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FAQ’s

What is the SJRC?

The Social Justice Resource Center (SJRC) is one of many student support offices within Student Affairs. “Empowering Others, Empowering Ourselves” is the SJRC’s tagline. What this means in practice is the infusion of (1) social justice principles, (2) inclusive  practices, and (3) a critical and intersectional lens into all of our work. Please note that the SJRC is a resource center and neither participates in nor endorses advocacy campaigns.

What does the SJRC do?

  1. We provide a visible presence committed to social justice on Northeastern’s campus.
  2. We provide support to Northeastern student groups focused on social justice causes.
  3. We build the capacity of all Northeastern students to think critically and respond effectively to social challenges.
  4. We provide a space for dialogue, collaboration and reflection between students, faculty and staff.
  5. We provide resources to the entire NU community about social justice theory, principles, leaders and movements.

Does the SJRC have any social media accounts?

Yes, we do!

Twitter and Instagram: @SJRCneu

Facebook: NU Social Justice Resource Center

What is the SJRC’s added value to students?

Northeastern University has a great mission:

  • To educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment.
  • To create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

The SJRC strives to honor these ideals by helping students learn the life skills that are pathways to human progress AND individual success.

Why should I get involved at the SJRC?

Creating empowering and inclusive connections is core to everything we do at the SJRC. We strive to be a friendly environment where people can come together to deepen their understanding of the parallels between the social issues in their own lives and communities, and those in the wider world. From folks who are interested in food justice, wage equality, racial and gender justice, climate justice, and LGBTQ rights to those interested in immigration reform, criminal justice, combating ableism, and a whole spectrum of other issues, the SJRC provides a space for every voice to be cultivated and heard.

Who does the SJRC serve?

The SJRC serves the Northeastern University community. Anyone and everyone is welcome, whether you’re new to social justice issues and just starting to think about them for the first time, or are further along in your sociopolitical consciousness. We all have much to learn.

Is the SJRC only for student organizations?

The SJRC is a place for Northeastern student groups to meet, but is also a place open for individuals student to study, and for anyone on campus to gain resources and have their questions answered about all things social justice-related.

When is the SJRC open?

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Student groups are welcomed to reserve space for meetings from 6pm-9pm. Please see the SJRC Space Usage Policy.

Where is the SJRC located?

The lower level of 106 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA 02115. To access the SJRC you have to take the stairs to the left of the building.

Is the SJRC and its programs accessible?

The SJRC office can be made wheelchair accessible with advance notice, and ASL interpreters are available for SJRC programs upon request. Please email sjrc@neu.edu with any accessibility accommodation requests.

How can I book a space at the SJRC?

The SJRC can be booked for meetings, trainings and other events by any member of the NU community. All Northeastern recognized student groups are welcome to hold their meetings in the space, although priority will be given to student groups affiliated with the Advocacy & Global Impact and Political Action Councils.

Is the SJRC open year-round?

The SJRC is open year round with the exception of university wide vacation days/holidays or when the campus is closed due to extreme weather.

What kind of technology and equipment does the SJRC have to make my meeting run smoothly?

The SJRC has white boards, televisions with HDMI and VGA adapters for PC and MACs and a DVD player to help meetings run smoothly. The SJRC also has art supplies and others materials student groups may need. Just ask us if you have questions.

How can I apply to work at the SJRC?

Each semester the SJRC will have up to 10 work studies. A Northeastern student who is eligible for work study can apply for a job through the Student Employment website. Graduate Students can email the SJRC at sjrc@neu.edu about graduate assistantship or practicum positions.

Does the SJRC collaborate on events?

The SJRC collaborates with many student groups, staff, faculty members, departments and offices on campus. We strive to focus on issues affecting the global and local community. Email us with questions or ideas: sjrc@neu.edu.

What should I do if I was a victim of sexual assault or a bias incident?

If you have been the subject of or a witness to a bias incident, please complete and submit the Bias Incident Report Form. If you have a complaint involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence, or other EO policy violations, please contact Mary Ann Phillips, the Title IX Coordinator/EEO Manager at the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) by phone or email to set up a meeting. You can also call (617.373.2133) or email (titleix@neu.edu) for general information.