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Accessibility
<p>As part of Boston College's commitment the Executive Director of the Office for Institutional Diversity, Patricia Lowe, is the ADA/504 Coordinator. The ADA/504 Coordinator's role is to oversee compliance of our governmental regulations and Boston College policy to ensure we work towards building a more inclusive campus.&nbsp;</p> <p>Contact for Faculty and Staff:</p> <p>Edilma Hosein<br> Assistant Director<br> <a href="mailto:edilma.hosein@bc.edu">edilma.hosein@bc.edu</a><br> 617-526-2323</p> <p>Contacts for Current Students:</p> <p>Rory Stein<br> Assistant Dean,&nbsp;Students with Disabilities&nbsp;(medical, physical, or psychological disability)<br> <a href="mailto:rory.stein@bc.edu">rory.stein@bc.edu</a><br> 617-552-3470</p> <p>Kathy Duggan<br> Director, The Connors Family Learning Center (learning disabilities and ADHD)<br> <a href="mailto:kathleen.duggan@bc.edu">kathleen.duggan@bc.edu</a><br> 617-552-8093</p> <p>Michael Harris<br> Director<br> Learning Resources for Student-Athletes<br> <a href="mailto:michael.harris.5@bc.edu">michael.harris.5@bc.edu</a><br> 617-552-8533</p>
<p>The Office for Institutional Diversity is committed to ensuring a welcoming environment to all individuals, including those with disabilities, who have joined or are seeking to join the BC community, are alumni, or are visiting the campus.&nbsp;</p>
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Affinity Groups
<p>Boston College Affinity Groups are volunteer, employee-managed groups that promote the interests of their respective constituencies. Affinity Groups bring together individuals with common interests to facilitate efforts that promote education and awareness while helping to advance and sustain a campus culture and climate that welcomes diversity and inclusiveness. All members of the BC community are welcomed!</p> <p><a href="https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/offices/diversity/doc/Establishing%20and%20maintaining%20an%20affinity%20group%20at%20BC%20final%20version.docx">&nbsp;</a></p>
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Lactation Support
<p>This includes providing reasonable break times for an employee to express milk for her nursing child, as well as a convenient space for lactation. Break times are to be provided as frequently as needed by the nursing mother, recognizing that the frequency and duration of the breaks will vary.</p> <p>Employees, students, and visitors who wish to request accommodation under this provision should reach out to the individual listed on the contact form.&nbsp;</p> <p>Employees, students, and visitors who wish to request accommodation under this provision should reach out to the individual listed on the contact form.&nbsp;</p> <h3>Questions?</h3> <p>Patricia Lowe<br> Executive Director, Office for Instituitional Diversity<br> <a href="mailto:patricia.lowe@bc.edu">patricia.lowe@bc.edu</a>&nbsp;<br> 617-552-3334</p>
<p>Boston College is committed to providing support for mothers returning to work and will strive to provide adequate, functional space to meet a nursing mother's needs on a timely basis.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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Scholarships & programs
<p><b><a href="https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/sites/aads/special-programs/resources-opportunities/amanda-v-houston-fellowship.html">Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship</a>:&nbsp;</b>Boston College established the Amanda V. Houston Fellowship—named in honor of the University's first Black Studies Program Director in 1993.</p> <p><b><a href="http://www.affirmativeaction.org/awards.html">American Association for Affirmative Action Scholarships</a>:&nbsp;</b>List of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.</p> <p><b><a href="https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/offices/student-affairs/sites/ahana/scholarships.html">Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center Scholarships</a>:&nbsp;</b>List of scholarships provided by the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center.</p> <p><a adhocenable="false" href="/bc-web/offices/student-affairs/sites/ahana/scholarship"><b>Benigno and Corazon Aquino Scholarship</b></a>: Awarded each spring to a junior with a strong academic record, active engagement in Asian American issues, and service both on and off campus to the Asian American community.&nbsp;</p> <p><b><a href="https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/offices/student-affairs/sites/ahana/programs-services/build-community.html#benjamin_e_mays_mentoring_program">Benjamin E. Mays Mentoring Program</a>:&nbsp;</b>Negotiating a large university campus can be challenging for any freshman, but AHANA students at Boston College can find support through the Benjamin E. Mays Mentoring Program.