FAQ Question
How does the campus protect students from identity theft?

NIU Information Technology Services provides education to students, faculty, and staff about the security of their information. Audit requirements are put in place to ensure the best possible security measures are taken. For example, student passwords expire every 365 days and must be at least 10 characters long.
  • Must be at least 10 characters long.
  • Must not include any of the following values: test password.
  • Must not include part of your name or username.
  • Must not include a common word or commonly used sequence of characters.
  • Must have at least three types of the following characters:
    • Uppercase (A-Z)
    • Lowercase (a-z)
    • Number (0-9)
    • Symbol (!, #, $, etc.)
  • New password may not have been used previously.
Students are encouraged to maintain their passwords online at www.password.niu.edu. If you have forgotten your password you will be asked to establish two identification verification questions that will help to ensure you are the one to access your personal information in order to reset your password.
Printer Friendly version of the question  
 FAQHits
2. Where can I use my OneCard? 11920
3. Does the campus make computing and network access financially accessible? Is special student pricing offered for computers and peripheral equipment? 10483
4. What does it cost to take a course at NIU? 9772
5. How do I find what my account balance is? 8534
6. I have changed or closed my bank account for my direct deposit, what do I need to do? 6130
7. Will I get a refund of charges if I withdraw from a course or from the University? 5893
8. What personal information can you view online, such as your contact information, grades, degree progress, financial status or other information? 5146
9. What is Blackboard? 4907
10. Do I need to apply for a refund of a credit balance? 4465
11. Does NIU offer general or profession-specific training programs that will ensure students are fluent in current information technologies when they graduate? 4446
12. What is OneCard? 4299
13. What technology-supported career-planning services are available for students? 4217
14. My address has changed since last semester. What do I need to do to update my records? 4185
15. Are library collections and resources available online and accessible off-campus? 4157
16. What, if any, technology fee is charged by the campus? What does it cover? 4146
17. What social activities and services are online? 4093
18. How can I tell if I have any holds on my account? 3993
19. Does the campus make available online discussion forums or bulletin boards for un-moderated use? 3986
20. Will my registration be canceled if my payment is late or if I miss a payment? 3921
21. How does the campus protect students from identity theft? 3849
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
Close Window