Over the past sev­eral weeks, a record number of alumni, par­ents, and friends have par­tic­i­pated in lively dis­cus­sions about the future direc­tion of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity as part of the One Cam­paign, a university-​​wide alumni out­reach ini­tia­tive that involves all of Northeastern’s schools and colleges.

With just over a week remaining in the cam­paign, Uni­ver­sity offi­cials have sailed past their orig­inal goal to speak with roughly 1 in every 100 alumni.

Northeastern’s pres­i­dent, provost, deans, fac­ulty and staff have already engaged 2,037 indi­vid­uals in con­ver­sa­tions about North­eastern. Each of these inter­ac­tions has given alumni, par­ents and friends a valu­able oppor­tu­nity to learn more about what’s hap­pening on campus and to share their per­spec­tives about Northeastern’s future.

The campaign’s momentum and pos­i­tive results have caused the Uni­ver­sity to extend the overall goal to 2,100 face-​​to-​​face conversations.

Our expe­ri­ences under­score that per­sonal out­reach is our most pow­erful tool in con­necting alumni, par­ents and friends,” said Diane MacGillivray, senior vice pres­i­dent for uni­ver­sity advance­ment. “I have no doubt that—together—we will sur­pass this bench­mark as well.”

Var­ious events have brought the North­eastern family together during the past few weeks including net­working oppor­tu­ni­ties in Boston, and a Celtics vs. Bulls pre-​​game event spon­sored by the Chicago Alumni Chapter. More than 200 alumni and friends attended a pre-​​game gath­ering at the Greatest Bar before the NCAA Hockey East game, and a sold-​​out crowd attended the Art­sAlive! series pre-​​show recep­tion and pro­duc­tion of “Dirty Dancing.”

There’s a lot of excite­ment about the direc­tion of the alumni effort, and all the dif­ferent ways to stay involved in the Uni­ver­sity,” said Jack Moynihan, vice-​​president of alumni rela­tions. “The One Cam­paign is proving just how vis­ible and ener­getic we are as an alumni body.”

More­over, the One Cam­paign is illus­trating the global con­nect­ed­ness of the North­eastern family, with people from China to Peru e-​​mailing their per­spec­tives about what’s hap­pening at Northeastern.

The One Cam­paign ends March 31, but both MacGillivray and Moynihan add that the ini­tia­tive ushers in a height­ened level of out­reach to the North­eastern com­mu­nity that will con­tinue indefinitely.