Support Resources for Employees

Support for University Employees

All university employees can file a report (open in new window)with OUEC for allegations of sexual violence or discrimination.

There are also university resources available tailored specifically to employees:


  • The Ombuds Office offers a safe and confidential place for Northeastern University faculty and staff to discuss workplace issues and concerns with a professional whose goal it is to ensure that all members of the university community are treated fairly and equitably.
  • Diane Levin is the university’s ombuds person and can be reached at

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Northeastern has partnered with New Directions to provide a professional, confidential service available to all faculty and staff to help family members resolve personal problems which may affect your health, relationships, or work performance.
  • You can access these services 24/7 via confidential self-referral by calling 800-624-5544 and using Company Code “Northeastern University.”
  • New Directions EAP offers support and guidance through life’s challenges.
  • For NU employees in Canada, find information about Personal Support Canada.

Human Resources (HR)

  • HR is the hub for employee resources including career support, benefit options and explanations, and community builders on and off campus.
  • For more information on health benefits, tuition assistance, paid time off, wellness, retirement, commuting, and more, visit the HR benefits webpage
  • To contact the office, fill out the HR online form
  • You can also login to your HR Service Center using your NU credentials to submit a ticket
Identity-Based Resources

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers many employee groups, supports, and programming. Visit the Faculty and Staff Affinity Groups site for more information for affinity groups for Asian employees, Jewish employees, Latinx employees, LGBTQA+ employees, native & indigenous employees, Black employees, NU Future Leaders (those seeking to develop and strengthen their long-term opportunities), and NU Parents (employees that are also parents/caregivers).

ODEI also offers opportunities for faculty and staff to increase inclusion, belonging, and development. Learn more by visiting the Faculty & Staff Programming site.

Disability Accommodations

 Human Resources Supports:

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Supports:

  • Disability Alliance affinity group that strives to create space for connection and advocacy for university employees who self-identify as having a disability and their allies
Religious Accommodations

“Northeastern respects the religious beliefs of faculty and staff and their desire to observe their accepted religious customs and holy days. The University allows reasonable time off without adjustment to pay to attend religious observances on generally recognized holy days, provided this does not disrupt academic schedules or administrative responsibilities. Northeastern is committed to honoring the religious commitments of all members of our community.”

For more information, see the University Policies on Accommodations for Religious Observance website.

Resources for Pregnant and Parenting Employees

Northeastern has a Policy on Pregnancy and Pregnancy-Related Conditions to ensure that employees are free from discrimination and have reasonable accommodations for equally effective opportunities to participate in employment. Northeastern also has a Policy on Parental Teaching Relief for Full-Time Faculty. Finally, Northeastern has a Policy on Paid Leave Program which includes information for parental leave.

Northeastern Facilities: Supporting Pregnancy in the Workplace is home to information for pregnant employees including lactation spaces, pregnancy accommodations, and more.

Human Resources provides support to parents with Child Care Resources including perks for, a children’s center on Boston’s campus, and information about Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts.

The ODEI is also home to the affinity group NU Parents.

Veteran Resources

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 (988, then press 1), text (838255), or chat online.

Supporting Students

If you are looking for resources to support students, visit our Support for Students page, or visit any of the campus-specific pages for additional information.

Check out our Education page for guidelines on how to help create a safer and more inclusive classroom experience for our transgender and non-binary students.

Mandatory University Reporters

If you’re a mandatory university reporter or are unsure if you are a mandatory university reporter, visit our Support for Mandatory University Reporters page for more information. You can also visit our Infographics page to find useful quick reference guides for mandatory university reports.