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Campus Safety and Security

North Idaho College utilizes an alert system to notify students, employees and community members in the event of an emergency. Students are automatically added to the emergency alert system. If your contact information changes, it is your responsibility to update your information.

To update your contact information:

  1. Log in to the MyNIC portal.
  2. Search for contact information and select the "Contact Information" tile.
  3. Ensure the "Cell Phone" type is selected next to your cell number if you want to receive emergency text messages in addition to emergency emails.
  4. Click the "Submit" button after making any changes.

If you are a Workforce Training Center student, student from another institution or a community member who would like to receive NIC emergency alerts, you can be added to the system by texting #nicalerts to (208) 449-1272 from any mobile device or completing the online form.

Sign up for Emergency Alerts

Pro tip! Be sure to keep your information up to date so you will be informed in case of a campus or local area emergency.

Headwaters Complex
703 Military Drive • (208) 769-3310

NIC Security can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year by calling (208) 769-3310. Please call with questions or requests.

The personal safety and security of students, employees and visitors is a high priority at North Idaho College. This information is provided to you as part of the college’s commitment to safety and in compliance with the Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act.

Creating and maintaining a safe campus environment requires the cooperation and participation of everyone. All students, employees and visitors must assume responsibility for their personal safety and the security of their property. NIC is safe but the possibility of crime exists everywhere. Thefts, assaults and other crimes are rare, but can occur at NIC. Information on past and current crime statistics can be found on the security webpage.

A truly safe campus is best achieved through the cooperation and knowledge from those who learn, work, and visit campus. Please visit for detailed information on crime statistics, annual security, fire reports, Title IX and additional safety guidelines.

Emergency phones are located across campus and can be identified by a flashing blue light on a black posts with a phone box attached. These emergency phones will connect you directly to Campus Security.

Any emergency or possible criminal action can be reported directly by any student, staff or faculty member. In case of an emergency, call security quickly and do not assume someone else has called.

When using a cell phone to call 9-1-1, inform Campus Security separately after placing the emergency 9-1-1 call. Emergencies, day or night, should be reported to the Campus Security Office whenever possible. Security personnel can respond and initiate whatever action is necessary, including the notification of specific emergency services (police, fire, ambulance). Security officers will follow up on reports and take action as appropriate, including writing an incident report to document the circumstances.

Campus Security can also be contacted to request assistance with lock out, dead batteries and other non-emergency issues.

If you are concerned about a student, visitor or co-worker, please start the conversation.

Campus violence prevention depends on you, the North Idaho College community, to notice and refer potentially worrisome behaviors or situations before they result in harm. People who receive help sooner rather than later may be less likely to experience more severe symptoms or cause harm to themselves or others. Safe Campus is a supportive process, not a disciplinary or punitive one.

Safe Campus depends on referrals from the community (students, faculty, staff and visitors) to keep North Idaho College a safe and enriching campus for all who live, study and work here. Behaviors do not necessarily have to be law violations to be worrisome. The team evaluates all referrals seriously; however, not all behaviors warrant further case management at that time.

For examples of behaviors, circumstances and possible indicators of developing concerns you may encounter in your daily interactions with others, visit our Safe Campus webpage. If you are aware of a situation that has indicators of concern, please share what you know with the Threat Assessment Team, Campus Security, or 9-1-1. • (208) 769-3310 

As part of our commitment to your safety, North Idaho College Campus Security and the Green Dot Violence Prevention Program have implemented SafeWalk.

SafeWalk is a free service for students, employees and visitors who wish to be escorted anywhere on the NIC campus, including surrounding parking lots and along Rosenberry Drive.

For SafeWalk service, just call Campus Security at (208) 769-3310, and a uniformed security officer will meet you and accompany you on foot to your destination.

  • Always free
  • No questions asked
  • Available 24/7, year-round

Title IX and its implementing regulation, 34 C.F.R. § 106.31 (a), provide that no person shall on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by the college.

Any student, faculty, or staff member with questions or concerns about sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or who believes that he or she has been the victim of sex discrimination or sexual harassment may contact the Title IX Coordinator to discuss options, explain college policies and procedures, and provide education on relevant issues.

The Title IX Coordinator for North Idaho College is:
Alex Harris, Director of Title IX, Student Conduct and Security • (208) 769-5970 • (208) 676-7156

Edminster Student Union Building Room 200D (SUB - second floor) • (208) 769-3385

If you have experienced dating/domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, or if you know somebody who has, you should consider contacting the Campus Victim Advocate.

In addition to NIC staff support, a Victim Advocate employed by Safe Passage has been trained to provide free and confidential support and to help navigate campus and community resources, as well as the criminal justice system. Safe Passage services also include a 24-hour hotline, housing, and medical resources, court support, and safety planning. A Victim Advocate can help navigate reporting options with other campus services, such as the Title IV Coordinator and Student Resource Officer.

The Safe Passage 24/7 Hotline is (208) 664-9303.

Learn more about Safe Passage • (208) 769-7863

The Green Dot Bystander Intervention is a program often facilitated on college campuses. The program is based on the belief that as a community, each individual has a role to play within their personal barrier and comfort level, to help keep the NIC campus safe.

Traditional prevention programs may only approach men as potential perpetrators and women as potential victims. NIC’s Green Dot approaches all students, staff, administrators and faculty as allies. The Green Dot program was conceived in the college setting to prevent dating violence, sexual violence and stalking. It relies on the premise that if everyone does their small part and commits to individual responsibility, the combined effect is a safe campus culture that is intolerant of violence.

The college-based curriculum draws heavily on the experiences of college students and the reality of this issue in their lives. This curriculum uses interactive activities to reinforce core concepts and encourages students to envision their future and the world in which they want to live, then aligns their bystander behavior with that vision.

Green Dot trainings are generally scheduled twice a semester. For training schedules and more information, contact NIC Student Services Office Executive Assistant Lynn Covey at (208) 769-7863 or