The Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center is dedicated to fostering a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for students through support programs and resources, one-on-one conversations, academic counseling and mentorship opportunities, discussion groups, and resources to help students  navigate challenges during their time at BC.

Helpful Links and Information


LGBTQ+ Resource Guide

LGBTQ+ Student Support and Programming are transitioning into the BAIC from the Dean of Students Office (DOS) beginning in the fall of 2023.

Boston College honors the unique experiences and needs for support that LGBTQ+ students have as they navigate college. 
DOS has maintained this LGBTQ+ Resource Guide for the last 15 years and we are happy to continue that transition.

Our staff often meet with students one-on-one and can connect you to other people on campus who can support you and your needs. If you want to reach out to allies in the BC community, please take a look at the resource guide below. Each person on this list has agreed to be an ally and contact person for LGBTQ+ students at BC. Most have had training regarding being a support for LGBTQ+ students, and this list is updated annually to make sure you have access to the best possible resources. This list is not exhaustive!  Not being on this list does not indicate that someone is not an ally, these are just staff and faculty who we have directly asked to serve in this resource guide with because students often interact with their offices.  Are there other staff/faculty/departments that you think belong here? Let us know!  Email us at

LGBTQ+ Resource Guide


On Campus Allies and Resources

On Campus Allies and Resources


Michael Harris, Associate Athletic Director
Conte Forum 308 | 2-6210 l

Boston College Police Department (BCPD)

Jeff Postell, Lieutenant
Emergency  2-4444 | Non-Emergency 2-4440 l

Campus Ministry

Ellen Modica, Campus Minister
McElroy 226 | 2-4665 |

Rick Rossi, Campus Minister for Pastoral Counseling
McElroy 227 | 2-6592 |

Career Center

Joseph DuPont, Associate VP for Student Affairs
Southwell Hall | 2-3430 |  

Connors Family Learning Center

Kathleen M. Duggan, Director
O’Neill Library 200 | 2-0893 |

Cecilie Joyner, Associate Director
2-4053 |

Erin Farrow, Assistant Director
2-0835 |

Mary Rajner, Testing Services & Department Administrator
2-8055 |


Counseling Services

Gasson 001 | 2-3310 
Craig Burns, Director l
Selina Guerra, Assistant Director l

First-Year Experience

Mike Sacco, Executive Director
Stokes 179S | 2-3281 |        

Chris Darcy, Interim Director
Stokes 179S |

Graduate Student Life

Hannah Chalufour, Assistant Director
Murray Graduate Student Center | 2-1855 l

Montserrat Coalition

Fr. Michael Davidson, S.J., Director
36 College Road| 2-3140|

Center for Student Wellness

Jeannine Kremer, Director
Gasson Hall 025 |

Office for Institutional Diversity

Patricia Lowe, Director
Brighton Campus, 129 Lake Street, Room 213 l 2-2323 |

Office of Global Education

Samantha Lee, Program Assistant
Hovey House 105  | 2-0627 |

Vaughn Thornton, Program & Outreach Specialist
Hovey House | 2-1913 |

Office of Student Involvement

Roatha Kong, Interim Director
Carney Hall, Suite 147 | 2-3480 |

Office of University Fellowships

Jason Cavallari, Administrative Director
Stokes, S140 | 2-9259 |

Residential Life

Dr. Caitlin Codding, Director, Housing Operations
Maloney Hall, Suite 413 | 2-8809 |

Student Services

Agnes Jordan, Associate Director, General Services
Lyons Hall 101 | 2-3318 |

Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center

Yvonne McBarnett, Director
Maloney Hall, Suite 455| 2-3359 l

Ira Kirschner, Associate Director
Maloney Hall, Suite 455 | 2-3140 |

Undergraduate Admission

Grant Gosselin, Director
Devlin Hall 208 | 2-3100 |

Kayte Hager, Senior Associate Director
Devlin Hall 208 | 2-4942 |

Kristen Gallant, Senior Assistant Director
Devlin Hall 208 | 2-2391 |

University Harassment Counselor

Contact Page
Marie Elena Gioiella, University Harassment Counselor
129 Lake Street, Room 240D | 2-3340 |

University Health Services

Madelyn Rivera-Bellino MSN, ANP-BC (she/her/hers), Nurse Manager
2150 Commonwealth Avenue, Room #020 l 
Phone: 617-552-2659 | Fax: 617-552-3603

Women’s Center

Katie Dalton, Director
Maloney 441 | 2-6919 |



Campus Clubs and Organizations

Campus Clubs and Organizations

Allies of Boston College

A group of LGTBQ+ and allied students working to foster a more inclusive Boston College community.

