RespectNU is a systematic approach to promoting a safe and welcoming campus community for all students at Northwestern University. RespectNU builds community by:
- Creating a mechanism where students can report acts of bias and hate, on-line, by phone or in person.
- Bringing a group of administrators together, the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) who will proactively respond to incidents of bias and hate and execute educational programs.
- Communicating the shared responsibility students, staff, faculty, and administrators have in fostering an inclusive and safe campus community.
- Providing students with an opportunity to make their voices hear while actively promoting inclusion within the student body.