As a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts, Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities combines experiential learning with the rigorous study of culture, society, policy, and ethics. To explore the past and shape policies for a better tomorrow, we practice humanics: the integration of traditional liberal arts capacities with quantitative tools and new digital proficiencies. In fields ranging from English and economics to philosophy, criminology and public policy, we focus on the key issues of today: how to shape public spheres, how to build resilient and sustainable communities, and how to engage with cultures past and present.

College Challenges

Challenge of the Colleges

The three schools or colleges with the largest percent increase in donors on Giving Day will receive these challenge dollars for their Dean's Funds.

1st place = $20,000, 2nd place = $12,000, 3rd place = $8,000

Dollar Up Challenge 

$40,000 in challenge funds will be split between each school that raises $10,000 or more by 1pm ET on Giving Day.

CSSH Dean's Strategy Council Challenge

If 150 donors make gifts to any of CSSH's funds, the Dean's Strategy Council will release $10,000 to the CSSH Dean's Fund.

Governor Michael Dukakis Tribute Challenge

Join us to celebrate former Governor Michael Dukakis' 29 years of teaching and service to Northeastern! If 29 donors give to the Dukakis Tribute Fund through Giving Day, alumnus Jason Kravitz '04 will release an additional $10,000 to the fund in support of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy's programs and initiatives.

Nieves Public History Memorial Fund Challenge

When 10 donors gift to the Nieves Public History Memorial Fund, it will unlock an additional $2,000 for the fund.