Martí Boix, President  |
Aidan Seguin, Vice President |

Queer Leadership Council (QLC)

A governing body of UGBC focused on LGBTQ+ issues.
Aidan Seguin, Director |
Nathan Schirtzinger |

Graduate Students


LGBTQ+ graduate student group at the School of Theology and Ministry.
Board Contact To Be Updated
Website: Gaudete

Graduate Pride Alliance (GPA)

An organization sponsored by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) for any LGBTQ+ grad students & allies across all grad schools and programs at BC.
Sam Moore, President |
Website: GPA

Lambda Law Students Association

LGBTQ+ student group at the Law School.
Nonie Andersen, Co-Chair | and Mathew Santiago, Co-Chair |
Group Email:


LGBTQ+ student group at the School of Social Work.
Board Contact To Be Updated



LGBT@BC is the affinity group for all BC staff and faculty who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Join the LGBT@BC listserv to hear about events and other programming, or learn more on the LGBT@BC website.


Signature Programs and Events

Signature Programs and Events

Our office works to improve the LGBTQ+ student experience by offering support, education, outreach, programs, and opportunities for LGBTQ+ students including:

Pride Peers 

A mentoring program that pairs LGBTQ+ undergrads with upper-class LGBTQ+ peers and creates spaces to bond and reflects on sexual and gender identity.  

LGBTQ+ Community Dinners 

Casual monthly dinners where all LGBTQ+ and allied students are welcome to come together to eat, chat, laugh, and foster our community at Boston College!    

Discussion Groups

The BAIC offers private, reflective, and welcoming spaces for LGBTQ+ students to meet and engage in meaningful discussion around identity development and experiences.

Groups meet weekly for an hour and are open to anyone who wants a private and comfortable space to interact with peers exploring similar issues around what it means to identify as LGBTQ+ at BC and in the world. No appointments, formal arrangements, or commitments necessary -  drop in whenever the discussion group is meeting and we'll be there waiting to welcome you with open arms, hearts, and minds!

Prism - a group for all LGBTQ+ and questioning students to talk about queer identity and experiences. Facilitated by queer and trans graduate students.

Transcend - a group for trans, nonbinary, agender, and genderfluid students as well as students who want a space to talk about exploring their gender identity. Facilitated by nonbinary and trans graduate students.

QBIPOC - a group for queer students of color to talk about their multiple marginalized aspects of identity and experiences. Facilitated by nonbinary and trans graduate students of color.

The groups meet in the BAIC's quiet study room (Maloney 460). Please email for each group's specific meeting day and time.

Lavender Graduation

A celebration that recognizes LGBTQ+ students of all backgrounds and acknowledges their contributions to the University. Graduating LGBTQ+ seniors and graduate students are recognized for their leadership, successes, and overall commitment and contributions to the LGTBQ+ community. Through such recognition, LGBTQ+ students may leave Boston College with a positive final experience, filling them with pride both in themselves and in their college experiences.

Spectrum Retreat

A free, confidential spring retreat where LGBTQ+ and questioning undergraduate students engage in reflection and exploration of their sexual and gender identities with LGBTQ+ student leaders and faculty mentors. 

Individual Support

Our doors are always open to anyone seeking support!  Please call or email Ira Kirschner anytime.

