Policies and Legal Information

As an institution of higher learning, there are many regulations surrounding information present on our website. This page is designed to provide easy access to that information.
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Accreditation & Affiliations
Northwestern is an accredited institution, which certifies that high academic standards are being met and recognized across the higher education industry.

Institutional Review Board

To meet federal requirements, all research involving human participants be approved by an Institutional Review Board.
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Institutional Review Board


Any research that involves human participants must be approved by the institutional review board. Learn more about the process, including requirements and contact information.

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IRB Presentation & Quiz
Prior to conducting research involving humans, students and faculty must View a PowerPoint Training detailing the IRB requirements and certify viewing.

Safety at Northwestern

Northwestern strives to create and sustain a safe environment for its students. Form the moment students and staff arrive on campus, members of our community are educated with respect to our policies and expectations.
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    Title IX Sexual Misconduct Policy


    We hope to create an environment where every student and employee in the Northwestern community feels safe and supported. Read more about our policies and resources to address harassment, violence,...

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    Public Safety Policies


    Northwestern follows a strict set of policies to ensure our campus is safe. Learn more about our policies for weapons, fireworks, bicycles, in-line skates, and more.

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    Emergency Response


    We take safety seriously at Northwestern and our public safety office is here to help our students. Check out what to do during emergency drills, medical emergencies, severe weather, and much more.

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    Reporting Crime


    Need to report a crime? Members of the college community are urged to report criminal activities or other emergencies on campus. Public Safety wants to help you protect yourself and your property.

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Christian Principles
Learn how we live out our commitment to a Christ-centered community as employees, students, and members of leadership.
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