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Resources for Assisting Students

Resources for students including accessibility, counseling, campus inclusion, and work/life issues. Please note, in case of emergency, including sharing a concern for a student, contact the Dean of Students Office/NU Help.

AccessibleNU: In response to a request made by a qualified student with a documented disability, AccessibleNU will arrange for the provision of academic accommodations and auxiliary aids. Students should contact AccessibleNU directly for accommodations. Faculty are invited to contact AccessibleNU with any questions or for assistance with recommended syllabus statements, training, an accommodations database portal, and guidance regarding reasonable accommodations. Learn more

Affordable Instructional Resources (AIR): a university-wide initiative to support faculty in making course materials more affordable and accessible. Experts in course affordability are available to meet for individual consultations and assistance. Learn more

Campus Inclusion & Community (CIC): Programs designed to engage the university community in cultivating inclusive learning environments through the intentional engagement with difference. Learn more

Counseling and Psychological ServicesThe primary mental health service on campus. CAPS provides a set of core services, including clinical services, educational workshops, and consultation with faculty, staff, and parents. Learn more

Medical Leave of AbsenceThis is a voluntary process for students who need to take time off of Northwestern to prioritize treatment of a physical or mental health condition.  Students must also apply for reinstatement through the Dean of Students office to return from a medical leave. Learn more

Religious & Spiritual LifeProvides confidential counseling and support for students, staff, and faculty of any or no religious affiliation. Learn more

Student Enrichment Services (SES)SES is committed to building an inclusive Northwestern community by engaging students and their allies with programming and dialogue around the low-income and first-generation experience. Learn more

Work/Life & Family Resources for StudentsThe Office of Work/Life & Family Resources, in partnership with The Graduate School and other University partners, offers individual consultations and a wide range of resources to support the needs of Northwestern students who are parents, as they navigate the competing demands of academic and family life. Learn more

Title IX and Pregnant and Parenting StudentsTitle IX protects pregnant and parenting students and allows them to request reasonable accommodations as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions, both in and out of the classroom. Title IX also makes discrimination or harassment on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, parental status or related conditions illegal. The Office of Equity, in collaboration with the Office of Work/Life and Family Resources, offers training on this topic by request. Learn more