University Information Requests - NIU - Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University is committed to appropriately providing information about the university to requestors. 

Much of the information  is readily available on-line or through a simple, verbal or email request through the university's Media & Public Relations office 815-753-1681 or

Media and individual requestors of information about Northern Illinois University are encouraged to contact NIU's Media & Public Relations office via phone or email to determine if the information requested is immediately available PRIOR to filing a formal Freedom of Information request, pursuant to Public Act 096-0542.

University Reports and Information Available Online









Complex requests or those that will require significant research should be filed using the Freedom of Information Act online submission form. 

The Division of Marketing and Communications processes all university freedom of information requests (FOIA) in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

As permitted by law, for administrative and environmental purposes, we prefer but do not require FOIA requests to be submitted using this online submission form. You may submit your request using this FOIA form (pdf) or other clear form of communication should you prefer to print your request and submit it manually.