Student Interest Groups

At Northeastern University in Seattle, you can connect with your peers and engage with student leadership accross programs thorugh Student Interest Groups, also known as SIG’s.

What is a SIG?

A Student Interest Group, or SIG, is a group of students who have agreed to come together around a specific topic of interest. They are informal student groups that are started on the Seattle regional campus. 

Current Student Interest Groups

Rainbow NEU Seattle is the queer SIG for Seattle students.  The group promotes diversity, inclusiveness, and safety on the Seattle campus. It will provide and safe and supportive space for queer students and allies to become their best selves. Its mission is to be supportive and fun for queer students and allies.

Contact Heather Fryling at for more information.

Seattle Anti Freeze is a student-led community-building group. The group strives to plan fun and engaging activities on campus and throughout the city of Seattle.  Past activities include ice skating at Kraken Ice Rink, game nights, pool tournaments, basketball games, etc.

Contact: Sundri Lai at  for more information.

The Khoury College Social Club is dedicated to creating a welcoming community for Khoury students to connect, learn, and thrive together. With a variety of engaging events like game nights and outdoor adventures, we provide opportunities to socialize and build lasting friendships. Our aim is to unite students from all disciplines, fostering connections that go beyond the classroom. Join us to unwind, have fun, and make meaningful connections within the Khoury Community. 



The Women in Tech SIG is an academic and social community at Northeastern University Seattle campus. The SIG supports women and allies who are interested in the tech field to expand their knowledge, and to achieve their academic and career goals. The group hosts community events where students can learn from each other, hear from Northeastern’s alumni and industry network, and utilize on-campus resources to support each other both in courses and beyond classrooms.

Contact Peiying Li at for more information.

Leadership SIG is a student organization dedicated to fostering leadership qualities through events and group activities. Leadership is a skill that can be nurtured and developed. Thus, our mission is to empower every individual to build the confidence needed to pursue their desired job and life goals. Our goal is to provide all members with the tools and knowledge necessary to excel as future leaders.

Contact: Shreya Goyal at 


One More Chapter is a book club SIG on the Seattle campus of Northeastern University. We believe in the power of written words and are here to make reading fun while helping students improve their language skills!

Join us and let’s read!

Contact Chenchen Jiang at or Jianjian Liu at for more information.

Meet the SIG Leaders

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Shreya Goyal - NU LEAD


Program of Study: College of Professional Studies, Analytics

Shreya Goyal is a dedicated and enthusiastic individual with a strong passion for data analysis and problem-solving. Currently pursuing her Masters in Analytics at the College of Professional Studies, she possesses a diverse range of experiences and skills that contribute to her holistic understanding of the field. Prior to embarking on her analytics journey, Shreya worked as a full-stack developer for three years, allowing her to develop a comprehensive understanding of software development and its integration with data-driven decision-making.

Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Shreya has a profound love for exploration and cultural immersion. As an Indian native, she possesses a natural curiosity about people from different backgrounds and an eagerness to discover new places. Her travels have not only broadened her perspectives but have also exposed her to a plethora of cuisines, fueling her passion for culinary creativity.

Shreya is committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment on campus for all students. Recognizing the importance of a nurturing community, she strives to be a resource for her peers, offering assistance and guidance whenever needed. With a genuine desire to facilitate student success, Shreya is readily available to address any doubts or queries, be it through virtual communication platforms like Teams or via email.

Moreover, Shreya aims to serve as a representative voice for the student body, ensuring that their opinions, concerns, and suggestions are effectively conveyed to the senior leadership. By actively engaging with her peers, she aspires to bridge the gap between students and administration, advocating for positive change and contributing to the enhancement of the overall student experience.

Peiying Li - Women in Tech

Program of Study: Khoury College of Computer Science, Computer Science

Peiying is passionate about the intersection of healthcare and technology. With a background in data science, Peiying aspires to develop innovative and practical products that cater to the unique needs of patients through the synergies between data science and software engineering.

During her leisure time, Peiying loves exploring new cafes and pastry shops. Additionally, she actively engages in both on-campus and local events, immersing herself in the vibrant community around her.

As a dedicated student ambassador, Peiying is committed to helping fellow international students navigate their campus life, ensuring they receive the support they need, and making the most of available resources in their new surroundings. She firmly believes in fostering a service-oriented mindset and nurturing a strong sense of community. Peiying advocates for gender equality and more women leaders in the tech industry. She is actively involved in initiatives aimed at creating additional opportunities for students. If you have any questions or if you’re interested in connecting with her, don’t hesitate to reach out—she’s more than happy to assist you!

Fun fact: Peiying is a “double husky” as she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Data Science from Northeastern’s Boston campus.


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What are the benefits of starting/joining a SIG?
  • Develop leadership skills, make connections, and improve the student experience for all learners at NU Seattle
  • Reserve meeting space on campus
  • Advertise in the Seattle Campus newsletter and at student engagement fairs
  • Work with Seattle Student Affairs to brainstorm events, and get connected with organizations/businesses/resources


If you’re interested in joining an established SIG please submit this form (here).

What are the requirements to start a SIG?

SIGs must be open to all Seattle Campus students who are interested in the topic, and may not be restricted by college enrollment, social identity, etc. Your SIG can be open to students at other campuses if some of your group events and group meetings happen virtually.

Before starting a new SIG, please confirm that one does not already exist around that topic.

To start a new SIG, students must submit a proposal including:

  • SIG Name
  • SIG Mission Statement
    • In a paragraph, what is the purpose of your group and how will you achieve it?
  • Officer List
    • At a minimum, each SIG must submit the information for two officers:
      • Name
      • Email address
    • List of 3 events your SIG would like to hold each year
What are some guidelines for a successful SIG?
  • Collect the names and emails of interested students and add them to a mailing list or other communication group. Communicate regularly to announce discussion topics, meetings or events! Have a way to pull a list of all of your members if NU needs this information.
  • Establish regular meeting times. If you have a regular meeting schedule, you can advertise this around campus.
  • Plan events early, especially if you wish to reserve campus space. Funding must be requested at least 4 weeks in advance, and speakers/guests must also be pre-approved.
  • Schedule meetings with the Student Affairs team to discuss your proposed events to make sure they will be successful!
  • Consider asking a faculty or staff member to support your group, especially if your SIG is related to an academic topic.
Apply for funding

SIGs in good standing can apply for funding to host events in accordance with their Mission Statement. Funding decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and take into account the SIG mission, benefit to SIG members, and benefit to the NU Seattle community. Funding requests must be made at least 4 WEEKS before your proposed event. Gift cards and other monetary equivalents cannot be funded.

Apply here.

Khoury Student Interest Group Recognition

Student Interest Groups founded by Khoury Students are eligible for Additional Khoury Club Recognition and possible funding. To learn more about the Khoury Club recognition process please visit here.

To learn about the different Khoury Student Interest Groups and Clubs please visit here.


Contact Student Affairs at