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Safety Services

RAD Training

We take safety seriously. That's why we offer many services designed to help you stay safe or to support you if you're the victim of a crime.

Huskie Patrol

On weeknights, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., you can contact the Huskie Patrol at 815-753-9658. One of 30 trained patrol members will meet and escort you to residence halls, parking lots or any other destination on campus. This service is free.

Huskie Safe Line

Huskie Safe Line is a shuttle service during late night hours after the Huskie Bus Line stops running. This free service is available to NIU students, faculty, and staff as well as community members with disabilities. The shuttle travels a fixed route with 35 pick-up and drop-off locations.

Motorist Assistance

Having car trouble on campus? Help is only a phone call away. The Department of Police & Public Safety can help if you've locked your keys in your car or need to jump start your battery. For assistance call 815-753-1212.

Women's Self-defense Training

Northern Illinois University is proud to sponsor the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system of self-defense training for women. We offer training courses throughout the year to teach you awareness, risk reduction and physical defense.


We maintain a TipLine based in part upon the International Crime Stopper Program. Use the TipLine to report information about illegal activities and/or violations of the Student Code of Conduct, without revealing your identity. To report information, call 815-753-TIPS (8477).

Advocacy Services

Advocacy Services provides free and confidential services to ALL students who have been directly or indirectly impacted by sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

Bystander Intervention Training

Wellness Promotion offers 90-minute interactive training sessions in bystander intervention to help students identify a problematic situation. The training enhances the feelings of responsibility to safely intervene, and increase the commitment and sense of empowerment to act. 

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