Much of your learning at the University takes place outside of the classroom – with groups of your friends, participating in events, and in living on your own. The Dean of Students Office is here to help you make the most of your time at the University – to find your niche and to catch the University’s spirit.
In this section are events, resources, and programs that our office either administers or endorses to provide opportunities for you to thrive and grow at the University – as well as have a great time!
Be Safe @ BU
A truly safe campus can best be achieved if all members of the community are continually aware of personal safety issues.
Boston University’s Scarlet Key was founded in 1938 as an activities honor society with new members voted in annually (or, “tapped”) by existing ones. The organization held a formal initiation ceremony each spring and fall and also sponsored a semiformal dance at the University President’s home.
Helping Students in Distress
If you are troubled, or have a peer, classmate, co-worker, or friend who is, please visit our Helping Students in Distress website. This site will guide you to information about the University’s counseling resources, and give you the means to get help for yourself or a friend.