Welcome to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (formerly Judicial Affairs) provides leadership in resolving student conduct and conflict issues at Northwestern; supports the development of community, learning and integrity on campus and beyond; and manages the University's formal disciplinary process,  the University Hearing and Appeals System (UHAS).

In addressing conduct and conflict matters, our Office collaborates with several other campus offices, most notably University Residential Life and the Dean of Students Office, but it is the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution that maintains all records documenting these incidents.  We also provide education and resources regarding community principles, ethical decision-making, and the peaceful and productive resolution of disputes.

The Responsible Action Protocol

Responsible Action Protocol

At Northwestern University, the health, safety, and welfare of our students and community are paramount concerns. As such, all Northwestern students are expected to alert appropriate officials in the event of any health or safety emergency—specifically including those involving the abuse of alcohol or drugs—even if violations of the Student Code of Conduct may have occurred in connection with such an emergency.

Because the University understands that fear of possible disciplinary actions may unnecessarily deter certain requests for emergency assistance, the University has adopted the following Responsible Action Protocol (RAP) to alleviate such concerns and promote responsible action on the part of students. Click here or on the image to the right to learn more about the Responsible Action protocol.

Quick Links

Code of Conduct Student Handbook UHAS/SAHAS Dean Certification

Additional Links

Our Office:
Find out who we are, our mission, and how to contact us
Student Conduct Process:
Processes and procedures used to resolve alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct
Student Code of Conduct:
Polices and expectations of Northwesern students
Conduct Records:
Reporting & retention of disciplinary records (including Dean Certifications)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Find answers to common questions about our office and processes

Academic Integrity at Northwestern

Matters involving alleged academic integrity violations (plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, etc.) are handled by the officials in Northwestern's academic schools, not our office. For more information, see our academic integrity page.