The Cultural Life Education Team is a group of Student Life staff who are Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging facilitators and wellness specialists that help meet the need for identity-based care and DEIB education across Northeastern’s Global Network.
- Introduction to Intersectionality, Interdependence, and Collective Liberation
- Power, Privilege, and Oppression
- Microaggressions and Bias
- Tackling Imposter Syndrome
- Trauma-Informed Difficult Conversations
- Allyship and Bystander Intervention
- Intercultural Communication
- Fostering Anti-Racism in your Organization
- Unlearning Ableism
- Unlearning Xenophobia
- LGBTQIA+ Allyship Training
- Belonging for First-Generation Undocumented and Low-Income Students
- Strategies for being a Social Justice-Minded Volunteer
- Creating Change 101
- Social Identity 101
- Intercultural Empathy
- Student organizations or student leaders seeking to be more inclusive and hold a social-justice mindset.
- Academic departments and student support centers assisting students at various intersections of identity.
- Faculty seeking guidance or consultation on how to create a more inclusive classroom environment.
- Collectives interested in building leadership skills rooted in intercultural communication and creating authentic relationships across difference.
We work to develop a community for educators on campus who focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. This team helps meet the demand for DEIB education across the Northeastern global network. Due to increasing demand for DEIB-related training, the Cultural Life Education Team was formulated in 2019 by the former Director of the Center for Intercultural Engagement, Karin Firoza. This team has developed a cohort of strong intercultural and critically conscious educators on campus. These educators operate as trainers, presenters, facilitators, consultants, active listeners, connectors, and resources for Northeastern learners.
The Cultural Life Education team provides a series of opportunities that are designed to expand the skill level of Northeastern learners regarding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We accept ad hoc training requests with the following objectives for Northeastern students:
- Critically reflect on their multiple identities and confront their social positioning within the systems we navigate.
- Expand foundational intercultural engagement skills and an understanding of a social-justice framework to engage authentically across difference with Northeastern community members and work toward systems change.
- Develop a social justice and identity-conscious lens and adopt justice-oriented values.
The Cultural Life Education team includes a group of trained facilitators that help meet student-facing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging training and consultation requests.
Facilitators & Consultants
These facilitators meet the DEIB training and consultation requests for the Cultural Life Education team.
Departmental & Campus Advisors
Advisors are available to answer questions about DEIB efforts happening across the global network on a campus or location where students are studying. Please reach out to these advisors with questions, concerns, or challenges you might be facing related to identity and belonging.
The Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern provides prevention and education services on the topics of alcohol and other drugs, sexual violence, and sexual health. We seek to provide supportive, accessible and non-judgmental services to students as well as to engage our community on wellness-related topics.
Navigate to the “Departmental and Campus Advisors” section to find Wellness Program Specialists (WPS) at Northeastern. The WPS serves as the network campuses’ main contact person to support students in their health and well-being. Specialist can connect students with appropriate support in all areas of wellness and provides proactive programming. The role is not that of a counsellor or mental health professional, but as a navigator and liaison to available resources.
Cultural & Spiritual Life hosts several Months and Weeks, or Signature Events, dedicated to a multitude of identities throughout each year. Celebrating our heritages, histories, and all the intricacies of our most authentic selves are crucial pieces of Building Understanding, Educating Across Difference, and Empowering One Another.
Northeastern has a variety of resources available across the global network for students who identify as First-Gen, Undocumented, and/or Low-Income. The CIE has created a FUNL Canvas course to help learners find these resources when needed. If you are looking for resources specific to the FUNL experience, you can enroll in this Canvas Course.
If you are interested in being connected to fellow students who have similar interests or similar social identities, please reach out to any of the Cultural & Spiritual Life offices to find a student organization that is a good fit!
We Care is an extended network of support services that provides help and encouragement to Northeastern students who are experiencing unexpected challenges in their personal or academic life, to embolden them so they can succeed. We Care is available to all Northeastern University students, wherever they are studying.
University Health and Counseling Services offers a variety of groups each term in an effort to support your varying needs. We are happy to help you find the best fit for you. All groups provide a nonjudgmental and confidential space in which to learn as well as to receive and offer support. You’ll explore different perspectives and new ways of coping. Groups are a brave space for personal connection and personal growth.
Northeastern’s one-on-one Spiritual Advising sessions are available to all members of the student community. In a one-on-one meeting, Spiritual Advisors (SAs) offer assistance and support for a wide range of spiritual and personal needs. You can schedule a spiritual advising meeting here!