Boston University is home to an incredibly complex, diverse, and unique undergraduate student body. The Department of Social Advocacy is dedicated to making sure that it’s complex, diverse, and unique students all have the best experiences at BU possible. We aim to do so by creating a community that is welcoming and open to all. In the 2018-2019 school year, we have several initiatives being implemented to enhance the BU student’s overall time at the university. This includes a Terrier Survival Guide, more mental health programming, and an increased emphasis on the student experience. We strive to make every student’s time at BU, one they remember fondly, and hope to work with the entire student body in making that a reality. We are advocates for the students so, if there are any changes you feel would better BU, please feel free to reach out at any time during the year. Go Terriers!
Hey y’all, my name is Starrchild Jackson and I am extremely excited to serve as your Director of Social Advocacy for the 2020-21 academic year. I’m a rising senior in Questrom while double majoring in Philosophy-Political Science at CAS. I’m also a transfer student from American University down in Washington DC. I was born and raised in a small town in South Jersey, where Black and Brown individuals make up a significant majority of the population. In my hometown, the US poverty line was something most families are striving to break through. My environment helped cultivate a passion for ensuring belonging and acceptance in circles where people feel commonly out of place.
At American, I had the privilege of serving and directing many of the student-led Diversity and Inclusions Programs. I served as the Senate Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chairman, where I focused efforts on classroom safety and racial bias. In addition, I served as the president of the largest residence hall on campus. Cultural recognition and mental health workshops were priorities of mine throughout my administration during my time at American University.
As your Director of Social Advocacy, I want to make sure this campus is a comfortable environment for the student body, especially those communities who have been historically oppressed. I hope to have as much engagement from as many of you as possible, so please feel free to reach out and boost our efforts to strengthen our community.