Statement from President Schapiro

A message from President Schapiro regarding Sexual Violence

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

President Morton SchapiroNorthwestern University is committed to providing a learning, living and working environment that is free from all forms of violence, including sexual violence. Sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking can affect members of our community, regardless of gender, and interrupt their personal and intellectual growth.

Therefore, I am pleased to announce the opening of the Center for Awareness, Response and Education (CARE) on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. CARE provides free, confidential and non-judgmental support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking. If you or someone you know experience sexual violence you can reach the CARE office at 847-491-2054. I urge all Northwestern community members to take action against sexual violence. You can start by visiting the CARE website at You may consider joining a student peer education group that focuses on these issues, such as Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators, Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault or by taking an active role in the Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence. CARE advocates, SHAPE and MARS members are available for training groups on campus. Northwestern provides many opportunities for community members to take action against sexual violence. I encourage you to get involved in these important efforts.

I applaud the students, faculty and staff who are part of our sexual violence prevention, education and response efforts. Together we can make Northwestern a safer community in which to live, work and study.


Morton Schapiro President and Professor