Prevention Education

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) 

Women’s basic self-defense training with the instructional objective “to develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked.” The R.A.D. program at Northern Illinois University is taught by certified R.A.D. instructors. Get more information about the Rape Aggression Defence (RAD) program.  

NIU Department of Police and Public Safety
395 Wirtz Drive
815-753-1212 
niupd@niu.edu


Title IX/Sexual Misconduct

Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides training, education and outreach programs to help ensure NIU is an environment free from all forms of discrimination including sexual misconduct. Recently, Illinois passed the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act. To comply with this law, employees must complete Title IX online module annually or you may request a customized program.

Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
815-753-2632
rhenton@niu.edu


Advocacy Services

Advocacy Services, provided by Counseling and Consultation Services, provides presentations tailored to target audiences regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, and campus resources. Request a program, example programs include:

  • How to Help a Friend
  • Navigating Awareness of Campus Resources
  • Impacts of Sexual Assault and Dating/ Domestic Violence on Campus

Counseling and Consultation Services
Campus Life Building 200
815-753-1206


Interpersonal Violence Prevention Education

Recreation and Wellness Promotion offers several relevant presentations on interpersonal relationships and violence such as "Building Healthy Relationships," "Handling Conflicts," among many others. Request a program

Univeristy Recreation and Wellness
Recreation Center 163
815-753-9767
adrott@niu.edu


NIU Police Outreach Education

NIU Department of Police and Public Safety conducts prevention and education programming on a range of topics including drug and alcohol consumption and sexual assault. The programs are conducted by NIU police officers using PowerPoint, demonstrations, or discussions.

NIU Department of Police and Public Safety
395 Wirtz Drive
815-753-1212
niupd@niu.edu


Safe Passage: Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence

Presentations about domestic violence and sexual assault. Presentations can range from: effects of family violence on children, spotting and reporting suspected abuse and neglect, handling disclosures, dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault and much more.

Safe Passage (DeKalb County 24-hour Rape Crisis Center)
Sarah Slavenas, Prevention Coordinator
815-756-5228
sslavenas@safepassagedv.org


Should I Stay or Should I Go

An interactive discussion about relationships… How to evaluate a relationship and determine whether you need to stay or go. Counseling and Consultation Services conducts presentations on several topics including relationships (Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Should I Stay or Should I Go, Creating Healthy Relationships) and sexual assault awareness. In addition, individual assistance for students is free and confidential. Request a program

Counseling and Consultation Services
Campus Life Building 200
815-753-1206