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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.

Clery Report shows drop in campus crime

By 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...

Title IX deadline set

By 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...

NIU safety report sums up criminal offenses

NIU safety report sums up criminal offenses

By Infographic by Leah Nicolini | October 6, 2016

NIU’s 2016-17 Annual Safety and Security Report was published Friday to comply with the Clery Act, which requires all colleges and universities that receive federal financial aid to disclose crimes which occurred on or near campus. Go to to see the full report. *The offenses listed under the VAWA offenses were categorized as forcible sex offenses, non-forcible sex offenses and aggravated assault in the 2013-14 report.

Not all compliant in sex assault education

By 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...

Increased drug violations may be due to more patrol

By 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...

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.”

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

By 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...

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Act to standardize handling of sexual assault

By 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,...

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

By 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...

The Clery Act needs amending

By 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....

Faculty Senate debates issue of crime on campus

By 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...

NIU to recognize safety on campus

By 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...

NIU releases 2011 Clery Act security report

By 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...