division of student affairs
AHANA Student Programs | Alcohol and Drug Education | Career Center
Counseling Services | Dean of Students | Graduate Student Life
Health Promotion | Health Services | Residential Life | Robsham Theater
Student Programs | Volunteer and Service Learning Center |
Women's Resource Center
AHANA Student Programs
The Office of AHANA Student Programs develops, implements, and coordinates programs designed to support the academic, social, cultural, and spiritual development of undergraduate AHANA (African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American) students. Services include personal and group counseling, performance monitoring, advising, tutorial assistance, and mentoring.
Alcohol and Drug Education Program
The Alcohol and Drug Education Program (ADE) a component of the Office of Health Promotion at Boston College coordinates a comprehensive program to address alcohol and other drug-related problems at Boston College and in the surrounding community. ADE works with the BC community through task forces and coalitions to employ multiple educational strategies on these topics, including promoting alcohol-free social activities, reducing alcohol availability, developing policies on and increasing the consistency of enforcement, reducing the marketing of alcohol, conducting early intervention, and providing treatment.
The Career Center offers services to help students begin to build successful careers. Students may obtain guidance in choosing a major or career, gain career-related internship experience, and learn the latest job search techniques. Resources include the Internship Program, AHANA Career Services, the Recruiting Program, and the Alumni Career Network.
University Counseling Services addresses the mental health needs of the Boston College community by working with students in counseling or psychotherapy and by working with faculty and administrators on problem solving and policy decision making. Services include individual psychological counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, referral, and consultation regarding concerns about others.
Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students is dedicated to facilitating student development and learning in all facets of the undergraduate experience. Utilizing a comprehensive approach to community development that is informed by the Jesuit, Catholic values of Boston College, the office addresses a variety of issues including civility and respect, inclusion, disability, gender and sexuality, diversity, alcohol and substance abuse, and student conduct both on and off campus.
Graduate Student Life
The Office of Graduate Student Life provides outreach to Boston College graduate students through a variety of programs, services, and advocacy efforts. The John Courtney Murray, S.J. Graduate Student Center (located across Beacon Street from McElroy Commons) provides a welcoming space for graduate students and offers many amenities and services.
The Office of Health Promotion directs programs and services that foster the health and well-being of Boston College students and the campus community. 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 education, prevention of relationship violence, LGBTQ health issues and more.
University Health Services provides confidential medical care and educational programs to safeguard the physical well-being and mental health of students. Professional staff include primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and specialty consultants. The Primary Care Center offers outpatient services by appointment and a 10-bed Inpatient Unit with 24-hour nursing care and evaluations during the academic year.
The Office of Residential Life is responsible for student development in the residence halls. Each residence hall has a staff of resident directors, student resident assistants, resident ministers, and peer ministers who support students in all aspects of community life. Learning communities with programmatically integrated environments include Multicultural Leadership Experience, Healthy Alternatives Lifestyle, Honors, Shaw Leadership, and Romance Languages.
Robsham Theater Arts Center
The Robsham Theater Arts Center consists of a main theater, large lobby, exhibit space, studio theater, green room, design studio, shops, dressing rooms, and administrative offices. The main theater is a traditional, proscenium-style house. The building also houses the Bonn Studio Theater, a "black box" flexible space used for dance, student-directed productions, and theater classes.
Student Programs Office
The Student Programs Office provides co-curricular opportunities for students that foster leadership development, self-exploration, social interaction, and student formation. The Student Programs Office works with students in a variety of capacities, however its primary focus targets four key areas: leadership development, student governance, event programming, and student organizations. Student Programs advises over 150 student organizations, the Undergraduate Student Government, the Student Organization Funding Committee, the Emerging Leader Program, Nights on the Heights, Welcome Week, Senior Week, the Get Involved Fair, Student Leadership Awards, O’Connell House student union, and Sub Turri yearbook.
Volunteer and Service Learning Center
The Volunteer and Service Learning Center (VSLC) provides community service opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. The VSLC provides information, procedures, and training for volunteer/service programs and immersion trips, and develops placements that offer students the opportunity to integrate community service into their curricular and cocurricular pursuits.
Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center (WRC) is open to all students, faculty, and staff, and offers a comfortable atmosphere to seek information, find peer support, participate in programming, and meet new friends. The WRC was founded to support and encourage women in the full attainment of their personal, professional, spiritual, and educational goals. The WRC sponspors many programs throughout the year with the goal of meeting a wide range of needs and interests at Boston College.