Homecoming 2013 Resources

As members of the NIU Huskie Family, we are committed to the principles of the Northern PACT: creating a just, caring, open, disciplined, and celebrative community.This year, we are focusing on a “celebrative” community—where traditions are honored, and both past and new rituals are embraced.

At Homecoming, like every day, NIU Huskie Family members live the Northern PACT!
• Be responsible about your safety and the wellbeing of your friends.
• Keep your noise level appropriate; keep it down if you are in a residential area or near others who are not a part of your gathering.
• Be mindful of NIU’s Student Code of Conduct, particularly regarding off-campus parties and events.
• Speak up: If you see something that doesn’t seem right.
• Get help: If you or someone needs help.
• Just act: Keep our community strong by getting involved!

SAFETY RESOURCES

NIU Campus Safety Website

NIU maintains a Campus Safety website that provides a variety of safety-related resources, including a Frequently Asked Questions page and a Safety Services link.  In addition, the Bystander Intervention Education initiative conducts trainings for students to help them learn to be effective bystanders and intervene in situations when there are clues that something might be out of hand.

The Bystander Intervention Education initiative supported the development of I Will videos about the residence halls, athletics, and Greek letter organizations.

Speak Up, Get Help, Just Act

NIU Huskie Student Patrol (Walk Safe Program)

On weeknights, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., students can contact the Huskie Student Patrol at 815-753-9658. A trained member of that organization will meet and escort them to residence halls, parking lots or any other destination on campus. This service is provided free of charge.

NIU Late Night Ride Service

This service provides no-questions-asked rides to NIU students to and from any location in the greater DeKalb-Sycamore area. The service operates every day between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Drivers are trained members of the Department of Police & Public Safety’s Security Guard Unit and are dispatched by the department. The vans can accommodate up to seven passengers and are wheelchair accessible. To arrange a ride students should call 815-753-2222.

From Thursday, October 10, through Saturday, October 12, the service area will be reduced in order to minimize wait time and provide service in the areas where the demand is the greatest. The hours of service will be the same, 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.  Service will be provided within the following boundaries:  Dresser Road (North), Taylor Street (South), Fourth Street (East), and  President’s Boulevard (West)

Huskie Volunteers

The Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management is promoting student safety by organizing volunteers to patrol areas of Greek Row, various areas on campus (including residence halls and Lincoln Highway), and parties at the Student Recreation Center. Volunteers will be patrolling these areas on Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12.

NIU TipLine

The university maintains a TipLine based in part upon the International Crime Stopper Program. It provides callers with the opportunity to report information about illegal activities and/or violations of the Student Code of Conduct, without revealing their identity. To report information, call 815-753-TIPS (8477).

DeKalb Police Department iWatch

To report suspicious behaviors or activities, use the City of DeKalb’s iWatch website, send a text to 1-815-673-7603, call the Tip Line at 815-673-7603, or download the app for your smartphone.

On-Street Parking Changes

The following notice was provided by the Police Department of the City of DeKalb.

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Pursuant to Chapter 35, 35.08 of the City Code of Ordinances and by the authority of the City of DeKalb Chief of Police, the City will be implementing temporary parking restrictions as described below:

The following streets shall be posted as No Parking 2:00 a.m. -- 6:00 a.m./Tow Zone:
• Varsity Blvd.
• Regent Dr.
• Eco-Park Dr.
• Fotis Dr.
• Aspen Ct.
• Spiros Ct.
• Pappas Dr.
• 1100-1400 Blk of W. Hillcrest Dr. (West of Annie Glidden Road)

The following streets shall be posted as not permitting any on-street parking/Tow Zone:
• Greenbrier Rd.

These restrictions shall take effect October 10, 2013, 8:00 a.m. and shall continue to be in effect until October 14, 2013, 8:00 a.m.  During that period, the affected areas shall be a no-parking area, with violators subject to immediate towing and impound.  The area shall be marked with appropriate temporary parking restriction signs.  Tampering with or removing a temporary parking restriction sign is an unlawful act, punishable by a minimum fine of $500, plus court costs. 

The City will be vigorously enforcing these restrictions. 

Any questions should be directed to the City of DeKalb Police Department at (815)748-8400.