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Escort Services

Van Escort Services

The purpose of the Boston College Escort Service is to provide greater safety and well-being for all members of the Boston College community. The Escort Service is intended for the use of individuals. It is NOT a free taxi service. The Escort Service is limited to:

  • North: Newton Campus; Comm. Ave. to Centre St. This includes several side streets between Cotton St., Stuart St., and Comm. Ave.
  • West: Newton Centre; Beacon St. to Center St., to include the roads between Beacon St. and Comm. Ave.
  • South: Hammond Pond Pkwy. to Rte. 9, to include Hammond St. and other side streets between Route 9 and Beacon St.
  • East: Cleveland Circle; bordered by Beacon St. to Williston Rd., side streets between Beacon St. and Comm. Ave., and Comm. Ave. to Washington St. This will also include St. Elizabeth's Hospital and the streets between Lake St., Washington St., and Comm. Ave. Several small areas off of Lake St. should also be served; they include Undine Rd. and Lakeshore Rd. to Kendrick St.

The Escort Service will run from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. seven days a week, except for school holidays/breaks of four of more days. You can reach the Escort Service at 617-552-8888.

Walking Escort Service

Walking Escorts will be provided between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. seven nights a week. Walking Escorts are used when the escort request is from one on-campus location to another on-campus location. All Walking Escort requests are completed by a pair of student escorts. Each team is equipped with radio communications for immediate contact with the dispatcher and the Boston College Police. The boundaries are:

  • North: From 176 Comm. Ave. to St. Thomas More Drive. The T stop and Maddie's Market shopping areas are included in this boundary.
  • West: Upper Campus as bounded by Tudor Rd.
  • South: Beacon St. from St. Thomas More Dr. to Tudor Rd., including the BC houses in the area.
  • East: St. Thomas More Dr., from Comm. Ave/St. Ignatius Church to Beacon St./Shea Field. More Hall and the More Hall parking lot are included in this boundary.


Sexual Assault Network

The Sexual Assault Network is the focal point of services for students who may have been victims of sexual assault. The network is a group of trained staff and students who have volunteered to serve as advocates for victims/survivors of sexual assaults. All discussions with members of the network are strictly confidential.

Some members of the network are available for crises or emergencies 24 hours a day; others are available during regular working hours. These hours can be found by calling the Sexual Assault Hotline at 617-552-BC11, the Infirmary at 617-552-3227, or the BC Police at 617-552-4440.


Community Liaison

A community liaison works with the Office of the Dean for Student Development (ODSD) and the Boston College Police to respond to concerns and complaints about off-campus students' loud parties or other unacceptable behavior or violations of the University Code of Student Conduct. Utilizing intervention or mediation approaches, the liaison seeks to diffuse tensions and resolve issues that might arise between students and neighbors.

When students are addressed, a report is submitted to ODSD for review and possible University judicial action. The liaison also administers the community service sanction for ODSD. The community liaison is generally on duty during the academic year from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, holidays, and other key, high-activity dates.

Office of Community Affairs
Hopkins House, 116 College Road
617-552-4787
or through the Boston College Police Department, 617-552-4440


Off-Campus Criminal Violations

Students may be charged by the University for misconduct that arises off-campus if the individual is in violation of local, state, or federal laws or of the University student codes of conduct in a way that adversely affects the individual's suitability as a member of the Boston College Community. A finding of guilty or an admission of sufficient facts in criminal court may be used as evidence against a student at an on-campus judicial hearing.