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Physical Health

Physical Health Resources

Alcohol and Other Drug Resources

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Resources provides information and resources to support healthy decisions around substance use.

AOD Website

Amnesty Protocol

Northwestern encourages students and students groups to ensure the well-being of others by taking responsible steps to seek assistance for individuals who are intoxicated/impaired (including themselves). The Amnesty through Responsible Action protocol offers Amnesty to students who call (or for whom another student called) for medical assistance due to alcohol consumption or other drug use.

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Center for Awareness, Response, & Education (CARE)

CARE is a confidential space for students impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking, including friends or partners of survivors.

Searle Hall
633 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL 60208

CARE Website


Northwestern Dining is an inclusive, chef-driven and community-based dining program for students.

Dining Locations

Health Promotion and Wellness (HPaW)

Health Promotion and Wellness educates and empowers students to make healthy decisions that enhance individual success and community well-being.

Searle Hall
633 Emerson Street
Third Floor
Evanston, IL 60208

HPaW Website

Medical Leave of Absence

The purpose of a medical leave of absence (MLOA) is to provide students time away from campus for treatment of a physical or mental health condition that impairs a student’s ability to function safely and successfully as a member of our community. 

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Northwestern Medicine Student Health Service

The Northwestern Medicine Student Health Service offers full outpatient care to students who are eligible for services. 

Searle Hall
633 Emerson Street
First Floor
Evanston, IL 60208

Evanston Website

675 North St. Clair Street
Suite 18-200
Chicago, IL 60611

Chicago Website

NU Recreation

NU Recreation provides a variety of recreation, fitness, and sport activities designed to foster individual development, enrich university life, and engage the university community in positive lifestyle choices.}

Henry Crown Sports Pavilion
2311 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208

NU Recreation Website

Purple Pantry

Students experiencing difficulty accessing food can drop by the Purple Pantry to receive free snacks and groceries.

1835 Hinman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60208

Purple Pantry Website

Wellness at Northwestern

Wellness at Northwestern serves as a hub for students to more easily navigate all eight dimensions of their well-being and connect with support services and resources in a variety of ways.

Wellness Website