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                                    Office of Equity

                                    Fostering a culture of access, belonging and accountability.

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                                    Northwestern is committed to fostering an environment in which all members of our community are safe, secure, and free from sexual misconduct, discrimination and discriminatory harassment. Northwestern encourages anyone in our community who has been the target of, or who witnesses, sexual misconduct, discrimination, or harassment based on a protected category to report the incident to the Office of Equity so that those impacted can be provided with information on available resources and options.

                                    Report Sexual Misconduct                   Report Discrimination or Harassment

                                    Let’s Stay Connected

                                    The Office of Equity will continue to support students, staff, and faculty during these unprecedented times.

                                    Please join us Every Thursday from 10AM – 12PM for Virtual Office Hours.

                                    How We Help

                                    All members of the Northwestern University community should be free from discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.

                                    The Office of Equity upholds Northwestern's commitment to fostering such an environment.

                                    Equity Policies

                                    We implement University policies related to discrimination, harassment and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

                                    See These Policies

                                    Reporting Procedures

                                    All Northwestern employees, including student employees, are required to report any sexual misconduct, discrimination or harassment of which they become aware during the scope of their work.

                                    Learn about Reporting Issues

                                    Sexual Misconduct Response & Prevention

                                    We respond to all reports of sexual misconduct by investigating complaints, providing help to those who report misconduct.

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                                    Accessibility Resources

                                    We help the University maintain an inclusive environment by providing resources to help them create accessible digital assets and physical spaces on campus.

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                                    Affirmative Action Program

                                    We help faculty and staff identify and analyze the diversity of their unit’s workforce, by examining hiring, promotion, retention and compensation.

                                    Read more about our program

                                    Act Now

                                    All members of the Northwestern community have rights and responsibilities. Learn more about reporting violations of our policies or requesting accommodations to which you may be entitled.

                                    Training for students, staff and faculty

                                    We train students, staff and faculty on their rights and responsibilities across topics that range from harassment prevention to creating gender-inclusive spaces.

                                    Learn about our offerings and outreach events.

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                                    Announcements & Statements

                                    Stay informed on the Office of Equity’s newest initiatives and announcements.






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