The following is a letter of support from President Gloria J. Gibson.

At Northeastern, we seek to create an environment where we all feel welcomed, respected and valued. During this academic year, Northeastern will undertake a vital and relevant climate assessment. This assessment will help us make a difference in Northeastern’s future, make positive, lasting changes and help create a more inclusive campus. To ensure full transparency and to provide a more complete perspective, we have contracted with Rankin & Associates Consulting to assist in leading this effort. Rankin & Associates have conducted more than 200 campus climate assessment projects during the last 20 years.

A team from Rankin & Associates will be working with a committee of Northeastern students, staff and faculty to develop and implement the assessment. The results will better enable us to both develop programs and policies that will increase inclusivity in areas that are shown to be problematic and enhance and replicate programs and policies in areas that are shown to be successfully meeting the needs of the community. We have created a Climate Project Website to provide information on the project process and results.

I hope that you will join me in supporting this important project.


Gloria J. Gibson, Ph.D.