Information about our Office
The mission of the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution is to provide support and education to students involved in campus conduct matters, to facilitate the resolution of student conflicts, and to play a key role in educating and training students, faculty, and staff about community expectations, values and standards. In addition, the office is responsible for coordinating the Division of Student Affairs’ student conduct system, maintaining student conduct records, and administering the formal student disciplinary processes: the University Hearing and Appeals System (UHAS) and the Sexual Assault Hearing and Appeals System (SAHAS).
To fulfill this mission, the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution has three (3) primary goals:
To resolve student conduct allegations in a manner that is consistent with university policies and with the community values and principles outlined in the Student Handbook.
To provide students (and other members of the University community) with skills and services to resolve conflicts in a peaceful, productive, and just manner.
To enhance the learning and development of character, community, and integrity among members of the Northwestern community.
The practices of the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution are based on three core values:
We care about the Northwestern community – that we are mutually accountable both for the health and safety of our members and for upholding our our community standards and principles.
We believe in learning – that deep lessons emerge from out-of-classroom experiences, that self-reflection is critical to development, and that resolving violations of University rules is a part of the overall education process.
We expect and demand integrity – both in terms of the fairness of our policies and procedures and with regard to individuals’ openness, honesty, and accountability.