University Policies & Statements

Northwestern University’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, and Dating and Domestic Violence

Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, and Dating and Domestic Violence

Northwestern University’s Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Statements

Northwestern University’s VAWA Statements

Northwestern University’s Title IX Statement

It is the policy of Northwestern University to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) based on sex in the University’s educational programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination. The Title IX coordinator and the deputy coordinators (listed under “Where to Get Advice and Help”) have been designated to oversee Northwestern’s compliance with Title IX and to respond to reports of violations.  For more information about Title IX, go to Northwestern's Title IX website. A person may also file a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting the U.S. Department of Education's website or calling 800-421-3481.

Northwestern’s University’s Statement On Non-Retaliation

Northwestern University strictly prohibits retaliation against any individual for reporting, providing information, exercising one’s rights or responsibilities, or otherwise being involved in the process of responding to, investigating, or addressing allegations of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.  Therefore, any retaliation, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination against any such individual, undertaken or attempted either directly or by someone acting on behalf of another, will be addressed in the most serious way by Northwestern, and individuals who engage in such actions are subject to discipline up to and including suspension, exclusion, or dismissal from the University, consistent with University procedure. Anyone who is aware of possible retaliation or has other concerns regarding the response to a complaint of sexual misconduct should report such concerns to the Title IX Coordinator or to any Deputy Coordinator, who shall take appropriate actions to address such conduct in a prompt and equitable manner.