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Our Mission

Northwestern University is committed to fostering an environment in which all members of our community are free from discrimination and harassment—including sexual misconduct. Such conduct violates the values of our institution and disrupts the living, learning, and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and other community members. 

The University prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by law in matters of admissions, employment, housing, or in the educational programs or activities it operates.

The Office of Equity works to uphold the University’s commitment by:

If you would like to inquire about any of the above-referenced information, please contact Sarah Wake, Interim Associate Vice President for Equity, by emailing sarah.wake@northwestern.edu, calling 847-467-0976, or writing to the Office of Equity, 1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 4-500, Evanston, Illinois 60201.