Health & Well-Being

Student Health Services

881 Commonwealth Avenue, First Floor
617-353-3575
617-353-3569 (urgent mental health-related needs)

Student Health Services is designed to help meet BU students’ health care needs while at Boston University. SHS provides primary care, sports medicine, and counseling services by appointment and on an emergency basis. SHS also provides wellness and prevention services that address alcohol, drugs, sexual health and healthy relationships. SHS provides resources for faculty, staff and students to help students who may be in distress.

Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center

930 Commonwealth Avenue
617-353-7277; sarp@bu.edu

The Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center provides rapid, confidential, compassionate, supportive, and free-of-charge advocacy and assistance to BU students who have experienced a traumatic incident, including but not limited to sexual assault, physical assault, interpersonal violence, and other crimes.

Chaplains

Marsh Chapel—735 Commonwealth Avenue
617-353-3560

University chaplains from a variety of religious traditions are available to all students, regardless of religious affiliation. Appointments can be scheduled, or students can visit the chapel office on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.

The Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute

185 Bay State Road
617-353-3047

The mission of the Danielsen Institute is to alleviate suffering and to promote healing, growth, and change in the persons, communities, and institutions that we serve. The institute seeks to accomplish this mission through service, training, teaching, and research which emphasizes depth psychotherapy and is informed by spiritual, religious, and existential perspectives.

The Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

648 Beacon Street, Sixth Floor
617-353-9610

The Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders (CARD) is an internationally known clinical and research center dedicated to advancing knowledge and providing care for anxiety, mood, eating, sleep, and related disorders.

Psychological Services Center at Boston University

648 Beacon Street, Fifth Floor
617-358-4290

The Psychological Services Center is a mental health center with a dual mission of providing a wide range of psychological services to students, faculty, and staff of Boston University and training opportunities to the students of Boston University’s clinical psychology program.

University Service Center

881 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level
617-358-1818; usc@bu.edu

The University Service Center is charged with the resolution of problems that are complex, highly sensitive, or that cross administrative and academic lines—including matters of safety and security. Staff members have broad discretion in identifying issues and resolving problems for students, families, and employees.

Counseling for Medical Students

The facilities on the Charles River Campus, including Student Health Services, the Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders, the Danielsen Institute, and the Psychological Services Center are available to medical students as well. In addition, an attending psychiatrist on the Medical Campus is available for prompt, confidential consultation and referral. Please contact Dr. Anna Fitzgerald for more information. Alternatively, individuals within the Student Affairs office may provide confidential referrals.

Faculty & Staff Assistance Office

BU Faculty & Staff Assistance Office has two locations:

Charles River Campus
270 Bay State Road, B-30
617-353-5381

Medical Campus
Dr. S. C. Fuller Mental Health Center
85 E. Newton Street, 10th floor, M-1007
617-638-5381

The BU Faculty and Staff Assistance Office offers free, confidential consultation and counseling to Boston University employees who may be experiencing difficulties that affect their personal lives or work. We can help BU faculty and staff and their families on both the Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus with a range of issues, including stress, depression, relationship and family concerns, sexual misconduct, harassment, interpersonal violence, and abuse.

Other Resources

Dean of Students

George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Third Floor
617-353-4126; dos@bu.edu

The Dean of Students office is a service-oriented department operating on behalf of students. If you are a student and have any concern that you think should be addressed, contact this office. The Dean of Students is vested with principal responsibility for implementing and administering the Code of Student Responsibilities and for overseeing student judicial proceedings. The Dean of Students also sponsors a safety program, Be Safe @ BU—visit the website for additional information, including valuable safety tips.

Boston University School of Medicine—Student Affairs

72 East Concord Street, A-208
617-638-4166

The Student Affairs office guides medical students through their education and assists with their academic, personal, and professional development.

BU Housing

25 Buick Street
617-353-2307 (Residential Safety); housing@bu.edu

The Residential Safety staff regulates and supervises access at modern security stations in all large residences. They also check the identification of resident students, maintain the guest registers of visitors, monitor fire alarms, and report serious incidents to the Boston University Police Department and Residence Life staff.

BU Medical Campus Housing Resources

72 East Concord Street
617-638-5125

The Housing Resources office helps BUMC students find a place to live in the Boston area, including the Medical Student Residence at 815 Albany Street on the Medical Campus, and provides important information about various neighborhoods and other housing issues. The Housing Resources publication Staying Safe is available online.

Residence Life

25 Buick Street, First Floor
617-353-4380; resed@bu.edu

The Residence Life office includes a full-time, professional staff, residence hall directors, and upperclass students serving as student Resident Assistants. Residence staff hold regular meetings at which safety issues in the residences are discussed. Students should contact staff in their residence whenever they have a problem in the University housing system. A directory is also available on the website.

Disability Services

19 Deerfield Street
617-353-3658
; access@bu.edu
617-353-7790 (TTY/V)

Students with disabilities who live on campus may contact Disability Services for assistance in arranging for special fire alarm annunciators, door buzzers, evacuation plans, and TTY services. University blue-light emergency call boxes are accessible to persons in wheelchairs.

Equal Opportunity

25 Buick Street, Second Floor
617-353-9286; krandall@bu.edu

The Equal Opportunity Office is designated to receive and investigate complaints of sexual harassment and other types of discrimination. Kim Randall, the University’s Title IX Coordinator, is Executive Director of the Equal Opportunity Office. Every school and college and many administrative offices have designated Deputy Title IX coordinators.

Facilities Management

Charles River Campus
120 Ashford Street
617-353-9150

617-353-2105 (24-hour emergency)

Medical Campus
65 East Newton Street
617-638-4211
617-638-4144 (24-hour emergency)

Facilities Management is responsible for facility and grounds maintenance and improvements, including campus lighting, doors, locks, and alarm systems.

Global Programs

888 Commonwealth Avenue
617-353-6350

Global Programs staff develop and provide information, training, templates, and planning advice to help protect the mental and physical well-being, safety, and security of all members of our community during their travels out of the country; coordinate responses to emergency situations abroad. BU’s Study Abroad programs offer a wide range of information and support concerning health and safety at the various Study Abroad program sites.

Government & Community Affairs

121 Bay State Road
617-353-2078

A Government & Community Affairs representative monitors the conduct of Boston University students who live off campus in the Brookline and Allston-Brighton neighborhoods. This representative works with Boston police, obtains information about off-campus student offenses, and meets with and provides assistance to off-campus student residents and their neighbors.

The office is responsible for maintaining working relationships with the City of Boston and the town of Brookline, as well as the state and federal governments. The staff monitors proposed legislation and regulations that may affect the University community.