Diversity at Northeastern University is about more than what you look like or where you come from—it’s about the choices you make, the ideals you uphold, and the dreams you pursue. Here you’ll find a welcoming community where you will encounter people interested in your choices, your ideals, and your dreams—and who are happy to share theirs, too.
Life at Northeastern is also about being part of an urban campus that is engaged with its surrounding community and the city of Boston. We welcome students from all around the world and from a myriad of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to this vibrant, wonderful city.

Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service

The Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (203 Ell Hall) serves and supports the spiritual and religious lives of the entire Northeastern community. The center is home to the Sacred Space (200 Ell Hall), a beautiful, award-winning multi-faith area for worship, private contemplation, group meetings, and special events. The center offers dynamic programs focused on spirituality, interfaith and intercultural dialogue, service learning, and civic engagement. Spiritual advisers from diverse faith traditions are available for spiritual guidance, mentoring, worship facilitation, program planning, and support. The center also oversees and supports the Social Justice Resource Center (106 St. Stephen Street), the Hillel Center (70 St. Stephen Street), and the Catholic Center (68 St. Stephen Street).

Among the many religious and spiritual student groups active on campus in any semester are:

  • Agape Christian Fellowship (Cru)
  • Athletes in Action for Christ
  • Bible Study Empowerment of Christ
  • NU Buddhist Group
  • Catholic Student Association
  • Chinese Christian Fellowship
  • Evangelical NU Fellowship Forum (ENUFF)
  • Good Vibes Community
  • NU Hillel
  • Hindu Vedic Vision Society
  • Interfaith Law Students’ Association
  • InterVarsity Multiethnic Christian Fellowship
  • Islamic Society of Northeastern University (ISNU)
  • Latter-day Saints Student Association (Mormons)
  • Lutheran – Episcopal Campus Ministry
  • Orthodox Christian Fellowship
  • Sikh Organization for Unity and Peace
  • Sojourn Christian Collegiate Ministry
  • NU Soka Gakkai International (SGI)
  • Unitarian Universalists

Cultural Communities

The John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute provides culturally focused programs, resources, services, and activities that nurture and contribute to the academic success of African-American students (as well as all other interested students) at Northeastern.

The Asian American Center provides the entire campus community with opportunities to engage in issues related to the varied experiences of Asian-Americans.

The Latino/a Student Cultural Center (LSCC) integrates the academic, cultural, and social endeavors of Northeastern’s Latino/a students. Through community service, outreach, and programming, the center also links the university with its urban neighbors.

International Student and Scholar Institute

The International Student & Scholar Institute offers an array of programs and services to more than 7,000 international students, scholars, and faculty who represent approximately 125 nations. The institute also works to promote meaningful interaction and understanding among students of other countries and their U.S. peers, providing educational and cultural enrichment opportunities for all members of Northeastern and the community at large.

Institutional Diversity and Equity

The Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity leads and promotes the university’s commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, social justice, and a climate of inclusion on and beyond campus.


Disability Resource Center (DRC)

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is committed to providing services that will enable students who qualify under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act to participate fully in the activities of the university.

The DRC offers support for a wide variety of disabilities including:

  • Exam accommodations (extended time, distraction-reduced setting)
  • Note taking services
  • Alternate format text
  • Assistive technology
  • Disability-related academic advising and advocacy
  • Scheduling accessible classrooms
  • Services for deaf and hard of hearing (ASL interpreters, Signed English interpreters, Oral transliterators, CART Acquisition of assistive listening devices)