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Our Commitment

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community to advance justice and cultural literacy and help eradicate systemic racism. While Northeastern has long worked toward this vision, our society has come to a crossroads in fulfilling the promise of equal justice for all. And so, we must redouble our own efforts to make equality a reality, especially for the Black community.

To that end, in June 2020 President Joseph E. Aoun announced several actionable steps to demonstrate the university’s commitment to change.

Initial Actions

  • Create a Community Advisory Board for NUPD
  • Increase diversity and representation at all levels
  • Elevate the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Improve universitywide accountability
  • Appoint a 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
Read the full plan

Ideas, Action, Change

Northeastern has long been focused on raising awareness and creating change toward a more equitable and socially just world.

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

This Northeastern office promotes the university’s commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, and social justice while building a climate of inclusion throughout our campuses.

Everyday 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.