Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Jacob Glickel
Submission Date May 28, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Northeastern University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Casey Shetterly
Special Projects - Sustainability
Facilities
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
Yes

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:

Northeastern University prohibits Discrimination and Retaliation on the basis of protected categories. All forms of Discrimination or discriminatory harassment within the university community are unacceptable and will be sanctioned appropriately.
Further, university policy and applicable law prohibit Retaliation against those who, in good faith, bring or cooperate in the investigation of complaints of Discrimination or Retaliation.
https://www.northeastern.edu/policies/pdfs/Policy_on_Equal_Opportunity.pdf#_ga=2.129625676.1725043265.1608061179-1723582847.1592922249


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):

Northeastern's Office for University Equity and Compliance has defined procedures for submitting a complaint and rectifying issues both informally and formally for all members of the University community.

https://www.northeastern.edu/ouec/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/EOComplaintProcedurePOSTEDDec2018-.pdf


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

Comprising students, faculty, staff, and administrators from across Northeastern, the Presidential Council provides input and recommendations for building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable university community. A key focus of the council’s work is to promote scholarship and curricular innovation that advances the cause of racial justice. Efforts are developed at programmatic and department level to support the Presidential Council's goals. Support programs

https://northeastern.edu/diversity/action-plan/
https://northeastern.edu/diversity/initiatives/research-leadership-development-initiative/

https://phd.northeastern.edu/lsamp-stars/


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

The President's Action plan has 9 specific steps to address systemic racism university wide. Specific efforts are being made to increase diversity and representation at all levels and to improve accountability across all departments. To ensure awareness of bias, cultural and racial awareness training is being universally instituted.

https://provost.northeastern.edu/oidi/affinity/


Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:

Northeastern has developed and enhanced numerous programs to support underrepresented groups on campus and provides development tools, immersive experiences, mentoring and opportunity. The University has a strong history of hiring its graduates and help promote their career objectives. One tool is the Strategic Advancement of Rising Scholars (STARS) Fellowship Bridge to the Doctorate program funded by the National Science Foundation.

https://phd.northeastern.edu/lsamp-stars/


Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.