Where to Get Advice and Help

The following university offices provide information and assistance concerning discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence.

Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (discrimination and harassment complaints, including Title IX sex discrimination complaints)
Roberto Sanabria, Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for sex discrimination complaints)
720 University Place, Evanston Campus
(847) 491-7458; eeo@northwestern.edu

University Sexual Harassment Prevention Office
(sexual harassment complaints)
Joan Slavin, Director and Title IX Coordinator
633 Clark Street, Room 2-636, Evanston Campus
(847) 491-3745; sexual-harassment@northwestern.edu

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

CARE:(Center for Awareness, Response, and Education)
(sexual violence)
633 Emerson Street, Evanston Campus
(847) 491-2054; care@u.northwestern.edu

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

Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Advisors

In addition to these resources, each school or unit of the University has Advisors on the faculty and staff who have been trained to receive complaints and to answer questions about the University's Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Harassment policies. The Advisors on the list are available for all Northwestern students, faculty, and staff. You do not need to select an Advisor from your particular school or department. If the individual you are trying to reach is unavailable, please contact the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office or select another Advisor from the list. Find an Advisor.

Confidential Counselors

If you wish to speak with someone who is legally privileged to keep communications confidential, you may contact a confidential counselor. After consulting with a confidential counselor, you may decide to take no further action; such a decision is completely within your discretion. Because of the confidential nature of the counselor/patient relationship, seeking advice from a confidential counselor does not constitute reporting an incident. Find a Confidential Counselor.

EthicsPoint Hotline

Northwestern has selected EthicsPoint to provide you with a simple way to report activities that may involve misconduct or violations of University policy. You may file a report or by dialing 866-294-3545. This service is not a substitute for, nor does it supersede, any existing reporting methods or protocols already in place at Northwestern for reporting suspected problems or complaints. Instead, the EthicsPoint system provides an additional means of reporting such issues. Individuals who report concerns of sexual harassment via the EthicsPoint online option are encouraged to check the status of their report periodically, in order to receive updates as to the status of the investigation. Any suspected problems or complaints reported via EthicsPoint will be reviewed in accordance with relevant University policies and/or procedures and other requirements stated in the Faculty, Staff, and Student Handbooks.