Service-Learning Student Leaders
Our service-learning teaching assistants, team managers, and street team members are undergraduate and graduate Northeastern students who have an interest in supporting their peers, faculty, and community partners through community-engaged collaborators.
Every semester, non-profit organizations, schools, resident-led initiative, and other community-based groups collaborate with students, faculty, and staff across the university. This robust network is a driving force of our work.
Faculty and Staff Network
Our team collaborates with faculty and staff across the university, including members of our Advisory Board, teaching faculty, engaged researchers, and various offices across campus that we share students, faculty, and programming with.
Our Community-Engaged Teaching and Research team collaborates across campus with many other departments and offices – Boston and beyond. Read more about these partners below.
Community Service & Civic Engagement (CSCE)
The Office of City and Community Engagement (CCE)
Through a variety of initiatives—from volunteer projects, to partnerships with local organizations and city agencies, to programs and events that integrate service and learning—this office serves as the bridge between Northeastern and surrounding communities.
The Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR)
The Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR) inspires, equips, and connects learners, educators, and scholars to design, integrate, and research learning across experiences.
CATLR provides a broad range of opportunities for all Northeastern educators, including faculty, co-curricular educators/staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to deepen their practice in ways that enhance student learning–through workshops, consultations, research, customized programming, assessment, and the development of new, innovative models for learning and education.
They promote educational principles and practices that value diversity and intentionally foster inclusive learning environments.
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URF)
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, along with other offices and programs on campus, support students through workshops, mentoring, and consultation on applications for distinguished fellowships and advanced study; funding through the university-wide Project-Based Exploration for the Advancement of Knowledge, or PEAK Experiences Awards; and much more.
Research Development empowers world class researchers through facilitation and partnership to solve global challenges and amplify the impact of the Northeastern University research enterprise.
The Global Experience Office (GEO)
The Global Experience Office provides transformative global experiences for learners at all levels. Leveraging strategic partnerships across the university and around the world, they design, support, and administer innovative global opportunities that: promote learner mobility; create diverse, inclusive, and equitable global networks and communities; and foster global learning and intercultural competence, with a focus on ethical local and global impact.
The University Honors Program enriches the Northeastern experience for curious students who are eager to immerse themselves in our rigorous, interdisciplinary, experiential, and student-driven approach to learning. A number of Honors seminars incorporate community-engaged components each semester.
The Center for Intercultural Engagement (CIE) and Social Justice Resource Center (SJRC)
The CIE & SJRC are justice-oriented and welcoming spaces on campus that work to build socially conscious communities across difference. They host engaging programs and dialogues, affinity groups, and promote opportunities for intersectional identity development through a lens of social justice.
Northeastern has made a commitment to foster inclusion on campus, and the CIE & SJRC are two spaces within the university that seek to achieve this goal.
They transform the way Northeastern learners study, live and work with people who are different than themselves and learn how to navigate systems that don’t always address their needs.
Social Impact Lab (SIL)
The Social Impact Lab prepares students for lives of purpose as ethical and effective citizen-leaders and social change agents.
Library / Archives
The Northeastern University Historical Collections include the historical records and publications of Northeastern University – its colleges, centers, and administrative units. Special Collections preserves the history of Boston’s social movements, including civil and political rights, immigrant rights, homelessness, and urban and environmental justice. The records document the history of Boston’s African American, Chinese, LGBTQ, Latino and other communities, as well as Boston’s public infrastructure, neighborhoods, and natural environments.
The Digital Integration Teaching Initiative (DITI)
The Digital Integration Teaching Initiative (DITI) collaborates with faculty across the CSSH disciplines to introduce students to digital methods and skills at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Media Studios Organization (MSO)
The mission of the Northeastern University College of Arts, Media, and Design Media Studios Organization is to curate tools and technologies, provide technical guidance, develop and teach workshops, build digital literacies, test and develop improved workflows, and oversee spaces for experiential learning and collaboration, to support exploration and innovation in communication, design, and the arts.
Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI)
The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) seeks to spur original, cutting-edge research in the greater Boston area that both advances urban scholarship and improves public policy and practice.
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs (SPPUA)
The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs prepares leaders to address complex problems, serve communities, and build a just, sustainable, and resilient world. They are nationally and internationally recognized for excellence and innovation in policy-oriented education, applied research, and engagement.
Mills College at Northeastern
Mills College and Northeastern University have merged to create something unique in higher education: a bicoastal university for undergraduate and graduate learning. The college leverages Mills’ strengths in equity, social justice, and leadership by women and nonbinary people, and Northeastern’s mission in diverse and inclusive global experiential learning and research.
Mills College at Northeastern and the Mills Institute operate on the Mills Oakland campus, which is ideally located to provide students with a range of opportunities for personal and professional growth and development in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S.
University Decision Support (Institutional Research)
University Decision Support provides timely information and analysis to both the Northeastern community and to external entities to enable evidence‐driven decision making and planning. It is a university‐wide source of information, expertise, and guidance for data consumers throughout the University.
City to City Impact Engine
City to City (C2C) will respond to real-world policy problems and create societal impact through a fundamental shift in the way community-engaged research is conducted. This Impact Accelerator will identify specific problems in the public policy realm and deploy Impact Engines to address those identified issues. This impact engine will have multiple collaborations with our current CETR infrastructure, as well as propel forward other ideas and resources for stakeholders.
Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
The Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, which is housed in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, is equally committed to producing state-of-the-art applied research and implementing effective policies and practices based on that research.
The Center’s collaborative research and problem-solving model uses powerful data analysis, multidisciplinary research and evaluation techniques, and a policy-driven perspective to address critical challenges facing urban areas. Our goal is to integrate thought and action to achieve social justice through collaborative data-driven analysis and practice. We prepare emerging practitioners and academicians to transcend the mysteries and frustrations of successful urban policy-making.