STUDENT LIFE YOUR GUIDE TO GETTING INVOLVED AT NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 2012-2013
TIPS ON HOW TO
MAKE YOUR MARK VISIT NORTHEASTERN.EDU/STUDENTACTIVITIES TO BEGIN. HERE YOU CAN FIND AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MORE THAN 325 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS WE HAVE ON CAMPUS.
+ Attend the Activities Fairs in September and January to meet members of clubs and learn more about how to get involved.
+ Participate in Welcome Week events, and other signature events throughout the year.
+ Watch for fliers, posters and plasma TV screens advertising group events. You can also check out when your favorite group meets on the Campus Activities website under the Student Organizations tab.
+ Look into lending your creative talents to one of NU’s many student media outlets—contribute an article, or host a radio or TV show.
+ Visit student organization offices in the Curry Student Center. The Council for University Programs (second floor) and the Student Government Association (third floor) offices are great places to start!
+ Attend information sessions on joining fraternities or sororities.
+ Register for free leadership retreats, seminars, conferences and skill building sessions.
Letter from the Directors FOLLOW CAMPUS ACTIVITIES ON TWITTER @434CSC.
CONNECT WITH STUDENT LIFE @ NORTHEASTERN
Dear Northeastern Students: We are honored that you have chosen to learn more about the services within the Curry Student Center. The opportunities offered to students within the Student Center are numerous, with no shortage of places to eat, study, meet, laugh and develop leadership skills. You are about to experience one of the most exciting times in your life. The upcoming years will be filled with new people, new experiences and many memorable moments. College is a time to not only study and experience global leadership, but also to discover more about yourself. Participation in student organizations can give you the opportunity to:
Join our online community of students and student organizations by using OrgSync!
• Go beyond the classroom and express yourself
Using the system will allow you to:
• Become a better decision-maker
• Browse the event calendar
• Learn about yourself and others
• L earn more about available student organizations
• Emerge as a better leader
• Further your education • Develop new interests
• Stay up to date on news and events
• Meet people with backgrounds different than yours
• And much more!
• Create relationships that will impact the rest of your life
TO LOG ON, GO TO ORGSYNC.COM/LOGIN 1. CLICK the green bar to sign in with your Campus ID 2. LOG IN using your myNEU credentials 3. SET-UP your profile 4. JOIN organizations by clicking “Browse Organizations”
Be sure to check out Student Life signature events, and stop by Activities Fairs to meet some of the more than 325 organizations that would welcome your involvement. Opportunities abound here at Northeastern and within the Curry Student Center – so please stop by one of our offices located in 434 Curry Student Center to begin your journey!
Director of Campus Activities
Director of Fraternity/Sorority Life & Student Leadership
+ Talk to a staff member about involvement opportunities. OPPOSITE PAGE PHOTO COURTESY OF KUNAPOT POONTASTARN, ’12
CURRY STUDENT CENTER DIRECTORY
Curry Student Center
Here are just some of the resources you can find on each floor of the Curry Student Center.
Fraternity/Sorority Life & Student Leadership
The John A. and Marcia E. Curry Student Center is the crossroads for community life at Northeastern University, serving all members of the University in a celebration of diversity and student life. The Student Center serves as the epicenter of the NU campus. It is a place where you can get involved in the life of the University through programs, activities and leadership.
Scheduling and Event Management Campus Activities Office Student Activities Business Office
The Curry Student Center offers opportunities for students to relax with friends in afterHOURS, shop for gifts in the bookstore, study quietly in the Indoor Quad or catch a meal between classes in the food court. Each floor of the Curry Student Center offers something new to do. Keep a watch out for the plasma screens throughout the building that advertise upcoming events!
