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 Shatera Davis 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: Yuan-Cheng (Louis) Su at for more information. 

Our goal is to create a welcoming community for students in Khoury to connect, learn, and grow both personally and professionally through events, workshops, and projects.

Contact: Maanvi Keesara at to learn more.


Previous Student Interest Groups

Developer Student Club (DSC) is a campus organization that is led by NEU Seattle students and supported by Google Developers. Our goal is to empower students through peer-to-peer learning and to bridge a gap between theory and practice while creating an impact in our community using technology.

Whether you’re a project manager or not, NUPM is a space to foster community and professional development by supporting one another’s academic and career advancement, sharing of knowledge and personal experience, hosting special programming and networking events, and offering peer support and mentoring.

The Women in Tech Student Interest Group is a group for women to feel comfortable expanding their knowledge. We will code together, do interview prep, have discussions, learn from others, and explore the tech field together.


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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
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