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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 & Professorships

Companies 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.

Additional Opportunities

Discover additional opportunities to increase your brand's visibility on campus as a vendor or through marketing and advertising, including the options listed below.


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

Contact NU Sports Properties

Student Newspaper

Northwestern's award-winning student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, is supported solely through advertising dollars. Online and print ad options are available.

Visit the Daily Northwestern website

Vendor Procurement

Companies interested in doing business with the University as a vendor should apply through the Procurement and Payment Services department.


Visit the Procurement Website

Northwestern Magazine

Northwestern Magazine reaches an engaged audience of highly educated, sophisticated readers. The University’s flagship alumni magazine is published three times a year. 

Advertise in Northwestern Magazine