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Official statements, messages and announcements to the Northwestern community from university leaders.

Commitments Toward Social Justice:

  • Statement in Support of Social Justice
    As a university and as a nation, we are grappling with fundamental truths about our world marked by heinous acts of violence and inequitable policies inflicted upon and directed at black, brown, indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized people.


The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance issues official statements on issues related to school and workplace equity.

Official statements:

  • Supporting Our Faculty
    We write today to affirm our commitment to an inclusive environment where all in the Northwestern community feel welcomed, supported, and valued, and in which their scholarship broadens perspectives and contributes to conversations about the most important matters of our day.
  • Community Standards of Conduct
    As we wrap up this year, let us invest in ourselves and our campus community in ways that enhance our mission to create a safe and welcoming environment for all. Through our collective efforts, we will create the University we desire to see.
  • Support of Transgender Rights
    Northwestern prohibits harassment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.