</p> <p><b><a href="http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/son/research/fellowship.html">Fellowship Opportunities for Nursing Students</a>:&nbsp;</b>Research and other fellowships to help support both undergraduate and graduate nursing students.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bc.edu/offices/mlkmc/application.html" style="font-weight: bold;">Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship</a><b>: </b>Recognizes a Boston College junior who has demonstrated superior academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, community service, and involvement with the African American community and African American issues both on and off campus.&nbsp;</p> <p><b><a href="https://www.bc.edu/content/bc/offices/romero.html">Oscar Romero Scholarship</a>:&nbsp;</b>The Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship recognizes a Boston College junior who has demonstrated superior academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, community service, and involvement with the Hispanic/Latino community and Hispanic/Latino issues both on and off campus.</p>
<p>A collection of prestigious scholarships, mentoring programs, and other opportunities for students.&nbsp;</p>
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Self-Identification Forms
<p>Upon hire, all faculty and staff are invited to self-identify as a Protected Veteran and/or a person with a disability, in addition to self-identifying their sex and race/ethnicity for the Boston College affirmative action plan.<br> </p> <h3>Applicant Self Identification Forms</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/offices/diversity/doc/2014%20Self-ID%20RaceEthnicity%20for%20Applicants.docx">Invitation to Self Identify Race/Ethnicity</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/offices/diversity/doc/2014%20post%20324%20Veteran%20Applicant%20Self%20id.docx">Invitation to Self Identify for Veterans</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/offices/diversity/doc/2020%20Voluntary%20Self-Identification%20of%20Disability.docx">Invitation to Self Identify for People with Disabilities</a></li> </ul> <h3>Employee Self Identification Forms</h3> <p>Please visit the&nbsp;<b>self-service area within PeopleSoft</b>&nbsp;to update your status electronically or you may complete the forms below and forward to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:patricia.lowe@bc.edu">Patricia Lowe</a>&nbsp;in order to ensure the information is kept confidential.</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/offices/diversity/doc/2014%20Self-ID%20RaceEthnicity%20for%20Employees.docx">Invitation to Self Identify for Race/Ethnicity</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/offices/diversity/doc/2014%20post%20324%20Veteran%20POST%20OFFER%20Self%20id.docx">Invitation to Self Identify for Veterans</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/offices/diversity/doc/2020%20Voluntary%20Self-Identification%20of%20Disability.docx">Invitation to Self Identify for People with Disabilities</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/offices/diversity/doc/2020%20Voluntary%20Self-Identification%20of%20Disability.docx">&nbsp;</a></p> <p><b>Please note:</b>&nbsp;Some of these files are Adobe Acrobat® (PDF) formatted files. To view them,&nbsp;<a href="http://get.adobe.com/reader">you will need to download the free Adobe Acrobat file reader.</a></p>
<p>Upon hire, all faculty and staff are invited to self-identify as a Protected Veteran and/or a person with a disability, in addition to self-identifying their sex and race/ethnicity for the Boston College affirmative action plan.<br> </p>
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Support Resources
<p><b><a href="http://www.bc.edu/counseling">Counseling Services</a><br> </b>Gasson 001<br> 617-552-3310</p> <p><a href="http://www.bc.edu/health_services"><b>Health Services</b></a><b></b><br> St. Thomas Moore<br> 2150 Commonwealth Ave.<br> 617-552-3225</p> <p><a href="http://www.bc.edu/offices/hr/resources/programs/facultystaff-assist.html"><b>Faculty Staff Assistance Program—Human Resources Department</b></a><br> Patricia Touzin,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:patricia.touzin.1@bc.edu">patricia.touzin.1@bc.edu</a><br> O'Neill Library 132<br> 617-552-3340<br> </p> <p><b><a href="http://www.bc.edu/offices/oiss/">Office of International Students and Scholars</a></b><br> 72 College Road<br> 617-552-8005</p> <p><a href="https://www.bc.edu/international/" adhocenable="false"><b>Office of International Programs</b></a><b><br> </b>Hovey House<br> 617-552-3827</p> <p><a href="http://www.bc.edu/sanet"><b>Sexual Assault Network</b></a><br> Helpline: 