Northeastern University: Center of Community Services

Civic Engagement Program (CEP)

The Civic Engagement Program (CEP) aims to redefine scholarship by ensuring that students receiving Northeastern’s most prestigious scholarships not only excel academically but have the opportunity to grow as civic-minded individuals who give back through service to our local and global communities. CEP contributes to the University’s mission to educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment.

Students who entered Northeastern with the following scholarships in Fall 2016 or earlier are required to participate in CEP:

  • Balfour Scholars
  • Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Scholars
  • Boston Public High School (BPHS) Scholars
  • Boston Valedictorian Scholars
  • Northeastern Neighborhood Scholars
  • Torch Scholars
  • University Scholars (NUSP)

Students who entered Northeastern with the following scholarships in Fall 2015 or earlier are required to participate in CEP:

  • National Achievement Scholars
  • National Hispanic Scholars
  • National Merit Finalists

The CEP staff is made up of two full­-time staff members (Hilary Sullivan & Mark Este), with the support of a full-­time student co­-op and student workers and leaders.

For more information on CEP, view the Student Scholar Guide and see our Frequently Asked Questions section located here.

Beginning Fall 2017, students entering Northeastern with the Boston Housing Authority, Boston Public High School, Boston Valedictorian, Northeastern Neighborhood, and Torch Scholarships are required to participate in NU|ACES. More information on NU|ACES can be found here.