The Northwestern University Community for Human Rights (NUCHR) is Northwestern University’s leading voice for global human rights on campus.

Through informed dialogue, weekly discussions, winter seminars, our annual three-day conference, spring break international and educational trips, and year-round programming, we bridge connections between undergraduates and international policies and discussion on current human rights issues.

By asking, “what does it mean to be human and have rights?”, we orient our group to assist students in developing their ability to think critically and to support their ideas and ground them in historical context. NUCHR explores a distinct topic in the field of human rights every year.

Past topics have focused on forced migration, torture, corporate social responsibility, globalization, humanitarian aid, urban slums, and food security. For more details on our past topics, refer to our Past Conferences page.

We are an inclusive community and work to engage with all parts of the Northwestern student body. Our general meetings for the Fall 2016 quarter are held every Wednesday at 6 PM in Kresge 2415.