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Expectations for Students

Updated Jan. 3, 2023

Northwestern has established the following requirements for all students who access campus. All students must:

  • Report their primary vaccination series or receive an approved exception to Northwestern’s vaccination requirement
  • Abide by safety or hygiene standards recommended by Northwestern, the Illinois Department of Public Health, or the CDC
    • Wear a mask in required spaces
    • Follow University guidance regarding self-isolating and additional safety precautions for exposures

For additional information regarding responsibilities and accountabilities, please visit the Office of Community Standards website.

Where to Report a Concern

We encourage each member of our community to remind each other of these expectations. In instances where we are unable to hold each other accountable with a friendly reminder or a conversation about these expectations, there are resources available for students to report concerns.

To understand reporting mechanisms available to you, review these websites:

  • NU Help – Students can report a concern about another student
  • EthicsPoint – Student can report activities by any community member that may involve misconduct or violations of University policy
  • Office of Equity – Students can report anyone in our community who has been the target of, or who witnesses, sexual misconduct, discrimination or harassment based on a protected category
  • Schools and Departments – Students can report a concern for and about any community member associated with a school or department to the appropriate dean’s office or academic department