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As the university responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19) to promote the safety of our community, Community Standards staff, and all other departments in the Dean of Students Office may still be working remotely periodically. Scott Hall is currently open. We will continue to update this page as our circumstances may change.

If you have additional questions after reading this page, please contact the Office of Community Standards at or call 847-491-4582 and one of our staff members will do their best to assist you.

Is the Office Open?

Scott Hall is currently open, but staff are still working remotely periodically but still available during normal business hours by phone, MicrosoftTeams, or email.

staff contact list




Ron Alexander


Lucas Christain


Heather Cohen


Christine DePilla


Paula Evans


Jessie Payne



I need to report an incident or make a complaint.

As always, we ask you to submit an incident report or complaint on the NUhelp website via the Community Concerns Report form. You may use this form to report an incident or alleged violation by a Northwestern University student of the Student Code of Conduct.

Although this form allows users to submit a report without providing their name or contact information, please understand that our options for acting on anonymous reports are limited. At a minimum, we ask reporters to provide contact information so that we can verify the authenticity of the submission.

To report incidents or alleged violations of the university’s policy on sexual misconduct, please use the Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form

Our first concern is the safety and well-being of our students. If you or anyone you know feels unsafe or is in danger, please call 911 or NUPD at 847-491-3456 (Evanston) or 312-503-3456 (Chicago).


Where can I find the COVID-19 Expectations?

Students will need to continue to follow the COVID-19 Expectations for Students and the health and safety guidelines issued by the University.

What if I don’t comply with Quarantine/Isolation Expectations?

Who should I contact if I need to miss a required COVID-19 test?

  • If you need to miss a required COVID-19 test, you will need to contact the COVID-19 Testing Support team through prior to the date of the test. Missing a required test without approval or engagement with the COVID-19 Testing Support team may result in a referral to the Office of Community Standards.

What if i don't engage with Contact Tracers or COVID-19 Case Managers?

  • Northwestern Contact Tracers and Case Management is meant to provide support to students who test positive for COVID-19 or may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.  All members of the Northwestern community are expected to provide requested information and adhere to guidelines and protocols communicated by these teams. Failure to respond to communications, provide requested information, or provide false information may result in a referral to the Office of Community Standards.
Face Coverings and Face Masks

Where can I find information about Northwestern's Face Coverings and Face Masks expectations?

  • Students, faculty, and staff are required to wear face masks/face coverings in classrooms, lab-based classes, and other spaces where instruction takes place through the Winter Quarter. In addition, masks are still required in university health settings such as Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the university COVID-19 testing sites. For more information: Face Coverings and Face Masks

What happens if I am observed without a face mask/face covering in a space that requires a face mask/face covering?

  • Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit an Community Concerns Report related to masking violations. Individuals who have repeated masking violations, may result in escalated consequences.

What happens if I see someone violating the masking expectation in a space that requires a face mask?

  • Community members are encouraged to kindly remind the individual of the current masking expectation and submit a Community Concerns Report.