Your Options and Rights
Northwestern University is concerned about the safety and well-being of its students and about incidents of sexual misconduct, harassment, or violence (including sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking), whether on- or off-campus. If you experience any type of sexual violation, please know that you have options, you have rights, and support is available for you.
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You have options.
CARE exists to help you explore your options in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment. CARE advocates can connect you with services including:
- Academic accommodations
- Emergency housing
- Legal/law enforcement options
- Medial assistance
- University complaint processes
- believe you.
- know that what happened was not your fault.
- provide you with options.
- help you take control of your own healing.
You have rights.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), 20 U.S.C. Sex. 1681, et seq., prohibits discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) at any federally funded education program or activity. The university must respond to complaints concerning TItle IX. Because of this, please note that your confidentiality cannot be guaranteed when reporting to a Title IX Coordinator. University processes may include internal investigations and/or hearings and may result in discipline of an offender and remedial action. Northwestern prohitibts retaliation against anyone for raising complaints under Title IX.
Tara Sullivan, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Assistant Dean of Students
Scott Hall, Lower Lever, Suite 3
601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208