Our Campus Collaborations

Our team collaborates across our campus network with many other departments and offices in Boston and beyond. Learn about these collaborations below.

Community-Engaged Teaching & Research (CETR)

Our “sister office” on campus, we collaborate frequently to meet the needs of our local community partners. Formerly housed together as ‘the Center of Community Service’ we work closely to develop student leaders, meet the needs of community partners, and build connections between Northeastern and our campus community.  

Northeastern Faculty members who are interested in collaborating with community-based organizations in their teaching and research can receive support through the Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) team. 

CETR supports faculty through the design and implementation of a service-learning course, including by supplying teaching assistants for these courses and helping to identify and confirm community partner organizations. Learn more below

City & Community Engagement (CCE)

Housed in CCE until July 2021, we work closely with our colleagues to support their Community Advisory Boardannual community grants, and to connect students and staff with community engagement opportunities 

Student Orientation & Family Programs

Our team participates in all student orientations and family programs. We encourage all new students to stop by and learn about our work. We also engage orientation leaders in our work through presentations and service projects as part of their annual training.

Cultural & Spiritual Life

CSCE values the wide array of identities of individuals and groups across our campus and in our communities. We collaborate with our cultural centers to ensure all students and staff have opportunities to engage in the community, and to support our community partner’s interest in collaborating with identity-specific groups. Some examples include: 

  • Participating annually in Peace & Social Justice Week, led by the Social Justice Resource Center & Center for Intercultural Engagement 
  • Training and connecting the Ujima Global Leaders in the African American Institute with community engagement opportunities  
  • Recruiting & retaining staff members from our cultural centers to participate in our Voter Engagement Coalition 

Residential Life

We support education and community building in residence halls by supporting Residence Directors and Resident Assistants in creating community engagement volunteer opportunities, trainings, and presentations. Our staff regularly serve as liaisons for community-focused Living Learning communities.

Honors Program

We support the Honors Program annually in a variety of ways. Some examples include: 

  • Training Honors 1102 instructors to lead Boston-based Community Walks 
  • CSCE staff serve as the first-year Community Service Living Learning Community Liasion 
  • Collaborate with staff to ensure Honors students can participate in CSCE programs including ACES Welcome Week and Alternative Spring Break

Pre-Med and Pre-Health Advising

Meaningful engagement in the community is critical in applying for pre-med and pre-health careers. CSCE collaborates with the pre-health team to: 

  • Present at their annual Pre-Health meetings for first year students 
  • Present at their annual Health Professions Conference 
  • Organize community walks for pre-health students 
  • Advertise volunteer and community-engagement opportunities geared toward pre-health and pre-med students  

Employer Engagement & Career Design

Community engagement experiences can be vital in career and resume development. We collaborate with employer engagement and career design to co-lead workshops and to promote paid and unpaid positions with local nonprofits, schools, and government agencies.

Undergraduate Research & Fellowships

We encourage students to apply to public service fellowships such as the Truman Foundation Fellowship, and serve as fellowship advisors and selection committee members.

Burnes Center for Social Change

Founded in 2021, the Burnes Center is supporting social change work across the Northeastern network and across the world. CSCE partners with the Burnes Center to support the development of city impact strategies and to support the development of co-op experiences that have a social impact.

Opportunity Scholars & Outreach Programs (OSOP)

We encourage Boston and Torch scholars to engage in their local communities, a pillar of their scholarships. We regularly serve on the Torch Scholarship Selection Committee


We collaborate with NU-RES in applying for and managing our two AmeriCorps funding grants.

Contact Us

Hilary Sullivan

Director, Community Service & Civic Engagement

Email: h.sullivan@northeastern.edu
Phone: +1 617 373 5838

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