Wellness & Life

Helping you live your best life

Northeastern University offers faculty and staff access to a variety of programs and resources, on and off campus, that help inspire you to be your best self. Whether you’re managing a difficult personal situation or looking for reliable childcare, our work-life benefits are here to support you and your family through every stage of life.

Life Insurance and Disability Coverage

Sometimes circumstances can impact your ability to do work. If that happens, the Northeastern Disability Program can help protect you financially.

Northeastern also provides you with Basic Life Insurance at no cost to you, though you may purchase additional coverage for yourself, your partner, or your children.


Family Care Resources

U.S.-based, benefits-eligible faculty and staff have access to a nationwide network of child, elder, and service providers through

In Boston, faculty and staff looking for quality early childhood education and care receive priority status at The Russell J. Call Children’s Center.

Leaves of Absence

If you find yourself needing to take a leave of absence, either to care for yourself or a member of the family, you can apply for our Paid Leave Program.

Navigating Life’s Challenges

When you or your family need help with work or life issues, we provide access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), New Directions, which offers support and guidance through life’s challenges.

Healthy You Program

Healthy You is a series of programs to help you understand, improve, and maintain your health. It features opportunities, including walking programs, exercise classes, educational programs, and more.

As part of Healthy You, Northeastern also offers wellness programs to help you reach and maintain your health goals, and the opportunity to earn up to $400 per year with Virgin Pulse.

Campus Recreation

For a modest fee, Boston faculty and staff can access the Marino Recreation Center on campus, among other amenities.

Voluntary Benefits

Your status as a member of the Northeastern community gives you access to several optional benefits, including legal consultation, mortgages, and home, auto, and rent insurance.