Reporting Diversity-Related Concerns

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law strives to create an inclusive and supportive community of scholars. We recognize, however, that members of our community may have interactions with one another that may raise concerns related to equitable treatment and/or inclusion and may wish to file a report. Reports can be made to the Law School directly or to the University. Please note that, in some instances, the Law School must refer matters brought to its attention to the University, particularly matters that may implicate the University's Policies on Sexual Misconduct and/or Discrimination & Harassment.

Report a Diversity-Related Concern

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: All members of the Law School community are welcome to discuss any diversity-related concerns with the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Michael Burns, by emailing  

Submit a Bias Incident Report to BIRT: The Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) is a group of administrators who are committed to creating a proactive response to instances of hate and bias. When a student reports a bias/hate incident through RespectNU one of the BIRT members will support the student, connect them with the appropriate resources, and follow-up with them until the situation has been resolved.

Report an Incident to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance: Northwestern has designated the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance to oversee complaints of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct at the University. An individual who has experienced misconduct has the right to choose whether to report the incident to Northwestern and request an investigation. Office staff members are specially trained to work with individuals who report misconduct and have knowledge about on- and off-campus resources, services, and options – including the availability of supportive measures.

File a Disability Grievance with the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance: Northwestern University has adopted internal grievance procedures providing for prompt, equitable and impartial resolution of grievances alleging any action prohibited by the ADA or Section 504. These procedures apply to complaints of discrimination or harassment on the basis of disability by staff, faculty, students and applicants for both University employment and academic admission, vendors, contractors, and third parties.

Additional Resources

Confidential Support

The following confidential resources are available to discuss issues related to discrimination and harassment and are not obligated to disclose reports of discrimination and harassment to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance.