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The Office of Equity is now the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance. 

The new name better reflects the office’s primary responsibilities of ensuring compliance with anti-discrimination and accessibility policies, and responding to reports of sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment within the University community

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Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance

Fostering a culture of access, belonging and accountability.

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Northwestern is committed to fostering an environment in which all members of our community are safe, secure, and free from sexual misconduct, discrimination and discriminatory harassment. Northwestern encourages anyone in our community who has been the target of, or who witnesses, sexual misconduct, discrimination, or harassment based on a protected category to report the incident to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance so that those impacted can be provided with information on available resources and options.

Report Sexual Misconduct                   Report Discrimination or Harassment

How We Help

All members of the Northwestern University community should be free from discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.

The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance (formerly named the Office of Equity) upholds Northwestern's commitment to fostering such an environment.

Equity Policies

We implement University policies related to discrimination, harassment and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

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Reporting Procedures

All Northwestern employees, including student employees, are required to report any sexual misconduct, discrimination or harassment of which they become aware during the scope of their work.

Learn about Reporting Issues

Sexual Misconduct Response & Prevention

We respond to all reports of sexual misconduct by investigating complaints, providing help to those who report misconduct.

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Accessibility Resources

We help the University maintain an inclusive environment by providing resources to help them create accessible digital assets and physical spaces on campus.

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Affirmative Action Program

We help faculty and staff identify and analyze the diversity of their unit’s workforce, by examining hiring, promotion, retention and compensation.

Read more about our program

Act Now

All members of the Northwestern community have rights and responsibilities. Learn more about reporting violations of our policies or requesting accommodations to which you may be entitled.

Training for students, staff and faculty

We train students, staff and faculty on their rights and responsibilities across topics that range from harassment prevention to creating gender-inclusive spaces.

Learn about our offerings and outreach events.

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Announcements & Statements

Stay informed on the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance’s newest initiatives and announcements.