Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center
This department, founded in 1969, is one of the oldest in New England, offering students a diverse number of programs and courses in Linguistics and on Slavic, Near Eastern, and East Asian languages, literatures and cultures.
Graduates have pursued successful careers in foreign service, international business and law, research and scholarship, and many other exciting venues.
The African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Boston College, originally called the Black Studies Program, began in 1969-1970 along side BC’s “Black Talent Program,” two parts of an effort to recruit talented Black students from across the country to study at this university.
The Career Center empowers students to reflect on their talents and experiences, explore their career options and achieve their career goals. By working directly with students and collaborating with a broad array of partners, communities and networks, our team facilitates programs, activities and services that enable students to take ownership of their career decisions and lead meaningful professional lives.
Connors Family Learning Center is primarily responsible for providing free tutoring to all students, support services to students with learning disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder, and instructional support for graduate students and faculty.
The Division of Student Affairs is home to 14 affiliated departments that provide cocurricular programs and services that promote student learning, health and wellness, leadership development, and engagement.
First Year Experience concept at Boston College has dual focus: to introduce the new students to the resources of the University; to assist in the acculturation process whereby these new students come to understand, appreciate, and act upon the uniqueness of BC as a Jesuit university in the Catholic tradition.
In accordance with Boston College’s tradition and values, the mission of the Office of International Programs (OIP) is to prepare students for an increasingly interdependent and culturally diverse world. The office’s aim is for students to engage in intellectually rigorous and personally transformative experiences that play an integral role in the teaching and learning that take place on campus.
In support of the University and its goals, the mission of the Office for Institutional Diversity is to facilitate efforts to advance and sustain an organizational culture and climate that fully welcomes diversity and inclusiveness for all members of the Boston College community.
University students encounter a variety of challenges during their years of study. They face the tasks of separating from their families, establishing themselves as independent adults, developing new and closer relationships, and defining and committing themselves to a career. Older students may face some of the same challenges, while also managing the responsibilities of work and more permanent relationships.
Many students seek counseling as an aid to their personal development during their years of study. In counseling, they are able to discover more about themselves and to become more competent and confident, in both their work and their relationships with others.
The mission of University Health Services is to enhance the physical and psychological well being of Boston College students by providing multifaceted health care services in the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care for the entire person). UHS provides a compassionate safe haven for those in crisis and improves student learning outcomes through modifying health related barriers to learning thus enabling full participation in the college experience.
Japanese American Citizens League(JACL) is the nation's oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization whose aim is to address issues of discrimination targeted specifically at persons of Japanese ancestry residing in the United States
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) works to achieve full participation and equality for Asian Pacific Americans by offering leadership training, publishing original public policy research, and conducting community education to advance a comprehensive strategy of Asian Pacific American empowerment.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ( NAACP) sponsors a variety of programs that are designed to ensure civil rights compliance, equitable treatment of all Americans under law, the attainment of educational excellence, access to health care, and economic empowerment.
Through its publications, special projects, grantsmanship, and other efforts, the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA) seeks to increase the scientific understanding of how both culture pertains to psychology, and ethnicity influences behavior. OEMA also promotes recruitment, retention, and training opportunities for ethnic minorities in psychology.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 colleges and universities, athletic conferences and sports organizations devoted to the sound administration of intercollegiate athletics.
National Education Association (NEA) is the nation's leading organization committed to fulfill the promise of a democratic society by promoting the cause of quality public education and advance the profession of education; expand the rights and further the interest of educational employees; and advocate human, civil, and economic rights for all.