President Joseph E. Aoun has outlined the following series of actionable steps to advance justice and cultural literacy throughout our university community and to help end systemic racism.
The Addition of an NUPD Advisory Board
The board’s mission is to guide, inform, and strengthen NUPD’s relationship with the community—both within and outside Northeastern.
Elevation of the Presidential Council on Diversity and Inclusion
The council, formed in 2013, has been charged with finding new opportunities for Northeastern to become more diverse, inclusive, and equitable, and to advance the cause of racial justice.
Additional steps in the President’s Action Plan
- Increase diversity and representation at all levels
- Improve universitywide accountability
- Appointed Robert Jose as Dean for Cultural and Spiritual Life
- Improve support for Black students
- Enact cultural competency and anti-racism training
- Deepen community engagement
- Amplify our impact through our employer partners
John D. O’Bryant African American Institute
Supporting students of African origin and engaging the broader university community in developing student leaders.
Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project
Helping scholars, policymakers, and organizers seek justice for civil rights crimes committed during the period of 1930 to 1970.
Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
Developing and implementing policies to improve the quality of life and social justice in urban areas.
Institute on Race and Justice
Providing critical research to influence issues of race and inequality in the criminal justice and education systems.
Every day our students, faculty, staff, and alumni put ideas into action to build a more inclusive and equitable community. It’s important to share our stories and support one other in this commitment.
Latino prosperity and equity are goals of philanthropic fund led by Northeastern graduate
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted ongoing disparities in healthcare, education and the economy for Massachusetts’ rapidly growing Latino community. Northeastern graduate Evelyn Barahona heads up a new philanthropic fund focused on fixing those inequities—starting with coronavirus vaccinations.
Here’s your guide to resources for Northeastern’s LGBTQA community
Northeastern prides itself on the commitment and engagement of its LGBTQA communities, including its student groups and LGBTQA Resource Center. Pride Month stands for the uplifting of LGBTQA voices—the progress made and the progress still to come.
Inaugural Innovator Awards recognize 19 women for entrepreneurship
In a span of 10 days, Women Who Empower received more than 150 award applications representing more than a dozen countries and all but one of Northeastern’s colleges. The winners are receiving a total of $100,000 in grants to help fuel 17 business ventures.