division of student affairs
The Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center 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 Student Affairs Business Service Center (SABSC) process financial transactions for the Band Office, Career Center, Office of Graduate Student Life, Office of Health Promotions, Office of Residential Life, Office of Student Involvement, Office of the Dean of Students, Robsham Theater Arts Center, Women's Center, Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center, University Counseling Services, Graduate Student Association, and Student Organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Office of Student Involvement provides co-curricular opportunities for students that foster leadership development, self-exploration, social interaction, and student formation. The Office of Student Involvement 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.
The Women's Center (WC) 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 WC sponspors many programs throughout the year with the goal of meeting a wide range of needs and interests at Boston College.