Department Resources

For help with room keys, building access, printing in Cook Hall, retrieving mail, etc. please visit our Department Services page.

For forms and info related to reimbursement and purchase requests or to connect with the MSE Department on social media, please visit our Additional Resources page.

For frequently used academic forms, career resources, and undergraduate award info, please visit our Student Resources page.

For a list of mental health resources curated by department staff, please click here.

University Resources

There are many offices and initiatives across the University that can support your work and wellbeing. Here are a few such resources:


Support for students of all abilities and information for faculty seeking to provide accommodations

Campus Inclusion & Community

CIC facilitates bias incident reporting through RespectNU; provides reviews and reports on topics such as the Black House renovation; and houses the departments of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)Student Enrichment Services (SES), and Social Justice Education (SJE).

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS offers counseling services, mental health resources, and virtual workshops for undergrad, graduate and professional students.

For more wellness resources, you can visit the Wellness at Northwestern site for students or the Well-being and Work/Life and Family webpages from HR for grad students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. We recognize and reject stigma around mental health issues in higher education, and we encourage all members of our community to take advantage of support resources. 

Faculty Diversity and Excellence

Career development workshops, funding programs, and other initiatives from the Provost's Office focused on increasing faculty diversity

Feinberg School of Medicine Anti-Racism Toolkit

Resources to address the public health crisis of racism, including suggested books, films, podcasts, and online tools for continued learning

Institutional Diversity & Inclusion Resource Guide

In addition to the comprehensive campus resource guide linked above, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion publishes annual DEI reports, highlights relevant academic centers on campus, and manages several task forces and initiatives.

Native American and Indigenous Initiatives

Resources for supporting and understanding Northwestern's current and historical relationships with Native American communities

TGS Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Learn more about The Graduate School's student engagement resources (including a monthly newsletter for URM grads and postdocs), funding opportunities, and recruitment efforts. TGS has also collated inclusive pedagogy info from the Searle Center, Provost's Office, AccessibleNU, and other University units as well as external sources.