Curry Student Center Operations/Building Manager
STUDENT LIFE SIGNATURE EVENTS (subject to change)
LGBTQA Resource Center McLeod Suites
For more information, visit the campus calendar through the student portal at myneu.neu.edu. SEPTEMBER
AAI Kwanzaa Celebration
Advisor and Organization Match
Night @ the Student Center Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Volunteer Fair Welcome Week
OCTOBER Alcohol Week Homecoming Week Interfraternity Council Recruitment NU Service Day OUTober (Pride Month)/ National Coming Out Day
JANUARY Fraternity/Sorority Summit Fraternity/Sorority Recruitment MLK Convocation Winter Activities Fair and Carnival
Relay for Life
Meeting Rooms (floors 2 through 4)
Spring Break Greek Week
Student Organization Resource Room
APRIL Advisor Appreciation Reception 100 Most Influential Seniors Reception
Asian-American Heritage Week
Student Life Awards
Email stations (ground and first floor) Game Room
Virtual Meeting Station Center of Community Service
Student Employment Office
Gallery360 (Ell Concourse)
Black History Month International Carnevale
President’s Day Broomball Tournament
Winter Wonderland (tree lighting)
Bulletin boards (throughout)
Apartment Hunting Fair
Mardi Gras Celebration
Student Organization Offices (throughout)
Student Organization Suite
MLK Day of Service
Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Spiritual Wellness Week
Off-Campus Student Services
Alternative Spring Break
Hispanic Heritage Month Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment
Educational Opportunity Scholarships
Unplugged: Spirituality and Leadership Retreat
MAY Commencement Senior Week Summester events begin
Facilities/Building Services Kigo Kitchen
Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen
ATM Information Desk
On the Go @ Crossroads Market Starbucks Taco Bell West End Eatery
Lost and Found Newspaper Kiosks
n ENTERTAINMENT n FOOD AND BEVER AGES n OFFICES n SERVICES AND VENUES
CURRY STUDENT CENTER
LGBTQA RESOURCE CENTER
+ afterHOURS is your on-campus night club and café. This is the “go-to” place on campus for live music, local and national bands and recording artists, DJ’s, spoken word artists, comedy, drag shows, films and so much more.
+ There is never a cover charge at afterHOURS, which is open late for your entertainment needs. afterHOURS regularly features student events that are as eclectic and exciting as our students.
+ A venue created by students for students, afterHOURS is a comfortable spot day or night to meet your friends at Starbucks for a latte, watch TV on the big screen or catch your favorite band. Check out the Events Calendar on OrgSync and the Campus Activities webpage to find out what events are coming your way! For more information on the venue, visit northeastern.edu/eventvenues.
+ The art gallery, gracing the concourse connecting the Student Center to Ell Hall, is host to many ground breaking artists and up and coming talent. Gallery360 installations reflect themes important to Northeastern such as global leadership, co-op experiences and international celebrations. Local and national artists showcase their works here for a period of time for Northeastern community members to enjoy for free. Students are also encouraged to showcase their works of art in the Gallery.
+ The Gallery is a great place to rest between classes and take in the tranquility of art and culture. You can learn more about hosting a show, or about upcoming exhibits by visiting northeastern.edu/northeasterncreates.
The game room, located in the Indoor Quad, is a hot spot for student life on campus. Open long hours to accommodate student schedules, the game room is host to digital gaming devices, pool tables, ping pong and other interactive fun! The game room is free to all Northeastern students, so stop by to check it out today!
he LGBTQA Resource Center aspires to create a community that is free from societal issues such as heterosexism and transphobia, by instilling a culture of appreciation, respect and empowerment throughout Northeastern. We initiate and sustain co-curricular programs and services that enrich the holistic development of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning and ally students. Through dialogue and support services, we strive to increase the visibility of and enhance LGBTQA student life on campus.
SELECTION OF ANNUAL PROGRAMS: Pride Mixer (co-sponsored with NU Pride) OUTober (October Pride Month) LGBTQAwards and Rainbow Graduation
The Safe Zone seeks to educate participants on issues faced by LGBTQ individuals and their Allies. A Safe Zone is a physical space, such as an office, that is marked by a Safe Zone sticker this space is a place where individuals of all identities are welcome to express themselves in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment. A Safe Zone is also a state of mind. Individuals who identify as a Safe Zone advocate on behalf of the LGBTQ community by speaking out against homophobia and heterosexism.
