Title IX Coordinators

If you have a complaint involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence, or if you have questions about Northwestern’s policies or procedures in these areas, please contact one of the Title IX Coordinators or Deputy Coordinators listed below.

Please Note:  Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators are not a confidential source of support. While they will address your complaint with sensitivity and will keep your information as private as possible, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. For confidential resources, please contact a Confidential Counselor.

Northwestern’s designated Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators oversee Northwestern’s compliance with Title IX, including coordinating the investigation of and response to sex discrimination complaints, responding to inquiries concerning Title IX, tracking incidents and trends involving sexual misconduct, coordinating equity in athletics compliance, publicizing Northwestern’s policies and providing training on preventing sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.

Title IX Coordinator
Joan Slavin
Director, University Sexual Harassment Prevention Office; Title IX Coordinator; Special Assistant to the Provost
Rebecca Crown Center
Room 2-636 (East Tower)
633 Clark Street, Evanston Campus
(847) 491-3745

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for sexual misconduct complaints against students)
Tara Sullivan
Director, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
601 University Place #3, Evanston Campus
(847) 491-4582

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for sex discrimination complaints)
Sarah M. Brown
Associate Director, Interim Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access
720 University Place, Evanston Campus

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for athletics compliance issues)
Janna Blais
Associate Athletic Director, Department of Athletics and Recreation
1501 Central Street, Evanston Campus
(847) 491-7893

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for global safety & security)
Julie Friend
Director of Global Safety & Security
629 Colfax Street, Evanston Campus
(847) 467-3175

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for NU-Qatar campus)
Kathryn Symank
Chief Operations Officer
Northwestern University in Qatar
+974 4454 5155