The following list of organizations 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. FSO provides a gathering place where students can find support and discuss concerns. The Feminist Student Organization co-sponsors programs such as “Take Back the Night” and the “Annual Day of Silence” and collaborates with several other student organizations on campus including NUPride and Students for Choice.
The American Constitution Society (email inquiries)
The American Constitution Society (ACS) is dedicated to “shaping debate, building networks, and making a difference. ACS is the nation’s leading progressive legal organization, with over 200 student and lawyer chapters in almost every state and on most law school campuses. Originally formed as the progressive response after the Supreme Court’s Bush v. Gore decision, ACS was founded on the principle that the law should be a force to improve the lives of all people.
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’s Physical Skills techniques maximize girls’ options and help girls to make safe decisions in spite of fear. The Self-Reflective skills strengthen girls’ ability to say “no” in difficult situations, to create safe and constructive boundaries, and to identify and trust their own feelings. 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. This Teaching Woman chapter serves to provide our Teaching Women with the curriculum knowledge, professional development skills, and reflection skills necessary to teach in our programs.
Her Campus Northeastern University Online Magazine
Her Campus Northeastern is a branch of the online magazine Her Campus, a website founded in 2009 that is written entirely by college women, for college women. HC NU produces weekly stories about happenings on campus and in Boston, posts photos and provides relevant information to the community of women at Northeastern University. This organization is a great way to have a voice on campus as well as meet new people. Through HCNU, members get a chance to participate in community, women – empowering, and fun social events with each other and members of the other Boston chapters.
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.
NU SHARE (Sexual Health, Advocacy, Resources, and Education)
NU Share is a club dedicated to learning more about reproductive justice and sexual health. Meetings are Mondays at 7pm in the Social Justice Resource Center in the basement of 106 St. Stephen Street.
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.
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 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. QC seeks to offer a welcoming space for queer individuals to connect with other queer students while mobilizing around issues of injustice and oppression. We seek to affirm and support our members who are people of color, as well as our members with disabilities. Through educational programming and campus visibility, Queer Caucus seeks to maintain Northeastern University’s position as the “queerest law school in the nation.”
Society of Women Engineers
SWE Objectives: -To inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the public in general of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them. -To assist women engineers in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement. -To serve as a center of information on women in engineering. -To encourage women engineers to attain high levels of educational and professional achievement. SWE 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 for girls 3rd-5th grade, we hope to build leadership skills and self-confidence in young girls so that they are ready to become the strong women of tomorrow. SWSG also strives to support the professional and personal growth of our college women. Our chapter is overflowing with leadership opportunities, amazing events, and great friendships.
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. The Women’s Law Caucus holds meetings, hosts events and discusses important women’s issues. Additionally, the WLC maintains a mentorship program where 1Ls who are interested in having a mentor get paired up with 2Ls or 3Ls, who can give advice or just be a resource to chat with you about law school and any questions that may arise.