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Office of the Dean for Student Development

Open Hours: Mon-Fri, 9-5 p.m. | P: 617-552-3470 | E: | Contact Us

The Office of the Dean of Students supports student development throughout the college years. Guided by the belief that learning occurs inside and outside the classroom, we collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to help bridge the gaps between academics and students' social, spiritual, and personal lives.

To learn more about the offices, programs, and resources we offer, expand the below files.

The dean's office oversees student conduct and community standards, including discipline, campus civility, sexual assault response, hazing law enforcement, and compliance issues.

For additional information, visit the Office of Student Conduct.

The dean's office assists students and families in distress/crisis, connecting them with resources and providing appropriate support services.

For additional information, visit Student Outreach & Support.

The Disability Services Office helps students with medical, phyisical, psychological, and temporary disabilities achieve their educational, career, and personal goals

For additional information, visit Disability Services.

To foster a culture of inclusion, the Office of the Dean of Students supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students and their allies by providing individual support and connecting them with campus support services. The dean's office and other groups also provide ongoing opportunities for the Boston College community to discuss issues related to sexual and gender identity.

For additional information, visit LGBTQ Student Outreach & Support.


Opportunities To Discuss the Recent Election

Here are several opportunities where students can get together with their peers, staff and faculty members over the next few days to discuss the presidential election and the road ahead. If you have an on-campus event that you would like to add to this list, email us at


Drop-In Discussion and Support

Drop in to engage in conversation with staff members of the Office of the Dean of Students.  

Friday, November 11, 2016


Office of the Dean of Students, 448 Maloney Hall 


Post-Election Discussion: Where Do We Go From Here? 

Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board

Join a panel of faculty members from Political Science to discuss the election and the road ahead. 

Monday, November 14, 2016


Cabaret Room, Vanderslice Hall 

Free Pizza!


University Counseling Services

Appointments can be made by calling the office at 617-552-3310 or by visiting the office in Gasson 001 during our regular office hours of Monday through Friday 8:45 AM to 4:45 PM. Additionally, students may contact the Psychological Emergency Clinician (PEC) by either calling or walking in to Gasson 001 during open hours, or when UCS is closed by calling the infirmary at 617-552-3227, and asking to have the PEC paged. 



The Dean of Students also provides senior leadership for the following University offices, programs, and/or resources:


Report Violations of the Code of Conduct

Boston College students may report any suspected violations of the University's Code of Conduct by calling the Office of the Dean of Students at 617-552-3470, by emailing the Dean of Students at or by filling out a Report an Alleged Violation of the Code of Conduct here. If it is an emergency, please call BC Police's Emergency number at 617-552-4444.