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 phd.northeastern.edu/network/resources 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.
|Confidential guidance and coaching about how to navigate a situation or difficult conversation||Graduate 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 race||Office for University Equity and Compliance|
|Difficulties with advisor or lab group, activities not related to research or assistantship, clarity in responsibilities||Academic 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 grade||Academic 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 complaint||Dean of college; if not resolved, Office for Graduate Education Administration and the PhD Network|
|Academic integrity||Office for Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution|
|Guidance for educators and future faculty preparation||Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research, also known as CATLR|
|Preparation for careers beyond academia||Employer Engagement & Career Design|
|Travel funding||PhD Students via the PhD Network|
Non-PhD Students through the Graduate Student Government
|Writing support services||Writing Center|
|Invoice & other financial matters including financial aid||[email protected]|
|Stipend processing matters including status of direct deposit||Office of Student Employment, Graduate Assistantships, & Fellowships|
|Money management and financial responsibility||Center for Student Financial Independence|
|PhD funding support, duration, terms, responsibilities||Advisor, Dept. Chair, Grad Office, Assoc. Dean / Dean|
|Opportunities for external fellowships||PhD Network site|
|Child and elder care||Subsidized care through care.com: Contact|
|Health insurance||[email protected]|
|Health, general wellness resources and mental health||[email protected]|
|Crises that requires immediate attention||[email protected]|
|Immediate health & / or safety emergencies||On-campus NUPD|
|Night time travel to and from campus||Red-Eye Shuttle: 617.373.2121|
|Additional||See 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: