Support Resources

for Students

Dean of Students

Dean of Students

Dr. Chong Kim-Wong Northeastern University’s Dean of Students. Her goal is to optimize the student experience. You can reach Dr. Chong Kim-Wong via email at or phone 617-373-8345.

Confidential Resources

Northeastern University has different places where students can go to speak with a confidential resource. These are available to all students on the Boston campus, or elsewhere via email, phone call, or video-chat depending on the capability of each office. Confidential Resources are not required to disclose information about Prohibited Offenses to the OUEC.

Office of Education and Prevention at Northeastern (OPEN)

OPEN provides confidential prevention and education services on the topics of alcohol and other drugs, sexual violence, and sexual health. They seek to provide supportive, accessible and non-judgmental services to students as well as to engage our community on wellness-related topics. OPEN resources and services can be accessed virtually or in person on the Boston campus in 307 and 407 Ell Hall.

Sexual Violence Resource Center (SVRC)

The SVRC through the Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern provides confidential, trauma-informed support services to Northeastern students who have experienced any form of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, domestic/dating violence, and/or stalking. The SVRC staff can facilitate connections for ongoing counseling, medical care, legal services or other resources, discuss reporting options, and/or accompany students through the University investigation and adjudication process. Appointments may be accessed in-person on the Boston campus or virtually. Request an appointment using the SVRC Confidential Appointment Request Form and log in using your Northeastern credentials.

Confidential Resource Advising Services (CRA)

The CRA provides confidential, restorative-informed assistance for Northeastern students who have been accused of any form of sexual violence. Students often utilize CRA services to connect to ongoing counseling or legal services and for advising through the University investigation and adjudication process. Appointments can be accessed virtually. Request an appointment using the CRA Confidential Appointment Request Form and log in using your Northeastern credentials.

Community Consultation

OPEN recognizes that when sexual violence occurs, it often affects people beyond those who were directly harmed or accused. We provide confidential Community Consultation services for Northeastern students and employees looking to respond to incidents, support others, and/or discuss prevention strategies. Appointments may be accessed in-person on the Boston campus or virtually. Request an appointment using the Confidential Appointment Request Form and log in using your Northeastern credentials.

University Health and Counseling Services

University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS)

University Health and Counseling Services are committed to providing confidential medical and mental health care to Northeastern University students. UHCS offers support, information, and response to Mental and Medical Health concerns. UHCS offers Find@Northeastern, a 24/7 mental health support line, at 877-233-9477 (U.S.), 855-229-8797 (Canada), +1.781-457-7777 (International).

Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (CSDS) – Spiritual Advising

Northeastern’s one-on-one Spiritual Advising through CSDS sessions are available to all members of the Northeastern community. In a one-on-one meeting with one of our 25 Spiritual Advisors (or ‘chaplains’), Spiritual Advisors (SAs) offer assistance and support for a wide range of spiritual and personal needs. This includes support, listening, guidance, and resource-sharing. The advisors represent and serve diverse religious, spiritual, and humanist traditions, each bringing their own distinct approach and methods.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – Oakland Specific

CAPS will help guide you to the services that best meet your needs and encourage you to schedule an initial appointment with a CAPS therapist for assessment. CAPS is a confidential resource for NU students on the Oakland campus. This means that members of the CAPS staff are not required to report incidents to the OUEC. Other confidential resources can be found on the Support for Students page.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Resources

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Northeastern’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focuses on creating an inclusive environment within the NU community. This is enacted through the creation of affinity groups, sharing of university and community initiatives, opportunities for learning and development, and distribution of resources. They can be contacted via email at or through the ODEI online form.

LGBTQA Resource Center

The LGBTQA Resource Center provides information, support, community space, programming, and resources to LGBTQIA2S+ and questioning students. Their office can be reached via email at

John D. O’Bryant African American Institute

The African American Institute runs programs, provides services, and is host to Black Student Organizations and National Pan-Hellenic Council. To reach the African American institute, you can email

Asian American Center

The AAC is a resource for the NU community to provide space and to support the experiences of our Asian American students. They can be reached via email at or through the AAC online form.

Latinx Student Cultural Center

The Latinx Student Cultural Center is focused on providing an environment and space that is inclusive and enriching for all. You can book an online call or in-person meeting by filling out the LSCC online form.

Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service

The CSDS offers transformative experiences of spiritual exploration, inter-religious dialogue, and service learning across Northeastern’s global campus network. Fill out the CSDS online form with any questions or concerns.

Center for Intercultural Engagement

The CIE fosters a sense of belonging for all students at Northeastern by centering historically marginalized individuals and communities. You can contact the CIE via email at or through the CIE online form.

Social Justice Resource Center

The SJRC hosts engaging programs, dialogues, and affinity groups to promote opportunities for intersectional identity development through a lens of social justice. Reach out to the SJRC via email at or through the SJRC online form.

Resources for Pregnant and Parenting Students

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act requires Northeastern University to provide reasonable accommodations to faculty, staff, and students with pregnancy-related conditions unless doing so would create an undue hardship, compromise the health and safety of members of the university community, or fundamentally alter the nature of the university’s employment mission.

Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with a pregnancy-related condition in a fair and equitable manner, and in accordance with applicable federal and state law. All individuals who are responsible for the implementation of the university’s mission are required to support the university’s commitment. Students seeking accommodations should contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at 617-373-2675.

UHCS provides judgement free support for students as they navigate decision making for their health and future. This includes Pregnancy Options, Abortion Options, counseling, and other resources on sexual health. UHCS can also help with the application process for Medical Leaves of Absence.

For full time, registered, graduate students, read the Policy on Parental Leave for further guidelines.

Supports for Student Leaders

RESPOND Student Guide

RESPOND: A Student Guide for Responding when Someone Shares they’ve Experienced Sexual Violence (PDF)

The RESPOND strategy can be used when someone has shared that they have experienced sexual violence. The goal is to support the person who has been harmed by ensuring they understand your reporting obligations and walking them through their options.

What to Do: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence as a Student Leader

The What to Do Canvas module focuses on preventing and responding to incidents of sexual violence within student organizations. It is one of many available online modules that OPEN offers.

Military Resources

Northeastern Military Resources

Northeastern University wants military students to experience a more seamless transition to civilian life. To achieve that goal, they offer dedicated military student resources that help ease the change and connect you with industry.

Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS)

CAVS is dedicated to helping you achieve your educational and career aspirations. It is led by Air Force veteran Andy McCarty and aims to eliminate the gap between education and employment by offering resources, programming, and career services.

Student Veterans Organization (SVO)

SVO focuses on uniting veterans in the community and helping them achieve their academic and professional goals. It is run entirely by student veterans. The mission is to advocate for veteran and military-affiliated students by being ambassadors to the university’s administration, providing transition support, career development opportunities, and a community with a social and professional network to ensure the continued success of our members and their families.

Veteran Crisis Line

The Veteran Crisis Line is there to provide you with resources and support. To use these supports, you do NOT need to be enrolled in VA benefits or healthcare. You can call, text, or chat online.

  • Phone: Dial 988, then press 1
  • Text: 838255