Reporting to the University
Northwestern has designated the Title IX Coordinator to oversee complaints of sexual misconduct at the University. An individual who has experienced sexual misconduct has the right to choose whether to report the incident to Northwestern’s Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators for investigation. The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators are specially trained to work with individuals who report sexual misconduct and have knowledge about on- and off-campus resources, services, and options – including the availability of interim protective measures and accommodations.
All University employees (including student employees) are obligated to report incidents of sexual misconduct of which they become aware, unless they have a recognized confidentiality privilege. When reporting in your as a responsible employee, you may not report anonymously and must include your name and the names of any involved parties in your report.
Please call or email one of Northwestern’s Title IX Coordinators to set up a meeting if you have a complaint involving sexual misconduct. You can also call for general information.
Please Note: Title IX Coordinators are not a confidential source of support. While they will address your complaint with sensitivity and will keep your information as private as possible, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. For confidential resources, please contact a Confidential Counselor.
Learn more about how reports of sexual misconduct are handled by reviewing the Sexual Misconduct Complaint Resolution Process.
Electronic and Anonymous Reporting
You may also file a complaint about sexual misconduct using the appropriate links below. While anonymous complaints are accepted, the University’s ability to investigate and respond to anonymous complaints is limited. When reporting in your role as a responsible employee, you may not report anonymously and must include your name and the names of any involved parties in your report.
To File a Report Electronically:
Individuals may use this form to electronically file a report of sexual misconduct with the Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention: Northwestern University's Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form.
Individuals may also file a report electronically by email to: TitleIXReport@northwestern.edu
An immediate auto-response email with information about resources and options will be sent in response to reports filed electronically.
Other University Reporting Options:
Ethics Point (Third party service for reporting complaints, including anonymous complaints, by phone or online): Northwestern University EthicsPoint.