The spirit of community will be sustained by a climate on the campus where personal relationships are prized, where integrity is the hallmark of discourse, and where people speak and listen to each other carefully.
- Ernest Boyer, former U.S. commissioner of education
The Office of Student Conduct & 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 processes, the University Hearing and Appeals System (UHAS) and the Sexual Assault Hearing and Appeals System (SAHAS).
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.
- Our Office:
- Find out who we are, what we value, and how to contact us
- Student Conduct:
- Rules governing behavior & procedures for addressing alleged misconduct
- Conflict Resolution:
- Resources & services for peacefully resolving disputes
- Education & Outreach:
- Initiatives to inform & engage the University community
- Student Records:
- Reporting & retention of disciplinary records (including Dean Certifications)
- Frequently Asked Questions:
- Find answers to common questions about our office and processes
Meet the Staff
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.