017

The 2017-2018 Annual Security Report released on Friday showed a trend of decreased offenses on the DeKalb campus.The report is required to be released under the Clery Act, a federal law which orders the disclosure of campus security policy and crime statistics. The document provides information reg...

Title IX deadline set

Lindsey Salvatelli

January 23, 2017

DeKALB — All students, except those who are first-years, are required to complete Title IX training by March 3.Title IX was created in 1972 to prohibit sex discrimination in federally-funded education institutions. Since then, it expanded and now includes issues related to sexual misconduct. By law, NIU is req...

NIU safety report sums up criminal offenses

NIU safety report sums up criminal offenses

Infographic by Leah Nicolini

October 6, 2016

Domestic violence decreases drastically;Stalking steadily increasesUpon Friday's release of the 2016-17 Annual Safety and Security report, dating violence cases reported went up to 26 cases in 2015, from four cases in 2014. NIU releases the report annually to comply with the Clery Act. The report i...

Not all compliant in sex assault education

Jackie Nevarez

October 19, 2015

More than 25 percent of first-year students have not completed required sexual assault education programs.First-year students are required to complete two online programs: AlcoholEdu for College and Haven ­— Understanding Sexual Assault, to create a safe community and promote well-being on campus,...

Increased drug violations may be due to more patrol

Sabreena Saleem

October 8, 2015

The increase in drug law violations, as reported in the 2015-2016 Annual Safety and Security Report, may be a result of increased patrolling, said NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips.The report, which was published in compliance with the Clery Act, among other acts, shows rises from 2013 to 2014 in criminial o...

NIU Safety, Security Report released, arrests for drug violations increase

NIU Police Chief Thomas Phillips speaks about issues facing veterans Nov. 11 during a Veterans’ Day ceremony at the flagpole southeast of Altgeld Hall. “Whether it’s donation or volunteerism, we can all make a difference,” Phillips said. “Regardless of how you choose to help, the important message is try to give back something to the men and women who have given so much to defend our way of life.”

Northern Star staff

October 2, 2015

The number of arrests for drug law violations at NIU in 2014 is more than twice the number of arrests in 2013, according to the 2015-2016 Clery Annual Security Report, which was released Thursday.The Annual Safety and Security Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus...

Act to standardize handling of sexual assault

DeKalb Police

Alexander Chettiath

September 3, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, which creates a set protocol on how public colleges across the state handle sexual assault.The act, signed Aug. 21, creates stricter requirements on how public universities, community colleges and private college...

Sexaul assault prevention task force to prevent, handle violence against women on campus

Kelly Bauer

July 9, 2014

The university's newly launched sexual assault prevention task force will put NIU on the "leading edge" of preventing and handling violence against women and will change the way police disclose offenses to the public, NIU President Doug Baker said.Calling sexual assault and violence against women a "big, n...

The Clery Act needs amending

AJ Edwards

April 7, 2013

Every year, universities publish a safety report under the Clery Act. Issuing these reports is a great idea; however, there needs to be some adjustments made in order to be more accurate and effective at giving future and current students safety information. The safety report gives an account for crimes...

Faculty Senate debates issue of crime on campus

Lauren Dielman

October 3, 2012

Oct. 8 correction: In an Oct. 4 article titled “Safety discussed,” the Northern Star incorrectly reported that the undergraduate plus/minus grading system was approved at a Faculty Senate meeting. The plus/minus grading system was not voted on at the Faculty Senate meeting. The Northern Star has left the...

NIU to recognize safety on campus

Northern Star Staff

October 1, 2012

NIU will celebrate safety in recognition of Crime Prevention Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, according to NIU Today. During October, NIU will promote safety programs and offer safety tips to the university community, according to NIU Today. On Monday, NIU will release its annual...

NIU releases 2011 Clery Act security report

Northern Star staff

October 3, 2011

NIU released the 2011 Clery Act security report last week.The report offers crime statistics for the 2010 calendar year.According to the report, the NIU Police Department saw an increase in burglaries in 2010, with 19 cases. This is compared to 14 cases in 2009.Drug abuse arrests also increased with 92 ...