Programs and Services

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Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution 

Coordinates the resolution of student conduct and conflict issues. Helps support the development of character, community, and ethics on campus and beyond.

Community Values and Ethical Decision Making Workshop
The Community Values & Ethical Decision-Making workshops are 90-minute, interactive sessions designed to explore individual and institutional values and discuss. The sessions utilize a variety of approaches, including personal activities, case studies, and group work, with the common theme of open and honest dialogue.

Conflict Resolution
The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution has been building resources to begin to provide conflict and dispute resolution services for the University community. Students, faculty and staff members are all welcome to bring concerns to our Office and we will work to identify appropriate services or resources, either on campus and off, to help resolve issues in a civil, peaceful, and productive manner. Additionally, we can aid in resolving disputes between students through a variety of means including conflict coaching, facilitated dialogue, and mediation/conciliation.

University Hearing and Appeals System (UHAS)
The University Hearing and Appeals System (UHAS) is the formal campus process used to adjudicate and resolve serious, non-academic conduct issues involving University students. Starting with a complaint being filed by a student or the university, the process seeks to maintain an equitable accountability process where members of the university community (students, faculty, and staff) may come together to resolve alleged violations of policy.

Sexual Assault Hearing and Appeals System (SAHAS)
The sexual assault hearing and appeals system (SAHAS)is the formal process used to address alleged incidents of sexual assault on campus. It is important to understand, however, that SAHAS is but one resource (among many) that victims/survivors of sexual assault can choose to utilize. Students who have survived sexual assaults are also encouraged to seek professional medical and psychological support, consider criminal and legal options, and are entitled to academic, housing and other accommodations from the University.

Dean’s Certifications
Students applying for Graduate/Professional School or jobs may request a Dean’s Certification or other Disciplinary record check be sent to their future school or employer.

Administrative Resolutions
In matters resolved through the administrative resolution process, University officials (generally staff members of the Division of Student Affairs or other designated school or University officials) investigate reported incidents of misconduct. This generally involves reviewing reports of the incident, meeting with students to discuss the matter, gathering additional information from witnesses or other knowledgeable individuals, and otherwise exploring the circumstances of the event. At the conclusion of an investigation, University officials have the authority to determine whether violations of University rules, regulations, or policies occurred and, if so, to determine what sanctions or outcomes are appropriate under the circumstances. Students are then provided with written notification of the administrative resolution, including any violations, sanctions, or other actions required by the University.

Off-Campus Life

Primary contact for issues related to Off-Campus life. We work with City and university resources to help Northwestern students remain engaged members of the Evanston and Northwestern communities. When issues, questions or concerns arise in these areas, it is the Deans office who addresses these concerns. 

Places4Students”—An NU partner-service for:  apartment finding, landlord posting properties, student sublet postings and a roommate-finding site.

Informational services—Individual consultations regarding Off-Campus landlord/tenant/city/general issues, Off-Campus website resources, Off-Campus listserv email, quarterly presentations on Off-Campus living tips, resources and services.

Practical Living skills—“Before You Sign Your Lease”, “Roommate Agreement Checklist”, “Moving-In tips”, “Housing Safety tips”, “Renter’s Insurance”, “Subletting Your Apartment tips”, “Moving Out tips”

Off-Campus Ambassadors—peer to peer resource staff/email, Off-Campus Life Facebook site, Fall ‘Welcome Back’ events, quarterly virtual/social events and Off-Campus BBQs

Community building and outreach—“Meet Your Neighbors”, Evanston/NU “Community Conversations” open sessions, “Knocks & Talks” and a ASG’s Housing Fair partner. 

Services for Students with Disabilities

The Office of Services for Students With Disabilities (SSD) serves undergraduate, graduate, professional school, and Continuing Studies students on the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Students with disabilities (which includes hidden medical and diagnosed psychological conditions, learning disabilities, AD/HD, and others) must register with SSD in order to qualify for accommodations and services.
Students should visit the SSD website to register with SSD.

Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS)

Support for students who need time away from the university during a Medical Leave of Absence. SASS assists students who may need treatment of a physical or mental health condition that impairs their ability to function safely and successfully as a member of our community.