The Resource Center is located in 328 Curry Student Center. For more information please visit northeastern.edu/lgbtqa.
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FRATERNITY AND SOROR ITY LIFE
FRATERNAL GOVERNING COUNCILS Interfraternity Council (IFC) Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Panhellenic Council
raternities and sororities are comprised of men and women dedicated to a lifetime bond of brotherhood and sisterhood. Fraternity and sorority life at Northeastern University provides a unique and diverse opportunity. The Northeastern fraternal community is vibrant and consistently prioritizes leadership, scholarship, service, and brotherhood/sisterhood in all that they do. Our organizations create a community where men and women can grow as individuals, while experiencing safe and healthy social, philanthropic and academic endeavors. Individual chapters seek to provide their members opportunities to serve the community, enhance leadership skills and strive for high academic standards. The Fraternity/Sorority Life & Student Leadership office works alongside students, (inter)national offices, and alumni/ae, to support fraternity men and sorority women and provide opportunities that will enhance their college career and life beyond graduation.
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Alpha Delta Phi Alpha Epsilon Pi Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Kappa Sigma Beta Chi Theta Beta Gamma Epsilon Beta Theta Pi Delta Tau Delta (Coming Spring 2013) Iota Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Psi Kappa Sigma Phi Beta Sigma Phi Delta Theta Pi Delta Psi Sigma Beta Rho Sigma Phi Epsilon
RECOGNIZED SORORITIES Alpha Epsilon Phi Alpha Kappa Alpha Delta Phi Epsilon Delta Phi Omega Delta Zeta Kappa Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma Kappa Phi Lambda Sigma Delta Tau Sigma Sigma Sigma For information on joining a fraternity or sorority, please visit northeastern.edu/fsl
EAD 360 is a component of Northeastern’s experiential learning model which uniquely prepares students to lead in a complex global society. Through dynamic programming, Northeastern prepares students to recognize leadership as a collection of diverse experiences and a process of lifelong learning.
The programs offered through LEAD 360 give students the opportunity to discover leadership through multiple perspectives and meet new people who do not live in their residence halls or are not in their academic classes and yet share the common interest of leadership. This enables them to lead in their classes, co-curricular activities, co-ops, and ultimately their careers. BLUEPRINT: FIRST-YEAR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
BLUEPRINT assists first-year students in developing a framework for their leadership paths. In BLUEPRINT, sessions are facilitated by one upperclass student and a faculty member or administrator. Participants attend 8 weekly sessions, lasting 75 minutes each and take part in a team building retreat. This program is great for students who want a springboard for their involvement at the university. WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP
Women’s Leadership is a dynamic program for women in their second year or above. Women’s Leadership provides participants the opportunity to further their leadership skills, discuss women’s issues in the United States and around the globe, and examine characteristics of women in leadership. Women’s Leadership meets eight times over the course of the semester and sessions are facilitated by upperclassmen students. Sessions are 90 minutes each and include activities as well as in depth discussions. There is no cost for undergraduate students to participate in any of the LEAD 360 programs. To learn more about programs offered in LEAD 360 and the Fraternity/Sorority Life & Student Leadership office, please go to northeastern.edu/lead360.
LEADERSHIP RETREATS Retreats are a fantastic way for students to meet new people and experience more. Retreats take place on or off campus and last a few hours or an entire weekend. Some of our past retreats have included: College of Science EMPOWER Fraternity/Sorority Life Pan-Asian American Council School of Pharmacy UNPLUGGED: Spirituality
Join NORTHEASTERN SUPPORTS MORE THAN 325 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS. THE SGA, CUP, STUDENT MEDIA AND OTHERS HAVE THEIR OWN OFFICES, WHILE MANY OTHERS
ARE HOUSED IN STUDENT ORGANIZATION SUITES. USE THE “STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS”
International Relations Council NU College Democrats NU College Republicans Young Americans for Liberty at NU
TAB AT NORTHEASTERN.EDU/STUDENTACTIVITIES TO LEARN MORE!
