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Resource Materials & Guides



Posters are sent periodically to department offices for posting. For additional copies of posters, please contact the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance.

  • Title IX/Sexual Misconduct: You Have Options, a poster distributed throughout campus, provides information and resources about Title IX/Sexual Misconduct at Northwestern.
  • IDHR “It’s Never Okay” Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Posters: The State of Illinois mandates that Illinois universities display their poster addressing sexual harassment of students by faculty and TA’s.  The law provides that the posters must remain posted in various campus locations accessible to students at all times. For copies of this poster for display please contact the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance.

Syllabus Language

Optional Syllabus Language on Sexual Misconduct and Reporting

Northwestern University is committed to fostering an environment where students are safe and free from sexual misconduct. Confidential resources are available to those who have experienced sexual misconduct. Faculty, instructors, and TAs are not confidential resources and are required to report incidents of sexual misconduct, whether discussed in your assignments or in person, to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, which can provide information about resources and options. I encourage students who have experienced sexual misconduct to talk with someone to get support. For more information, including how to request supportive measures or file a report, see the Get Help page.

Optional Syllabus Language Regarding Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Northwestern University's policies on discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct apply to all members of the University community, including students, staff, faculty, and third parties. Any student, staff, or faculty member, or third party, who believes that they have been discriminated against or harassed on the basis of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, reproductive health decision making, or any other classification protected by law, should contact the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance at (847) 467-6165.  Additional information about the University's discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct policies, including the campus resources available to assist individuals with concerns, is available online on the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance website.

Students, staff, and faculty who report harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct are also protected under the University's Policy on Non-Retaliation