Northeastern University is committed to providing a living, learning and work environment that is safe and free from discrimination and harassment. At the Office for University Equity and Compliance (OUEC), we lead efforts to maintain the University’s compliance with all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to anti-discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title IX.
The OUEC is responsible for investigating and resolving all complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation at Northeastern. The Assistant Vice President for University Equity and Compliance / Title IX Coordinator coordinates the University’s response to complaints involving all forms of discrimination.
Anyone who experiences or is aware of discriminatory conduct is urged to report the matter immediately to the OUEC for appropriate response. The University’s policies strictly prohibits retaliation against an individual for reporting perceived discrimination or participating in a resulting investigation.
The Office for University Equity and Compliance
Mark Jannoni – Assistant Vice President for University Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator
Mark Jannoni joined Northeastern University in January 2016 and was appointed the Assistant Vice President for Title IX Initiatives & Title IX Coordinator. His primary role is to oversee the Office for University Equity and Compliance, which is responsible for keeping the University within compliance of federal law, coordinating the investigation and resolution of all complaints of discrimination and spearheading prevention, training and education initiatives across the university. Mark has over 17 years of higher education experience and has overseen all facets of Student Affairs, including Residence Life, Student Conduct, Health and Counseling Services, New Student and Family Programs and Student Engagement.
Liz Weber – Deputy Coordinator & Investigator
Elizabeth (Liz) Weber is the newest member of the OUEC who brings breadth on investigative experience to our team. Liz worked with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) for ten years where she investigated thousands of claims of discrimination, and supervised a unit of investigators doing the same. During her tenure, Liz received acknowledgement by the former Chair(wo)man of the Commission, Jamie Williamson and Governor Deval Patrick for her outstanding years of service to the Commonwealth. In 2016, Liz accepted a job at Keolis Commuter Services, Boston where she worked as the Director of Diversity, Inclusion, Title VI & ADA. In this role, she investigated, and remedied complaints of discrimination, managed the reasonable accommodation process for all Keolis employees, conducted ADA, Title VI, Title VII and Conflict Resolution trainings and led the first of its kind – D&I Committee.
Office: Richards Hall 125
Diana Fitzgerald – Investigator & Training Coordinator
Diana joined the Office for University Equity and Compliance at Northeastern University in October 2016. She began her professional career with the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in 2011. During her time with the Office for Civil Rights, she investigated complaints of discrimination on the bases of disability, sex, gender, race, color, and national origin, in addition to providing technical assistance on federal civil rights laws, including Title IX. In her role as Investigator at the University, Diana is responsible for investigating all complaints of discrimination prohibited by law and university policy, including sex and gender-based discrimination (sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, stalking, relationship violence), discrimination based on a protected category and employment discrimination.
Janet Cha – Investigator
Janet joined the Office for University Equity and Compliance at Northeastern University in March 2020. She has spent most of career at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, where she investigated complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation. She has also investigated discrimination complaints at Keolis Commuter Services, an international commuter rail company and has served as an AmeriCorps attorney at a non-profit organization. In the Office for University Equity and Compliance, Janet is responsible for investigating complaints of discrimination prohibited by law and university policy, including sex and gender-based discrimination (sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, stalking, relationship violence), discrimination based on a protected category and employment discrimination.
Office: Richards Hall 125