PRINT & BROADCAST MEDIA ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS American Institute of Architecture Students American Society of Civil Engineers Beta Alpha Psi Biochemistry Club Biology Club CBA Student Council Chi Epsilon Criminal Justice Student Advisory Counsel Economics Graduate Students Association EconPress English Club Entrepreneurs Club Finance and Investment Club Greenline Records Health Science Society of Bouvé College Human Service Organization Institute of Industrial Engineers International Affairs Society International Business Club of Northeastern University Interpreting Club at NU Math Club Minority Association of Pre-health Students National Society of Collegiate Scholars Northeastern Game Development Club NU Actuarial Club NU American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Student Chapter NU Biomedical Engineering Club NU Economics Society NU Future Educators NU History Association NU Institute of Transportation Engineers NU Linguistics Club NU Marine Biology Club NU Marketing Association NU Pre-Dental Association NU Society of Health-System Pharmacy NU Speech Language and Hearing Association NU Student Nurses Association NU’s Film Enthusiast’s Club Professional Skills Club Smart Woman Securities Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society The MIS Club The Political Science Student Association and Pi Sigma Alpha Chapter of NU Women in Business Club
COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Best Buddies Campus Girl Scouts Circle K Drop On Stone Engineers Without Borders Freedom by Design
Generation Citizen Girls’ LEAP Self-Defense Global Brigades Habitat for Humanity Invisible Children LIFT-Boston Northeastern Students4Giving NU American Red Cross NU Science Club for Girls NU Mural Club Peace through Play Strong Women, Strong Girls Youth Action Africa Inc.
ETHNIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS Arab Student Association Armenian Student Association at NU Asian Student Union Cape Verdean Student Association EurAsia Organization German American Association Haitian Student Unity Huskies for Israel Indonesian Student Association Iranian Student Association of NU Japanese Cultural Club Japanese Student Association Korean American Student Association Latin American Student Organization Northeastern African Student Organization Northeastern Black Student Association Northeastern Chinese Cinema Club Northeastern Hellenic Association NU Caribbean Students’ Organization NU Cultural and Language Learning Society NU Italian Culture Society NU Multicultural Organization NU Swahili Club NU Taiwanese Student Association NU Thai Culture Club NU Turkish Student Association Portuguese Culture Club Saudi Arabian Student Organization Students for Justice in Palestine The French Connection UTSAV - South Asian Organization Vietnamese Student Association
GRADUATE ORGANIZATIONS Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Council Chinese Students and Scholars Association College Student Development Association Criminology-Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association English Graduate Student Association Global Potential Northeastern Student Group Graduate Engineering Bridges Graduate Finance & Investment Club
Graduate Marketing Club Graduate Sociology Society Graduate Student Biology Club Graduate Students of Color Association Graduate Supply Chain Management Club Graduate Women in Science and Engineering History Graduate Student Association Huskies Dragon Boaters Korean Graduate Student Association Law and Public Policy Student Association Material Advantage Student Chapter Mathematics Graduate Students Association MBA Connections National Lawyers Guild - NUSL Chapter Northeastern University Science and Engineering Business Club NU Women in MBA Political Science Graduate Association Psychology Department Graduate Student Organization Sanskriti Students Making A Revolutionary Transformation in Society Suzanne B. Greenberg Physician Assistant Student Society Turkish Graduate Students Association
HONOR SOCIETIES Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society Eta Kappa Nu Omega Chi Epsilon Rho Chi Beta Tau Chapter Tau Beta Pi
