Records Retention is a guideline on how long a file is to be kept or stored before it is destroyed. These rules vary by department, and can range anywhere from a few days to permanent storage. The rules are created very carefully by analyzing the importance and possible future use of records held by the university. Each record in the department's "file" will be held for the required time period and be accessible to whoever may need it. The rules are followed very closely by Compliance Associates and are not adjusted, tampered with, or edited in any way.
NIU complies with all state and federal laws in the handling of NIU records. The records can be reviewed by department in the "Guidelines Database" Tab under "Record Retention.