The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance remains operational at this time. Due to COVID-19 concerns, Civil Rights staff are currently working remotely and can assist you via virtual meetings or other technology. Please let us know how we can help!
We are still able to receive reports through various methods, including our online reporting form: https://www.northwestern.edu/sexual-misconduct/file-a-report/index.html
Resources specific to the current climate
We recognize that social distancing, self-isolation, and other public health measures may create risk or have unintended consequences for those dealing with sexual or relationship violence. Support is available if you are experiencing concerns:
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: to speak with advocates about resources and/or safety planning, call 1.800.799.7233, visit thehotline.org, or text LOVEIS to 22522
- RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline: call 1.800.656.4673, or chat online with a crisis support specialist
- Sanctuary for Families’ Flyer on Domestic Violence Safety Planning during COVID-19
Additional resources can be found here.