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

Responsible Armadillo Protocol: CALL 911, STAY with the person needing assistance, and COOPERATE with emergency and university officials 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.

Announcing the Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, and Dating and Domestic Violence Policy

"Northwestern is committed to fostering an environment in which all members of our community are safe, secure, and free from sexual misconduct of any form, including, but not limited to, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, and dating and domestic violence.

The new policy also incorporates Northwestern¹s current sexual harassment policy. This policy, which we believe exemplifies best practices under Title IX and the new Violence Against Women Act Amendments, is applicable to students, faculty, staff, and others in the Northwestern community. A key point of this policy is that, unless exempted by a specific, recognized privilege, all faculty and staff are obligated to report sexual misconduct of which they become aware to one of the offices listed in the policy. Information on available counseling, medical, and advocacy services for all Northwestern community members is also contained in this policy"

Daniel Linzer, Provost
Patricia Telles-Irvin, Vice President for Student Affairs
Pam Beemer, Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Find the entire policy by clicking here

Quick Links

Code of Conduct Student Handbook UHAS/SAHAS Dean Certification

Additional Links

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

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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.