The devastation wrought by the earthquake in Nepal has shocked the world and directly affected members of the Northeastern family who call that country home.  Northeastern is a global university, and this is a tragedy of global dimensions.  As we witness the terrible images of ruin, our community joins in solidarity and support for the many victims.  Our hearts are united in compassion for the people in the stricken regions.

If you are interested in helping to organize campus donations, I encourage you to contact our Office of Student Affairs at  Counseling and other resources are also available to help any member of the Northeastern community in need of assistance during this difficult time.  Northeastern students can contact the WeCare program at the above email address or (617) 373-4384, and Northeastern faculty and staff may contact the Employee Assistance Program at (877) 739-3989.  The Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service may be reached at (617) 373-2728 and

To all those whose lives have been affected by this catastrophe, we offer our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers.


Joseph E. Aoun