Visibility on Campus
Northwestern University offers companies unique opportunities to gain visibility across campus and build meaningful engagement that aligns directly with their business objectives. Whether your company is interested in participating in a virtual campus event, developing a giving strategy, or supporting our brightest scholars, the Corporate Engagement team can help you identify engagement opportunities that help raise brand awareness and meet your business priorities.
Participate in Campus Events
Companies can experience increased exposure and interaction with students, staff, and faculty by attending Northwestern's virtual events that are open to the public. Company representatives can also get involved with the University by serving on advisory boards, sharing industry expertise as a virtual event guest speaker, or participating in virtual conferences, seminars, symposia, or lecture series. Many of these opportunities are featured on Planit Purple.
Explore Sponsorship Opportunities
Event sponsorship is a great way for companies to support Northwestern’s mission and interact with students and faculty while building brand awareness and community engagement. Contact Corporate Engagement to explore opportunities for your company to sponsor campus events, including virtual symposiums, panels, academic competitions, demos, product shows, competitions, and productions.
Develop a Giving Strategy
Companies can further build their brand on campus by developing a giving strategy to support Northwestern's academic programs, centers, institutes, research initiatives, or capital improvements to the physical campus. Contact Corporate Engagement to discuss a giving strategy or for assistance in identifying opportunities to make contributions or donate in-kind gifts to the University in areas that align with your corporate priorities.
Give to Scholarships, Fellowships, Chairs & ProfessorshipsCompanies that want to support some of the brightest scholars in the academic community can consider donating gift funds to undergraduate scholarships, creating a named endowed fund for graduate students, or making an endowed gift to support faculty at Northwestern. Visit the Northwestern Scholarships website for details on undergraduate scholarship opportunities. For more information on giving to graduate fellowships or to discuss endowing a chair or professorship at Northwestern, contact Corporate Engagement.
Offer a Matching Gift Program
Companies that want to double and possibly triple the impact of gifts made by their employees to the University can consider offering a matching gift program to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Visit the Matching Gift Program website to find out if your company has a matching gift program, or contact Corporate Engagement to discuss how to get started.
Discover additional opportunities to increase your brand's visibility on campus as a vendor or through marketing and advertising, including the options listed below.
Contact NU Sports Properties
Northwestern Sports Properties provides corporate partners with both traditional and new media opportunities including venue signage; event sponsorship and promotion; corporate hospitality; radio and television; digital engagement and visibility via the official athletics website NUSports.com.
Visit the Daily Northwestern website
Northwestern's award-winning student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, is supported solely through advertising dollars. Online and print ad options are available.
Visit the Procurement Website
Companies interested in doing business with the University as a vendor should apply through the Procurement and Payment Services department.