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Mission of the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

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).

Learning Outcomes

Students who engage in programs, activities, and services provided by Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution will [or will be able to] . . .

  • Articulate Northwestern’s community expectations (Student Code of Conduct) and practice these expectations in their day-to-day campus activities. (Social Responsibility)
  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for their actions as members of the Northwestern community. (Interpersonal Competence)
  • Utilize conflict resolution skills to address and manage interpersonal disputes. (Interpersonal Competence)
  • Demonstrate congruence between their actions and their personal and community values. (Personal Development)

Meet the Staff

Tara Sullivan, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

Phone: 847-491-4582 Picture of Tara Sullivan
Email: tara.sullivan@northwestern.edu

As Director, Tara provides leadership to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.  She works to ensure that the Student Code of Conduct
helps to facilitate a positive community here at Northwestern and that the conduct process is fair and accessible to all students.  She also serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and coordinates investigations of and response to sexual misconduct involving Northwestern students.  Tara received her
Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan
and her Bachelor's Degree in Business (Finance) from Indiana University.

          

Lance Watson, Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Lance Watson Headshot, click to enlargePhone: 847-491-4582
Email: l-watson@northwestern.edu

As Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Lance
resolves individual incidents of alleged misconduct for students or
organizations. This includes meeting with students to discuss the
information the office has received, work with them to better understand
what may have occurred, and if their behaviors come into conflict with
NU’s expectations of students, how he can partner with the students to
repair the harm to the community and learn from their experiences. Lance
also engages the NU community through his campus partnerships,
conducting training for a variety of campuses offices and groups on
topics ranging from managing conflict to best practices in creating
civil communities. Lance received a Bachelor’s degree in Applied
Behavior Science from the University of Kansas and a Master’s Degree in
Counselor Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from Clemson
University.

Michele Enos, Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Phone: 847-491-4582Michele Enos Picture
Email: michele.enos@northwestern.edu 

As an Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Michele resolves individual incidents of alleged misconduct for students or organizations. This includes meeting with students to discuss the information the office has received, working with them to better understand what may have occurred and if their behaviors
come into conflict with NU’s expectations of students, and partnering with students to help them learn from their experiences and repair any harm done to the community. Michele is excited to bring her experience in Restorative Practices and passion for social justice. Michele received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Santa Clara University and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago.

            

Contact Us

Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
Scott Hall, Lower Level, Room 35
601 University Place
Evanston, IL 60208

Phone: 847-491-4582
Fax: 847-467-5122
Email: student-conduct@northwestern.edu

Scott Hall is on the south end of campus, across Sheridan Road from the Arch and is connected to Cahn Auditorium. The street address of Scott Hall is 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208.