Academic Resources

Academic Resources

Carroll School of Management

Ethan Sullivan, Senior Associate Dean
Fulton 315 | 2-0459 l

Amy LaCombe, Professor of the Practice
Fulton 315 | 2-6827 l

Amy Donegan, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Management Advising
Fulton 315 | 2-3431 l

Erica Graf, Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Services
Fulton 315 | 2-0462 l

Connell School of Nursing

Anya Villatoro, Assistant Dean
Maloney 217 | 2-4541 |

Lynch School of Education and Human Development 

Julia Whitcavitch DeVoy, Associate Dean
Campioin 114 l 2-4200 l

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Joseph Desciak, Associate Dean for Freshmen
Director of the Academic Advising Center
Stokes 140S| 2-9259 |  

Treseanne Ainsworth, Associate Dean for Sophomores
Stokes S171 | 2-2800 |

Jeffrey Lamoureux, Associate Dean for Juniors
Stokes S132 I 2-2800 I

Tom Mogan, Associate Dean for Seniors
Stokes 140S | 2-2800 I

Woods College of Advancing Studies

Karen Muncaster, Dean
St. Mary’s Hall S052 I 2-3455 I

Graduate Students

Boston College Law School
Emily Libby, Assistant Dean
Stuart House M308 l 2-9187 l

Connell School of Nursing

M. Colleen Simonelli, Associate Dean
Maloney 218 | 2-3232 |

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Candace Hetzner, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Gasson 108 | 2-0714 |

School of Social Work

Teresa Touhey Schirmer, LICSW, Associate Dean
McGuinn 136 | 2-4762 |

School of Theology and Ministry

Jacqueline M. Regan, M.Div., M.A., Associate Dean
Simboli Hall 225 | 2-6504 |

Woods College of Advancing Studies

Karen Muncaster, Dean
St. Mary’s Hall S052 I 2-3455 I

Off Campus Referrals

Off Campus Referrals

Boston Alliance of LGBTQ Youth (BAGLY) 
28 Court Square, Boston, MA | 617-227-4313

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) 
989 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA  
24-Hour Hotline: 800-841-8371 

Boston GLASS 
75 Amory St. Jamaica Plain, MA | 857-399-1920 

Bisexual Resource Center | 617-424-9595 

Fenway Community Health Center 
1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA | 617-267-0900 

Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center 
75 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA | 617.457.8140

South End Community Health Center 
1601 Washington Street, Boston, MA | 617-425-2000

The Network/La Red (TNLR) 617-742-4911 (voice) | 800-832-1901 (Toll-Free) 

Trans LifeLine 24-Hour Peer Support Hotline | 877-565-8860 

The Trevor Project 24-Hour Hotline | 866-438-7386

Get Immediate Help

Get Immediate Help

Need Support?

Part of being human and in community is sometimes needing support from others.  We are here for you!   

If you are in crisis:

If you think you are at risk of harming yourself or others please immediately call University Counseling Services at 617–552–3310, during regular working hours. If after hours you can still contact UCS at 617-552-3310 and follow prompts to speak with a clinician. More information can be found at the UCS website.  Students can also call BCPD at 617-552-4444 for any emergency situation or to ask for help.

Other LGBTQ-specifc crisis hotlines are:

  • The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386
  • The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
  • Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860

If you are not in crisis:

The professional and graduate student staff in Student Outreach and Support Services are here to help. You do not have to be sure that you are part of the LGBTQ+ community to reach out for support and we support students with more than just aspects of their sexuality or gender identity. We routinely work with students who are exploring or questioning their identities and also with LGBTQ+ students who need support in other areas of their lives.  You can call us at 617-552-3470, email:, or email any of our staff directly.

You can also join us at our weekly discussion groups. 

If you feel that you have been subject to a violation of the University’s “bias-motivated conduct policy,” please also see information from the Office of the Dean of Students regarding reporting any allegations of misconduct.


Information for Faculty and Staff

Information for Faculty and Staff

Information for Faculty and Staff

The BAIC is proud to offer training to any department or office that would like us to work with their faculty and/or staff to ensure competence and confidence when working with our LGBTQ+ students!  Our sessions can be tailored to your needs in terms of length and content, and will cover many topics affecting LGBTQ+ identity construction so that you can be the best possible resource for LGBTQ+ students at BC. 

Contact Ira Kirschner for more information.