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In addition to facilitating bias incident reporting through RespectNU, CIC 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).

Institutional Diversity & Inclusion Resource GuideIn 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.

TGS Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Learn more about The Graduate School's student engagement resources (including a monthly newsletter for URM grads and postdocs and a diversity peer mentor program); 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.

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

Feinberg School of Medicine Anti-Racism ToolkitResources to address the public health crisis of racism, including suggested books, films, podcasts, and online tools for continued learning

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS offers counseling services, mental health resources, and virtual workshops for undergrad, graduate and professional students. The intended purpose is short-term support. Group or individual therapy options are available.

McCormick Mental Health Allies Program
The MHA program educates faculty and staff in the McCormick School of Engineering on how to provide assistance to students who are in need of support for mental health challenges, and referral for those in crisis.

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. The department recognizes and rejects stigma around mental health issues in higher education, and we encourage all members of our community to take advantage of support resources. Highlights from the above links include:

National Resources

  • Crisis Text Line: For 24/7 free and confidential support, text HOME to 741741.
  • Trans Lifeline: For 24/7 peer support from trans people for trans people, call US: 877-565-8860 / Canada: 877-330-6366.
  • LGBT National Help Center: 24/7 free and confidential peer support for members of the LGBTQ+ community via phone (888-843-4564) or online chat.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 24/7 free and confidential support via phone (1-800-799-SAFE (7233)) or online chat for people affected by domestic violence or intimate partner violence.


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

Reporting Harassment, Hate Crimes, Discrimination, or Bias

Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance

If you wish to report a discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct matter, you can do so by contacting the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance or by completing one of their reporting forms. They also offer resource guides and a list of confidential resources

Office of Community Standards

Report a concern, whether general or related to a specific issue (e.g. sexual misconduct, stalking, dating or domestic violence, hate).

Respect NU & Bias Incident Response Team 

Report a concern about the well-being or behavior of a Northwestern student, or if you have experienced an incident for which a Northwestern student is responsible.

International Student Resources

Office of International Student and Scholar Services
OISS offers a range of support for international students, including advising (scroll down on the home page to the “Contact Your Advisor” section to find yours!); visa, housing, and tax information; and fun programs such as Graduate Sidekicks and family events with the Community Council for International Students

TGS International Student Services

TGS has consolidated many helpful resources, including English Language Programs, which provides free language instruction, and Coffee Talk, a dialogue series created by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and OISS.

Immigrants Rising Scholarship and Fellowship Lists

This is a list of undergraduate and graduate scholarships and fellowships available to non-US citizens.

Conflict Resolution

Ombudsperson Office 

This is a source of confidential, neutral, and informal assistance for resolving university-related concerns.

TGS Resources on Student-Faculty Conflicts
TGS offers guidelines on how to navigate advising relationships.