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NUIN Questions

Please reach out to a NUIN contact if you have questions about the following:

You also are welcome to contact NUIN faculty leadership directly via the NUIN Director and NUIN Associate Director email addresses.

Research & Funding

The Graduate School (TGS)

From admission to graduation, The Graduate School (TGS) supports graduate students throughout their experience, awarding doctoral and master’s degrees in more than seventy disciplines. We are a resource throughout your academic journey.

TGS Office of Diversity & Inclusion

A diverse student population is a key element of the educational experience for students in TGS. Diversity presents itself in many different forms, including socioeconomic status, race or ethnicity, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality or place of origin, disability, unique work or life experience, etc. TGS Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is committed to providing diverse graduate students with the tools they need to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom. Through their retention and recognition efforts, ODI aims to improve the overall engagement and graduate experience of our students. Learn more about these strategies here.

Commonly Used Northwestern Resources for Students

Accessible NU

Accessible NU serves, supports and empowers Northwestern students with disabilities by ensuring equal access to fully participate in academic programming and all other facets of university life. AccessibleNU connects students with resources and services within the university to meet the unique requests of individuals in our population. Accommodations cannot be considered retroactively, so be sure to connect with AccessibleNU as soon as possible. 

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS on the Chicago Campus or Evanston Campus has a team of highly qualified and experienced mental health professionals who are dedicated to helping students work through developmental needs, emotional difficulties, adjustments and crises.

Office of International Students and Scholar Services

The Office of International Students and Scholar Services provides advising services and supportive programs to Northwestern’s international students and scholars. 

Student Affairs

Made up of 30 departments, Student Affairs engages students in activities and culture on campus and in the surrounding community. Student Affairs offers support to students in need by providing learning programs, services, and mentoring to sustain a safe and healthy Northwestern community.

Student Life

TGS offers many ways for students and postdoctoral trainees to engage on campus through quarterly events, co-sponsorship grants and student organizations. The Graduate Leadership and Advocacy Council, Graduate Student Association and Chicago Graduate Student Association are three overarching TGS-affiliated student organizations that tend to graduate student advocacy, social, and volunteer needs. There are also a number of affinity groups. Learn about Student Life.

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