Student Support Services

Behavioral Medicine

If you or someone you know is having a difficult time coping, or struggle with anxiety or depression, the Behavioral Medicine staff at Student Health Services can help.  They offer many services to keep students healthy, including assessments and referrals for individuals, a Graduate Support Group and Mindfulness Meditation.  The providers at Behavioral Medicine are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be reached at 617-353-3569.

Student Accommodations

Accommodations and support services are available to ensure that students have access to academic, social, cultural and recreational programs.  Available services include auxiliary aids such as sign-language interpreters, exam accommodations, note taking services, text in alternative format, and assistive technology.  Strategic Education Services (SES) are available for students with conditions that may affect academic progress on a continuing basis, including ADHD, head injuries, mood disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, and autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s. Accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis depending on the individual’s diagnosis and documented needs. SES is a free, individualized, one-to-one weekly strategy session, where an individual’s skills are developed in several areas, including organization, test taking, interpersonal skills and self-advocacy.

Please visit the Disability Services website to learn more about services available for specific disabilities, or contact the office by email at access@bu.edu. You can also contact Caroline Lyman in the Bioinformatics Program at clyman@bu.edu with any questions or concerns you may have regarding support services.

Campus Accessibility

View a campus map to locate accessible parking areas, audible crosswalk signals, TTY/TDD payphones, as well as curb cuts and building wheelchair accessible entrances at BU Maps or head over to the T Access Guide for information on the MBTA.