To all Members of the Northeastern Community,

The terror and bloodshed inflicted by Hamas’s attacks on Israel are cause for the deepest sorrow and most vehement condemnation. As war now ravages Gaza and Israel, we mourn for all the innocent lives that have been lost. To the many members of our community directly affected by these horrific events, you have our utmost solidarity and support.

Three of our students who were in Israel at the time of the attacks are safe and secure. We are also in touch with students, faculty and staff with connections to the region to ensure their wellbeing in this traumatic time.

We realize that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ignites strong views on all sides. As an academic institution, we welcome peaceful dialogue and debate that is inclusive of all viewpoints. But we should all be united in our condemnation of terrorism and the killing of innocent civilians.

Northeastern is a global community of learning, and our fundamental values are rooted in knowledge over hate, harmony over division, and reason over brutality. These values will continue to guide us as we move forward together.

These resources are available to all who may need them during this painful time:

1. The Center for Spirituality and Dialogue Service is located on the second floor of Ell Hall on the Boston campus and can also be contacted by calling 617-373-2728 or emailing

2. Counseling is available for students and staff. Students can contact University Health and Counseling Services located on Forsyth Street or by calling 617-373-2772, and WeCare at or 617-373-7591. FIND@Northeastern is available 24/7. Please call 877-233-9477 (U.S.), 855-229-8797 (Canada), or 781-457-7777 (Intl.) to speak with a clinician.

3. Faculty and staff can contact the Employee Assistance Program at 800-625-5544 or at and use company code: Northeastern University.

As we hope for a peaceful resolution to the violence and suffering, let us affirm our commitment to our shared values. Northeastern will always stand against hatred.


Joseph E. Aoun


David Madigan
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


Kenneth W. Henderson
Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning