The Office of Equity offers a variety of informational sessions, trainings, and workshops designed to inform students, staff, faculty, and visitors about their rights and responsibilities as members of the Northwestern community, and to equip community members with the tools to create a vibrant, equitable, and accessible learning environment for all.
All trainings are customized for your specific department or group, and training facilitators will meet department/group leaders prior to the training to gather background information, answer questions, and discuss logistics. We welcome inquiries about training topics not listed below.
To schedule a training, please fill out this brief online Training Request Form.
In order to request training fill out the online training form. You will receive a response to your request within 2 business days. We are typically scheduling sessions anywhere from 2-8 weeks from the date of the request, depending on the type of session requested and staff availability.
You may also request a training by contacting Kate Harrington-Rosen, Director, Equity Outreach and Education, at 847-467-7426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 of which they are based. Learn more about this training initiative.
For training inquiries: EquityTrainings@northwestern.edu
In the 2017-18 academic year, the Office of Equity offered 123 training events.
31 outreach events
including tabling, participating in resource fairs, office hours around campus
5,263 total individuals were trained.
- Students: 4,134
- Staff: 743
- Faculty: 332
- Other (third party vendors, Greek House Directors, etc): 54
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Office of Equity's Equity Series. The Equity Series is designed for teams, units, and departments that are ready to engage in long-term dialogue and change work to shift their norms and practices towards equity. Series topics may include: power, privilege, and oppression: building a common language; understanding implicit bias; tools for interrupting harm; and action planning for justice and inclusivity.
Applications for the Spring Equity Series are currently open through 3/8/21. To apply, please complete this application. Departments will be notified about the status of their application by 3/22/21.
Please visit our main training page for more information about other workshops and information sessions available through our office and other campus partners