Regulatory compliance online learning modules explore Northwestern’s adherence related to the following campus safety and security laws, regulations and guidelines.
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Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are sent an invitation to training via email with direct access to an online training module. The training helps CSAs better understand their role in campus safety and their crime reporting responsibilities [PDF]. Timely reporting of crimes allows the University the opportunity to review whether or not a community Crime Alert should be issued and assists in maintaining accurate crime data.
If you have questions, or think you are a CSA and need to be provided access to the CSA online training program, contact the University Clery Coordinator.
For additional information, visit the Campus Security Authorities web page.
In compliance with the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, all University personnel are required to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
All employees who have regular contact with children through their affiliation with Northwestern are strongly encouraged to take the DCFS Online Training for Mandated Reporters, which is available anytime and takes 60-90 minutes to complete. Employees will need to register for an account on the DCFS training page upon their first visit to the training module.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) defines student educational records, outlines students’ rights to access the records and review their contents, and governs who, in addition to students, may access the information and under what circumstances. FERPA also governs how Northwestern University must maintain student records.
Visit FERPA Online Training to get started. Please note that you'll need to enter your NetID and NetID password for added security.
Northwestern schools and departments (NU Merchants) that accept credit card payments must process those payments in a manner compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) – an enforceable set of standards for protecting Cardholder Data (CHD). Participation in the PCI DSS compliance program run by e-Commerce Operations is mandatory for all NU Merchants. Failure to fully participate in the program may result in your Merchant account being revoked.
Key to compliance with the PCI DSS is annual Payment Card Processing Security training and attestation by all personnel who interact with, support or provide third party services which may impact the security of the Cardholder Data Environment (CDE). This requirement includes full time, part time, temporary and student employees, as well as employees of contractor/vendor firms.
This Payment Card Processing Security training is divided into 3 sections: