Northeastern 2025

Northeastern is embarking on a strategic plan to guide the university’s course for the next ten years.

Provost's Welcome Message

Strategic Themes

Our goal is to create a successful Academic Plan in a changing world, while maintaining our distinctive essence. We invite you to provide your ideas on the following themes that have been identified in the essence discussion and other community deliberations.

Defining our Essence

We posed the following question: What is the essence of Northeastern—the distinctive core beliefs and values that orient the university in the midst of change?

Based on feedback from multiple discussions on the Essence of Northeastern, the working group has revised the following draft.

Draft Essence Statement