Making a thesis or dissertation available (with or without an embargo) through the library is a condition of graduation outlined in the student handbook and reaffirmed in the ETD Program agreement:
[T]he student, as a condition of a degree award, must grant the University the royalty-free right to reproduce and publicly distribute copies of the thesis for limited and noncommercial purposes.
A thesis or dissertation may be removed under certain conditions. If you feel your work should not be in the DRS, even under a renewable embargo, you will need permission from an administrator of the program that issued your degree to have it removed from the DRS and, essentially, removed from Northeastern’s academic record. Once you have secured permission, please use the DRS contact form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate a request.