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Support Resources for Students During These Challenging Times

Dear students,

These are incredibly challenging times. We've heard from many students who have been profoundly affected by the escalating violence in Israel and Gaza. Our hearts are heavy with grief for the violence, pain and suffering that so many are enduring.

It is always a sign of strength to seek help and support, and we encourage you to do so now. Please use these Northwestern resources as you care for yourselves and others:

  • Wellness: This infographic is designed to help you find the care that best meets your wellness needs. Additionally, the NUHelp website contains a comprehensive list of well-being resources.
  • Safety: If you have concerns for your immediate safety, call 911. The University also offers these safety services:
    • Safe Ride: a safe and free alternative to walking alone after dark on or near the Evanston campus. Download the Safe Ride app here.
    • Safety Escorts: a free service to provide a walking escort or to monitor travel on the Evanston or Chicago campuses. Request a safety escort at (847) 491-3456 in Evanston or (312) 503-3456 in Chicago.
    • Campus Shuttles: free shuttles between the Evanston and Chicago campuses that run late into the night.
    • NUGuardian: a free peer-to-peer mobile app for students to turn their phone into a personal safety device. The app allows students to designate smartphone contacts to act as “guardians” and virtually walk with them on or off campus in Evanston.
    • Get text/phone emergency alerts on Rave: your university email address is automatically enrolled in alerts, but you need to sign up to receive text/phone alerts.
  • Discrimination and Harassment: Antisemitism and Islamophobia perpetuate hatred and fear and have no place here. If you witness or experience any forms of discrimination or harassment, please report them here.
  • Gatherings: Student Affairs and its many partners are meeting with students individually and in groups. Dialogues and teach-ins are happening within schools and departments. If you would like to be in community with others, we encourage you to connect in ways that feel meaningful and supportive for you. If you are seeking connection and do not know how to find it, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (847) 491-8430.

Please take care of yourselves, your friends, and our community.  We are here for you.