Statement on the Earthquake in Syria and Turkey

The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) of Boston University stands in solidarity with and extends our deepest condolences to those impacted by the devastating earthquake this week in Turkey and Syria. We specifically extend our support to BU students, staff, faculty, and friends who may have been personally impacted by this tragedy.

If you are in need of community support during this time, please reach out to GSO to be put in communication with the newly founded Support Group for Turkish Students at BU. The goal of this group is to provide a space for people to come together, share our experiences, pray for our loved ones, and offer each other support and comfort.

If you are interested in offering support to those affected, donations may be made to the Turkish Embassy in Boston. They are specifically requesting hygiene items, winter clothes, tents, blankets, and shoes to be transported to the area. Links to a few reputable fundraisers shared by fellow graduate students are also pasted below:

In solidarity,

BU GSO Executive Board