A platform for magnifying impact
Northeastern University and Mills College are merging to create something truly unique in higher education: a bicoastal university that leverages Mills’ legacy in equity, social justice, and women’s leadership and Northeastern’s own mission in diverse and inclusive global experiential learning and research.
In addition to Mills College at Northeastern University, the merger will establish the Mills Institute, dedicated to advancing women’s leadership and to empowering BIPOC and first-generation students. Northeastern will provide seed funding for the Institute, along with support and infrastructure provided to Northeastern’s existing interdisciplinary centers and institutes.
As the Mills Institute and Mills College at Northeastern continue to advance the legacy of Mills—particularly through its deep connections with the Oakland community—students, alumnae, and faculty will be able to take advantage of the full breadth of Northeastern’s research enterprise and global and experiential offerings. Additional integration plans include new academic programs and shared technology and infrastructure.
In the weeks and months ahead, look for updates as Northeastern and Mills work together to further shape an exciting vision that will elevate their academic communities and ultimately society as a whole.