Center for Intercultural Engagement

About CIE

Exploring and appreciating the complexity of individual identity.

Mission Statement

The CIE & SJRC are justice-oriented and welcoming spaces that foster a sense of belonging for all students at Northeastern by centering historically marginalized individuals and communities. We do this by hosting student-centered workshops, programs, and discourse to affirm learners and build access to community care. We also promote opportunities for intersectional identity development through a lens of social justice.

The CIE works to build socially conscious communities across difference. We host engaging student-led programs and student-facing DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) learning opportunities to foster a sense of belonging and promote opportunities for intersectional identity development.

The SJRC is a hub of innovative, justice-minded leadership and social action on campus. This work is done through coalition building, developing and maintaining strategic partnerships, and creating a space where collective student voices are elevated.

Our Goals:

  • Create and hold space for all learners within the global network to explore their intersectional identities, develop self-awareness, and foster a sense of belonging.
  • Implement trainings, consultations, and dialogues to support learners, staff, and faculty in developing the skills needed to build authentic relationships across difference.
  • Provide resources for learners to understand their role in social action, activism, and civic engagement.
  • Encourage community and coalition building across Northeastern’s global network.

Meet Our Team

Values Statement

The CIE-SJRC’s work is student centered—rooted in radical love, generosity, connection and transparency. We honor the complexity of intersectionality and difference through knowing, learning & being. With an exploratory lens, we anchor grace, growth and authenticity in our work toward youth advocacy and action-oriented development.