Division of Student Affairs
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to facilitate student learning and formation in their fullest sense (integrating intellectual, ethical, religious and spiritual, and emotional-social development) and to promote an inclusive community of engaged learners while advancing the Jesuit, Catholic heritage and values of Boston College. The Division supports students as whole people by providing and integrating experiential learning opportunities, reducing barriers, and strengthening students' ability to learn. Student Affairs works to create a campus culture that promotes learning and fosters a sense of community. Our goal is to facilitate students' growth as people who will be leaders and capable citizens with strong commitments to helping others.
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.
The Career Center offers services that 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.
Office of the Dean for Student Development
The Office of the Dean for Student Development 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.
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 on 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 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 programming advisement and facilitates the planning of educational, cultural, and social programs by approximately 125 registered student organizations, including the Undergraduate Government of Boston College and the Student Organization Funding Committee. The office also supervises the Welcome Program, Senior Week, Emerging Leader Program, O'Connell House Student Union, Nights on the Heights, an annual Leadership Awards Ceremony, and Student Activities Day.
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.