RespectNU | Our Community | Reporting Bias or Hate Incidents
How to Submit an Incident Report | Bias Incident Response Team | Emergencies

Northwestern challenges the members of our community to recognize our differences as strengths. By doing so, and by exploring issues with people of different backgrounds and view points, we can develop an environment that ensures equality of access, opportunity, participation and representation while increasing our understanding of the world.  President Schapiro and Provost Linzer


What to do in an emergencyRespectNU is a systematic approach to promoting a safe and welcoming campus community for all students at Northwestern University. RespectNU builds community by:

  • Creating a mechanism where students can report acts of bias and hate.
  • Report an Incident

    Bringing a group of administrators together, the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) who will proactively respond to incidents of bias and hate and execute educational programs.
  • Communicating the shared responsibility students, staff, faculty, and administrators have in fostering an inclusive and safe campus community.
  • Providing students with an opportunity to make their voices hear
    while actively promoting inclusion within the student body.