How to File a Title IX Complaint

Please call or email one of Northwestern’s Title IX Coordinators to set up an informal meeting if you have a complaint involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence. You can also find out answers to many common questions by visiting their office websites, or you can call for general information.

Please Note:  Title IX 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.    

You may also file a complaint about sexual misconduct using the appropriate link below.  While anonymous complaints are accepted, the University’s ability to investigate and respond to anonymous complaints is limited.      

To report concerns about sexual misconduct by a Northwestern student, please go to the following site:  https://publicdocs.maxient.com/reportingform.php?NorthwesternUniv&layout_id=31

To report concerns about sexual misconduct by Northwestern faculty, staff, or third parties, please go to the following site: https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/7325/index.html

Title IX Complaint Resolution Process

Northwestern University promptly and thoroughly investigates and resolves complaints alleging sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Click on the appropriate link below to learn more about the complaint investigation and resolution process.

Complaints of Sexual Misconduct Against Students: Complaints of sexual misconduct against students are handled by the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution pursuant to the Student Conduct process known as the University Hearing & Appeals System (UHAS).  

Complaints of Sex Discrimination: Learn more about the complaint resolution process for all complaints of sex discrimination except student-on-student claims on the Discrimination & Harassment Complaints page of the Human Resources website.

Complaints of Sexual Harassment or Sexual Violence: Learn more about the complaint resolution process for all sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints except student-on-student claims on the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office website.