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Disability Accommodations

Northwestern University is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. The University acts in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and state law. The University prohibits discrimination against a qualified person with a disability in employment practices such as the job application process, hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, and other conditions of employment. Read our Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Faculty Resources

The Office of Equity works to ensure that all faculty, staff, and students experience a supportive environment. To request an accommodation or file a complaint, visit the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance website.

For faculty members with documented physical disabilities and who require companion care, the University will provide funding to cover companion care travel when accompanying faculty on work-related short-term travel. Such requests need to be requested through the reasonable accommodation request process as documented on the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance webpage.

Student Resources

If you have a student in need of accommodations, please visit the AccessibleNU website for a full range of information and resources on how to advise, direct, and assist your students.