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. As a member of the Northwestern and Evanston/Chicago-metro communities, you and your guests are expected to comply with all local, state, and federal laws, in addition to the University’s Code of Student Conduct.

  • Use these party and social hosting tips to help plan a gathering. Remember that neighbors and community members will call the police if they feel disturbed.
  • Avoid these common party violations at your next social gathering. Excessive noise and trash/littering are the two most common issues that initiate complaints.
  • If you choose to host a social gathering, familiarize yourself with the prohibited and restricted behaviors outlined in Northwestern's Student Code of Conduct - especially those that pertain to alcohol and other drugs.
  • Drinking alcohol responsibly is especially important for students' safety. Alcohol & Other Drug Resources offers more information on drinking and using drugs in a way that minimizes harm to self and others.