Below is a sampling of current offerings at Northeastern that relate to or revolve around Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. For a full list of the club offerings, click here.
The Feminist Student Organization
The Feminist Student Organization (FSO) is designed to encourage the empowerment of women and the LGBTQ community on campus. We strive to create an equitable and positive university environment for all students by creating awareness of women’s, gender and sexuality issues through various activities.
The Women’s March in Washington, DC, January 2017. The Feminist Student Organization attended with a large group of students.
Big Sister Boston
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston ignites girls’ passion and power to succeed through positive mentoring relationships with women and enrichment programs that support girls’ healthy development. Big Sister Boston Collegiate Chapter empowers students to become leaders at their colleges and universities facilitating on-campus engagement opportunities, planning fundraising and recruitment events, and by discussing content that relates to women and girls’ interests.
Big Sister Boston Northeastern tabling at a campus fair.
Girls’ LEAP (Lifetime Empowerment & Awareness Program)
Girls’ LEAP (Lifetime Empowerment & Awareness Program) is a safety and self-defense skills program which combines both Physical Self-Defense Skills and Reflective Skills. We teach girls, ages 8-18, in the Greater Boston area, by partnering with local organizations and agencies. Girls’ LEAP programs are taught by teams of adult women, college-aged women and teens. All programs occur in partnership with a community based organizations throughout Greater Boston. Learn more about the program here.
Northeastern University American Medical Women’s Association
The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health.
Northeastern University Science Club for Girls
Our mission is to increase the self confidence and science literacy of K-12th grade girls belonging to groups that are underrepresented in the sciences, through free, after school programs that provide experiential learning, mentorship, and leadership opportunities.
Northeastern University Women in Technology
A special interest group that supports women who study or are interested in Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University.
NU Pride is an community and safe space for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, and others (LGBTQA+) on the Northeastern Campus. Events are geared towards education and connection between members of the spectrum of sexual and gender orientation expression. This alliance empowers all members of the LGBTQA+ community and their allies to thrive as individuals and to meet other students within the community.
NUPride at Boston Pride 2017
NU SHARE (Sexual Health, Advocacy, Resources, and Education)
NU SHARE is a Planned Parenthood affiliated student organization that advocates for and educates about reproductive and sexual health. SHARE discusses and organizes around many topics including HIV/STI prevention and testing, birth control options and access, sexual assault awareness, sexuality and gender identity, and comprehensive pregnancy options.
A student tables for NU SHARE at a campus activities fair
Peer Health Exchange
Peer Health Exchange gives teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education. Our vision is that, one day, all teens will have the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. Peer Health Exchange is a national non-profit organization that has offices in six different cities, including Boston, New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, and Los Angeles. Currently, Peer Health Exchange has twenty four college sites that it works with to recruit, select, and train college students to become health educators. In Boston, Peer Health Exchange is located at Boston University, Tufts University, and Harvard University along with our chapter at Northeastern University.
Peer Health Exchange members
Progressive Student Alliance
The Progressive Student Alliance is a group dedicated to promoting social justice at Northeastern University and its surrounding community. Through education and direct action we strive to bring about sustainable and fair change.
The Progressive Student Alliance and workers together after a demonstration
The Queer Caucus (email inquiries)
The Northeastern University School of Law Queer Caucus (QC) is a student-run organization dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender non-conforming, non-binary, asexual, genderqueer, intersex, pansexual, and questioning students, staff, and faculty at NUSL while mobilizing around issues of injustice and oppression. Queer Caucus seeks to maintain Northeastern University’s position as the “queerest law school in the nation.”
Sexual Assault Response Coalition
A student group dedicated to bringing better, survivor-centered resources to campus to ensure the complete safety and health of all Northeastern students. SARC seeks to make Northeastern University a safer space for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence by defending and advocating for their rights.
Society of Women Engineers
Mission: “The Society of Women Engineers stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.”
Strong Women, Strong Girls
Strong Women Strong Girls at Northeastern University is a group of college women committed to supporting positive social change by working to create cycles of mutual empowerment for girls and women. Through mentoring relationships and after-school programs, we hope to build leadership skills and self-confidence in young girls. SWSG strives to support the professional and personal growth of our college women.
The Women’s Law Caucus (email inquiries)
The Women’s Law Caucus (WLC) is a group at NUSL focused on creating a support system that empowers women in the legal profession. Men are also encouraged to join this group and are welcome at our meetings, events and discussions.