Civility and Campus Safety

All members of the Northwestern community are expected to deal with each other with respect and consideration. Listed here are policies and resources relating to civility, non-retaliation, safety, and harassment at the University.

Northwestern is committed to providing a working, learning, and living environment free from harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by law. All members of the Northwestern community – faculty, staff, students, and contracted vendors – share a collective responsibility for creating a harassment-free environment.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, within the Human Resources Division, provides additional resources and information on the University’s compliance with applicable federal, statewide, and local civil rights laws; leadership and training designed to help ensure a fair and equitable environment for all Northwestern community; resources for individuals with disabilities, and much more.

In addition, the University’s Sexual Harassment Prevention Office maintains a comprehensive list of policies and resources designed to help prevent, investigate, and resolve claims of discrimination and harassment.

See the Title IX section of this website for resources and statements regarding the University’s  processes for addressing complaints of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence under Title IX.