PERFORMING ARTS ORGANIZATIONS Acting Out Distilled Harmony A Cappella John D. O’Bryant African American Institute Unity Gospel Ensemble Kaliente Dance Group Kinematix Dance Troupe No Limits Dance Crew Nor’easters A Cappella Northeastern Bhangra Team NU Choral Society NU Dance Company NU Symphony Orchestra NU UniSons All Male A Cappella NU Wind Ensemble NU & Improv’d NU Breakers NU Stage Musical Theatre Company Revolve Silver Masque Sinha Capoeira The NU DownBeats Treble on Huntington A Cappella Group
Cauldron Yearbook Her Campus Northeastern NU Political Review NU Science Magazine NUTV Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine Tastemakers Magazine Woof Magazine WRBB 104.9FM Campus Radio
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Academy of Student Pharmacists American Institute of Chemical Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers Black Engineering Student Society IEEE Power and Energy Society at NU Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Lambda Kappa Sigma Music Industry & Entertainment Student Association Northeastern Pharmaceutical Industry Association Northeastern Public Relations Student Society of America Northeastern Supply Chain Management Club NU American Medical Student Association NU Association of Computing Machinery NU Graduate and Professional Entrepreneurship Club NU Mechanical Contractors Association of America NU Pre-Law Society Pharmacy Student Governing Organization Phi Alpha Delta: International Legal Fraternity of NU Frank Palmer Speare Chapter Phi Delta Chi Phi Lambda Sigma Pi Sigma Epsilon Society of Hispanic Professionals & Engineers Society of Women Engineers Student Affiliates in School Psychology Student National Pharmacy Association The Student Osteopathic Medical Association
PROGRAMMING & GOVERNING BOARDS NUnify Council for University Programs Graduate Student Government Resident Student Association Student Government Association
RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL ORGANIZATIONS Agape Christian Fellowship Catholic Student Association Chinese Christian Fellowship
Christian Student Union Evangelical NU Fellowship Forum Hindu Vedic Vision Society Intervarsity Multiethnic Christian Fellowship Islamic Society of NU Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry NU Hillel Sojourn Collegiate Ministry NEU
SPECIAL INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS Anime of NU Athletic Training Club CISters Colleges Against Cancer Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society Downhillers Ski and Snowboard Club Earth and Environmental Science Department Terra Society FACE AIDS – Northeastern Feminist Student Organization GlobeMed Golden Key International Honor Society HAUTE Fashion Health Disparities Student Collaborative Husky Environmental Action Team Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Northeastern Chapter Northeastern Arts and Crafts Club Northeastern Entertainment System Northeastern Undergrad Net Impact NU Chess Club NU Eats NU Emergency Medical Services (Interest Group) NU Go Club NU Huskiers and Outing Club NU Photography Club NU Physical Therapy Club NU Pre-Veterinary Club NU Researchers of Neuroscience NU Right to Life NU Teaching English Language and Literacy Skills NU Transfer Student Organization Northeastern’s Eating and Weight Concerns Project NU Ballroom Dance Club NU Concert Band NU Debate NU Pep Band NU Pride nuSIGNS NUSTAND Oxfam America at NU Progressive Student Alliance Project Nur Senior Class Advisory Board Sigma Alpha Lambda Slow Food NU Student Alumni Association Student Veteran Organization Students for Choice Students for Sensible Drug Policy The Art Collaborative UNICEF at NEU Up ‘til Dawn Wireless Club
The following club sports are offered through Campus Recreation campusrec.neu.edu. For varsity teams, visit gonu.com
CLUB SPORTS Alpine Skiing (M/W) Baseball Basketball (M/W) Cheerleading Field Hockey Cricket Cycling Dance Figure Skating Golf (M) Ice Hockey (M/W) Judo Lacrosse (M/W) Paintball Powerlifting (M/W) Roller Hockey Rugby (M/W) Running Sailing (M/W) Soccer (M/W) Softball Squash (M/W) Swimming (M/W) Synchronized Skating Table Tennis Tennis (M/W) Trap & Skeet Triathlon Ultimate Frisbee (M/W) Volleyball (M/W) Wrestling
(M) Men’s (W) Women’s
Office of Campus Activities and Office of Fraternity/Sorority Life & Student Leadership 434 Curry Student Center Northeastern University Boston, MA 02115