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Discrimination or Harassment

Contact University Police if you are threatened or feel unsafe.
Emergency – 911

Uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct directed at an individual because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship and parental status. (Examples include: bias in assignments, bias in educational decisions, inappropriate language).

NU Police

Daniel McAleer, Assistant Chief of Police
Non-emergency: Evanston campus – 847-491-3254; Chicago campus – 312-503-8314

Office of Equal Opportunity and Access

Roberto Sanabria, Director
Nondiscrimination Policy


Reporting concerns

Sexual harassment

Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute harassment when: submission to such conduct is made or threatened to be made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual's employment or education; or submission to or rejection of such conduct is used or threatened to be used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting that individual; or such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's academic or professional performance or creating what a reasonable person would perceive as an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment, educational, or living environment.

University Sexual Harassment Prevention Office

Joan Slavin, Director 
Policy Statement

In addition to these resources, Northwestern has selected EthicsPoint to provide you with a simple way to report activities that may involve misconduct or violations of University policy. You may file a report here or by dialing 866-294-3545. This service is not a substitute for, nor does it supersede, any existing reporting methods or protocols already in place at Northwestern for reporting suspected problems or complaints. Instead, the EthicsPoint system provides an additional means of reporting such issues. Any suspected problems or complaints reported via EthicsPoint will be reviewed in accordance with current University procedures, including those described in the Faculty, Staff, or Student Handbooks. Northwestern policy prohibits the taking of retaliatory action against anyone for reporting or inquiring about potential breaches of University policy or for seeking guidance on how to handle suspected breaches.