PhD Network

A Roadmap to Guide Graduate Students to University Resources

Northeastern is committed to providing graduate students with a stimulating and safe educational environment.  Students pursuing research degrees, such as the PhD, spend much of their education in their research groups and with their research advisors.

Resources are available to support Northeastern graduate students as they navigate their research groups, academics, professional development and wellness needs. Following is a roadmap to resources available to graduate students.  Refer to the PhD Network Resources Page for additional resources and information. The Graduate Resource Summary is a pamphlet available from the PhD Network for distribution.

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Do you have a question related to where to go for a particular situation?

Refer to the topics below as a guide to university offices and policies.

Northeastern University policies are accessible on web at and includes the following policies:

The University will not tolerate retaliation against a person who makes a complaint. Concerns about retaliation should be directed to the Office for University Equity and Compliance for matters related to discrimination impacting a protected class, to the relevant academic dean’s office for matters related to academics, or to the Office for Graduate Education Administration and the PhD Network.

Question about:Contact:
Confidential guidance and coaching about how to navigate a situation or difficult conversationGraduate Ombuds: Dr. Kimberly Wong can be reached at [email protected] or 617-373-6904 (office)/617-545-7989 (cell).
Discriminatory action(s) based on gender, age or raceOffice for University Equity and Compliance
Difficulties with advisor or lab group, activities not related to research or assistantship, clarity in responsibilitiesAcademic unit including the Chair’s and Dean’s Office; Contact: Dept. Chair or Assoc. Dean for Graduate Affairs
Appeal of an academic decision such as a final exam or qualifying exam gradeAcademic appeals process available through the Graduate Catalog. Spans steps from informal resolution to the Faculty Senate Graduate Appeals Committee.
Concerns about potential retaliation due to a complaintDean of college; if not resolved, Office for Graduate Education  Administration and the PhD Network
Question about:Contact:
Academic integrityOffice for Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
Guidance for educators and future faculty preparationCenter for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research, also known as CATLR
Preparation for careers beyond academiaEmployer Engagement & Career Design
Travel fundingPhD Students via the PhD Network

Non-PhD Students through the Graduate Student Government

Writing support servicesWriting Center
Question about:Contact:
Student visas and general immigration questionsOffice for Global Services also known as OGS
Engaging in student groupsStudent organizations
Engaging in cultural centersCultural centers
English language courses & other resourcesGlobal Student Success
Question about:Contact:
Billing, student accounts, financial aid, and tuitionSee the Student Financial Services Portal or submit a SFS Inquiry Form
Your graduate student fundingSubmit a Graduate Student Funding Questions Form
Money management and financial responsibilityCenter for Student Financial Independence
PhD funding support, duration, terms, responsibilitiesAdvisor, Dept. Chair, Grad Office, Assoc. Dean / Dean
Opportunities for external fellowshipsPhD Network site
Child and elder careSubsidized care through Contact
Health insurance[email protected]
Health, general wellness resources and mental health[email protected]
Question about:Contact:
Crises that requires immediate attention[email protected]
Immediate health & / or safety emergenciesOn-campus NUPD

  • 617.373.3333 – emergency
  • 617.373.2121 – non-emergency

Off-campus: 911

Night time travel to and from campusRed-Eye Shuttle: 617.373.2121
AdditionalSee the PhD Network Resources

All students are welcome to contact the offices above directly.  Students may also reach out to the Office for Graduate Education Administration and the PhD Network at 617-373-5828 or Sara Wadia-Fascetti, Vice Provost for the PhD Network via the form below:

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