Department of Social Advocacy
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!
Office Hours: Friday from 9-10 a.m.
Adia Turner, Director of Social Advocacy
Hi Terriers! My name is Adia Turner and I am thrilled to be your Director of Social Advocacy for the 2018-2019 school year! I am a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, studying History with a minor in African American studies. I am a Posse Scholar, originally from Atlanta, Ga. Upon graduation, I will be a 2019 Teach for America Corps member. My past three years at BU have been some of the best of my life. I have met amazing people, taken challenging and enlightening classes, and had life-changing experiences. In my role, I hope to ensure that every student at BU leaves feeling as fulfilled by their time here as I do. I am so excited to see what my last year at BU holds!
Social Advocacy Projects
Terrier Survival Guide (TSG)
Transitioning into the Boston University community can be difficult. That’s why we at the Department of Social Advocacy have created The Terrier Survival Guide, filled with numbers to remember, restaurants to try, and so much more. We want students to engage not only in the larger BU community, but with the beautiful city of Boston. Come by the Student Government office to get your copy!
We at the Department of Social Advocacy understand that BU has a high price tag. So, we are developing a Scholarship Portal to help students subsidize the cost of their education. Soon, scholarships across a wide array of categories will be available for BU students to browse through in one convenient location. This will make it easier for students to find the information they need. Keep an eye out on the Student Government social media and website for the launch!