office of the dean of students
The following are counseling, medical, and personal assistance resources.
Office of the Dean of Students (DOS)
Maloney Hall Suite 212 | www.bc.edu/dos | 617-552-3470
The Office of the Dean of Students is dedicated to facilitating student development and learning in all facets of the undergraduate experience. If you have questions or need help in dealing with distress or a crisis situation the Dean of Students Office can help guide you to the most appropriate resources available to you or the concerned individual.
University Counseling Services
Gasson Hall 001 | www.bc.edu/counseling
University Counseling Services (USC) is located in Gasson 001 617-552-3310. UCS offers individual counseling, consultation, and group counseling for many types of concerns, including eating disorders, sexual assault, depression and stress management. The staff of USC includes counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists. Counseling is available free of charge to all full time Boston College students.
Appointments can be made by phone by calling (617) 552-3310 to speak with the Administrative Assistant, or in person by stopping by our office and ask to make an appointment. Please bring your BC ID. Please note that you cannot make an appointment for another person.
For psychological emergencies there is a psychologist-on-call 24 hours a day. Regular working hours are 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, call (617) 552-3310. After Office hours and Weekends call (617) 552-3227. This is the Primary Care Center in Cushing Hall. Ask to speak to the Psychologist-on-Call. If the Primary Care Center is closed Call the BC Police at (617) 552-4444 and ask to speak to the Psychologist-on-Call.
Women’s Resource Center
McElroy 141 | www.bc.edu/wrc | 617-552-3489
The Women's Resource Center (WRC) is an advocacy collaborative focused on women and gender issues that provides the Boston College community with: a forum to discuss contemporary social topics through empowering educational programs; nurturing peer-to-peer support groups; and outreach awareness campaigns.
The Women's Resource Center is under the umbrella of The Office of Health Promotion, which directs programs and services that foster the health and well-being of all members of the Boston College community. The Health Promotion team is comprised of health educators and student volunteers who work collaboratively to advance healthy living habits on campus. The Office of Health Promotion provides information on a range of topics related to student health, including: stress management, alcohol and drug use, nutritional health, sexual health, bystander intervention education, prevention of relationship violence, LGBTQ health issues, and more.
Sexual Assault Network
www.bc.edu/sanet | 617-552-2211
The Boston College Sexual Assault Network (or SANet) provides support and resources to any Boston College student affected by sexual assault, rape, relationship violence, and other related crimes. SANet’s services are free and confidential and can be accessed 24 hours a day by calling (617) 552-BC11.
University Health Services
Cushing Hall 119 | www.bc.edu/uhs | 617-552-3225
University Health Services offers nutrition counseling, basic health services including women's health evaluations and resources for physical assessments. The Center is accessible 24 hours a day. Appointments are available Monday through Friday in the Outpatient Unit. After hours, students can be evaluated for urgent problems in our Inpatient Unit. Please call with questions or to schedule an appointment.
McElroy 233 | www.bc.edu/ministry | 617-552-3475
True to its Catholic and Jesuit character, Boston College Campus Ministers, in alliance with its strong corps of Resident and Peer Ministers, provide pastoral support to any and all students enrolled at Boston College who are dealing with issues of faith, vocation, stress, loneliness, sickness, relationships, grief, loss and matters of spiritual and emotional well being. If in need of any of these services, Campus Ministry encourages you to stop by its main office at McElroy 233, call 617-552-3475 or email at bc.edu/offices/ministry for assistance.
Maloney Hall Suite 220 | www.bc.edu/reslife | 617-552-3060
The Office of Residential Life at Boston College seeks to foster an inclusive residential community that complements the academic mission of the University. The hall staff offers programs and leadership opportunities designed to promote responsible decision making and personal accountability. The Resident Assistants and Resident Directors are located in the halls to provide educational, developmental, social, and spiritual support to our students. Resident Assistants are available each evening on a rotating basis in each hall. There is always a Resident Directors and a senior administrator on call during the year. You can reach your hall staff by calling the main office number during the week at (617) 552-3060 or stopping by your floor's Resident Assistant's room. Contact information is also posted in each building on a main bulletin board.
Boston College Police Department (BCPD)
Maloney Hall 1st Floor | Emergency 617-552-4444 |Non-Emergency 617-552-4440 |www.bc.edu/bcpd
If you need help in dealing with a situation or you believe there may be imminent danger of harm to a student or someone else, as evidenced by several crisis symptoms, immediately call the Boston College Police Department (BCPD) for assistance at 617-552-4444. Administrator on Call (via BCPD): 617-552-4440. Psychologist on Call, Emergency: 617-552-3227.