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Supporting a Student of Concern

office of the dean of students

Providing coordinated care and support to students of concern:

The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS)

Maloney Hall 448 | www.bc.edu/dos | 617-552-3470

It is important that Boston College provide comprehensive and coordinated support for students of concern.  The most significant way that we do this is by communicating with the Student Outreach and Support Team in the Office of the Dean of Students.

The Office of the Dean of Students serves as the central office on campus for staff, faculty, students and other community members to report concern about a student.  Faculty and staff who interact with a student who they are concerned about are asked to report that information to the Student Outreach and Support Team who will work with the reported to ensure that the student receives any necessary outreach and support.   

If you are concerned about a student, please contact us through our online Student of Concern Reporting Form or by calling the Student Outreach and Support Team at 617-552-3470.  You can also refer a student directly to the Student Outreach and Support Team at 617-552-3470.

Please note that if you are concerned about someone's immediate safety, please call the Boston College Police Department (BCPD) at 617-552-4444.

The following is information about counseling, medical, and personal assistance resources that you could provide to a student.

University Counseling Services

Gasson Hall 001 | www.bc.edu/counseling

University Counseling Services (USC) is located in Gasson 001 617-552-3310. UCS offers individual counseling, consultation, and group counseling for many types of concerns, including eating disorders, sexual assault, depression and stress management. The staff of USC includes counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists. Counseling is available free of charge to all full time Boston College students.

Appointments can be made by phone by calling (617) 552-3310 to speak with the Administrative Assistant, or in person by stopping by our office and ask to make an appointment. Please bring your BC ID. Please note that you cannot make an appointment for another person.

For psychological emergencies there is a psychologist-on-call 24 hours a day. Regular working hours are 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, call  (617) 552-3310. After Office hours and Weekends call (617) 552-3227. This is the Primary Care Center in Cushing Hall. Ask to speak to the Psychologist-on-Call. If the Primary Care Center is closed Call the BC Police at (617) 552-4444 and ask to speak to the Psychologist-on-Call.

Women’s Center

Maloney Hall | www.bc.edu/wrc | 617-552-3489

The Women's Center (WC) is an advocacy collaborative focused on women and gender issues that provides the Boston College community with: a forum to discuss contemporary social topics through empowering educational programs; nurturing peer-to-peer support groups; and outreach awareness campaigns.

The Women's Center is under the umbrella of The Office of Health Promotion, which directs programs and services that foster the health and well-being of all members of the Boston College community. The Health Promotion team is comprised of health educators and student volunteers who work collaboratively to advance healthy living habits on campus. 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 intervention education, prevention of relationship violence, LGBTQ health issues, and more.

Sexual Assault Network

www.bc.edu/sanet | 617-552-2211

The Boston College Sexual Assault Network (or SANet) provides support and resources to any Boston College student affected by sexual assault, rape, relationship violence, and other related crimes.  SANet’s services are free and confidential and can be accessed 24 hours a day by calling (617) 552-BC11.

University Health Services

2150 Commonwealth Ave. | www.bc.edu/uhs | 617-552-3225

University Health Services offers nutrition counseling, basic health services including women's health evaluations and resources for physical assessments. The Center is accessible 24 hours a day.  Appointments are available Monday through Friday in the Outpatient Unit. After hours, students can be evaluated for urgent problems in our Inpatient Unit. Please call with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Campus Ministry

McElroy 233 | www.bc.edu/ministry | 617-552-3475

True to its Catholic and Jesuit character, Boston College Campus Ministers, in alliance with its strong corps of Resident and Peer Ministers, provide pastoral support to any and all students enrolled at Boston College who are dealing with issues of faith, vocation, stress, loneliness, sickness, relationships, grief, loss and matters of spiritual and emotional well being.  If in need of any of these services, Campus Ministry encourages you to stop by its main office at McElroy 233, call 617-552-3475 or email at bc.edu/offices/ministry for assistance.

Residential Life

Maloney Hall 413 | www.bc.edu/reslife | 617-552-3060

The Office of Residential Life at Boston College seeks to foster an inclusive residential community that complements the academic mission of the University. The hall staff offers programs and leadership opportunities designed to promote responsible decision making and personal accountability.  The Resident Assistants and Resident Directors are located in the halls to provide educational, developmental, social, and spiritual support to our students. Resident Assistants are available each evening on a rotating basis in each hall.  There is always a Resident Directors and a senior administrator on call during the year.  You can reach your hall staff by calling the main office number during the week at (617) 552-3060 or stopping by your floor's Resident Assistant's room. Contact information is also posted in each building on a main bulletin board.

Boston College Police Department (BCPD)

Maloney Hall 1st Floor | Emergency 617-552-4444 |Non-Emergency 617-552-4440 |www.bc.edu/bcpd

If you need help in dealing with a situation or you believe there may be imminent danger of harm to a student or someone else, as evidenced by several crisis symptoms, immediately call the Boston College Police Department (BCPD) for assistance at 617-552-4444. Administrator on Call (via BCPD): 617-552-4440. Psychologist on Call, Emergency: 617-552-3227.