Northwestern University and AccessibleNU are committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for all undergraduate, graduate, professional school, and professional studies students with disabilities who attend the University. Additionally, the University and AccessibleNU work to provide students with disabilities a learning and community environment that affords them full participation, equal access, and reasonable accommodation. The majority of accommodations, services, and auxiliary aids provided to eligible students are coordinated by AccessibleNU, which is part of the Dean of Students Office.

AccessibleNU was previously the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities but changed its name to be more inclusive and to emphasize that access is a campus-wide responsibility. Also in the spirit of inclusion, this site avoids gender-specific personal pronouns and instead uses "they/their."