Diversity & Inclusion

Globally minded, culturally diverse

We are committed to fostering a deeply rich, inclusive, and diverse culture in order to promote Northeastern University’s dedication to equal opportunity, learning and development, and social justice for our global community.

With diversity of thought and experience embedded in our ethos, Human Resources actively and continuously works to reimagine how the university’s commitments to this priority live out within our global community.

We set the stage for our faculty and staff to experience inclusive and equitable engagement at all phases of the employee lifecycle and seek out innovative ways to promote an open and supportive environment at every turn.

Our work is ever-evolving, centered in the idea that diversity of cultures and celebration of the unique and dynamic individuals within are the vital forces behind the work we do as a learning community every day.

Our office works closely with the Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion to enhance our diversity efforts within our hiring processes and program development while fostering an inclusive environment.

Building a richer community for all

As part of Northeastern’s 2025 Academic Plan, we’re renewing and strengthening efforts to increase diversity and representation within our faculty and staff, improve accountability across the university, create more community engagement, promote the advancement of people of color, institute anti-racism training, and more.

Find out more about the President’s Action Plan or one of our many faculty and staff Affinity Groups.

For more information about diversity and inclusion at Northeastern, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.

I am part Native American and my wife is Native American, and we’ve participated in powwows out west. Celebrating our culture and spending quality time together is very important for our family.

Michael Davis
Director of Public Safety

I love the spirit of the people here. The qualities of their work hearts and minds, and the vocational passion they bring to their work and community.

Alexander Levering Kern
Executive Director of the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service