Respect NU

Students engaging in a Respect NU campaign

RespectNU is a systematic approach to promoting a safe and welcoming campus community for all students at Northwestern University. RespectNU builds community by:

  • Creating a mechanism where students can report acts of bias and hate, on-line, by phone or in person.
  • Bringing a group of administrators together, the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) who will proactively respond to incidents of bias and hate and execute educational programs.
  • Communicating the shared responsibility students, staff, faculty, and administrators have in fostering an inclusive and safe campus community.
  • Providing students with an opportunity to make their voices hear while actively promoting inclusion within the student body.