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The Office of Equity offers a variety of trainings designed to inform students, staff, faculty, and visitors about their rights and responsibilities as members of the Northwestern community. We offer trainings on the following topics:

  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Reporting
  • Responsible Employee/Mandatory Reporter Training
  • Preventing Harassment and Discrimination
  • LGBTQ Ally Trainings
  • Creating Gender-Inclusive Spaces 

We welcome inquiries about training topics not listed above.


The Office of Equity offers quarterly open training sessions about our policies and procedures, resources and options available through our office, and responsible employee reporting requirements. Sessions are free and open to all faculty, staff, and students. All sessions take place at 1800 Sherman Ave, in the 4th floor conference room. Please email to register for any of the following sessions.


December 17, 2019 1pm-2pm

January 22, 2020 11am-12pm

May 5, 2020 4pm-5pm

August 6, 2020 5pm-6pm

Training digest

In the 2017-18 academic year, the Office of Equity offered 123 training events.

5,263 total individuals were trained.

  • Students: 4,134
  • Staff: 743
  • Faculty: 332
  • Other (third party vendors, Greek House Directors, etc): 54
  • 31 outreach events 
  • including tabling, participating in resource fairs, office hours around campus

Request a training

To schedule a training, please contact Kate Harrington-Rosen, Equity Outreach and Education Specialist, at 847-467-7426 or You may also request a training by using our online Training Request Form.


LGBTQ Ally Training is offered quarterly and trainings rotate between the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Staff and faculty may attend a training on either campus regardless of the campus on which they are based. Registration for LGBTQ Ally Training is managed through the “Learning and Performance” section of the Northwestern myHR system.

Beginning in Fall 2019, departments and units will be able to request abbreviated LGBTQ Ally Trainings and consultations for their teams. For more information about trainings offered and to make a request, please contact us using the request form here: Request an LGBTQ Ally Training.


For more information about the LGBTQ Ally Training, please visit: