Party and Social Hosting Tips
Northwestern students work hard, and many choose to play hard as well. That can be a good thing, as long as it is done in a responsible and respectful manner. Remember that keeping the noise level down, following all City/University policies, and cleaning up after your party/social gathering goes a long way to being a good neighbor of the Evanston/NU communities.
If you are planning to host a gathering at your residence, please read up on how you can do so with these party and social hosting tips (Word doc).
Neighbors and community members will call the police if they feel that noise, trash or other disturbances are impacting their safety or quality of life. Many types of noise are citable offenses, and having the police involved for noise can often lead to other citations as well. Here are some tips for party antendees (Word doc) and Alcohol & Other Drug Resources.
As a member of the Northwestern community, you (and your guests and visitors) are expected to comply with all local, state, and federal laws, in addition to the University’s Code of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution has jurisdiction for behavior off campus that is in violation of the Code which can be referred to the University for disciplinary action.
Most of the trouble students get into could be easily avoidable if they knew more about the rules and regulations and planned accordingly. Excessive noise and trash/littering are the two most common issues that initiate complaints. Here is a list of common party violations (Word doc) in the Evanston City Code of which you need to be aware.