617-552-BC11 (2211), available 24/7</p> <p><a adhocenable="false" href="/content/bc-web/offices/student-affairs/sites/ahana.html"><strong>Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center (BAIC)</strong></a><br> Maloney Hall, Suite 455<br> 617-552-3358</p> <p><a href="http://www.bc.edu/campus-ministry"><b>Campus Ministry</b></a><b></b><br> McElroy Room 233<br> 617-552-3475</p> <p><b><a href="http://www.bc.edu/offices/wc.html">Women's Center</a></b><br> Maloney Hall, Suite 441<br> 617-552-3489</p> <p><b>Dean's Office of each School</b><br> <a href="https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/law/about/deans-message.html">Boston College Law School</a><br> 617-552-4340<br> <a href="https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/about/deans-message.html">Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences</a><br> 617-552-2393<br> <a href="https://www.bc.edu/csom" adhocenable="false">Carroll School of Management</a><br> 617-552-8420<br> <a href="http://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/cson/about/deans-message.html">Connell School of Nursing</a><br> 617-552-1710<br> <a href="https://www.bc.edu/ssw" adhocenable="false">Graduate School of Social Work</a><br> 617-552-4020<br> <a href="http://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/lsoe/about/deans-message.html">Lynch School of Education and Human Development</a><br> 617-552-4200<br> <a href="https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/schools/stm/about/deans-message.html">School of Theology and Ministry</a><br> 617-552-6509<br> <a href="http://www.bc.edu/schools/advstudies/about/welcome.html">Woods College of Advancing Studies</a><br> 617-552-3900</p> <p><b>Vice Presidents' offices</b><br> <a href="http://www.bc.edu/offices/avp/">Office of The Provost and Dean of Faculties</a><br> 617-552-3260<br> <a href="http://www.bc.edu/offices/hr/">Human Resources</a><br> 617-552-3330<br> <a href="http://www.bc.edu/offices/vpsa/">Student Affairs</a><br> 617-552-3280<br> <a href="http://www.bc.edu/offices/mission/">University Mission &amp; Ministry</a><br> 617-552-1603</p>
<p>There are many other supportive offices, staff, and faculty at Boston College who provide additional resources and comfort to students experiencing bias-related incidents beyond reporting the event.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
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Veteran Resources
<h3>VA Certifying Official</h3> <p>Linda Malenfant<br> <a href="mailto:linda.malenfant@bc.edu">linda.malenfant@bc.edu</a><br> 800-294-0294</p> <p><strong>Boston College Veterans’ Advisory Group (BCVAG)</strong>&nbsp;<br> Serves as a resource for the University’s leadership on veterans’ issues and activities. The BCVAG is sponsored and resourced by the Office of the Executive Vice President. Contact: David J. Cote&nbsp;<a href="mailto:david.cote.3@bc.edu">david.cote.3@bc.edu</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/offices/alumni/sites/veterans-network.html">The Boston College Veterans Alumni Network (BCVAN)</a>&nbsp;<br> The Boston College Veterans Alumni Network is an alumni affinity group that strengthens bonds between BC alumni, student veterans, and the University.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/law/student-life/student-organizations.html">The BC Law School Veterans Association</a>&nbsp;<br> Composed of students and faculty currently on active or reserve duty with the U.S. Armed Forces, who were previously on active or reserve duty, are interested in serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or are just interested in military-legal related topics and issues.</p> <p><a href="https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/sites/veterans-memorial.html">The Boston College Veterans Memorial</a>&nbsp;<br> A database of Boston College alumni veterans who died in the line of military duty and are honored on the Boston College Veterans Memorial.</p> <p><a href="https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/cson/cson-news/Cominghomehealthier.html">Collegiate Warrior Athlete Initiative (CWAI)</a><br> Led by Connell School of Nursing Professor Ann Wolbert Burgess, the Collegiate Warrior Athlete Initiative is a 12-week program that brings post-9/11 veterans into contact with campus health, athletic, and educational resources to improve their fitness and wellness.&nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Boston College proudly welcomes all veterans of the United States Armed Forces and is committed to helping those who have served and continue to serve our country with employment and academic support, resources, community, and career development services that are the hallmark of Boston College.</p>
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