Leadership Opportunities and Programs
Peer programs are great additional resources for CSSH students, as well as a way for students to become leaders on campus. Many of these programs are primarily geared toward helping first-year students learn about the University and to navigate the many offices on campus, but they are also available to help out any student at Northeastern. Student organizations also offer many wonderful ways for undergraduates to connect with like-minded students on campus.
The CSSH Student Advisory Council is comprised of student representatives from each major in the college. The Council functions as a focus group or think tank for the Dean and other college administrators when they seek student perspectives on new and ongoing College initiatives. The Council provides an opportunity for CSSH students to let their voices be heard, whether through the expression of ideas of their own or in collaborating with the ideas of CSSH administrators. The time commitment is small, and your student perspective is invaluable!
The CSSH Ambassadors work to highlight and publicize areas of student/faculty research, experiential education, and global opportunities through programming and outreach initiatives to increase visibility of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University.
CSSH Circle is a peer mentoring program that creates cross-cultural mentoring relationships between new international students and dedicated upperclass mentors. Mentors participate in a semester long program where they are partnered up with a small group of 2-4 international mentees guiding the new students as they transition academically and socially into the CSSH, Northeastern University, and Boston. Circle mentor teams meet regularly throughout the semester at both small and large group events on and off campus. Becoming a CSSH Circle mentor is an opportunity to utilize your practical knowledge and interpersonal skills in a way that builds our CSSH community.
CSSH Peer Mentors
Located within academic departments, CSSH Peer Mentors are upperclass students who guide incoming first-year students within their majors. Each department’s peer mentoring program looks a bit different, but the goal is the same: helping first-year students and transfer students feel connected to their departments and supported by peers during the first semester on campus. This is your chance to build community within your department. Here is your opportunity to connect with new students and to help make them feel a part of their major and the NU campus.
Northeastern is home to more than 325 student organizations. Student government associations allow students to develop leadership potential. Academic and professional societies allow students to network with accomplished professionals in various fields. There are athletic clubs, performing arts groups, cultural organizations, and everything in between.
At Northeastern, there are plenty of ways to get involved. For a list of selected organizations that are of particular interest to CSSH students, click here.