The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (or simply Clery Act) requires institutions of higher education that receive federal aid to report specified crime statistics on college campuses and to provide other safety and crime information to members of the campus community. The U.S. Department of Education holds enforcement authority for the Clery Act and there is a minimum penalty of $59,017 for each violation of the regulations that define the reporting requirements.
Northern Kentucky University is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Many individuals and departments are involved in campus safety and security.
At Northern Kentucky University, we endeavor to consistently provide accurate information to our community regarding the safety of our campus. In conjunction with these efforts, we make our policies, procedures, and statistics available electronically on this site.
Additional information pertaining to the Jeanne Clery Act can be located within NKU's Disclosure Of Campus Security and Crime Statistics policy.
The University is required by federal law to produce and distribute an annual security report containing crimes statistics and statements of security policy to the University community, and the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide required information or inclusion of inaccurate information can result in fines up to $59,017 per violation. This Regulation implements the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
This policy applies to all adverse weather conditions during the year which, depending on severity, could result in a decision by the president or designate to cancel classes or close the university.
Adverse weather, especially during the winter months, will not affect University operations and classes scheduled unless one or more of the following additional conditions occur:
The University Police are responsible for monitoring weather reports and road conditions in the Greater Cincinnati area on a 24-hour basis. A decision to close the university will be based on an evaluation of this information.
Look for closing announcements on local radio and television stations
Severe thunderstorm tips (docx)
Tailgating is defined as parking in a designated area while consuming food and beverages (alcohol is permitted) prior to events held at the Bank of Kentucky Center and other University Athletic Facilities. Those interested in tailgating must contact the NKU Parking Services Office at least 24 hours prior to the game/event at phone number (859) 572-5505 or by email at email@example.com. The Parking Services office will manage both the reservations and event day's activities of the tailgating lot.
Emergencies, disasters, accidents, injuries, and crimes often occur without warning. Individual preparation is a crucial part of emergency preparedness. No document or person can provide concrete answers about any situation, as emergencies are exceptionally dynamic and involve countless variables. The information provided in this and similar documents is designed as a resource to encourage preplanning and individual preparedness. Ultimately, you have to make decisions which you feel allow for the best chance of survival during an emergency. The campus community is encouraged to review emergency related documents and procedures on a regular basis so they can make better informed decisions.
An abridged version of the Emergency Action Plan is provided on the NKU app within the Safety Info subsection of the Safety section.
If you have suggestions concerning a situation not covered or need additional emergency preparedness information, contact Safety and Emergency Management at (859) 572-6528.
University Police investigates all criminal activity, vehicle collisions, missing persons, and other traditional police concerns on NKU property. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and strongly encourage anyone who wishes to report an incident (even if you are unsure if it is a police matter) to call us at (859) 572-5500.
Anonymous reports of criminal activity can be made using our Crime Tip Form.
Student conduct incidents include any behavior prohibited by the Student Code of Conduct that is not related to academic dishonesty. If you have questions about whether a behavior is considered a violation, please contact the Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Advocacy, firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 572-5147.
Parking Services at Northern Kentucky University, along with the assistance of the Department of Public Safety are committed to providing:
If you're having trouble finding parking, you can rely on Lot O and the Welcome Center Garage, the two most under-used locations on campus. Use this map to find those lots and plan your route.
Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as amended by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA), Northern Kentucky University (NKU) shall disclose information concerning registered sex offenders. The purpose of this reporting is to ensure that members of the campus community have information available concerning the presence of registered sex offenders.
The state of Kentucky is required to report such information concerning registered sex offender's enrollment or employment and to make this information available promptly to University Police. Additionally, the University requires all registered sex offenders to self-report their status to University Police upon employment or enrollment. This can be done in person at the University Police offices or by using the web form located at https://inside.nku.edu/police/clery-act.html.
Upon receipt of notification, the University Police will notify the Chief Human Resources Officer if the registered offender is an employee, or Student Conduct, Rights, and Advocacy (SCRA) if the registered offender is a student. Human Resources/SCRA will contact the employee/student to clarify their status and to advise of the applicable University policies and procedures.