Diversity at Northeastern 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 dream. Ours is a welcoming community where you will encounter many people interested in your choices, your ideals, and your dreams-and who are happy to share theirs.
Diversity at Northeastern is also about being part of an urban campus that is not just in Boston, but an important part of it-an engaged neighbor in a city of neighborhoods.
And of course, this diversity of experience, choice, and opportunity is enriched by our cultural and geographic diversity. Northeastern students come from all 50 states and 130 countries, and from a myriad of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
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 all NU community members. 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 of spirituality, interfaith/intercultural dialogue, service learning and civic engagement. We educate student leaders to address the pressing global needs of the 21st century. Spiritual Advisors 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
The John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute committed to academic and cultural excellence, success and service fosters a nurturing, supportive and welcoming environment focused on students of African origin, the African Diaspora and other interested students.
The Asian American Center provides the entire campus with opportunities to engagein 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 a vast array of programs and services to more than 4,000 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 & 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)