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Northern Illinois University is committed to ensuring that all members of its community, including guests and visitors, have the right to learn and work in the safest possible community and environment, and to be free from all forms of sex discrimination including sexual assault. 

This site provides individuals with information and resources about sexual misconduct and resolution processes. Sexual misconduct is one or more acts of, sexual violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse), dating violence, domestic violence, stalkingsexual harassment, or gender-based harassment or discrimination. Sexual misconduct can occur among, between or to heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

The information contained here applies to all NIU students, employees, and third parties, regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional or educational qualifications. 

This website was created with input from the campus community, and will continue to be refined as additional feedback is collected. To provide feedback on the site, please email


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