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Equal Opportunity and Access

Committed to an equitable and diverse educational and work environment

Equal Opportunity at Northwestern

Northwestern promotes an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.

This is in accordance with Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable federal and state laws. Northwestern University is also an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and prohibits discrimination by any member of its community against any individual.

Diversity Accommodations and Initiatives

Northwestern provides resources to prevent discrimination, foster diversity and assist community members with disabilities.

Request Accommodation

Employees and applicants with a disability, and pregnant employees and students, may be eligible for reasonable accommodations that will allow them to perform the essential functions of their position or participate in the hiring process for an open position. 
Learn more about these accommodations

Affirmative Action

One of the ways Northwestern fosters an environment of diversity and equal opportunity is through affirmative action planning in the areas of recruitment and retention. Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
See Diversity Resources and Recruitment

Get Advice and Help

If you have experienced or witnessed a violation of Northwestern's policies on discrimination or harassment, we can help. Learn more about consultation options or take action if desired.