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Cultural & Spiritual Life hosts several Months and Weeks dedicated to a multitude of identities throughout each year. Celebrating our heritages, histories, and all the intricacies of our most authentic selves are crucial pieces of Building Understanding, Educating Across Difference, and Empowering One Another.

Latin+ Heritage Month

Latin+ Heritage Month is celebrated September 15 – October 15 each year.


Given that traditional Pride happens in June, we turn the month of October into our own NU Pride! OUTober is celebrated October 1 – October 31 each year.

First Generation Student Week

First Generation College Student Week (First Gen Week) is celebrated November 1 – November 8 each year.

Asian American Heritage Month

Asian American Heritage Month (AAHM) is celebrated January 1 – January 31 each year.

Every year, Northeastern hosts Asian American Heritage Month (AAHM) with the goals of building community, raising awareness for APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) issues all while celebrating our history, culture, and impact in the United States. While Asian American Heritage Month is traditionally celebrated in May, we are celebrating in January to give our community an opportunity to fully participate in and enjoy the month of events.

Black History Month

Black History Month (BHM) is celebrated from February 1 – February 28 each year.

Black History Month was originally named Negro History Week by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Dr. Woodson chose February because it marked the birthdays of two men who greatly influenced the Black American population, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. The Black History Month program of events is produced by the Black History Month committee consisting of Northeastern faculty and staff, student groups, and the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute staff.

The mission of Black History Month programming at Northeastern is:

  • To create an environment on Northeastern’s campus which promotes consciousness and societal value of individuals of the African Diaspora.
  • To provide opportunities to all members of the campus community by making connections, inspiring, educating, and celebrating the richness of Black History.

Faith-Tastic February

Faith-Tastic February is celebrated from February 1 – February 28 each year.

Faith-Tastic February/UN World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual celebration of the rich spiritual diversity of Northeastern’s community.

The goals of our celebration include:

  • raising awareness and inclusion of the over 40 global religious/spiritual/humanist traditions at Northeastern
  • promoting collaborative cultures of Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service
  • advancing mutual understanding, interfaith literacy, global mindset and civic engagement to build a more just, peaceful, sustainable world
  • offering mindfulness, contemplative, and artistic/creative practices that nurture personal wellness and academic/professional success.

Programs and events include:

  • practical workshops on integrating spiritual practice into your personal and professional life (in collaboration with Bouvé College of Health Sciences)
  • daily guided mindfulness meditation and yoga (live and available always on YouTube)
  • student group activities, and sacred seasons/holy day observances such as Ash Wednesday and Purim
  • Spirituality and the Arts nights, and a Feb 24 Black Lives Matter poetry reading with contributors to Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality and the Arts (

Peace & Social Justice Week

Peace & Social Justice Week (PSJW) is celebrated the first week of March each year.

Peace & Social Justice Week (PSJW) is an annual signature week-long event hosted by the Social Justice Resource Center in collaboration with various campus partners. PSJW is an opportunity for the Northeastern community to engage in dialogue, reflection, and action. This is open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members where you can share your experiences and speak your truth as to what peace and social justice mean to you.