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The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion promotes the University’s commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity and social justice while building a climate of inclusion on and beyond campus. Staff provide leadership by cultivating an inclusive environment that denounces discrimination through innovation, collaboration and an awareness of global perspectives on diversity and social justice.

The office promotes compliance with relevant federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. The office works with students, faculty, administrators and staff to manage conflict and resolve complaints of discrimination and harassment. The office is at the service of and a resource for all members of the campus community.


Maintain Campus Policies: OIDI maintains EEO/AA policies, coordinates accommodations under Americans with Disabilities Act, and works to resolve complaints of bias or discrimination through fair investigation, 1-1 consultations and mediation.

Promoting Recruitment: OIDI supports professional development efforts by hosting or co-sponsoring conferences such as: National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education; Higher Education Recruitment Consortium Conference; Women of Color Conference; New England Summit for Hispanic Excellence in Education.

Specialized Funding: two funding efforts to promote new and innovative projects spearheaded by campus community members:

  • Faculty Innovation Grants for Diversity and Academic Excellence promote faculty leadership on advancing diversity and inclusion goals with department or College-specific aims in mind.
  • Diverse Opportunities to Inform and Teach Grants (DO IT!) promote innovative and collaborative diversity and inclusion programming between various staff, faculty, and student areas.

City-Wide Collaborations: Northeastern and Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Chief Diversity Officer have established groundwork for continued partnership, and identified opportunities to collaborate to enhance support for local Boston residents to become familiar with career opportunities at Northeastern. The Chief Diversity Officer and team will be present at upcoming jobs fairs, and continue to build networks between the campus and city.